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 will be available HERE (PDF)
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.
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,
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
The above documents are available as a PDF: HERE
Members of Cornhill Parish Council:
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
(County & Borough Councillor)
East Newburn Norham, TD15 2LW
Tel: 01289 382324
Councillor David Buckle
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4QA
Tel: 01890 882390
Councillor Barbara Richmond
9 Tweed Meadows
Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4WB
Councillor Tina Ayre
3 Tweed View,
Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4US