Missed bin collection – Wednesday 11th February

Message from Northumberland County Council – Missed bin collection

Where possible we will attempt to return to collect missed bins over the coming week and will deploy extra resources to catch up as many areas as possible on Friday 12th February.

For households who do not get a collection this week, we will collect excess waste on the following scheduled collection of recycling (Wednesday 24th February).

Northumberland County Council would like to apologise to all households for the inconvenience caused.


Resurfacing Works to Church Lane – See Update


We have been notified that the County Council intends to carry out works to Church Lane commencing Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February.  Access will be maintained as far as reasonably practicable for residents and signs will be erected in advance of the works with days and restriction times.

Residents are asked to refrain from parking vehicles on the carriageway whilst the works are carried out.

Please note: this is weather permitting.

To view a copy of the closure notice, please click Church Lane – Notice of Resurfacing works 

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 8th February 2021

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

This meeting will be held on Zoom only.

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

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.

To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the last meeting held on 14th December 2020, please click here.


Zoom instructions:

To join please click on the following link:


Meeting ID: 827 3444 8511       Passcode: 418247


You can also join by phone:

+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom

+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 827 3444 8511    Passcode: 418247



Neighbourhood Plan – We need your help!

Survey link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/brpc_np

The Parish Council is proposing to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. Whilst a neighbourhood plan is not guaranteed to stop unwanted development it would make it much harder. The starting point for a neighbourhood plan, however, is to undertake a survey of the village. Hard copies will be available in due course, but we are hoping that as many people as possible will complete online.
Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey
The Parish of Broomhaugh and Riding has evolved over the years, shaped by the people who live and work here. This survey provides an opportunity for every resident to have a say in the future of our Parish. We will use this information to ensure that what we plan to deliver to the area reflects the feelings and needs of the people.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood planning is a new way for communities to decide the future of the places in which they live and work. Neighbourhood Plans set out planning policies for the development and use of land in their area. Parishes will be able to choose where to site new houses and amenities and have a say in what those buildings will look like. With the publication of the Government White Paper and the expected changes in the way that planning decisions are taken, it is important that residents make their views known.
Does a Neighbourhood Plan carry any legal weight?
Once a Neighbourhood Plan is in force following a successful referendum, it carries real legal weight. Decisions on planning applications in our Parish must be made in accordance with its policies so long as they are relevant to the applications. Your Parish Council has taken the first step and has registered Broomhaugh and Riding as a “Neighbourhood Area”. The next step is a formal consultation with residents – and that is what this questionnaire is all about.
The more people who complete this questionnaire, the better we will be able to identify all the Parish aspirations and needs and incorporate them into the Neighbourhood Plan. So, please try to find 15 minutes to complete this questionnaire. Whatever your views and ideas this is your chance to influence our Parish’s future development.
All members of the household aged 15 or over should complete a separate form. It would help us considerably if you are able to complete the form online. To do so visit

Completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw (as long as you provide a name and e-mail address). First prize will be a voucher for £50 (to be redeemed at a shop of your choice); there will be a further five vouchers for £10 each, redeemable at the village shop.

The closing date for completion is Sunday 28 February
Thank you very much for your help with this.



Roman excavations at Corbridge 1906-1914: do you recognise these men?

Between 1906 and 1914, excavations at Corbridge uncovered the impressive remains of the most northerly town in Roman Britain. The names of the ‘archaeologists’ in charge are well known, however the actual hard labour was done by a team of anonymous men. We presume they are all local labourers drafted in, but would love to find out. Can you help us put names to the faces? All the photographs are available to view and comment on at the web page below, or you can email me at frances.mcintosh@english-heritage.org.uk









Dr. Frances McIntosh | Curator of Hadrian’s Wall and the North East | Collections Curatorial

Corbridge Roman Site



NE45 5NT


Winter Lockdown

Especially for those who are staying warm and cosy and might not be venturing forth for exercise, here is how our village looked this morning (Thursday 14th January).  In winter. In Lockdown.

Photos taken by David McKenzie

Riding Mill in Lockdown

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support


Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
for those impacted by Covid-19

North of Tyne Helpline flyer

Are you worried about job security, going back to work after being
furloughed, finding a job or family finances? Is your mental health
being affected?

If the answer is yes, then our new helpline, online self-help tools and
one to one counselling is here to support you.

Our dedicated helpline number is:

0808 196 3933

and is open:
Monday 10am-2pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 3pm-7pm
Thursday 1pm-4pm
Friday 10am-2pm

Or contact our helpline counsellor Lucy at:
0808 196 3933



Thursday 17th December – Santa will be visiting Riding Mill

From the Wellington – (R) onto the A695 – (R) Station Close – At the bottom of Station Close (RT) – Station Close – (L) A695 – (R) Whiteside – (R) Church Lane – (L) Meadow Park (turn at the end) – Meadow Park – (R) Church Lane – (L) Whiteside – (R) A695 – Junction with Ford Terrace. (DO NOT go down Ford Terrace as turn at the bottom requires uncoupling and considerable assistance) Continue along A695 to Broomhaugh Roundabout and then return to Wellington.
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