Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday 13 July 2021 at 6.30 pm, in St Cuthbert’s Church, Carham. You can find the agenda on our Meetings page.

All parishioners are welcome to attend the meeting. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like more information or plan to attend.

Next Footpaths Group Walk

The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 26 June, starting at 10 am at the layby on the B6350 west of Wark. The walk will cover four miles of riverside and farmland around Carham and Shidlaw. Everyone is welcome, but no dogs at landowners’ request. Please be prepared for some overgrown vegetation and uneven terrain. Car transfers will be provided for the short distance from the layby to the start of the walk, to avoid walking on the busy road. If you would like to come along, please contact the walks organiser, Janet Chubb, for more information including Covid-19 guidelines.

Gigabit Broadband Survey

Northumberland will be one of the first counties in England to benefit from a UK Government project to provide next-generation gigabit broadband to hard-to-reach homes and businesses by 2025. Gigabit broadband is ten times faster than superfast broadband, at 1,000 Mb per second. Northumberland County Council is working with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and telecoms providers to thoroughly research and map the county for its existing and future broadband infrastructure, to help it identify hard-to-reach premises. To ensure that Carham parish’s connectivity needs are included and not overlooked, please complete the DCMS survey, and please encourage others to do so, too – particularly those who live in outlying farms and communities. The survey deadline is 11 June.

Notice of Election

Elections for all of Northumberland’s parish councils take place on 6 May 2021. If you would like to stand as a candidate for Carham Parish Council, please see the official Notice of Election, which explains how nomination papers can be obtained, how they must be returned, and exactly when they must be returned by. You can obtain a nomination pack from the Parish Clerk on 01890 850 336, but if you have a query about the process, please contact Northumberland County Council’s Elections Office on 01670 624 811.

Christmas Church Services

The churches of St Cuthbert, St Helen and St Paul have published details of their Christmas church services including information about how Covid-19 restrictions will be met. In Carham there will be a carol service at St Cuthbert’s at 11.00 am on Sunday 20 December, and a Communion service at 9.30 am on Christmas day. Both services are open to all people, of any faith or none. For further information, contact the Church Warden, Peter Straker-Smith, on 01890 830 316.

Annual Assembly 2020

Carham parish’s Annual Assembly was held on 8 September. The meeting agreed the minutes of the previous year’s Annual Assembly, reviewed the Parish Council’s internal audit, and approved its financial accounting and governance statements and its certificate of exemption. All of these documents can be found on the Meetings and Standards pages on this website. If you have any questions about them, please contact the Parish Clerk.