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the forthcoming leek show 20/09/2014

It’s on Saturday 20 September, and the results of the winners of the leeks, onions and flowers will be available from noon.
There will be a formal presentation of trophies at 8pm, auction of the produce at 9.30 and finally the raffle. First prize in the raffle will be a hamper.
If anyone has any queries they can reach me on 689234.
Many thanks
Marie Roberts

 

SHOW AT THE VILLAGE 18th October 2013

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HUMSHAUGH ARCHIVES EXHIBITION

The Humshaugh Archives will be on show for the first time in the Village Hall on Saturday May 4th 2013. Come and see photos, maps and articles about the village from the 20th Century. We are hoping to add to the collection over time – maybe you have something that we might be interesting in seeing. The archives will be on show from 10.00 until 4.00 and refreshments will be served from 10.00 until 12.30. Admission is free. Just to whet your appetite here are pictures of Chollerford Station in 1954 and the old Reading Rooms.

A train at Chollerford Station in 1954.

A train at Chollerford Station in 1954.

Humshaugh Reading Rooms.

Humshaugh Reading Rooms.

 

BUS SURVEY REPORT (Download here!)

Humshaugh Parish Council is committed to ensuring that Humshaugh is a vibrant, thriving sustainable community. Key to achieving this is a reliable, affordable, public transport service. In the current circumstances of recession and severe cuts to public funding this is going to prove an on-going challenge. Maintaining the services we have got is already difficult, with the costs per head for the 880 service brining us into the attention of those looking to rationalise services and make savings. We have to make as strong a case as possible to the Council to try and change their minds. However as residents we also have responsibilities. In the main we are tax payers and have to appreciate that keeping a service going that only a few people use is not viable or best use of the hard earned money we hand over in Council Tax. Transport is one of those areas where if we hear we are going to lose it we feel a real sense of loss and agitation even if in reality we actually hardly ever use it. So key to saving our service has to be about putting effort into getting more people to use of the bus. Carrying out this survey which has a good return rate of 40% gives us the evidence to put a compelling argument to the council for protecting our service but also to give us some ideas of we can get more people to use the bus. I would like to say a big thank you to David Penn form Acomb who provided the questionnaire and did the analysis for us. Also thanks to fellow councillor Pat Prest who shared the work of sorting out questionnaires and then distributing the lions share.

Kirsten Francis

Chair of Humshaugh Parish Council

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

Posted February 10th 2013

There is a vacancy on Humshaugh Parish Council following the resignation of Vice Chairman Steve Robins. If you are interested in applying please copntact the Clerk Janet Gardner before Thursday February 28th. E-mail :humshaughpc@gmail.com or write to: 15 South End, Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1HG.

ANOTHER EXCITING SWEDISH PROJECT

Posted January 29th 2013

Young Northumberland is looking for people who live in the Northumberland Uplands and are aged between 18-25 to take part in an exciting project with a group in Sweden. Trips will take place this summer.

You will:

  • Take part in a residential course looking at team building, project management and other exciting activities.
  • Travel to Sweden to take part in study visits, work placements and take part in a traditional Swedish Midsummer Festival.
  • Be able to take advantage of further training, advice and support.

Trip One: Three day residential course 14 – 16 May 2013. Travel to Sweden 9-23 June

Trip Two: Three day residential course 10 – 12 July 2013. Travel to Sweden 16 – 29 June 2013

“A great experience for all, 18 or 25, boy or girl, absolute once in a life time opportunity!” Matthew Chard, Bellingham, who took part in the first exchange.

Interested? Get in touch with

Jane Riddell and Jennifer Hewitson

Young Northumberland

t: 01669 622075 e: youth@nuleader.eu

GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME

Gardeners' Question Time

The Gardeners Question Time team at Humshaugh Village Hall. Pictured with Chairman of the Panel Eric Robson back left Matt Biggs Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew with Billy Glendinning (seated). Monday October 22nd 2012. Picture courtesy of the Hexham Courant.

HUMSHAUGH BUS SERVICES (880) SURVEY

Northumberland County Council is reviewing financial support for local bus services including buses to Humshaugh.

If buses are not well used we could lose them. Now is the time to have your say and help. Please hand this in at the shop by Friday 14th December.

It is also available to fill in online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/55N6W2D

Thank you from Humshaugh Parish Council

SWEDISH PROJECT

Young Northumberland is looking for people who live in the
Northumberland Uplands (that includes Humshaugh) and are aged between 18-25 to take
part in an exciting project with a group in Sweden.
You will:

¤ Take part in a residential course looking at team building, project
management and other exciting activities

¤ Travel to Sweden to take part in study visits and work placements

¤ Be able to take advantage of further training, advice and support

The first group will take part in a 3 day residential course 9-11th
October in the Northumberland Uplands and go to Sweden on 28th
October for 12 days. There will be two other projects during 2013.

