Broomhaugh & Riding Mill History Trail

February 2022

We are delighted to introduce our new Village History Trail.  This trail has been designed to lead you around the village to explore buildings and features of note.

Two noticeboards have been installed to guide you and they can be found in the Old Playground and by the Parish Hall.  Leaflets are available or can be downloaded below:

Yearly Newsletter

14th October 2021

Our new newsletter has just been published and will be delivered to homes in the parish in the coming days.  If you would like to download a digital copy, please click here.

Ultrafast Broadband – register your interest now

FACTCO is hoping to bring Ultrafast Broadband to Riding Mill.  We need as many residents as possible to sign up to ensure this project goes ahead.  The deadline is imminent so please act NOW.

A document explaining the scheme can be found here.

To find out more about the project, please come along to a session FACTCO is holding on Monday 20th September at the Millennium Hall from 2 – 4 pm.

 

Tour of Britain Cycle Race – Friday 10th September

The Tour of Britain Cycle Race will be coming through Riding Mill on Friday afternoon.  The lead car is expected around 2.25 pm with riders following at approximately 2.40 pm.   The A695 will be closed as part of a rolling road block starting in advance of the lead car.  The road is expected to reopen around 3 pm.

 

Tour of Britain Cycle Race – Friday 10th September

 

 

 

 

 

Northumberland has again been selected to host a stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race.

Do you remember 2015? Well they’re coming back. Cyclists competing in Stage 6 – Carlisle to Gateshead will be cycling through Riding Mill on the afternoon of Friday 10th September. The village put on a fantastic display in 2015 – can you help us do it again this year?

Help decorate the Main Road with bunting and flags or perhaps an old bicycle which you could paint red and yellow – the colours of the Northumberland flag.

Further information about the timing of the race will be circulated later.

Himalayan Balsam – Wednesday 30th June

 

It’s time to beat the balsam!

Himalayan balsam is an invasive non-native species which dominates riverbanks, reduces biodiversity and worsens erosion.

Tyne Rivers Trust would love to work with local residents to clear the Himalayan balsam along the Riding Mill burns. This is really easy to do as the plants has such short roots and it’s a great way to spend a few hours outside, improving habitats and meeting other local residents.

Tyne Rivers Trust is the only environmental charity dedicated to improving the River Tyne and its tributaries. The work that we do is vital to tackle the effects of climate change and support the wildlife and landscape of the Tyne rivers. We want a better river, a better region and a better life for all. Volunteering is a great way to spend time outdoors, meet new people and is vital to help us improve habitat and make the river a better place to be.

Volunteering with TRT can range from informal monitoring of rivers and streams to practical conservation tasks such as litter picking, tree planting and invasive species control.

Join us on Wednesday 30th June to learn about this alien invader and spend a couple of hours pulling it out.

If you’d be interested in getting involved, TRT would love to hear from you and can share more information – get in touch with their Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Elliott, for more information – j.elliott@tyneriverstrust.org

 

 

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 10th May

The next meeting of Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council will be held on Monday 10th May at 7.45 pm or on completion of the annual Parish Meeting, whichever is the later.

This meeting will be held on Zoom – to attend, please click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84517299883?pwd=cmw1Y1VKKzFVR0NvM00waWIzQXQ4dz09

Meeting ID: 845 1729 9883  /  Passcode: 916023

It is possible to join via phone – please use one of the following numbers and the meeting ID and passcode above:

0208 080 6592 /  0330 088 5830  /  0203 481 5237

To be sent the link to the meeting please contact the Clerk: ridingmillclerk@gmail.com / 682348

The agenda for the meeting can be found here: agenda.

The draft minutes from the previous meeting, can be found here: draft minutes.

Annual Parish Meeting – Monday 10th May

BROOMHAUGH & RIDING PARISH COUNCIL

 

 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

 To be held on Monday 10th May at 7.15 pm via Zoom

Please join the meeting by using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84517299883?pwd=cmw1Y1VKKzFVR0NvM00waWIzQXQ4dz09

Meeting ID: 845 1729 9883  /  Passcode: 916023

It is possible to join via phone – please use one of the following numbers

and the meeting ID and passcode above:

0208 080 6592 / 0330 088 5830 / 0203 481 5237

To be sent the link to the meeting please contact the Clerk: ridingmillclerk@gmail.com / 682348

 

AGENDA

1.Welcome and apologies

2. Minutes of 2019 meeting – to approve

3. To receive the following reports for 2020/21:

4. Draft Financial Statement – for information only

5. Any other business

If residents which to raise any queries or concerns at the meeting please notify the Clerk in advance

 

Cllr. Christine Howe, Chair, Broomhaugh & Riding Parish Council

30th April 2021

 

  • No annual Parish Meeting was held in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 8th March 2021

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 8th March 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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89250835187?pwd=ci9EQWFwRTRjYnI1R045UTFSSTd1dz09

Meeting ID: 892 5083 5187

Passcode: 753271

 

You can also join by phone:

+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom

+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 892 5083 5187 Passcode: 753271

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