The council carries out consultations with members of the public and the people’s panel.

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Consultation on the Tyne Mills Depot project.

The project includes a new workshop, storage units and a new office space in Hexham.

Information about the project can be found in the PDFs provided below:
Consultation and communication are vital to the effective and efficient delivery of customer-focused services and support to all communities in line with the council’s vision.

Consultation is carried out in order:
  • to find out what you think
  • to identify your priorities and concerns
  • to meet our statutory obligations
We consult with communities and individuals using methods such as postal, phone and internet surveys, focus groups and workshops. We also utilise the Northumberland People’s Panel up to four times a year.
Results help us to understand what residents, service users and businesses think of the services we provide. They can help us understand our customers’ needs, and therefore are used when planning changes.
If you’re a Northumberland resident and have views on council services, you can have your say.

We’re looking for new members to join our people’s panel, a group of residents whose views and opinions help to shape public services.

About the Northumberland people's panel
This is our chance to shape the future of our council services. No previous experinec is needed, you just need to be over 18 and live in Northumberland. Find out more.


Our Young People in Northumberland (YPiN) group aims to be the voice for the youth of the county.

Youth groups who are looking to make a difference in the county can consult with YPiN on a variety of issues and our role is to be the voice to help influence change. All organisations and policy makers must agree to the consultation process before any action can be taken. We always strive to represent all young people in Northumberland. If you have formed a social action group or are a youth group from Northumberland, please contact us to discuss how we can help make the changes you want to see.
Below are some of the groups we work with in Northumberland:
  • The youth service provide a wide range of exciting opportunities for young people.
  • Hexham Youth Initiative is a youth project providing activities and opportunities to young people in Hexham.
  • The youth cabinet is a group of young people, elected by young people, to be involved in the decision-making process across Northumberland.
  • WOWI is a social and support group for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) youths based in Northumberland.
  • The UK Youth Parliament is another elected group of young people who voice the young people of Northumberland’s opinions on a national level.
  • The youth offending service works with young people to stop offending and prevent re-offending.
  • The teenage pregnancy team has been accessed by some of our members through awareness-raising sessions.
  • Positive Futures is supporting young people to involve themselves in a variety of new and exciting experiences.