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 January11th February11th March
8th April13th May (Annual Meeting of the Council)10th June
8th July5th August9th  September
14th October11th November9th December

The Annual Town Meeting will be on Wednesday 8th May.

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 Wednesday 8th May.  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.