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Parish Councillors, assisted as always by David Richmond, picked up six bags of litter from the roadside between the Village Shop and Coldstream Bridge today. Litter picks are carried out every two months, keeping our Parish litter free (for a few days at least!) along the main road from Twizel Bridge to Coldstream Bridge.
Improvements to the Cornhill Bus Shelter
Having brightened up Cornhill's old bus shelter with new flower tubs and a coat of paint,
the Parish Council has also installed a new bench dedicated to the memory of Nancy Clark.
The new seat in the bus shelter beside the Village Shop in Cornhill has kindly been presented to the Village by David Clark in memory of his late mother, Nancy.
She 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.
OilCAN Community Buying Scheme
Run by Affinity and Community Action Northumberland
|February 2017 OilCAN Price for Members:||NE Postcodes: 40.15p Per litre + 5% VAT|
|The average price in February for non-members||NE Postcode area was 41.35p per ltr + VAT
|February 2017 OilCAN Price for Members:||TD Postcodes: 41.95p per litre + 5% VAT
|The average price in February for non-members
||TD Postcode area was 44.35p per ltr + VAT
In the last three 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
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.