Find out how to sign up for our democracy workshops, sign or start a petition and ask a question at Public Question Time or your local Area Committee Meeting.
Democratic Services hold interactive workshop
events in Northumberland about attending county council
meetings, speaking at meetings, accessing information and
petitioning the county council. All are welcome to attend,
and may be of interest particularly to residents, residents groups
and others. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are not currently any sessions scheduled, but there
are a number of other ways to get involved. Details follow
Workshop advice for would-be local councillors
Special workshops about becoming a parish/town councillor
took place across the county.
- Monday, 21 January 2013 at 6pm: William Elder Building,
- Thursday 24 January 2013 at 6pm: Council Chamber, Prospect
- Monday 28 January 2013 at 6pm: Alnwick Council Chamber,
Clayport Street, Alnwick
- Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 6pm: Choppington Social Welfare
Centre, Scotland Gate, Choppington.
programme for the sessions can be viewed here.
For further information about standing for election, a briefing
note is here. Please call the
Elections Office on 0845 600 6400 if you would like to discuss this
Youth Democracy Events
Please see a flyer here for details
about some forthcoming events to engage young people in the
democratic process, which will take place on:
- - Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 6pm: Blyth Civic Centre - a
poster for the session is here
- - Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 6pm: YMCA, Ashington
- - Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 6pm, Beehive,
- - Friday, 15 March 2013 at 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm): St
James Community Centre, Wellway, Morpeth.
The event on 15 March will include a political question time
with a panel including some of Northumberland's Members of
Parliament. Other sessions will include workshops to discuss
topics of importance to young people, a discussion
and prioritisation of the issues important to young people (to
include e-voting activities), and conclude with a session about
what attendees will take from this session and how will it be
followed up. A copy of the programme can be found here. To reserve a
place at this session or get more information, please email
or telephone 01670 622616.
Public Question Time
The County Council holds a public question time prior to
the commencement of the full Council meetings. The last day
for receipt of questions for each meeting is noon, 5 working days
before the full council meeting.
Press and public are welcome to attend.
Latest Public Question Time
Wednesday, 3 April 2013 Council Meeting
(2.50pm) and for all forms to be returned by noon on Tuesday, 26
Letters should be addressed to Andrea Asquith, Democratic
Services, Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth,
Northumberland, NE61 2EF.
Email should be sent to: Andrea.Asquith@northumberland.gcsx.gov.uk
You may come to the Council meeting to put your
questions to the named Executive Member yourself. If you
cannot attend, you will receive a written response.
If you require more information about public question time,
please contact Paddy Gascoigne
on (01670) 622620, or you can write to him using the address
- Democratic Services
Northumberland County Council
In order to give local citizens a greater say in council
affairs, there are three area committees. They cover North,
Southeast and West Northumberland.
Their overall aim is to empower citizens, strengthen
communities, and improve services. They involve councillors for
each particular area and are held in public.
Everybody is welcome to attend. Regular items include public
question time, a slot for submitting and considering petitions (for
further details about petitioning, please
click here), progress on actions from previous meetings, and
consultation on various issues.
Please use the links below to find out more about each of
the area committee meetings in Northumberland and who attends.
North Area Committee
South East Area Commitee
West Area Committee
Area Committees Documents
Northumberland County Council is committed to engaging with its
citizens, getting closer to communities and improving services. We
particularly welcome petitions as one way in which you can let us
know your concerns or indeed ideas.
Word Document Format Form (DOC)
Rich Text Format Form (RTF)
Portable Document Format Form (PDF)