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 Prior’s Hall. To see the agendas for forthcoming Council meetings, follow this link.
2021 Full Council meeting dates are:
|11th January||8th February||8th March|
|12th April||17th May (Annual Meeting of the Council)||14th June|
|12th July||9th August (cancelled)||13th September|
|11th October||8th November||13th December|
No Annual Town Meeting was held in 2021 due to Covid-19.
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 an interesting and necessary degree of formality – necessary to ensure that the views of all Councillors are heard and respected.
The 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 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 Day 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 Covid-19.