Round-up of parish council news: Plan, repairs and accounts

Rothbury. 'Picture by Jane Coltman
Rothbury. 'Picture by Jane Coltman

Consultation events took place on Saturday, in Rothbury and Thropton, to gather residents’ views as part of the creation of a neighbourhood plan.

A consultation form can also be downloaded from
Coun John Rutherford highlighted two interesting ideas; one being to only allow affordable homes to be built once the housing numbers have been met and the other to define settlement boundaries.

l Repairs to the churchyard wall have yet to start, but it is hoped that it can be soon once all matters are resolved.

l A graphic designer with a talent for spray-painting has agreed to work with the young people to personalise the youth shelter.

l Members agreed to give a donation of £100 to HospiceCare North Northumberland and another of £500 to Rothbury Traditional Music Festival.

Further information is to be sought before a decision is made on any donation to the Rothbury and Coquetdale Youth Project.

l The external audit of the council’s accounts for the year ending March 31, 2o16, has still not been completed.