Meeting of the Parish Council – Monday 13th July 2020

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 13th July 2020 at 7.45 p.m.

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting.  Councillors have the choice of attending in person at the Parish Hall, Millfield Road or online via Zoom.  Due to the need for social distancing, 10 residents can observe the meeting in person by booking a place with the Clerk (ridingmillclerk@gmail.com/682348) or alternatively residents may observe the meeting via Zoom.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.  The agenda displays the link to the Zoom meeting or alternatively, if you contact the Clerk, she will email the link.  To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held 8th June 2020, please click here.

Questions to the Council will be taken from 7.30 – 7.45 pm.  It would be helpful to receive these in advance in case of technical difficulties with Zoom.  Please therefore email any questions to the Clerk by 12 noon on Monday 13th July.  Questions to County Councillor Anne Dale should also be emailed to the Clerk who will forward them to Councillor Dale and she will respond directly to the resident.

Lockdown Images – Spring 2020

We asked residents to share photos they had taken during lockdown in Riding Mill.  It’s clear that everyone has enjoyed the chance to appreciate nature this year during their daily walks:

Ramsons growing  along the footpath at Broomhaugh
Ramsons in Broomhaugh Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A heron by the March Burn
The Easter Cross in Riding Mill
Spring Lambs at Riding Grange
Poppy path
75th Anniversary of VE Day
Glorious nature in Lockdown
Clapping (and playing bagpipes) For Carers
Glorious nature in Lockdown 2 – Forget Me Not
Lockdown Birds 2020
Marchburn Cow Parsley 2020
Moths 2 May 2020
Wildlife during lockdown
Hedgehogs during lock down
Hedgehogs during lock down 2
Sewing for the NHS
Moths May 2020

 

Right to inspect the Accounting Records for 19/20

The Parish Council has submitted its annual return to the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn LLP. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for 2019/20.  A notice explaining these rights can be found here. Additionally, the unaudited annual governance and accountability return which has been submitted to the auditor can be found here.  Please note: the accounting statements as published may be subject to change.

* Notice of Vacancy in Office of a Councillor *

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF A COUNCILLOR

BROOMHAUGH & RIDING PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Janet Padgett formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.

If, within 14 days (*) after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 6th July 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to The Returning Officer, Elections Office, Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF by TEN electors for the Parish (Ward), an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 if a by election is requested this will not take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the next election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date of the Ordinary Election of Councilors due to be held on 6 May 2021.  However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances.  Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Dated: 16th June 2020

Catherine Harrison

Clerk to Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council

 

(*) In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Notice of Vacancy in Office of a Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF A COUNCILLOR

 

PARISH OF BROOMHAUGH & RIDING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Janet Padgett formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.

If, within 14 days (*) after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 6th July 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made to The Returning Officer, Elections Office, Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF by TEN electors for the Parish (Ward), an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 if a by election is requested this will not take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the next election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date of the Ordinary Election of Councilors due to be held on 6 May 2021.  However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances.  Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

 

Dated: 16th June 2020

Catherine Harrison

Clerk to Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council

 

(*) In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.