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



Local Planning News


Planning Application - 18/00842/FUL

1 Detached House with Detached Garage and Workshop, South of Donaldson Lodge


Planning Application Ref:  18/00842/FUL  -  Refused.



Cornhill School Site


Planning Application Ref:  17/03894/FUL  -  Refused.



Summary - Cornhill Drop-in Event, 24 October 2013, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at

The Collingwood Arms, Cornhill - on - Tweed

  • For Information:
    The event was advertised locally, Parish Council informed, County Councillor informed, Four Housing Office and Website, Berwick Advertiser and an estimated 600 notices and full housing needs posted to Cornhill residents and connecting parishes. Notices put up in local business’s. Acknowledge some addresses missed; data captured from Post Code service
  • Attendance:
    29 people attended, from 23 different addresses. This includes Cllr Murray, Cllr Watkin and Ian Stanner.
    Therefore the event was attended by 26 residents from 20 different properties.
    20 summary surveys were completed
  • Summary of questionnaire responses:
    Q1 Shortage of Affordable Housing in Cornhill
    11 positive
    1 unknown
    8 negative
    Q2 Suitability of the former School Site for affordable housing
    7 positive
    3 unknown
    9 negative

Comments on site:
  • What use is it currently doing?
  • Housing for Older People
  • Central. Ideal older people
  • Young families are moving away and the population is getting older
  • It’s a nice site with neighboring houses
  • Lack of space for suitable sized homes. No school/jobs available just the wrong time for them maybe later in the future.
  • Affordable housing would required a local school this has been closed down
  • Affordable housing would mean more young children and there is no longer a local school for them. There is a surplus of affordable housing in the North East of England
  • No school and no local employment. Fuel expensive for commuting to work
  • Poor access
  • No available jobs in the area. No school
Comments Generally:
  • Like to move to a smaller more manageable property
  • What do you call affordable housing?
  • Interested in planning proposals
  • Children’s play area/community gardens should be incorporated in any proposal
  • Why this exercise rushed?
  • No leaflets delivered to Branxton
  • Affordable housing for other vulnerable people would be difficult to support in such a rural area
  • Affordable housing is not the way forward for Cornhill. It is an elderly community and therefore something to help them would be more appropriate
  • There are no job opportunities limited bus routes no school and therefore limits the kind of people who would want to live here.
  • Building affordable housing would require the school to be reinstated
  • I personally think the current premises could be put to better use. No need to build more houses in such a small rural village.
  • Don’t object to suitable housing but what a pity you can not find another site to develop and keep the school. You will end up paying travel to send any children away from Cornhill now you’ve closed the school.
  • Think the school should stay untouched and re open when we have the younger generation come as this area has just become a retirement village.
  • School could be converted into a community centre for the elderly and bungalows built for the elderly- please bear in mind that the majority of Cornhill residents are retired.

The Report of the Public Meeting on the 18th November 2013 about the development of the Cornhill School site can be found HERE


The TRUE cost of Wind Farms

Northumberland has the largest number of wind farms in the country. According to new figures, turbine operators have been handed taxpayer funded subsidies of £7 Billion in just over a decade!

 To read the full newspaper article click HERE (PDF)

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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