Town & parish council - contact details

This page provides useful information and contact details for parish and town councils in the Northumberland area.

The charter’s purpose is to define the relationship and an effective working partnership between the County Council and Town and Parish Councils.

The aim of the Northumberland town and parish council charter is to identify how the county council and town and parish councils can work together to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Northumberland.
Since 2012, the following services have been the responsibility of the local councils across Northumberland:
  • allotments
  • annual planting
  • bus shelters
  • litter bins
  • play parks
  • public seats
  • seasonal lighting
  • war memorials
Some local councils also provide other services such as cemeteries and public conveniences. 

All other council services can be accessed via the county council’s website, by phone on 0345 600 6400, or at a Northumberland information centre, listed below. You can visit a centre Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).
 
Alnwick Greenwell Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1HB
Ashington Wansbeck Square, Ashington NE63 9XL
Bedlington Bedlington Library, Glebe Road, Bedlington NE22 6JX
Berwick Walkergate Building, Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DJ
Blyth Blyth Library, Bridge Street, Blyth NE24 1DJ
Cramlington Concordia, Cramlington NE23 6YB
Hexham Hadrian House, Hexham NE46 3NH
Morpeth Royal Sovereign House, Manchester Street, Morpeth NE61 1AF
Seaton Delaval The Library, Astley High School, Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval NE25 0BW
Town & parish councils have the power to provide additional services for their area and are consulted about issues that affect their localities. Each parish belongs to one of five areas linking to Northumberland County Council's local area councils.

The link below provides contact details for the clerks to the town and parish councils, and the register of members' interests.

Click here to view a list of all town & parish councils

Click to download the current list in spreadsheet format

Any amendments to the contact details for town and parish clerks and websites should be emailed to highwaysandneighbourhoodservices@northumberland.gov.uk

Click here for the form for town and parish councillors to record their pecuniary and other interests. Completed forms should be returned to:

The Monitoring Officer (Ref: DOIs)
C/O Democratic Services
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Any changes in changes to individual town and parish councillors' declarations of interest records should be emailed to democraticservices@northumberland.gov.uk or alternatively put in writing and posted to:

The Monitoring Officer (Ref: DOIs)
C/O Democratic Services
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF
Principal councils, like Northumberland County Council, have powers to conduct community governance reviews about matters such as the creation of parish councils and their electoral arrangements. This includes looking at administrative boundaries.

An essential feature of community governance reviews is consulting with electors and other stakeholders in the area being reviewed.
There are no current reviews.
Amble Parish and Hauxley Parish - 2 September 2020
 
The County Council has agreed to the proposals relating to the boundary with Hauxley Parish Council because no public objections had been received and it did not support Hauxley Parish Council's objection with reference to its Neighbourhood Plan boundary.
 
The proposal relating to a boundary change with Warkworth Parish Council was rejected as it was not felt that there was a public demand for it and the significant majority of responses were in objection.
 
Amble Town Council's request for two additional members was refused, but could be reconsidered in the future when additional housebuilding was completed.
 
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Cartington, Rothbury and Thropton - 4 September 2019
 
The County Council has agreed to the proposal to abolish the Parish of Cartington and dissolve the Parish Council.  Its area has been divided between Rothbury Parish and Thropton Parish.
 
All of the Parish Councils involved were in favour and a small number of objections from residents of Cartington Parish were received.
 
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Corbridge - 1 November 2017
 
The County Council agreed to the proposal to de-ward Corbridge Parish Council.  There were no comments to the proposal and it was agreed that, in view of the difficulty in finding a resident of the Dilston Ward to stand for election, the Parish Wards should be abolished.
 
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Easington and Belford – 19 February 2020
 
The County Council agreed to the following:-
 
Abolition of Easington Parish and transfer of its area to Belford Parish.
Belford Parish's three wards; Belford, Middleton and Warenton to be abolished.
The number of Parish Councillors on Belford Parish to be reduced from 12 to 9.
 
There were a small number of objections from residents of Easington Parish, however, it was felt that the benefits to residents outweighed these objections.
 
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Longhoughton - 6 November 2019
 
The County Council agreed to the following changes in the distribution of Parish Councillors between its wards:-
 
Longhoughton village to increase from five to six
Boulmer village to decrease from three to two
Howick village to remain at two
 
No objections were received as part of the consultation process.
 
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Longhoughton and Craster – 2 May 2018
 
The County Council has agreed to amend the boundary between Longhoughton and Craster Parish Councils which would result in the whole of Howick village becoming part of Longhoughton Parish.  Two letters of support were received during the consultation process.
 
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Newton by the Sea – 6 November 2019
 
The County Council has agreed to reduce the number of Parish Councillors from ten to eight.  No comments were received as part of the consultation process.
 
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Rothbury and Whitton & Tosson – 4 September 2019
 
The County Council has agreed to the proposal to amend the boundary between Rothbury Parish and Whitton & Tosson Parish.  This will have the effect of moving Jubilee Crescent into Rothbury Parish along with a minor adjustment at Cobble Court and South Terrace, Rothbury.  There were no objections to the proposal.
 
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If you have any queries, please contact Lesley Bennett on 01670 622613 or e-mail Lesley.Bennett@northumberland.gov.uk