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Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Redesdale village notes

OTTERBURN’S under-11 footballers drew their away match with Blyth Spartans last Sunday. The score was 1-1. The team plays away at Morpeth this Sunday, March 9.

OTTERBURN carpet bowlers played in their monthly doubles competition on Monday, February 24. Margaret Armstrong and Joe Donaldson won the competition with Isobel Wallace and Derek Scott the runners-up. Margaret and Joe also won the club’s doubles competition in January when Sue Aynsley and Les Meikle were the runners-up.

A SPATE of farm thefts and domestic burglaries in the Rede valley last autumn has prompted Byrness with Rochester Parish Council to invite the local Northumbria Police liaison officer, PC Colin Heath, to its next meeting to discuss extending the existing Farm Watch scheme to cover domestic properties.

Farm Watch is a means by which the police keep residents informed of any criminal or suspicious activity in and around the rural, farming, equine or landowning communities.

It can also include the residents of Byrness as there is no Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the village. The greater the number of people involved, the more secure the community will become and you are encouraged to attend the meeting and register.

The meeting will be held in Byrness Village Hall on Tuesday, March 11, starting at 7.30pm.

THE film club at Elsdon Village Hall is presenting Quartet on Friday, March 14, at 7pm for 7.30pm. The film is Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut; a comedy drama, starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon.

Those attending should pay on the door. Sweets, popcorn and hot and cold drinks will be on sale. For further information, please contact Andy Scott on (01830) 520065.

ELSDON Parish Council has arranged a meeting to discuss enhancing the village as part of the Elsdon: Past, Present and Future project.

The meeting will be held at Elsdon Village Hall on Monday, March 17, starting at 7pm. All residents are invited to discuss proposals and to make decisions. Refreshments will be served.

THE next Ladies to lunch will be held at Otterburn Castle hotel on Wednesday, March 19. The guest speaker will be Kitty Anderson who will talk about Kirkharle. Money raised from the event will be donated to St Wilfrid’s church masonry and heating appeal.

THERE will be a fund-raising quiz at the Redesdale Arms, Rochester, on Friday, March 21, starting at 8pm. Proceeds from the quiz will be donated to Rochester Village Hall.

CONTRIBUTIONS for these notes can be faxed to (0871) 813 2712 or emailed to ea4news@gmail.com