Bellingham Borderlands

This webpage is a dedicated area for showcasing the work of the Bellingham Borderlands Place Programme.

The vision and objectives agreed by the Bellingham Borderlands Place Programme Board:


Capitalising on Bellingham’s strong retail offer and rich heritage, the town environment will be improved, and parking arrangements made fit for purpose. Cycling and public transport connectivity will be reviewed and developed while recreational, fitness and wellbeing facilities for both residents and visitors will be enhanced.

Bellingham will be a thriving environment for business startup, growth and retention across all sectors with access to local mentoring and skills development. Bellingham will have grown its visitor economy, increasing high quality jobs in the sector and the economic impact of visitors on the village.

Our strategic objectives

  1. Enhance existing businesses and attract new businesses into Bellingham.   

  2. Maintain and raise the quality of the physical environment in Bellingham.

  3. Support existing employment and deliver quality new jobs and opportunities for economic and social participation for Bellingham residents.  

  4. Maintain and increase the number of visitors spending money in Bellingham.

The Place Partnership Group has been established to oversee the development of the Borderlands Place Plan and Borderlands Town Investment Plan for Bellingham. 

The Place Partnership Group was established in February 2022. It is made up of representatives from key public, private and community sector organisations.
tbc (Chair) 
Amanda Corbett - Coop
Lindsay Davidson - Bellingham Schools Partnership
Ben Dickson-Green - North Tyne and Redesdale Community Partnership 
Cllr Martin Dickson-Green - Bellingham Parish Council
Steve Gibbon - Heritage Centre
Cllr Anthony Kirkbride - Bellingham Parish Council
Peter Loyd - Churches Together
​Cllr John Riddle - NCC Councillor, Bellingham Ward
Lisa Robinson - Youth Club
Brian Tilley - Bellingham Town Hall
Vince Walsh - Karbon Homes