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Ashington Town Council Agree New Climate Change and Environmental Committee

Following a meeting of the Full Council last night, Tuesday 28th June 2022, Ashington Town Council formally agreed the Climate Change and Environmental Committee.


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Ashington Town Council Agree New Climate Change and Environmental Committee





PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN, YEAR ENDING MARCH 2022

Ashington Town Council has received and approved the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) (2021/22), and this will now be submitted to the external auditor. The unaudited AGAR has been published on the Council’s website, under the AGAR section of the Finance pages.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates.  The Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return sets out these rights and how to exercise them.


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PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN, YEAR ENDING MARCH 2022





A fitting tribute and a football hall of fame

In July 2020, following the death of Jack Charlton, Cllr Liam Lavery acted on the outpouring of grief, locally and further afield, with the idea of a fitting tribute; a statue in his hometown Ashington.

The project received support from Ashington Town Council who commissioned well respected sculptor Douglas Jennings to create a life-size bronze cast statue of Jack ‘The Elder’, to stand proudly in Hirst Park, overlooking the fields where Jack first kicked a football.

There is much written about how football evolved in mining communities, but whatever point of view you take, mining communities produced some enviable talent in football. As a proud ex-mining town there are links to the mining heritage of Ashington in people, places, words, and structures. Add to that a town that boasts four ‘footballers of the year’ and you have an exciting heritage project in the making.

As the project moves into extra time, we are delighted to share that Jack will be in exceptional company in Hirst Park. Local football and heritage enthusiast and expert Barry Mead has worked closely with Ashington Town Council to bring forward the story of Ashington’s football hall of fame. Jackie Milburn, Jimmy Adamson, Bobby Charlton, and Jack Charlton will all feature in ‘Ashington’s Footballing Heritage’, including special coverage of the 1966 World Cup. Using interpretation panels, the aim is to educate, motivate, and inspire people by bringing to life the story of these four players in words and pictures, with a focus on their early roots and career triumphs.

In the coming weeks we will be delighted to share an artist’s impression of the work, but in the meantime the landscape plan gives an overall picture.

For more information on the Jack Charlton Statue and Ashington’s Football Heritage, please contact Ashington Town Council.

Tune in to the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Newcastle tomorrow morning to hear Cllr Liam Lavery being interviewed on the project.


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A fitting tribute and a football hall of fame





Free STEM Summer Club at Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum are currently working on a project called Our Past, Your Future which celebrates the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) heritage


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Free STEM Summer Club at Woodhorn Museum





Approval for rail line milestone

The latest major milestone on the Northumberland Line has been reached after the Government approved a key part of the authorisation process. 


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Approval for rail line milestone





Multi-million pound Ashington improvement bid being submitted

A multi-million pound bid is being submitted to Government for transformational improvements to Ashington town centre.


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Multi-million pound Ashington improvement bid being submitted





Ashington Gardens Competition

There is still time to enter the Garden Competition, closing date is this Friday, 1st June 2022.


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Ashington Gardens Competition





New Group For Men

Man Friday is a new group for men starting on Friday 1st July, 10am at Full Circle Food.


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New Group For Men





Northumberland County Council Apprenticeships Available Now

Northumberland County Council has vacancies for more than 60 apprenticeships,


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Northumberland County Council Apprenticeships Available Now





Public consultation and offer of a briefing – SUEZ’s proposal for an anaerobic digestion facility

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK, a leading provider of recycling and resource management services, is proposing to develop an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility


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Public consultation and offer of a briefing – SUEZ’s proposal for an anaerobic digestion facility





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