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



Councillors Community Notes:

Thieves are about! 

Never leave items on show when you leave the car, especially any sat nav systems. This and the sat nav cradle should always be removed from unattended vehicles. Do not leave it hidden in the car, and clean the suction cup mark of the holder from the window.
If you must leave items in the vehicle put them in the boot out of sight. If you buy a valuable item, never store it in the boot and then continue shopping.
Handbags, leather jackets, wallets, laptops, cameras and shopping should never be left on view in the vehicle.  
Think about where you park - use well lit places or secure car parks if possible.
Never leave car documents or spare keys inside the vehicle.

Keep the inside of the vehicle tidy as an untidy vehicle containing opened mail, plastic bags etc may attract the curiosity of a thief .

Northumberland contains numerous car parks in rural locations which have been preyed on by thieves who steal from unattended motor vehicles.  

Northumbria Police have implemented 'Operation Admire' to combat the criminals and to advise the public as follows:

  • Police officers patrols remote car parks and car parks linked to castles,  country homes and other tourist attractions
  • Signage has been erected warning about thieves
  • Signage has been erected instructing people to not leave valuables on display
  • Remote camera equipment is installed to capture images of people and vehicles involved in crime
  • Northumberland County Car Park Wardens patrol the pay and display car parks monitoring activity

If you see any vehicles or people acting suspiciously in and around your property please contact Police immediately - making a note of the registration number, make, model and possible direction of travel. Then please contact Police

Renewable Energy:

Wind Turbines versus Photo Voltaic Solar Panels

More and more people are becoming concerned about the proliferation of onshore wind turbines across Northumberland, which is alleged to have more wind turbines than any other county in England.

However there are alternatives, one of these being photo voltaic solar panels, which are steadily growing in popularity, and are suited to both rural and urban areas.

Photo voltaic solar panels produce electricity during daylight hours, regardless of weather conditions, unless covered in snow. Whereas wind turbines are unable to operate in calm weather and must be switched off during very strong winds.

Experts have stated that wind turbines operate up to a mere maximum of 26 per cent of their rated capacity, therefore electricity derived from coal, gas and nuclear power remains essential.

Photo voltaic solar panels, which can be installed on roofs of buildings, erected in fields and gardens, or even on five-barred gates would contribute greatly to the demand for electricity without despoiling our beautiful countryside.

I support productive renewable energy, but regrettably wind turbines are very erratic and inefficient. For this reason they are being dismantled in the Netherlands and Germany. Whilst the Danish government, initially immensely keen on wind turbines, drastically cut subsidies for wind power in 2003 because it proved to be so very unreliable, resulting in a number of areas suffering prolonged total blackouts during a long calm autumn.

I read last year that the cost of wind-based electricity in this country is three times that of other energy sources, because of the extremely generous subsidies paid by we consumers to wind turbine owners.

Why have monstrous wind turbines ruining our beautiful landscapes when there is an effective, much less obtrusive and cheaper alternative?

Councillor Marie Gillespie
Cornhill-on-Tweed Parish Council



Local Events

Tillmouth Village Hall

A Photographic Presentation


John Straughan

Saturday 10th  November

Visit our Tillmouth Village Hall Page

for details


Cornhill Village Hall


Quiz Night

Last Friday

of every month


Cornhill Village Hall


Community Choir 2018

Enjoy singing?

Come along and join the Community Choir at Cornhill Village Hall


Tuesday Evenings

from 7.30 to 9 pm


More information from

Val Carr

The Vicarage, Branxton TD12 4SW

01890 820239


Cornhill Village Hall


Soup & Sandwich Lunches - 2018


Thursdays 12 noon

  • 15th November
  • 13th December 


(Includes lunch, tea, coffee, and biscuits)


Everyone welcome. Transport available.


 Saturday 8th December
Christmas Lunch


For more information or to request transport, contact:

Jane at Bell View

01668 219220



Cheviot Centre 


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

Tillmouth Village Hall


Tillmouth Recreation Club


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.


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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