Meetings of the full Hexham Town Council
Hexham Town Council meets monthly. Full Council meetings are usually 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 2020 the Full Council will meet on the following dates:
|13th January||10th February||9th March|
|6th April||11th May (Annual Meeting of the Council)||8th June|
|13th July||10th August||14th September|
|12th October||9th November||14th December|
The Annual Town Meeting will be on Thursday 23 April (cancelled due to the coronavirus).
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 ask questions regarding matters on the agenda or relating to Hexham.
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 five Committees:
- Finance and General Purposes Committee
- Planning and Infrastructure Committee
- Town Plan Committee
- Neighbourhood Plan Committee
- 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 2020 will be Thursday 23 April. 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.