Local Elections Jobs

Northumberland County Council’s Elections Office is recruiting for the elections that take place on 6 May. Available roles, which are paid, include polling station staff and safety marshalls across Northumberland, including in the north of the county. There are also roles for postal vote opening staff and verification and count staff at Blyth.

Job descriptions for most of these roles are on the Northumberland County Council Elections page – click on 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner, County and Parish elections and go to General information to find them. To request further information about the safety marshall role, please email the Elections Office. To apply for a post, or posts, complete the online application form which is underneath the job descriptions.

The Elections Office advises that Public Health for England guidance on Covid-19 will be adhered to at this election and you may be required to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) which will be provided where it is deemed necessary.

Open Gardens 2019

Mindrum Garden will be open for charity on Sunday 23 June, from 2-5 pm. Entry is £5 for adults and the proceeds are going to North Northumberland HospiceCare and the National Garden scheme.

Kirky Cottage in Mindrum will open in aid of the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 6 July, and in aid of the British Red Cross on Sunday 7 July. Entry on both days is from 11 am to 5 pm and is £4 for adults. Children go free.

Next Footpaths Group Walk: Paths, Verges and Commons

The next walk organised by the Footpaths Group will be on Saturday 15 June, starting at 10.00 am from the play park in Wark. This 4.5 mile walk will explore some of the footpaths in and around the village before heading off to Shidlaw and then Wark Common. In order to make this walk circular, sections of it will be on public roads and will pass by some of the common land that is in the Parish. For more information, contact Janet Chubb on 01890 850 339.