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Litter Pick - Monday 10th April
Five volunteers cleared the roadside litter between Donaldsons Lodge and Twizel Bridge and filled seven black bin liners. The rubbish consisted of plastic bottles, drinks cans, crisp packets, polystyrene dishes and cups, and even a plastic pig, all presumably thrown from vehicles.
These items could easily have been taken home for deposit in bins rather than spoiling the countryside, and possibly endangering wildlife if they are consumed.
OilCAN Community Buying Scheme
Run by Affinity and Community Action Northumberland
|April 2017 OilCAN Price for Members:||NE Postcodes: 38.80p Per litre + 5% VAT|
|The average price in April for non-members||NE Postcode area £39.91
|April 2017 OilCAN Price for Members:||TD Postcodes: 40.80p per litre + 5% VAT
|The average price in April for non-members
||TD Postcode area £44.10
In the last few months the TD postcodes have been charged a higher price, but December & January saw a parity. We had this situation a few years ago, but the negotiators managed to get the prices similar.
For more information, or to join the scheme, contact your local Volunteer Co-ordinator:
Tel: 01890 820501
Improvements to the Cornhill Bus Shelter
Cornhill’s old bus shelter has been brightened up by the Parish Council
with new flower tubs and a coat of paint
A new bench dedicated to the memory of
Nancy Clark has kindly been donated by her son, David
Nancy will be remembered by many of the local residents for her work with the Women’s Institute, the Village Hall, Cornhill Flower Show, and the Tuesday Club (no longer in existence). The inscription on the seat is a fitting tribute to a grand old lady who very nearly reached 100 years of age.
Ann Wood and Tony Adams - Local Heroes Award
Tony continues to be actively involved in the running of the Tillmouth and District Horticultural Society, which he has done for decades. Anne also served for many years on the Parish Council and continues to keep the Donaldson's Lodge bus shelters clean and tidy. Donaldson’s Lodge is very fortunate to have two such dedicated residents who are always willing to help out in any way they can and to look out for their neighbors.
Superfast Broadband is now available in Cornhill!
Just to let you know that fibre broadband is now available from the cabinet in Cornhill on Tweed (near the junction with the Carham / Wark road).
Properties closest to the cabinet can benefit from download speeds of 80 Mbps and upload speeds of 20 Mbps and as the technology uses the existing copper connections between the cabinet and the properties these speeds will reduce over distance from the cabinet, but we believe all properties within the village itself will be able to benefit from the government defined ‘superfast’ speeds of 24 Mbps or above.
It is important to note however that the improved speeds do not happen automatically and if residents or businesses do not upgrade to a fibre based broadband service they will see no improvements. Services are available from a range of internet providers including BT, Plusnet, TalkTalk, O2, EE and others, and our feedback is that many people have been able to upgrade at no extra cost, or in some cases actually saved money on the monthly payments. We have a comparison tool on our website (www.inorthumberland.org.uk) which allows people to enter their postcode and phone number to see which deals are currently available – alternatively many people choose to just contact their existing provider to upgrade.