Parish News

Latest Litter-pick

Undertaken 12/03/2018

Details on our

"Community Page" 


Cornhill Parish Council is currently in a position to co-opt two new councillors.


For information, please visit our

"Parish Council" page


A1 Closure

from 2nd March 2018



Cornhill Community Action Group


Identifying and implementing projects that benefit the Parish of Cornhill-on-Tweed

Details on our NEW PAGE via the Community Page menu 

 Plastic Packaging


You can help in the reduction of plastic packaging by signing a petition via a link on our "Community Page"


CPC Meeting

The next

Parish Council Meeting

and Annual Parish Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on:

Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 6.00pm

The agenda for this meeting 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).


 2nd Cornhill Community Walk Report


Full details about the 2nd Cornhill Community Walk

on the 3rd February

can be found on our

"In and Around Cornhill"



is available via the Community Page menu


Cornhill Festive Lights Project


Details on our "Newsletter" page

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

 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-on-Tweed Parish Council


CORNHILL PARISH COUNCIL currently has four elected members, one co-opted member, and two vacancies. The meetings are held at 6.00pm in the Village Hall on the Second Thursday of alternate months  – May, July, September, November, January and March, with the Annual General Meeting being held before the Ordinary Meeting in May.

Agendas for all the meetings are posted a week in advance on the noticeboards in Cornhill and Donaldson’s Lodge, and also on this website, where the minutes are also lodged as soon as possible after the meetings. All meetings are open to the public, and a request is made for parishioners’ questions to be submitted in writing (or by email) to the Clerk at least three days before the date of the meeting.

 Vacancies on Cornhill Parish Council 

Cornhill Parish Council is currently in a position to co-opt two new councillors.

The job of a Parish Councillor is voluntary and is open to public-spirited members of the Parish who would like to serve the community.

The Parish Council meets six times a year, in alternate months beginning in May, on the second Thursday of those months at 6.00pm in the Village Hall.  

If you think you would be happy to be considered for this position,

please contact either:

The Chairman:

Mick Plunkett, (01890 882668 or email ),


The Clerk:

Angela Hallam-Baker, on 01890 820501



The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at 6pm in the Village Hall,
Wednesday 16th May 2018

Note: The Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Parish Council meeting

The Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting will be available HERE (PDF)



Cornhill Parish Council - Financial Statement




The above document isavailable as a PDF: HERE


Play Area

The Parish Council advises that the Play Area is now partially open. There have been problems with the condition of some of the equipment, and before having these repaired, we have had to obtain advice from a professional inspector.   We are now in a position to have the repairs carried out, and a local joiner has been instructed to go ahead with the work.We have put in an application for funding to purchase some new items of equipment, especially aimed at younger children.   There is no guarantee that we will be allotted funds for these, but live in hope.

Litter picking

The Parish Council continues to carry out litter picking on the two main roads through Cornhill.   This is mainly done by the parish Councillors and Clerk, but local resident, David Richmond, has joined the team on each occasion.   We document a risk assessment for each session, and wear high viz jackets.   These are marked with Northumberland County Council on the back, but we are all volunteers and not doing community work as a punishment!!   Each time we do the litter picks, we fill at least a dozen black dustbin bags, the litter having been thrown from passing vehicles.   You would be surprised what we pick up!”

Any volunteers to help would always be welcome.

Donaldsons Lodge old phone box

The phone box has been purchased by the Parish Council for the sum of  £1.00.   It is now being used as a book exchange, and leaflets relevant to the area may also be placed in there.

Grass and hedge cutting

Mick, Parish Council Chairman, works tirelessly to get the County Council to cut the grass regularly in Cornhill and Donaldsons Lodge.    We were led to understand this should be done regularly during the summer months, but sadly this does not seem to be the case.    It is important to keep the footpaths free of grass and weeds to avoid tripping, slipping and nettle stings on dogs’ pads.   Overhanging hedges are also a problem for pedestrians, and we endeavour to have these pruned when necessary.   We have been told, however, that hedges may not be pruned between 1st February and 1st August to protect nesting birds.


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

Click on the poster below for instructions,

NCC Potholes Poster

or use the above NCC link to Report Potholes HERE



Further Parish Council information may be accessed from the minutes of the bi-monthly meetings posted on this website.

Contact:   Angela Hallam-Baker, Parish Clerk  -  email:

      Tel:  01890 820501


Cornhill Parish Council Accounts

(Year ending 31st March 2017)

PC Accounts to March 2017 

PC Accounts to March 2017 (2)

PC Accounts to March 2017 (3)


The above documents are available as a PDF: HERE


Members of Cornhill Parish Council:



Councillor Mick Plunkett


Councillor Mick Plunkett

Harper Ridge Donaldson's Lodge Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4UP

Tel: 01890 882668


Councillor Marie Gillespie

7 Station Cottages
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4SB

Tel: 01890 882001

Councillor Tina Ayre
3 Tweed View,

Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4US


 Councillor David Richmond

9 Tweed Meadows
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4WB

Tel: 01890 883963


Deputy Chairman:

Councillor Barbara Richmond

9 Tweed Meadows
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4WB

Tel: 01890 883963


Angela Hallam-Baker (Parish Clerk) Branxton Villa Branxton,         Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4SW

Tel: 01890 820501



Roderick Lawrie
(County & Borough Councillor)
Tiptoe Farmhouse, Cornhill-on-Tweed


Tel: 01890 882566




Council Links

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

Planning Notices

Planning application ref.  16/04099/FUL

Proposed erection of 11 Holiday Home Lodges,

Green Lane, Cornhill

WITHDRAWN by the Applicant.






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