Engaging with our communities

We regularly host events across the county to speak directly to our residents and businesses to see what climate change challenges they are facing and how we can overcome them.

Find out more about events here.

Collaborative Climate Change Events
We hosted a series of four in-person collaborative climate change events across the county. These events were opened by Councillor Glen Sanderson, Northumberland County Council Leader andCabinet Member for Climate change. They all mirrored a similar event run for Members around threekey topics that link to the climate change challenge and solutions facing Northumberland and overlapwith other key Council priorities.

The following events were held:

  • November 2022: Blyth (Southeast)
  • January 2023: Hexham (West)
  • March 2023: Alnwick (Central)
  • May 2023: Berwick (North)

The main objective of these in-person collaborative events was to gather the perspectives ofresidents/business owners/communities within Northumberland regarding how to reach our net zerotargets as a county and the complexities and priorities encountered by our residents.

Please see the report from these here.

Our past events:

Northumberland County Show  
What a Wonderful World Festival (Alnwick) 
The cost of living and climate crisis, what can we do? (Seghill) 
Alnwick Forum 
Morpeth Forum 
CAN biodiversity stall (Morpeth) 
Picnic in the Park (Morpeth) 
Rothbury Tree Warden Launch 
Climate Champion networking events (Rothbury and Humshaugh) 
Great Big Green Week (Rothbury, Berwick and Wallington) 
Tree planting event (Aln Valley, Rothbury and Morpeth First School) 
Climate event (Ovingham, Ovington and Stocksfield) 
Hexham Sustainability Fair 
Schools Anti-litter day (Hexham QE) 
Showcase Event (Bedlington) 
Climate collaboration event (Blyth) 
WI Waste talk (Old Hartley and Seaton Sluice) 
Primary School waste talk (Heddon on the Wall) 
Prudhoe Goes Green
Warmer Homes Tradespeople event 
Climate Q&A biodiversity event (Virtual) 
Elemental heat pump webinar (Virtual) 
Hexham collaboration event  
Blyth collaboration event 
Alnwick collaboration event
Local Services Volunteer Week Network Event (Stannington)
Prudhoe Goes Green
Ashington Town Council Great Big Green Week Event
Berwick collaborative event
NSSN Schools Resource Pack launch (virtual)
Corbridge Eco Festival
Renewable Energy Event Swarland & Newton Action on Climate (SNAC)
Blyth Library Net Zero event
Warkworth Heat and Harvest
NEA’s North East Fuel Poverty Forum
Retrofit workshop (Newcastle Civic Centre)
AONB Town and Parish Council climate meeting (Longhougton)
Annual Town and Parish Council Conference

Included in the toolkit are useful hints and tips on getting your town or parish onboard in making little – or even bigger - changes to help enhance and protect our beautiful county. 

We asked all town and parish councils in Northumberland what support they required to develop their own climate change action plans. As a result of that process, we are pleased to be able to share the Northumberland Town and Parish Council Climate Change Toolkit.