Parish News

CPC Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on:

Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 6.00pm

Followed by the Parish Council Meeting at 6.30pm

The agenda for these meetings will be available on the Parish Council page.



Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings are available on our archive page

(Drop-down menu on the Parish Council page menu).


Cornhill Bus Shelter

Improvements and a new bench installed in the bus shelter.

Pictures and information on our Community Page

The Scottish Government

has introduced a new licensing system for air weapons in Scotland.

From 31 December 2016, you will generally need a visitor permit to own, use, purchase or acquire

air weapons while in Scotland.

Visitor Permits are issued by Police Scotland.


The County Council has introduced a new way of reporting potholes.

Information on how you can help by reporting potholes

on our Parish Council page


NCC Local Heroes Awards


Donaldson’s Lodge residents Ann Wood and Tony Adams were presented with their Local Heroes Awards for long service to the local community. Both have recently retired from the Tillmouth Village Hall Committee.


Full details on our Community Page

Planning Notices

Visit the Planning Page via the Menu Link on our Parish Council Page

 Parish Council Accounts

(Year ending March 2016)

Are available on our Parish Council Page


is available via the Community Page menu

 OilCAN Community Oil Buying Scheme

 Run by Affinity and Community Action Northumberland

Not a Member:

Joining details, Current Oil Prices for Members
and full information on our

Community Page


 Superfast Broadband now available in Cornhill!

Full details on our Community Page


What's going on with our Ambulances?

Is a protocol on paramedic breaks endangering lives in North Northumberland?

Please share your view on our ambulance cover



Cornhill Community Page

 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.


Litter Pickers

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.

I have complained to Affinity about this, and they have promised to try to get the prices back to the same for both postcodes.
Affinity is a national organisation, and I understand that there are price differences in other parts of the country, for instance, oil is cheaper in Essex than in Norfolk.
This is one of the snags of living out in the sticks! in spite of this, the syndicate is still undercutting average prices quoted in the area.
For more information, or to join the scheme, contact your local Volunteer Co-ordinator:
Angela Hallam-Baker - email: or
Tel: 01890 820501


Improvements to the Cornhill Bus Shelter

New seat in 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


Plaque dedication to Nancy Clark


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

 Anne and Tony Hero Awards Image

Donaldson’s Lodge residents Ann Wood and Tony Adams were presented with their Local Heroes Awards for long service to the local community. Both have recently retired from the Tillmouth Village Hall Committee, Anne having served for 35 years and Tony for 25 years. Tony was the driving force behind the modernisation and refurbishment of the Hall in recent years. Having applied for and received Lottery funding, he kept costs down by carrying out much of the work in house, including the interior and exterior painting, installation of a new kitchen and constructing a disabled access ramp.

 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 ( 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.

Local Organisations

Local Churches

Village Hall image

Cornhill Village Hall

Craft Days & Unfinished Object

Indoor Bowls


Tuesday Club

Tillmouth Village Hall

Tillmouth Village Hall

  • Monday Evening: Billiards practice
  • Tuesday Evening:  Dog & Puppy Training classes at Tillmouth Village Hall: Email HERE or Telephone Stevie Braithwaite: 01890 840642

  • Thursday Evening: Billiards matches

  • Friday Afternoon: Carpet Bowls for Fun: 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.

  • Hire of Hall: Contact Susan Hales on 01890 882305
More details on the Tillmouth Village Hall page

St Helen's Church - Cornhill-on-Tweed Information and Service Times Link

 St Helens Church is now a collection point for the local Foodbank and Greyhound Rescue Centre. Please leave your donations of tinned food etc in the boxes provided.

Crookham Church URC

Donaldsons Lodge Methodist Church

Banner Donaldsons Lodge Methodist Church 









Local Events

Cheviot Centre 


Click HERE to see what's on at the Cheviot Centre this week, (External Link)



St Helen's Church


A Joint Service to celebrate

Rogation Sunday

30th April at

Branxton Church

Details on our St Helen's Church Page



Tillmouth Village Hall


Tillmouth Recreation Club

started up again from:

Monday 10th October 2016 from 8-10pm.

There is billiards,

bar billiards, darts,

table tennis etc.

If you don’t have transport it can be arranged too.

More information:

Phone 01890 882305.










Northumbria Police




Click HERE

for the March Newsletter (PDF)


Mobile Library


Library Bus image

The Northumberland CC Library Service will visit on alternate Tuesdays. For information about the dates and times of this service


(link to external NCC website).


Council Links

The  Minutes of the Cornhill Parish Council meetings are available on the archive page.

Planning Notices






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