Remembering Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

Village events this coming Sunday and Monday to commemorate Her Late Majesty,
Queen Elizabeth.

All are welcome

St James’s Church, Riding Mill

Sunday 18th September 

8.00 am   Holy Communion
10.00 am Communion Service at a time of mourning
6.00 pm  On the eve of the State Funeral, a special service for the Riding Mill community to Commemorate Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth
7.45 for 8.00 pm  An opportunity for the whole community to gather in the community space in the new churchyard to mark the one minute’s silence in honour of Her Majesty, followed by the Piper’s Lament.  An opportunity to be there, to light your own candle.

Monday 19th September

The State Funeral will be televised in Church from 10.30 am by special permission of the BBC.  Everyone is welcome to join us for all or part of the procession and service.

Her Majesty the Queen

The Parish Council is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.  We join with people throughout our country and the world to mourn her loss and we offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Royal Family.

In Riding Mill, a Book of Condolence has been opened and can be found in St James’s Church.  The Church will be open 24 hours a day for the next week to offer a place for prayer and reflection

It’s also possible to send an online condolence message directly to the Royal Family via the following link: https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

Following national guidance, the parish council meeting due to be held on Monday 12th September has been cancelled and the council will therefore next meet on Monday 10th October.

Further details of church services or local events will be shared when known.

 

 

CANCELLED Parish Council Meeting – Monday 12th September 2022

MEETING CANCELLED FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

 

The Parish Council will next meet on Monday 12th September at 7.45 pm in Church Cottage, Church Lane.

County Councillor Anne Dale will be available to answer questions from the public from 7.15 pm and questions may be put to the Parish Council from 7.30 pm.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.

To review a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held on 11th July, please click here.

Free Trees – Northumberland County Council

Grab yourself a free tree from Northumberland County Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The council is giving away up to 10,000 free tree saplings help make Northumberland a greener and cleaner place to be.

Eight different sapling species are now available to order online, which are suitable for small, medium, and large green spaces – even those with limited space can apply including:

  • Residents
  • Community/voluntary groups
  • Schools/colleges
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Landowners
  • Businesses
  • Charities

As well as being good for the environment, planting trees is an opportunity for all ages and abilities within the community to come together, learn new skills and get outdoors.

The trees are small cell grown plants, sourced from the UK, and come provided with a biodegradable shelter guard and cane along with planting and aftercare instructions.

Accessible collection points will be available across the county during November, December and January and details will be announced in the week commencing 4th October 2022.

Find out more and apply: https://nland.cc/freetreesapply

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 11th July

The Parish Council will next meet on Monday 11th July at 7.45 pm in Church Cottage, Church Lane.

County Councillor Anne Dale will be available to answer questions from the public from 7.15 pm and questions may be put to the Parish Council from 7.30 pm.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.

To review a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held on 13th June, please click here.

Jubilee Picnic and Sports Day

A huge thank you to everyone who helped on the day, participated in the games and generally joined in the fun.  What a great day we had!!

Phil Benton Photography very kindly took a host of photographs and captured all the fun.

 

 

Follow the link on Facebook to see the full gallery.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=philbentonphotography&set=a.436531178475658

Anyone interested in purchasing a photo should contact Phil, further details on his website:
https://philbentonphotography.com/

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 13th June 2022

The Parish Council will next meet on Monday 13th June 2022 in the Supper Room of the Parish Hall, Millfield Road.  County Councillor Anne Dale will be available to answer questions from the public from 7.15 pm and questions may be put to the Council from 7.30 pm. The meeting will start at 7.45 pm.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.

For a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held on Monday 9th May, please click here.

 

 

Right to inspect the accounts – 2021/22

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 2021/22.  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.

Dates for the inspection of the accounts – Monday 6th June – Friday 15th July – by appointment.  Please contact the Clerk.