Parish News

 CPC Meeting

The next

Parish Council Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on:

Thursday 8th November 2018

at 6.00pm

The meeting agenda is available on our

Parish Council page.


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

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


5th Community Walk Report

Details about the latest walk can be found on our

"In and Around Cornhill" page


St Helen's Church

Latest Stained Glass Project update

on our St Helen's Page

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


 A brief write-up about the recent Summer Fair

is available on the Community Group Page:



Marie Gillespie


Marie resigns after

16 years on the Parish Council.

An afternoon tea was hosted in her honour.

Full story on our "Community" Page.



Cornhill Parish Council is currently in a position to co-opt one new councillor.


Parish Council current financial statement available


For details, please visit our

"Parish Council" page


 Plastic Packaging


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



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

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.

Cornhill-on-Tweed Parish Council - Financial Statement
(as at 13th September 2018).

Available as a PDF document:


 Vacancy on Cornhill Parish Council 

Cornhill Parish Council is currently in a position to co-opt one new councillor.

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 the Clerk to the Parish Council:

Angela Hallam-Baker, on 01890 820501



The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at 6pm in the Village Hall,
Thursday 8th November 2018
The Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting is available HERE (PDF)


Play Area

The unsafe climbing frame is to be removed.   Replacement equipment will be considered at a later date, but this will require grant money to purchase.

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

Accounting Statement (2017/18)



The full Statement of Account documents are available as a PDF:




Members of Cornhill Parish Council:



Councillor Barbara Richmond

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

Tel: 01890 883963



Councillor Edward Barrowman

7 St Helen's Gardens
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4UB

Tel: 01890 883691


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



Councillor Mick Plunkett

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

Tel: 01890 882668


Councillor Joan Easton

Rose Cottage

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

Tel: 01890 882425


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








Citizens Advice Service

Contact details on our

"Community Page"


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

The Scottish Government

has introduced a 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.

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