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-on-Tweed Parish Council

CORNHILL PARISH COUNCIL currently has three elected members, three co-opted members, and one vacancy. 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.


The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at 6pm in the Village Hall on:
Thursday 9th March 2017
The Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting is available HERE (PDF)


Play Area

The Parish Council very much regrets that the Play Area has been closed during the summer.   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 March 2016)

The documents below are available as a PDF: HERE
 Annual Accounts Notice
CPC Annual Return - Doc 1
CPC Annual Return - Doc2 


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

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

Tel: 01890 820501



Douglas Watkin
(County & Borough Councillor)
East Newburn Norham, TD15 2LW

Tel: 01289 382324



Councillor David Blunkett

Deputy Chairman:

Councillor David Buckle

Tor Cottage
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4QA

Tel: 01890 882390



Councillor Barbara Richmond

9 Tweed Meadows

Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4WB

01890 883963


Councillor Tina Ayre
3 Tweed View,

Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4US





Northumbria Police




Click HERE

for the March Newsletter (PDF)


Council Links

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

Planning Notices






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