TOWN PLAN PUBLISHED

HEXHAM TOWN PLAN
Vision for 2020
In 2013 the Town Council formed a number of Town Plan Working Groups who completed a Draft Hexham Vision 2020 & Town Plan 2014/15. This can now be read on-line or downloaded here. Hexham Vision 2020 & Town Plan 2014/15 (3148) and Vision 2020 - Core Data Booklet (2262)

The Town Council’s working groups are presently implementing this Draft Hexham Vision 2020 & Town Plan 2014/15.
However,  the Town Council would like to know your views,  suggestions,  objections or comments,  so please send them by email here or write to Hexham Town Council,  Council Office,  St Andrew’s Cemetery,  Hexham NE46 3RR.

The Town Plan 2013 version is also available for you to read on-line or download. 2013 Town Plan in Full (1607)

Contact the Council

The Town Clerk,  Jane Kevan,  and other Council staff are based at St Andrew’s Cemetery on Hexham’s West Road.

If you have any queries regarding the Council,  telephone 01434 609575 [please leave your name & number if no one answers and your call will be returned].

Address correspondence to:- Hexham Town Council,  Council Office,  St Andrew’s Cemetery,  West Road,  Hexham,  NE46 3RR or email: clerk@hexhamtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Hexham Council owns St Andrew’s Cemetery and three allotment sites. If you have any queries regarding the Cemetery or the Allotments telephone the Operations Manager,  Steven English,  on 01434 609575 or 07891 101236.

 

CONTACT A COUNCILLOR

How do I contact a Town Councillor? All the Councillors have their photo, email address and phone number on this Town Council website.

Why should I contact a Town Councillor?  Councillors are elected in order to assist the people of Hexham in whichever way they can. As part of their responsibilities each Councillor is attached to a specific Committee and if a Hexham resident has concerns then one of the Ward Councillors can raise that concern directly with the appropriate Committee. If the Committee considers the concerns to be valid then the Committee can make recommendations for change to the Council.

How can I find out more or become more involved? The Town Council meetings are advertised on the Notice Board outside the Moot Hall and again on this website (click here).  Anybody can attend and watch democracy in action. If you want to be more involved,  speak to one of the Councillors,  who will put you in touch with the right contact person. Don’t forget,  volunteers of all ages are needed for all kinds of activities;  there is sure to be something you can contribute.

There are still some unanswered questions,  where do I go? There is a wealth of material on this Town Council website including information on what’s happening,  details of upcoming events and much more. There are also links to other useful websites dealing with Local Government,  Travel &  Transport,  Education,  Business,  Local Information,  Help and Advice,  The Environment,  Police,  Health and The Arts.

Finally,  what if the Town Councillors are unable to assist as the matter is controlled by the County Council? Although Hexham Town Council has an advisory role in many aspects of the areas where Northumberland County Council has ultimate authority,  some of those powers such as education,  upkeep of roads,  and parking,  are retained completely by the County Council.  You can,  however,  contact them directly through their website at www.northumberland.gov.uk or access them through your County Councillor  –  of which there is one for each of the three wards in Hexham. County Councillors are entitled to raise residents’ concerns at County Council meetings or with the relevant County Council staff.