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

UPDATE: DUE TO SNOW, WORK POSTPONED UNTIL WEEK COMMENCING 22nd FEBRUARY

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.

 

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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

https://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/project/corbridge-excavators

 

 

 

www.english-heritage.org.uk

www.facebook.com/EHHadriansWall

www.twitter.com/EHHadriansWall

 

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

Corbridge Roman Site

Corbridge

Northumberland

NE45 5NT

 

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 14th December 2020

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 14th December 2020 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 9th November, please click here.

To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the extraordinary meeting held on 16th November, please click here.

Supporting documents:

S137 donations to consider 

Health & Safety Policy for Play Park

 

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Grass Cutting Contract 2021-23

Tenders are invited for grass cutting in Broomhaugh & Riding Parish.  For further information and a schedule of work, please contact Catherine Harrison, Parish Clerk – 01434 682348 or via email to ridingmillclerk@gmail.com.

Closing date: 1st February 2021

 

 

 

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 16th November 2020

BROOMHAUGH & RIDING PARISH COUNCIL

There will be an extraordinary meeting of Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out hereunder:

Date of Meeting: Monday 16th November 2020

Time: 7.30 pm

This meeting will be held online* – login details will be circulated to Councillors separately.

This meeting is confidential as detailed below.

 

Catherine Harrison, Parish Clerk

11th November 2020

______________________________

AGENDA

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declaration of Interests

To receive: disclosures of personal and prejudicial interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting.

3.  Confidential Matters: Pursuant to section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to resolve that, because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and press should not be present during consideration of the following item (1. To consider: the quotes received for Phase 1 of the sports pavilion redevelopment, and to award the contract).

 

No other business is to be considered.

Date of next Council meeting: Monday 14th December

 

As permitted by the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 No. 392, this meeting will be conducted “online”.

 

 

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 9th November 2020

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 9th November 2020 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 in September, please click here.

 

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A Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan for Riding Mill

Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council is considering whether to prepare a neighbourhood plan for the parish. Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act and can be a powerful tool for communities to have their say over how and where they want development in their areas to take place. As well as directing development, they can also identify and protect things which are important to the community, such as local green space, community facilities or heritage. Once a neighbourhood plan is brought into force, it will be used to help determine planning applications in the area it covers.

In Northumberland, neighbourhood plans are created by parish or town councils and set out planning policies for the development and use of land in their area. These can be either general or site-specific policies but cannot block development already agreed through the Northumberland Local Plan.

The Neighbourhood plan process

The process of preparing a neighbourhood plan is set out in legislation and there are a number of steps that a plan must go through for it to be ‘made’ (brought into legal force). These are set out below:

  • Stage one: area designation
    Neighbourhood planning activity can only take place in areas specifically designated ‘neighbourhood areas’. The Parish Council must submit an area designation application to the County Council.
  • Stage two: preparing a neighbourhood plan
    The way in which neighbourhood plans are prepared will be decided by the Parish Council. In most cases, a steering group will be established to lead preparation of the plan. This would typically involve: gathering information about the neighbourhood area and engaging with the community to identify local aspirations and priorities; identifying a vision for the neighbourhood area;  setting out a clear purpose for a plan including identifying objectives to be achieved through the plan; and drafting planning policies to help deliver the objectives of the plan

Once prepared, the draft plan must be subject to a six-week period of consultation. This will include consulting national bodies as set out in legislation.

Following the consultation period, all comments received must be considered and any amendments thought to be necessary must be made to the plan before it is submitted to the County Council.

  • Stage three: submit the plan
    Once the plan has been submitted to the County Council, it will be checked to make sure it meets legal requirements.

This information will be publicised for a minimum of six weeks and any comments submitted will be sent directly to an independent examiner.

  • Stage four: independent examination
    The independent examination will consider whether the plan meets a set of ‘basic conditions’ set out in legislation. They will produce a report detailing their findings and make recommendations about the draft plan including whether it should be put to referendum in the local area.
  • Stage five: referendum

The County Council will publish the examiner’s report and, where recommended, will organise a local referendum. For the plan to be adopted, it must receive majority support from the local community. If more than 50% vote in favour, the County Council must bring it into force.

The Parish Council is keen to find out if any members of the community would be keen to get involved, whether it’s getting involved in consultation with the community, coming up with ideas of what we would like to see in the Plan, or even helping write the plan itself.

There are already a number of successful Neighbourhood Plans in Northumberland and preparing a plan for Riding Mill could be a real opportunity to try to shape the area for the future.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Catherine Harrison, the Parish Clerk, via email: ridingmillclerk@gmail.com