Services offered by the council
Armed Forces Day
The Council has a Community Engagement Committee and every two years organises an Armed Forces Day event. In 2018 (the most recent event, due to Covid) this included a military parade, a display of military vehicles and equipment, classic cars, stalls, a service arranged by Hexham Abbey, musical entertainment at the bandstand, a climbing wall, a balloon entertainer, face painting and a Dakota flypast.
Every year the Council coordinates the tree kindly donated by Egger, pays for the lights, and arranges the Christmas lights switch-on event.
Honorary Steward and Bailiff of Hexham
The Town Council created the above title in 2001 and every year it is awarded to a local resident for outstanding service to Hexham. Further information and a list of the Stewards and Bailiffs is available here.
The County Council is responsible for emptying litter bins but the Town Council provides any new or replacement bins required in Hexham (except for those in the parks belonging to the County Council).
Maintenance in Hexham
Town Council staff plant many of the displays in Hexham’s hanging baskets, tubs and flowerbeds and also cut some of the grass verges in the west of the town.
The Council owns and maintains 8 play areas (Bell Terrace, Broadway, Dene Park, two at Park Well on Corbridge Road, Priestlands Dene, The Sele and Tyne Green), the skatepark (at the Sele) and the outdoor gym equipment (at Tyne Green).
In 2013 the Council formed a Town Plan Committee and there have been three associated Working Groups (Built Environment and Transport; Economy, Heritage and Tourism; and Health, Wellbeing and Leisure) who completed a Town Plan and draft Hexham Vision 2020. Please see the Town Plan Progress Report for further information.
Working with Other Organisations
This includes Hexham Abbey, Hexham in Bloom, Hexham Community Partnership, Hexham Town Twinning Association – and more!