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

Any amendments to the contact details for town and parish clerks and websites should be emailed to

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
NE61 2EF

Any changes in changes to individual town and parish councillors' declarations of interest records should be emailed to or alternatively put in writing and posted to:

The Monitoring Officer (Ref: DOIs)
C/O Democratic Services
County Hall
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.

Hepscott Parish Council

The Council is undergoing a community governance review under the Local Government and Involvement in Public Health Act in relation to Hepscott Parish Council.
Under S93(7) of the Act, the Council must publish its final recommendations.  More details can be found in the final recommendations document here.  The recommendations are as follows:
  1.  the number of Parish Councillors on Hepscott Parish Council be increased from seven to nine.
  2. that Hepscott Parish Council should not be divided into wards for the purpose of electing Councillors.
  3. authorise the Monitoring Officer to make, sign and seal the appropriate Orders by virtue of he powers contained in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
Lesley Bennett, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Democratic Services, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF or to
There are no recently completed reviews.
If you have any queries, please contact Lesley Bennett on 01670 622613 or e-mail