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Christmas Message

On behalf of Ashington Town Council, Chair, Cllr Mark Purvis would like to take the opportunity to wish the wonderful folk of Ashington a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Like 2020, 2021 has brought with it many challenges. Residents, businesses, and organisations are doing everything they can to overcome the issues faced by COVID-19, and more recently storm Arwen, as we strive to come out stronger.


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Town Councillors

 Ashington Town Council has provision for 18 Councillors, each representing one of the five wards in the town.

The work of a Town Councillor can vary from one Councillor to another.  The three main areas of work are summarised below:

  1. Decision making – Through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent and what services should be delivered.  Decision-making is collective and by voting.
  2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  3. Getting involved locally – As representatives of the community, Councillors may be part of local groups and organisations and may represent individuals and take up issues on their behalf.
  • A Town Councillor must represent the whole electorate not just those that voted for them.
  • A Town Councillor must represent the views of the community.
  • A Town Councillor has a duty to attend Council meetings.
  • A Town Councillor has a duty to ensure the Council is ‘properly’ managed.
  • A Town Councillor may represent a political party or may be independent.
  • A Town Councillor must maintain proper standards of behaviour as an elected representative.
  • A Town Councillor must abide by the adopted Code of Conduct and the Seven Principles of Public Life.
  • A Town Councillor must never use their position to secure personal advantage for themselves, family, or friends.
  • A Town Councillor must sign a declaration of acceptance of office and declare their interests.
  • A Town Councillor must not do anything that brings the Council into disrepute.
  • A Town Councillor is a volunteer and receives no financial reward.
  • A Town Councillor is accountable to local people.

Please note that conduct in relation to interests and the registration of them, are regulated by the Localism Act 2011, sections 26-34.  They require the Monitoring Officer of the principle council, i.e. Northumberland County Council, to establish and maintain the register, which is available in the link below.

Declarations of Interests

 

Bothal Ward  

Councillor Matthew Cuthbert

Councillor Lynne Grimshaw

Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Leader of Ashington Town Council

Telephone 07403 628 894

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Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Chair of Finance & General Services Committee

Bothal Ward County Councillor

Telephone 01670 810 827

Email Click here

 

Councillor Bob Walkinshaw

 

Bothal Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07988 361 705

Email Click here

 
   
Central Ward  

Councillor Eleanor Armstrong

Councillor Lawrence Henderson

Central Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07501 145 562

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Central Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 01670 815 057

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Councillor Caroline Ball

 

Central Ward Town Councillor

Central Ward County Councillor

Telephone 07890 046 689

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College Ward  

Councillor Liam Lavery

Councillor Mark Purvis

College Ward Town Councillor

Deputy Leader of Ashington Town Council

Telephone 01670 855 508

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College Ward Town Councillor

Business Chair of Ashington Town Council

College Ward County Councillor

Telephone 01670 815 270

Email: Click here

   
 

Councillor Vicky Brown

 

College Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 01670 856 852

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Haydon Ward  

Councillor Marjorie Chambers

Councillor Michelle Brannigan

Haydon Ward Town Councillor

Vice Business Chair of Ashington Town Council

Telephone 07802 801 986

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Haydon Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07717 833 288

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Councillor John Tully

 

Haydon Ward Town Councillor

Vice Chair of Finance & General Services Committee

Telephone 07903 377131

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Hirst Ward  

Councillor Victor Bridges

Councillor Pauline Thompson

Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 01670 457 058

Email: Click here

Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Civic Head of Ashington

Telephone 01670 813 327

Email: Click here

   
 

Councillor Sophie Robinson

 

Hirst Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07545 211 674

Email: Click here

 
   
Seaton Ward  

Councillor Avril Chisholm

Councillor Jim Lang

Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Deputy Civic Head

Telephone 01670 818 013

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Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Seaton Ward County Councillor (including Newbiggin by the Sea West)

Telephone 01670 856 911

Email: Click here

   
 

Councillor Louis Brown

 

Seaton Ward Town Councillor

Telephone 07957 133 914

Email: Click here

 
   

 





The Council



Council News
Christmas Message

On behalf of Ashington Town Council, Chair, Cllr Mark Purvis would like to take the opportunity to wish the wonderful folk of Ashington a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Like 2020, 2021 has brought with it many challenges. Residents, businesses, and organisations are doing everything they can to overcome the issues faced by COVID-19, and more recently storm Arwen, as we strive to come out stronger.


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