Rogation Sunday

Our three local churches – St Cuthbert’s in Carham, St Helen’s in Cornhill on Tweed, and St Paul’s in Branxton – are holding a joint service on Sunday 29 May at West Learmouth Farm. The open-air service, marking Rogation Sunday, will include a blessing of the trees that have been planted by Carham Parish Council as a contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy – a UK-wide tree-planting initiative created to commemorate the jubilee. The trees have been planted where the public footpath meets the byway at the old West Learmouth railway sidings, courtesy of Mrs Moore of West Learmouth Farm. The Rogation Sunday service is at 11.00 am and everyone is welcome to attend. Please wear stout footwear, as it may be muddy underfoot. For more information, call Pat Feerick on 01890 254 794.

Carham Parish Council

The Annual Parish Council Meeting was held on 10 May. Among other things, the meeting reviewed and agreed the Parish Council’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR documents are all available on the Standards page of this website. The AGAR and the accounting records for the financial year, and documents relating to these records, are available for inspection on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk from Monday 13 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022.

Annual Parish Council Meeting

The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday 10 May at St Cuthbert’s church, Carham. The meeting will start at 6.35 pm or on the rising of the preceding Annual Parish Assembly, whichever is the later. You can find the agenda and minutes of previous meetings on our Meetings page. All parishioners are welcome to attend the meeting. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Next Footpaths Group Walk

The next walk organised by the footpaths group will be on Saturday 9 April 2022. This 4.5 mile walk will revisit the bridleway, footpaths and quiet lanes first visited by the footpaths group in November 2018. Please come prepared for some uneven terrain. Everyone is welcome, including well-behaved dogs on leads. Meet at Pressen Farm (NT 836359) at 10am. For more information, email the walks organiser or call 07557 211 564.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

To mark the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, Carham Parish Council has planted ten native trees at West Learmouth. The ten trees are the parish’s contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy – a UK-wide tree-planting initiative created to commemorate the jubilee. The trees were donated by Northumberland County Council as part of its free tree give-away scheme, and were planted by two volunteers. A generous anonymous donation paid for more than half of the cost of stakes and deer guards, while the parish council covered the rest of the cost. A further 12 trees, also donated, were planted close by, bringing the total number of trees planted to 22. Land for the trees, which are where the public footpath meets the byway at the old West Learmouth railway sidings, was generously allocated by Mrs Moore of West Learmouth Farm. A commemorative plaque will be put in place in due course.

Ukraine Response

A collection point has been set up at the Cheviot Centre in Wooler to collect goods for refugee centres in Poland. The collected items (see list) will be sent to a strategic reserves warehouse located in south east Poland, from which they will be distributed to centres of temporary stay for Ukrainian families who are cared for in this area or, as needed, transferred for transport to Ukraine. Donations can be delivered to the Cheviot Centre between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, until 12 March. Please donate new goods and only bring products from the list, which is based on information from aid providers.