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 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.
The County Council are 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 the grass of various 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) and the skatepark.
Town Plan 2020
The Council has a Town Plan 2020 Committee and there have been three associated Working Groups: Built Environment and Transport; Economy, Heritage and Tourism; and Health, Wellbeing and Leisure. On-going work includes the protection of historic buildings and dementia awareness in Hexham. Recent work includes appointing Sustrans to carry out a consultation on the Market Place.
Working with Other Organisations
This includes Hexham Abbey, Hexham in Bloom, Hexham Community Partnership, Hexham Town Twinning Association – and more!
Vision for 2020
In 2013 the Town Council formed a number of Town Plan Working Groups who completed a Draft Hexham Vision 2020 & Town Plan 2014/15.
The Town Council’s working groups are presently implementing this Draft Hexham Vision 2020 & Town Plan 2014/15.
However, the Town Council would like to know your views, suggestions, objections or comments, so please send them by email here or write to Hexham Town Council, Council Office, St Andrew’s Cemetery, Hexham NE46 3RR.