Milestone for Longhirst Litter Pickers

Members of the intrepid Longhirst Litter Pickers have marked 20 years of monthly rubbish collections in almost all weathers from the roadside verges around the village.

Chris Lediard and his team estimate that they have retrieved around 2,000 bags of litter – and many other larger items.

Local residents joined the event, which took place at the monthly coffee morning held on a Saturday in Longhirst Village Hall.

Chris Marr, vice chairman of Longhirst Parish Council, thanked the pickers for all their valiant efforts over such a long time.

Strategic Plan Progress

Please see below for a list of activities achieved by the Parish Council, against their Strategic Plan.

Support for residents

Support via Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council has a variety of support options available to help families and individuals over the coming months.  

Beware of scams

Sadly during the pandemic and now during the energy and cost of living crisis there are people out there who will try to use these situations as a way to defraud others.  Please continue to be vigilant when dealing with people online or by phone.  Scams can take many forms, presently they may focus on energy support or advice, but could also be about insurance policies, pensions transfers, or high-return investment opportunities. 

For more information see the section "Scams" on the Financial Conduct Authority website: