Library Services Public Consultation

Northumberland County Council is seeking your views to help it decide the future of the library services it provides.

“We would like to understand how you use the library service at the moment, what services are important to you and how we can improve these services in future. You do not need to be a regular user of library services in order to complete this survey – we are interested to hear your views whether you use the library services regularly, just occasionally or even if you have never used a local library service”.

To take part in the survey click on the link below – consultation ends 16th March

Mill Pond Restoration – Drop-in session Wednesday 13th November

Riding Mill Pond and Leat Restoration

Drop-in Session

Wednesday 13th November

3 pm – 8 pm

Millennium Hall


The Tyne Rivers Trust has investigated the feasibility of restoring the old mill pond and leat in Marchburn Lane and would like to share its discoveries and suggestions with residents of the village.  Please come along to the drop-in event where representatives from TRT will be happy to answer your queries.


In 1965 Women’s Institutes throughout the country made scrapbooks illustrating the life of their village that year (the beautiful book made by the Riding Mill WI is kept in the county archive at Woodhorn). Several years later Marion Cooke decided to follow up the scrapbook by writing a book about the history of Riding Mill. After years of research, with no internet to help her in those days, she published her fascinating book in 1987. The exhibition in the Parish Hall in November 2018 for the weekend of Remembrance seemed to generate interest in the Riding Mill of years ago and it was thought that there would be many people who would like to have a copy of Marion’s book.

With the permission of her daughters we have had 200 copies of Riding Mill – A Village History reprinted. They will go on sale in the Cafe in the Foyer from Monday 21st October at a cost of £8 or contact Susan Law, 682397 or Mike Bridges, 682359. Any profits made will be used for future projects of the Regeneration Group.

Outdoor Recreation Survey

Our sports pavilion is a timber hut with no heating, no electricity, no wc’s, let alone any disabled facilities. It is home to 3 cricket teams and a Sunday morning football team, but could be so much more.

Before embarking on the refurbishment of the sports pavilion, the Parish Council are keen to find out your views on how we use the sports pavilion and what we might use it in future, for the benefit of the whole village.
We would be grateful if you could complete the survey below.  Remember to indicate how many members of your family participate, if relevant.