Interested in joining a reading group?

“Reading groups bring people together, improve members’ wellbeing and help local communities to engage.” – The Reading Agency.

If you are interested in joining a reading group or book club, please get in touch with us. We can then give you more information on who to contact or how to set up your own. Please see our website for hints and tips as well as details of our reading group collection. For more information, please email 

​Need a spot of IT help?
Northumberland Libraries’ Digital Help Line

Call to schedule an IT Help Call Back appointment.

0345 600 6400

Monday to Thursday 08:30 – 17:00
Friday 08:30 – 16:30

All help is free of charge, private and done by library staff.

You will be called back by a Digital Help Line staff member on either a Tuesday or Thursday between 10:00 – 19:00

**If you prefer you can fill in this short form with details of the help you need and someone will get back to you.

How we can help

While some IT problems may be too tricky to fix over the phone, do get in touch if you’re struggling. We’ll try to help.

Help might include, but isn’t limited to:

  • Getting online (connecting to existing WiFi at home)
  • Using the internet.
  • Setting up a free email account.
  • Accessing free digital books to read or listen to.
  • Supporting access to all digital NHS services.
  • Setting up Zoom, Skype and other video chats.
  • Online shopping.
  • Troubleshooting other basic problems.
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Share your views about accessing GP practices

Share your views about accessing GP practices

Patients, carers and members of the public in Northumberland are being urged to have their say about accessing healthcare at GP practices.

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for buying and planning the county’s healthcare, would like to better understand patient experiences to help inform any future changes to accessing GP services in the county.

Through an online survey, the CCG wants to gather patients’ views on issues such as which healthcare professional they are willing to see, how quickly they want to be seen, if weekend and evening appointments are useful, and how far they are willing to travel or if a telephone or online consultation would be preferred.

The survey is available here and is open until 25 February.

It will take around 10 minutes to complete. And as a thank-you, those sharing their views will be given the option to be entered into a prize draw where they could win a £100, £50 or £25 High Street voucher.

For more information or to receive paper copies of the survey, please email the NHS Engagement Team or call 01670 335 157.

Village Handyperson Contract

The Parish Council would like to invite contractors to tender for the role of Parish Handyperson.  The contract is for 4 years (April 2022 to March 2026).

This is an outdoor role undertaking routine maintenance.  We seek someone who will be able to work on their own initiative, be able to carry out manual duties, be good at DIY and minor repairs, be able to operate machinery and use equipment, and have a good general knowledge and understanding of safe working practices. A flexible approach is required as the Handyperson will be required to respond to (occasional) call outs in an emergency.  It would also be helpful if the Handyperson had attended a course or had relevant experience of inspecting playgrounds.

The Handyperson is required to have their own Public Liability insurance.

Contract documentation can be obtained by contacting the Clerk, Catherine Harrison, on 01434 682348 (office hours only please) or via email

The closing date for the receipt of tender documentation is 4pm on Monday 7th February 2022


Parish Council Meeting – Monday 13th December 2021

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 13th December 2021 at 7.45 p.m.

This meeting will be held in the Supper Room at the Parish Hall, Millfield Road.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.  To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held 8th November 2021, please click here.

Supporting papers for download:

Papers B & E

Paper F

Questions to County Councillor Anne Dale will be taken from 7.15 pm and questions to the Council will be taken from 7.30 pm.

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 8th November 2021

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 8th November 2021 at 7.45 p.m.

This meeting will be held in the Methodist Chapel, Broomhaugh.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.  To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held 13th September 2021, please click here.

Questions to County Councillor Anne Dale will be taken from 7.15 pm and questions to the Council from 7.30 pm.

Neighbourhood Plan – Community Event

Saturday 13th November 

10 am – 3 pm

Millennium Hall

In our recent newsletter, we shared with residents our work to date on the Neighbourhood Plan.  If you haven’t seen the articles please click here.  To expand on our proposals, we have organised an information session which will be held on Saturday 13th November in the Millennium Hall.  Residents’ views are extremely important as we prepare the plan so please come along and find out more about the proposals.

Refreshments available.

Yearly Newsletter

14th October 2021

Our new newsletter has just been published and will be delivered to homes in the parish in the coming days.  If you would like to download a digital copy, please click here.