Articles November 2022

Longhorsley Welcomes “Woolly Bero”

The Illuminated Sheep has arrived on the village green. There were prizes for the naming competition, with the names of all participants displayed on bunting throughout the village, and welcoming events in a number of locations. The Sheep will be on the green until the end of November.

Back to top

Longhorsley Parish Council

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9th November, in the Village Hall, starting at 7pm, with a parishioner slot at 8pm. Meeting notices are displayed on village notice boards, with minutes and other information found on the Parish Council website.

Contact details for the current members are detailed below:

Clerk: Gillian Turner, 4 Lowther Close, Seaton Manor, Ashington, NE63 0HY 01670 812704 or

Chairman: Norman Douglas 07485 174529

Councillors: Kirsty Bell, Peter Boyle, Penny Ford, Anne Peat and David Pringle.

Councillor Vacancy

Our thanks and best wishes go to Andy Hedman who has recently resigned his position of councillor due to heavy work commitments.

As a result, we now have a vacancy on the Parish Council which can be filled by co-option. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, please contact the Clerk with your details and a brief resume of why you would like to join the Council, by 6th November.

We hope to meet any prospective candidates before the Council meeting on 9th November and make a decision on the night.

Old Church Wood

There was a successful working party in Old Church Wood on Sunday 16th October. We cleared the overgrowth from the new hedgerows on the west side, strimmed the east side ready for planting a new hedgerow in December and made a start on weeding the southern hedgerow. The areas round the benches have been strimmed and the step on the section of footpath going from the bus stop to the gate has been repaired.

Many thanks to those who took part.

Archies Pond

The remaining section of footpath, at Archies Pond, will be having a top layer of dust applied and compacted over the coming weeks in order to even out the surface.

New Bat and Bird boxes will also be installed as a measure to encourage wildlife in the area.

Moor Area

Dog walkers are reminded to keep their dogs on a leash whilst out on the Moor as there have been incidents of dogs approaching the wild ponies and sheep.

Back to top

Your County Councillor

The County Council public consultation which has invited thoughts on a possible memorial or memorials to Queen Elizabeth closes shortly and we have had over 900 suggestions! I hope we will be able to look at a number of ideas for across the County which will reflect Her Majesty’s love of nature and the countryside.

Glen Sanderson 07730 979737

Back to top

Longhorsley Village Hall Committee

In last month’s AGM we welcomed two new committee members: Jackie Frier and Jane Pringle. The committee would like to thank Stephen and Jane Gibson for their hard work on behalf of the Village Hall over the last seven years.

The committee members are now:

  • Chair Paul Mooney

  • Secretary Jackie Frier

  • Treasurer Garry Ritchie

  • Bookings Secretary Jane Pringle

  • Health & Safety Fiona Leighton

  • Safeguarding Liz Elliott

Back to top

Community Meetings

Northern Powergrid, together with Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, are holding two community meetings for residents to hear about improved measures being taken to prepare for any disruption caused by storms this winter. There will be a presentation and opportunity to ask questions.

The Northern Powergrid Foundation is a £7.5 million charitable foundation which will be awarding grants to local organisations with a focus on improving energy resilience and to charities combatting fuel poverty. It is open to applications for organisations in Northumberland and we will be discussing how to apply and the kinds of projects that will be eligible.

The meetings are taking place on:

  • Friday 4th November, 6–7.30pm at Belford Primary School, NE70 7QD

  • Tuesday 8th November, 6–7.30pm at Jubilee Hall, Rothbury

Residents are invited to attend for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the meetings. To confirm attendance, please respond to Paul Glendinning at

Back to top

New X14 Bus Times

Effective from Sunday 30th October. All times are from Longhorsley Green.

Arriva X14

Longhorsley Takeaway Food

We will send out a Breaking News if we are notified of any changes.

The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton is open and offering takeaways every day.

Sunday lunches 12-6pm ~ Monday to Saturday 5pm-8pm

See their menu at ~ phone 788236 to order

The Flying Fryer

The Flying Fryer will be here every Friday from 4pm to 7pm, depending on demand.

Facebook The Flying Fryer 07984 426 725


Dou_h&co are here some Thursdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

The next visit date is Thursday 3rd November.

Pre-order on 07507 834 628 from Monday 9am.

See their menu on the Dou_h & Co Facebook page, Instagram and

Back to top

Post Office in Longhorsley Village Hall

Monday 9:15am to 12:15pm

Tuesday 9:15am to 1:30pm

Friday 11:30am to 1:30pm

Note that the extended hours on Tuesday may change.

Please note that this Outreach Service cannot accept large parcels.

Back to top

Mobile Library Visiting Times

The Mobile Library visits Longhorsley once a month, on Fridays between 3pm and 4pm, in the Village Hall car park.

The next visits will be on 18th November and 16th December.

The Mobile Library Service website can be found here

Back to top

December/January Edition

The last date for submissions is 20th November. You can email or phone us, or leave short articles in the Longhorsley Village Shop.

If you leave an article in the shop, please include your phone number.

Please keep articles under 250 words, if at all possible.

Jan and Sheena Haveman 07834 740649

Back to top