Interested? Get in touch with:

Jane Riddell and Jennifer Hewitson
Young Northumberland
t:01669 622075
e:youth@nuleader.eu

HUMSHAUGH’S ON HAPPY LIST

April 22nd 2012

OUR AMAZING VILLAGE SHOP HAS MADE IT INTO THE “INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY’S” HAPPY LIST FOR 2012

“This Sunday, The Independent on Sunday publishes its fifth annual Happy List, naming 100 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fund-raising, mentoring, charity founding, or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, better-adjusted, supportive, and happier place.

Humshaugh Village Shop
Community effort

The village shop is an institution under threat, but villagers in Humshaugh, Northumberland, managed to save theirs from extinction. The shop faced closure when its owners retired in 2008, but the community formed a co-operative, raised £35,000 for a refit, and have re-opened it with volunteers.”

How fantastic is that? If you’d like to read the full story and the full list of inspirational people and organisations and you haven’t got your copy of the IoS then click here.

 

HUMSHAUGH’S HIGHLY COMMENDED

March 7th 2012

Our village shop was “Highly Commended” in the national awards of the Countryside Alliance. It was effectively second in the village store/post office category. To see who travelled to the House of Lords to collect the latest honour click here.

VILLAGE SHOP IS NORTH EAST CHAMPION

January 27th 2012

Humshaugh Village Shop has done it again. For the second year running it’s the North East Champion village shop/post office in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2011. The shop will now go forward to the National Final at the House of Lords on March 7th. Click here to get more from the shop’s website.

NEW PARISH COUNCILLOR

Geoff Elliott is a new member of the Parish Council. He replaces Tony Steele.

HEATING OIL MEETING

A meeting about the Humshaugh Heating Oil Buying Group is being held in the Village Hall at 6.00pm on Tuesday December 13th. It’s open to people who have already signed up to the new scheme and to anyone who is interesting in joining. Go to the Humshaugh Village Shop’s “Heating Oil” webpage for more information.

 

HEATING OIL BUYING GROUP

November 2011

Humshaugh Community Ventures, which runs the Village Shop, is setting up a heating oil buying group to get everyone a fairer price and it needs your support. Visit the Heating Oil page on the Humshaugh Village Shop website for more information and a questionnaire to fill in.

HUMSHAUGH VILLAGE SHOP AGM

The annual general meeting of Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs the village shop, will be held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday October 14th. For more information click here.

 

NEW PARISH COUNCILLOR

Wednesday July 13th

Rupert Gibson is the new councillor. He was co-opted by Humshaugh Parish Council.

 

SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR

Wednesday June 22nd

Humshaugh Village Shop missed out on a finalist’s slot in the National Lottery Awards 2011 by just one place. Read the full story.

 

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Wednesday June 8th

Humshaugh Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor. If you would like put yourself forward or would like more information please e-mail or phone the Council Clerk, Janet Gardner before Thursday June 30th.

Janitgar@aol.com 01434 250346


 

SHOP FUNDING FOR VILLAGE PROJECTS

Friday May 27th 2011

Humshaugh Community Ventures Limited, which runs the village shop, has been awarding grants to the community that helped to save the shop in the first place. The first of the new twice yearly funding applications have been approved and it goes to show that Humshaugh Village Shop is at the heart of the village in so many ways.

Humshaugh Village Hall £866.00

Humshaugh Theatre Group £2000.00

Swallow Project, Tina Wiffen £188.50

Humshaugh & District Pre-School £2050.00

Humshaugh Out of School Club £1000.00

Total £6104.50

 

The next round of funding applications from individuals and organisations will be considered in August, although requests from individuals can be made at any time. HCVL is also working with the Evans Trust and the Parish Council to avoid duplication and to consider jointly funding some projects.

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VOTE FOR HUMSHAUGH VILLAGE SHOP

Thursday May 26th 2011

Humshaugh Village Shop is flying high in the National Lottery Awards 2011 and it needs your vote to make it to the top. The shop is among 10 voluntary/charity projects that have made it to the semi-finals of the awards. To find out how you and your friends can vote by phone or on-line click here.

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PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

Wednesday May 18th 2011

Following the untimely death of Mick Robson there is a vacancy on Humshaugh Parish Council. The official notice about the vacancy can be seen by clicking on the link to a Word document on the next page.

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GREAT NEWS ABOUT HUMSHAUGH VILLAGE SHOP.

Friday March 25th 2011

Humshaugh Village Shop won two awards at the Hexham Courant’s Pride in Tynedale ceremony. Not only did Humshaugh Community Ventures Ltd, who run the shop, win the Community Award they also went on to win the overall Pride in Tynedale Award. You can read the full story and see their sparkling trophies on the shop’s website.

On Wednesday March 30th three of the shop’s directors and three of the volunteers travelled to the Houses of Lords in London for the national Countryside Alliance Awards ceremony. Humshaugh Village Shop was the regional winner of the Village Shop/Post Office category.

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