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Introduction

Welcome to the official website for the village of Humshaugh in the North Tyne Valley of Northumberland in the north of England. The site is run by Humshaugh Parish Council and it’s designed to be a gateway for residents and visitors to this wonderful part of the world. For those who are new to the area, Humshaugh is usually pronounced Humz-hoff, although some genuine locals have been heard calling it Humz-haff.

You’ll find information about the village, its facilities and the businesses and organisations that thrive here together with links to relevant websites.

Humshaugh Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of every other month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) at 7.00pm in the Supper Room of the Village Hall. An agenda will be published here and on the village noticeboard. Villagers are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.

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Your 52 page guide to everything that’s happening in Humshaugh (well almost). The Humshaugh Handbook 2016 has been delivered free to every home but you can buy a copy at our Village Shop for just £1.

Your 52 page guide to everything that’s happening in Humshaugh (well almost). The Humshaugh Handbook 2016 has been delivered free to every home but you can buy a copy at our Village Shop for just £1.

 

3 Responses to Introduction

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  • Humshaugh
    Hexham
    I’m writing to you to express my disgust at the extent to which all the public footpaths around the village are fouled up with dog-mess. As a responsible dog-owner I know that it is totally unnecessary. Anyone can carry one or two small polythene bags with them and clear up after their dog.

    But I have to say that I also appreciate that there is a difficulty. Most dogs want to relieve themselves at the beginning of a walk and who wants to be carrying poo-bags with them for the rest of the afternoon? I’m sure that the lack of ‘dog-bins’ around the village contributes to the problem.

    I understand why the only one (close to the village hall) was removed some months ago; but, even so, the lack of anywhere to put poo-bags doesn’t help. The problem is worse for visitors staying at local tourist accommodation with nowhere to easily put used poo-bags. And it is likely to get even worse as people move into the new housing developments.

    May I make some suggestions? First that politely worded, but firm notices are put at the start of the public footpaths leading out of the village at Burn Lane; Farm Lane (although there is already a small one there); to Haughton Road beside The Crown; at the end of the private track that runs beside Symonds Court, and where the footpath along the river turns off at Chollerford Bridge.

    But we do need dog-bins, and I would ask the Parish Council to reinstate them, whatever the cost. Ideally, the one by the village hall should be replaced and, additionally, at all the places where I have suggested notices. Possibly, they would not be needed at each end of the Farm Lane footpath, as there are already (admittedly very unobtrusive) litter bins there.

    Regards,

    Richard Griffiths.

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