Carham Parish Council

The Annual Parish Council Meeting was held on 9 May. Among other things, the meeting reviewed and agreed the Parish Council’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR and the accounting records for the financial year, and documents relating to these records, are all available on the Standards page of this website. They are also available for inspection on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk from Monday 5 June 2023 to Tuesday 4 July 2023.

Annual Parish Council Meeting

The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be on Tuesday 9 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.


If you live in Carham parish, look out for an invitation that is being distributed to all households this weekend. This is for a special event on Monday 3 April 2023, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at Cornhill Village Hall. The event is to tell you about the project to get life-saving public access defibrillators into communities across the parish. There will be refreshments and plenty of time for socialising with friends and neighbours, too. If you live in the parish but are not able to come along, please see if a neighbour can attend so that your community is represented. The event is being funded by Carham Parish Council. For more information, contact the Parish Clerk.

Rural Cost of Living Survey

Independent research commissioned by the Rural Services Network (RSN) last year shows that rural areas are suffering more acutely from the cost of living crisis than urban areas. To lend more weight to the argument for more funding for rural areas the RSN is calling on as many rural residents as possible to complete a rural cost of living household survey. The online survey is not difficult to complete and you can omit any questions that you do not want to answer. The RSN is part of the Local Government Association and is campaigning for fairer funding for rural areas. It has launched the survey in partnership with the Citizens Advice Rural Issues Group. Please forward this information to anyone you know who lives in a rural area. You can complete the survey by clicking on this link.

Holocaust Memorial Day

St Cuthbert’s church, Carham, is hosting a small display to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which have followed in countries including Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Sudan. The exhibition is one of thousands of local activities that take place across the UK and internationally to mark the day. The church is open every day and the display will be there until 3 February. Please sign the visitor list, if you go to see it.

Update: The exhibition has been extended until 14 February, to enable more people to see it.

Help for Unpaid Carers

If you are an unpaid carer, Carers Northumberland’s information and advice team is available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, to help you find your way around the social care system, tell you about your legal rights, and signpost you to organisations and services that can support you in your caring role. Carers Northumberland also administers the Carer Support Fund, which provides small grants to enable unpaid carers to take short breaks from their caring responsibilities. You can email Carers Northumberland or call 01670 320 025, or attend the free event that’s taking place on Thursday 24 November in Alnwick where you can talk to Carers Northumberland and a range of other organisations. If you know an unpaid carer who might find this information useful, please pass it on.