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 (3496) and Vision 2020 - Core Data Booklet (2493)

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 (1801)

Dementia Friendly Community


Hexham Town Council are working with Alzheimer’s Society to develop the town as a Dementia Friendly Community. With over 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and approximately two thirds of those still living at home in their communities, it is now more important than ever that we increase public awareness and understanding of dementia. This is particularly true in Northumberland where we have a higher than average ageing population.

Essentially, a Dementia Friendly Community is a community where people have an increased awareness and understanding of dementia, and where people affected by the condition are able to remain active and involved in their communities. People often lose confidence and become isolated following a dementia diagnosis, but we want Hexham to be a place where those living with the condition still feel confident to use local amenities, knowing that if they were to become confused or forgetful, the people they come in to contact with would be supportive (be those people shop assistants, staff at the local leisure centre or a member of the general public for example).

Local groups and organisations wanting to become involved should contact Hexham Town Councillor Nuala Rose who is able to provide information packs and access to the ‘dementia friendly’ symbol (Hexham 607661). This symbol will be issued to groups and organisations wanting to actively support the initiative. We hope soon to have these symbols displayed around the town in shop windows, noticeboards etc.

Amy Syron-Mallenby

Development Officer – Alzheimer’s Society Northumberland

Tel: 01670 813 255 (Ashington Office) or 01434 607 318 (Tynedale Office)


Office address:

Alzheimer’s Society Central Northumberland Office, Suite 23, Wansbeck Workspace, Rotary Parkway, Ashington NE63 8QZ

Alzheimer’s Society – Leading the fight against dementia