Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our website and more specifically this page. It gives me great pleasure to think you are taking an interest in our town, whether you are an existing Hexham resident, a frequent visitor or someone thinking of visiting for the first time.
In Hexham we have a large, yet eclectic, mix of facilities on offer; The Forum cinema, Queens Hall theatre, Wentworth Leisure centre, including ten pin bowling, two golf courses and much, much more. The magnificent 7th century Hexham Abbey being at the heart of the town along with the country’s oldest purpose built Gaol and the magnificent Moot Hall. This year the Abbey has just opened a wonderful new visitor centre complete with meeting/function rooms.
We have excellent rail, bus and road links, a good mix of independent and national shops, and a range of wonderful restaurants, cafes and bars.
Take a walk/picnic in the park and enjoy our bandstand, which is just about to be restored back to its former glory, or to the Sele which is the site of our much heralded fireworks display, or down to Tyne Green.
Hexham is blessed that lots of its residents play an active part in many of the groups that exist within the town, which helps create a strong community spirit, and, along with local councillors, are heavily involved with the development of a living Town Plan and a Neighbourhood Plan to name just two areas of cooperation. The Council also supports Hexham Community Partnership that organises many events throughout the year including Spooks Night, Hexham Carnival, Christmas Fair, and many more which are advertised throughout the year.
As I write we will shortly be having a brand new bus station built towards the east of the town which will then be followed by a new shopping/housing complex on the site of the old bus station.
Please be sure to come and see everything we have to offer for yourself and/or get involved, you’ll be made very welcome.
(Mayor of Hexham)