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You can use this website to find out about the village of Glanton and about what is happening here.

The site is provided by the Parish Council but is available to be used by any group or business in Glanton who would like to publicise their activities.

Find out what the Parish Council has done and is planning to do

Owing to a resignation we have a vacancy on the Parish Council, if anyone would be interested to consider joining the PC then please contact Jon Radgick the Chairman in the first instance click here to send an email to Jon

Use the Community tab above to access information about other community events and activities in and around Glanton


On Thursday 21st April the village of Glanton
paid tribute to HM The Queen by joining
a national chain of beacons lit to
commemorate her 90th Birthday.  

The beacon was on top of Glanton Hill and could
be seen for miles around.

Out thanks go to John Guiry for permission
to use the hill and for building the beacon,
and to Mrs Edna Thompson who we believe is
the Glanton resident nearest in age to
Her Majesty who gamely lit the beacon.

This new finger post sign
can be seen opposite the
end of Playwell Road.
The existing post has been
repainted and a new finger
has been created.

The project has been carried
out by the Glanton Heritage
Group with support and
funding from the
Parish Council.

Special thanks go to Richard
Verrill and Mike Mason who
did much of the work.

It is hoped that a similar
signpost may be installed
at the junction of Front
Street and West
Turnpike in the future.


For a new website recording details of the
weather experienced in Glanton including
rainfall, temperatures, wind direction and
speed go to


Northumbria Police have offered new advice on rural crime prevention (click here) and Farm Security (click here)


This Powburn weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

New fence at A697

Improvements to the junction with the A697

The Parish Council with the co-operation of the land owner and the farmer have dug up a hedge at the junction of the Oak Avenue with the A697 on the northern side and replaced the hedge with a fence.  This follows a similar operation on the southern side which was done by the owners after various accidents had destroyed the hedge at that point.  The result has been a great improvement in visibility for cars joining the main road from Glanton on what is quite a dangerous junction owing to the fact that cars on the A697 are often overtaking on the straight section of road and hence travelling very fast on the opposite carriageway.  There was a near fatal accident at this point earlier this year, and the PC hopes that this work will make the junction safer for residents and visitors.


Many local residents are now benefitting from the OilCAN community oil buying scheme – if you’ve been hesitating, now would be a good time to jump in & join us, as September is likely to see the lowest price oil this year (subject to international turmoil of course).   Although there’s a small membership cost (£20 for individuals) it is highly likely that your savings on your first order will more than cover this – I saved £50 on my first order, and a Glanton resident was shocked to learn last winter that in the same week as one of the OilCAN deliveries, he had paid the same oil supplier £70 more for his delivery.  Plus the environmental benefits of fewer tanker deliveries, all you have to be is a little bit
organised, and the scheme makes that as easy as possible for you.  For more information ring me on 01665 578222, or OilCAN on 01670 500812, or see
Sandra Nattrass

oil delivery
The West Percy Hounds at Glanton Show

The Glanton Van Traders.
There are a number of local traders who visit the Village on a regular basis with various food supplies; full details can be found on the 'Directory' page.
Click here to go to the Directory page.



Service 473 Alnwick - Wooler.  Click here.
Service 710 Newcastle.  Click here.


I would like to tell you a little about the public tours at BBC Newcastle so that you have some information on the tours when you are planning your 2014 activities. We have spent the last three years developing our tour and would love you to come and visit.

2014 will be the 3rd Birthday of the public tour of BBC Newcastle. We did, in fact, open our first BBC offices
in Eldon Square to visitors as far back as 1922 but technology, and the media’s use of it, have moved forward massively in this time and we’d like to show you how we use technology at the BBC.

BBC Newcastle is home to ‘Look North’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Late Kick Off’ and ‘Sunday Politics’ as well as Radio
Newcastle. The North East is thriving in terms of media production and is fast becoming the perfect location for new BBC Drama. This year we have seen a range of programmes produced in the north east, including popular costume drama ‘The Paradise’ and sitcom ‘Hebburn’.

From the feedback we have received, we understand that much of the success of the tours is a result of the
friendliness and openness of our BBC staff and our willingness to show you as much of our facilities as possible at our BBC Broadcasting Centre We visit our Television Studio and Technical Gallery….Carol Malia gladly vacates her seat for you to try her role, and have your picture taken on set. We drop in on the Radio Newcastle studios where you can see a live broadcast. You also get the chance to see first-hand the range of job roles at your local BBC; from journalists and presenters, to librarians, technicians, and producers.

But best of all we have an interactive studio where you can try out the skills you have heard about on your
visit. You can put yourself and your friends to the test, and have a really good laugh. We encourage you to look around, ask questions and have a great time.

The tours run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.30am and 1.30pm. We are open to everybody
- individuals, groups, schools and families. To make a booking please visit:

When planning your 2014 activities I hope this will be something you will consider! If you would like any
further information, more leaflets to hand out, or would like to contact me for an informal chat you are very welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully
Alison Allan
Tour Co-ordinator
BBC Newcastle, Barrack Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE99 2NE

Booking information:

•Tours take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

•Group sizes are limited. If you would like to bring a group of more than 15 please contact the booking
line or Alison Allan to discuss convenient dates and times.

•The number of tours available is limited because of the nature of the building, but we welcome all
groups and organisations.


Adult £8.00
Concession £7.25
Child £6.15

  •  Student £6.50

•    School child £5.25
Teacher £6.25
Prices are valid until 31 March 2014.

To Book visit

For bookings for wheelchair users, or people who have any other disability-related needs, please call
our booking line so that we can discuss any specific requirements.

•By phone: 0370 901 1227*
•By phone from outside the UK, call: +44 1732 42 7770
•By textphone for hearing-impaired callers: 03700 100 212*

*Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call
package. Calls from mobiles may be higher. Calls may be recorded for training.

•You can pay by cheque or with a credit or debit card including Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.

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