MEET YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS
Alison is originally from Edinburgh and moved to Norham full time in 2014 having been a visitor/commuter for some 12 years beforehand. She now works from home for a multinational software corporation as well as supporting her partner Michael Carr with his business. She joined the NPC in 2019 and is a champion for all things environmental to maintain and improve the beautiful surroundings that we enjoy around the village. You will see Alison out walking the dogs or in the summer cutting the grass along the riverside (as well as collecting the litter that the high rivers deposit).
16 St Cuthbert’s Square
I value the community life of Norham. To help maintain this I am proud to be a member of the parish council and numerous groups and committees. Everyone needs to give a bit to keep us a strong community.
Bow Well farm
I have lived in Norham parish all my life and have been on the parish council for more years than I can remember. I take my role very seriously and try to do what I think is right for the village and its community. One of my main levels of responsibility is the care and maintenance of the village footpaths in order to ease access and also to present the village as a more welcoming community to visitors. I am supported by a strong and willing band of volunteers who give up their time and energy to allow this to happen. Should anyone want to contact me on any issues within the parish I would be glad to help in any way I can.
7 West Street
Norham is a special place to me, having lived and worked here all my life. I have no wish to live anywhere else.
We are fortunate to still have many services that other villages have lost, including a first school, a doctor’s surgery, shops, pubs, a motor repair garage and various tradespeople. We as a parish council are doing all we can to retain these and to support a community that we can all be proud to be part of.
1 West Street
I, and my wife, have lived in Norham for over 40 years and our 2 children were born whilst we resided in Castle Street. I am Vice-Chair of the Parish Council, a Chartered Accountant by profession and it has been a privilege to reside in the village with great retail outlets, wonderful school for our children, open spaces and fantastic walks, amenities such as the Castle, wonderful views and a very friendly population.
I was born in East Lothian and brought up, worked and had my 2 children in Edinburgh. My husband Nick and I have lived in Norham for 6 years and I wish we had moved here a long time ago! It is a lovely peaceful village with a huge amount to offer residents and visitors, and there is a surprising amount going on. When I am not working on Parish Council paperwork, or helping organise events in the village, I look after our garden, dogs, cat, hens and bees. I am also currently a governor of the Norham First School, and have been clerk to the council in Norham since 2015.
Victoria L Craig
I moved to Norham in January 1984 to farm at East Newburn. The road to our south is the parish boundary, so I live very much on the periphery of Norham.
Norham remains uniquely a proper self-contained community with its own butcher, baker, boat builder, and shop, as well as a gun shop. With its school, church, castle and it is unique, mostly intact, the medieval layout is a place to be proud of, and worthy of our support, protection, and promotion into this new century. As part of Norham Parish Council, I am privileged to do my bit to help.
I have only ever had a permanent address in Norham and we still have all the services we require to maintain our thriving community.
5 North Lane