The consultation for the community fund is now well under way. The next stage of the process is to form a steering group of local people from Bavington, Birtley, Corsenside, Elsdon and Kirkwhelpington.
Working alongside Vattenfall, the role of this group will be to develop a vision for the fund, drawing on the findings of the consultation, and to establish appropriate governance to manage the fund once it opens in early 2017.
It is envisaged that the steering group will be made up with members ideally from each of the parishes in the immediate areas around the wind farm: Bavington, Birtley, Corsenside, Elsdon and Kirkwhelpington.
Anyone from these five parishes, interested in joining the steering group can find out more from the Community Action Northumberland website here
Anyone wanting to get in touch about the Ray Wind Farm Community Fund can do so by emailing Julia Plinston from Community Action Northumberland: email@example.com or by calling her on 01670 517178.