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.


Parish Council Meeting – Monday 13th September

It has been agreed to hold a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 13th September 2021 at 7.45 p.m.

This meeting will be held in St James Church, Church Lane.

For a copy of the agenda, please click here.  To view a copy of the draft Minutes from the meeting held 12th July 2021, please click here.

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