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Parish Matters


On this page you can find out current information of interest to residents of Humshaugh.

Humshaugh Carbon Footprint Survey

Newcastle University in collaboration with our Parish Council and Northumberland County Council are undertaking a survey to estimate the current carbon footprint of our community.  The survey asks questions about your home, home energy use, and travel and transport, in order to work out how much carbon dioxide (CO2) the Parish emits.  The information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential and data on individual properties will not be published.  

To access the survey please visit the Humshaugh Parish Council website –, Make Humshaugh Greener Facebook page, or type directly into your search engine.

For more information please see the Carbon Footprint Survey info.

​Northumbria Police Alerts

Northumbria Police provides a service to alert residents to incidents in their area (crimes, anti-social behaviour, safety advice, etc).   You can sign up to receive emails direct using this link: Northumbria Police Alerts.
You may also find it useful to use these sites: Northumbria Police Your Area and Northumbria Police Your Neighbourhood.
Issues affecting Humshaugh can be found in this document: Northumbria Police Alert – Highlights 

Herbert Protocola national scheme that encourages carers to record useful information to be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing – Herbert Protocol form.

Ten tips against scamsscams poster.

Northumberland Domestic Abuse ServiceNDAS poster

Tynedale HospiceVolunteers needed

Citizen’s Advice Bureaux in Northumberlanduseful numbers and opening times.

Northumberland Wildlife – there are a variety of events happening over the coming weeks – please see their “What’s On” page or more details.

Community Chest – awards are available to voluntary and community groups – for more information click here. Of particular note is the new Help For You scheme which provides grants of up to £200 for a young person under 18 to achieve an ambition. 

Local Plan (Northumberland County Council) – On 29 May 2019, the Northumberland Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination.  List of dates for public examination hearings.

Volunteer Buddy – could you be a volunteer buddy?  If you are a good listener and communicator, and you have at least half a day per week to spare then you could apply to become a Volunteer Buddy.  For more information please see the NCVA advert.

Respite Care, Charlotte Straker House – free of charge, short-term respite care breaks to those in need – see poster.

Carers Northumberland – please visit the Carers Northumberland website for more information, or mail, or ring 01670 320025.

Get About – do you have difficulty accessing essential services in Northumberland?  If so, please read the Get About leaflet.  The scheme is also looking for volunteer drivers, if you’re interested then please contact Catherine at Adapt on Tel: 03333 441740 or for a full role description and an informal chat.- for more info about the scheme click here.

Healthwatch Northumberland – is the independent champion for people in Northumberland who use health and social care services.  Visit website: or call: 03332 408468.

Reduced Bus Fares for Young People – reduced fares are available for young people travelling on GO North East buses.

Dog Fouling – The Parish Council are aware that this is becoming an issue of concern to a number of residents and have produced an information leaflet.  The Handyman has put up reminder notices around the village, and the Dog Warden is now making more regular visits – fines of up to £1000 can be given for owners who do not clean up after their dogs.  Councillors would like to encourage residents to pick up after their dogs and ideally take the waste home and put it in their own wheelie bin (this is a perfectly acceptable practice).  Please note that none of the dog photographs used in the leaflets are from the village and all owners gave their permission.

Parking on Footpaths – A reminder to ask residents not to park on the path near the Doctor’s surgery as this forces pedestrians to walk in the road to get past – this can be difficult for elderly or infirm residents visiting the surgery.  Parking on the pavement does allow better access for cars to get past but makes it less safe for pedestrians.

Northumberland Community Bank – (formerly Tynedale Community Bank) is a savings and loans community bank owned and run by its members. It is a not for profit organisation whose membership is limited to people who live or work within Northumberland.  For more information visit their website:

Superfast Broadband – The final superfast broadband fibre cabinet has now gone live in the Humshaugh exchange are – this means that superfast broadband services are now available to much of Humshaugh and Chollerford. 

Disposal of Waste – please use the “Bins, Recycling & Waste” page at Northumberland County Council for information on bin collection dates, bulky waste disposal, composting, and more.

Funding for sport, play & recreation (S106) – Northumberland County Council holds funds provided by housing developers for the improvement of children’s play and outdoor sports and recreation facilities.  Funding is currently available for Humshaugh – for more information see the NCC website on “S106 housing developer fund for sport, play and recreation” , or email:

Leader Funding – This is a programme of European funding of circa £2 million over 5 years to be spent across the uplands area.  For further information please follow this link –

Rural Growth Fund – Rural Growth Networks are part of a national programme launched by the Government, aimed at stimulating economic growth in rural businesses and communities. 

Funding Bulletin – Northumberland County Council produce a regular funding eBulletin and distributes this to voluntary and community organisations and local businesses. The eBulletin signposts to funding opportunities from various national and local sources including trusts, charities, UK Government and the EU.  The eBulletin contains a brief description of the fund and a direct link to the funders website.  Click here to go to a list of the Funding Bulletins.

Crisis Support: Northumberland Emergency & Transition Support (NETS) – Have you found yourself in an unexpected crisis?  Have your circumstances changed recently?  NETs may be able to help.  Typically we can help fund: Emergency food supply, Gas/Electricity top ups, help with furnishing etc.  Please visit NETs page on NCC website for more information.

Riverside Development / Simmonds Court – background to how the new development was named.

Neighbourhood Beat Officers for Hexham – email:; Telephone: 101 and ask for one of the following: PC Barry Emery, PC Lesley Newman or PC Auriol Bruce (Northern Area Command – West Tynedale)

If you have any queries or comments on activities or developments going on in the village of Humshaugh then please either contact the Clerk or one of your local Councillors.