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The role of the Civic Head

  • The Council shall appoint a Civic Head and Deputy Civic Head by resolution of the Council, at the Annual Meeting in May.
  • The Council shall delegate to this role to attend civic and ceremonial functions that require a civic presence. This shall include events in the community, such as openings and fundraising events organised by voluntary and charitable organisations, and other events determined by the Council.
  • Whilst delegating to this role, the Council and its officers shall have due regard that the role is not governed by the legislation and civic protocal and that of Town Mayor.
  • In the absence of the Civic Head, the Deputy Civic Head will undertake those matters delegated in accordance with this Standing Order.




News / Events

    Hirst Park Growing Zone Launch Bike Hub - 14th June 2022

    The Civic Head, Cllr Bob Walkinshaw attended the launch of the Hirst Park Growing Zone Bike Hub on Saturday 14th June 2022

    The Civic Head commented that “there is an excellent team of volunteers offering bike repairs and recycling old...

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    Armed Services Day & Falklands 40th Commemorative Service - 12th June 2022

    The event took place on Sunday 12th June 2022, in Ashington Memorial Garden.  The Civic Head, Cllr Bob Walkinshaw laid a wreath on behalf of the town.

    The Civic Head commented that “the service led by the Reverend Chris Groocock was...

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    Northumberland Miners Picnic - 11th June 2022

    The Civic Head, Cllr Bob Walkinshaw attended Northumberland Miners Picnic on Saturday 11th June 2022. 

    This year’s Miners Picnic was extra special as it was the first time in two years that everyone could enjoy the event face to face.

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    Girl Guides Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - 5th June 2022

    The Civic Head, Cllr Bob Walkinshaw attended a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fun Day organised by Ashington Division Girl Guides on Sunday 5th June 2022, which was held at Bothal Primary Upper School. 

    The Civic Head commented that “the event was...

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    Ashington Male Voice Choir Annual Concert 21st May 2022 - 31st May 2022

    The Civic Head of Ashington, Cllr Bob Walkinshaw attended the Male Voice Choir’s Annual
    Concert.  The Civic Head had an excellent evening at the Holy Sepulchre Church, where the Choir sang a good selection of songs.  The event was well attended and the Civic Head
    commented that the event...

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