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Rain, rain, go away!

Wet, wet wet!

Rain, rain, go away!

Come again another day;

Little Arthur wants to play.

Like so many people across the country, we woke up in the Breamish Valley yesterday morning (Wed 6 January 2016) to ongoing, relentless downpours. Sooooo:: wet!

Just one mile south of Powburn, the A697 was closed at the Playwell Road – Glanton junction, with a diversion in operation through Glanton village. And, in Powburn village, there was also disruption to traffic owing to flooding. However, the road was just passable with care.

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Emergency contacts needed

Emergency contacts needed for Hedgeley Parish

In the aftermath of recent severe winter storms which have caused damage and some flooding, Hedgeley Parish Council is putting together an Emergency Contact List.

This list will have the contact details of local residents who are willing and able to assist if and when Hedgeley Parish is threatened by flooding or other similar severe events.

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Storm drains overflowing in Powburn

Storm Frank: storm drains overflowing

[All images © Robbie Burn 2016 – used with permission]

In the wake of Storm Frank (29 – 30 December 2015), north Northumberland continues to experience heavy rain. The recent storms (beginning with Storm Abigail on 12 December 2015) have caused structural damage, uplifted several trees, destroyed iconic views, left fields flooded and a number of roads currently barely passable.

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Desmond demolishes iconic view

The gales and heavy rains of Storm Desmond that have been sweeping across the UK over the past few days have been wreaking havoc. However, the effects in the Breamish Valley have been manageable (unlike the conditions for many people in the West of England who are still recovering from flooding of their homes). On 3 December, potential flooding in Powburn was averted by the swift action of local residents. There was also a power outage in Powburn and surrounding villages overnight on 4-5 December for about 20 hours. And, as the high winds continued, a number of trees have been damaged and toppled.

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Christmas Crafts success

Christmas Crafts success…and Santa too!

The Christmas Crafts and Santa event that took place in the Breamish Hall on Saturday 28 November 2015 was a great success.

This is an annual event in Powburn and more people than ever attended this year. In fact, it was so successful that £490.00 was raised for good causes.

As usual, there were a number of Christmas crafts stalls and the light lunch of soup and bread roll, with a lovely cup of tea or coffee went down very well.

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