Information for councillors

This page contains useful links for Northumberland county, parish and town councillors.

Our constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.

We have created accessible versions of each part of the constitution, they can be accessed below:

If you have any questions about this document, please contact our Democratic Services team at

This section was last updated on 18 January 2023.
We understand that it is a difficult time for many of Northumberland's residents right now, and for that reason we have put together some resources to help you in supporting them over the coming months.

We hope these resources will help you get important information of support and advice to those who need it most.
A whole range of information and links that councillors might need.

You can access your Microsoft outlook email here
Parish charter