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. [Download not found] and [Download not found]

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. [Download not found]

Council Meetings

Meetings of the full Hexham Town Council

Hexham Town Council meets monthly. From 2019 full Council meetings will usually be held on the second Monday of every month, starting at 6.45pm at Hexham House, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NH.  To see the agendas for forthcoming Council meetings,  follow this link.

In 2019 the full Council will meet on the following dates:

14th January 11th February 11th March
8th April 13th May (Annual Meeting of the Council) 10th June
8th July 5th August 9th  September
14th October 11th November 9th December

The Annual Town Meeting will be in April (date to be confirmed).

Town Council meetings are open to the public. There is a regular item –  usually at the very start of the meeting – when members of the public can raise issues which they think are important in the town and concern a significant group of people.

The Hexham Town Mayor chairs full Council meetings and meetings proceed with an interesting and necessary degree of formality – necessary to ensure that the views of all councillors are heard and respected.

The minutes of all Council meetings are available in the Council Archive.

 

Meetings of Council Committees

The Town Council conducts a lot of its practical business and discussion in four committees:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Planning and Infrastructure Committee
  • Town Plan and Neighbourhood Plan Committees
  • Community Engagement Committee.

Meetings of these committees are open to the public. They are normally held in the Council Office,  in the main building of the Cemetery,  in the evening. Committee agendas for meetings planned in the near future are advertised on the Council website.

The Town Council also has a number of sub-committees and working groups,  notably for Remembrance and Armed Forces Days. Included also are the working groups developing the main sections of the Hexham Town Plan 2014-15 and its Vision 2020.  In these,  town councillors work in partnership with representatives of other organisations in the town for the benefit of residents.

 

Annual Town meeting

An Annual Town Meeting is held in Hexham every year. The date for this in 2019 will be in April and be confirmed at least a month in advance.  A Town Meeting is for Hexham residents and at that meeting any matter of concern or interest which relates primarily to Hexham can be raised for discussion.