Council Meetings

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 6.00pm at Hexham Abbey’s Priors Hall.  To see the agendas for forthcoming Council meetings,  follow this link.

2023 Full Council meeting dates are:

9th January13th February13th March
17th April15th May (Annual Meeting of the Council)12th June
10th JulyNo meeting in August11th  September
9th October13th November11th December

Town Council meetings are open to the public. There is a regular item – usually at the very start of the meeting – when any resident who lives in the Hexham Town parish can ask questions regarding matters on the agenda or relating to Hexham.

The Hexham Town Mayor chairs Full Council meetings and meetings proceed with a degree of formality – necessary to ensure that the views of all Councillors are heard and respected.

Full Council meetings are usually recorded by HexhamTV and can be viewed on the Facebook page. 

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 its Committees:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Planning and Infrastructure Committee
  • Community Engagement Committee
  • Neighbourhood Plan 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 sub-committees and working groups, notably for Remembrance events. 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 usually held. 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. Unfortunately, this meeting could not be held in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid pandemic and no meeting was arranged for 2022.