We hope you find your Town Council web-site both useful and interesting.
We think we should try to explain the different responsibilities of the Hexham Town Council and the Northumberland County Council before we offer you any advice or guidance or suggest who you might contact to solve a problem.
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The County Council has a contact and information point in Hexham. This is Hadrian House, on Market Street.
The Town Council has limited direct responsibilities, covering the cemetery, allotments, playgrounds and local grant aid. It is also prepared to lobby hard on Hexham’s behalf and on behalf of its residents. Through the involvement of Town Councillors in an increasing number of town-based organisations and projects, the Council is having a wider positive impact in the town. But Councillors really are there for you, elected to assist the people of Hexham in whichever way they can. They are involved in very many of the things that happen in the town and they can become involved in other ways to serve your best interests.
If your concern is about a Town Council issue, a ward councillor will know who best can resolve the problem or to which committee to refer the matter. For information on Hexham Council committees, follow this link.
If you have needed to contact the County Council to resolve a problem or receive information and you are not pleased with the response, still do contact a Town Councillor. You will be listened to and offered advice or help. They can put you in touch with your County Councillor, as all three Hexham County Councillors are also Town Councillors.
How you can become more involved
The Town Council meetings are advertised on the Notice Board outside the Moot Hall as well as on this website. Anybody can attend and watch local 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 and schools, Business, Local Information, Help and Advice, The Environment, Police, Health and The Arts.