Village Handyman

The Parish Council would like to invite contractors to tender for the role of Village Handyman.

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 would be required as the Handyman would be required to respond to (occasional) call outs in an emergency.  The Handyman is required to have their own Public Liability insurance.

Contract documentation can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Handyman – contract for services 2018-22

Handyman 2-year schedule

Handyman – map of key locations

Alternatively, please contact the Clerk, Catherine Harrison, on 01434 682348 (office hours only please) or email ridingmillclerk@gmail.com.

The closing date for the receipt of tender documentation is 4 PM on FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 2018

 

Local Transport Plan – Views sought by Friday 27th September

The Parish Council will put forward three proposals for the Local Transport Plan to be developed by Northumberland County Council. Comments are welcome on the following together with new suggestions by Friday 27th September..

 

1 “Gated” entrance to the village

2 A 20 mph speed limit through the village

3 Pedestrian Crossing near to the Wellington

4 Footpath, including safe cycle route, along the road to the west of the village to join up with the one at Farnley & on to Corbridge

5 Changes to road layout on A68 at junction with roads to Broomley & Healey i.e. at the top of the hill

6 Safe Cycle route to Stocksfield

7 Resurfacing the footpath at the west end of village between the row of cottages containing the Old Post Office and Riding Grange

8 Repair of the footpath from the Slaley Road grid ref. 005615 to the “Blue Bridge” and ford on the March Burn

Riding Mill Garden walkabout Info+preview photos

For an open passport, which is required to see  the Garden, you can buy your passport at £3 a head with kids free at any of the gardens, in the Parish hall or at Bobby’s shop(on the main road through the village). All gardens are open from 11 to 4:30. Feel free to park around the village when visiting the Gardens but be considerate of other Road users.

Enjoy the Gardens and also refreshments shall be available at the Parish hall throughout the day. For those not familiar with the village, the Parish hall is located on Millfield Road, opposite the Wellington pub. Here are some previews of the Gardens.

Garden previews #1    IMG_9040   garden preview #2    IMG_9086  IMG_9111

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More to follow…

Riding Mill Garden walkabout

Garden show                           pre-Garden show 2013

On the 30th June There will be a local Garden walkabout show where you can go and visit certain open gardens which have been prepared just for this. This should be a good day for you to get out and have a walk through the village.

By the end of the week I should have some preview shots of the gardens themselves for you to look at and decide which ones you would like to see.

Welcome to Riding Mill!

Welcome to the website of the Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council, covering the Northumberland villages of Broomhaugh and Riding Mill.

We hope to make this site a useful place for all residents of Broomhaugh and Riding Mill to visit.

Your Parish Council is here to help provide all the facilities that you want to see in the village. We aim to spend your money wisely, and to make Broomhaugh and Riding Mill a great place to live and work.

Millfield Road Bridge

Millfield Road Bridge

 

The bridge carrying Millfield Road over the Marchburn is unadopted and owned by the Parish Council , who have undertaken responsibility for its upkeep. The bridge is in a poor state of repair, and so a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) prohibiting use by vehicles greater than 3 tonnes in weight or 2 m in width has been imposed, whilst the PC considered the longer term future of the bridge.

Northumberland County Council’s Planning and Environment Committee decided to make this TRO permanent in May 2011. It can be revoked only if they are satisfied that the bridge has been strengthened sufficiently to allow the passage of heavier vehicles. Full details of the Parish Council’s thoughts on the future of the bridge can be found in the section at the bottom of each page on this website.

See all the information on the Millfield Road Bridge.

 

Welcome to Riding Mill!

Welcome to the website of the Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council, covering the Northumberland villages of Broomhaugh and Riding Mill.

We hope to make this site a useful place for all residents of Broomhaugh and Riding Mill to visit.

Your Parish Council is here to help provide all the facilities that you want to see in the village. We aim to spend your money wisely, and to make Broomhaugh and Riding Mill a great place to live and work.