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Much more than a fistful of funding for 11 local groups

At the end of March, Ashington Town Council invited applications for Annual Grant Funding and are delighted to have now pledged £64,250. This followed a change in how awards to outside bodies are made. The Council moved to an open invitation creating more opportunity for new and emerging groups and allowing us to direct funding where we feel it would be most beneficial.

The Council recognised that in some instances funding had become routine, rather than considered, and following a thorough process, due diligence is clear.

Funding in 2022/23 represents a 50% increase on awards made in 2021/22 with several new applicants attracted.


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Much more than a fistful of funding for 11 local groups





Ashington Veterans and Elders Institute Celebrates Jubilee

Ashington Veterans and Elders Institute held their Queens Jubilee Celebration on Sunday 12th June 2022. 


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Ashington Veterans and Elders Institute Celebrates Jubilee





Armed Forces Day & Falklands 40th Commemoration Service

Ashington commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict as well as bringing to mind those who currently serve in the Armed Forces at a Service in the Ashington Memorial Garden yesterday.


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Armed Forces Day & Falklands 40th Commemoration Service





SEATON WARD - Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated

A poll for the election of a Town Councillor for Ashington (Seaton Ward) will be held on Thursday 7th July 2022, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. Those persons nominated are:

Glyn Thomas Davies (Labour Party)

Andy McGregor (Liberal Democrats)

The Polling Station is North Seaton Community Centre, Oakville, Ashington.


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SEATON WARD - Notice of Poll and Statement of Persons Nominated





Cuttings of stories covering 50 years in Northumberland donated to museum

Between 1959 and 2009, reporters working in Ashington, Morpeth and Bedlington on two newspapers kept copies of every story they wrote in a collection of cuttings books.


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Cuttings of stories covering 50 years in Northumberland donated to museum





Popular Ashington Gardens Competition to take place again this year

The 2022 Competition is now launched with all entries to be submitted to the Town Council by the closing date of Friday 1st July 2022.


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Popular Ashington Gardens Competition to take place again this year





No Fair Day, but lots of other events to enjoy

It is with regret that Ashington Fair Day will not be held at the end of June as in previous years. The decision was taken on notice of planned preparatory work for the Northumberland Line taking place within the car park that would have been used for the fair. With uncertainty around the availability of the site, plans could not be put in place.

Ashington Town Council will look for a suitable alternative for ‘Fair Day’ in 2023 and would welcome ideas from members of the public. You can email or call the office, or click on the contact us link on the website.

To contact us:

clerk@ashingtontowncouncil.gov.uk (01670) 624520


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No Fair Day, but lots of other events to enjoy





Ashington Man Receives CBE

Michael Brodie, has been awarded a CBE for services to health, particularly during the pandemic, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2022.


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Ashington Man Receives CBE





Northumberland Miners Picnic Saturday 12th June 2022

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic makes a welcome return to Woodhorn Museum on Saturday 11 June after a two-year absence because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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Northumberland Miners Picnic Saturday 12th June 2022





Small Grant Fund Now Open For Applications

Ashington Town Council aims to promote and protect the quality of life and well-being of those who live in, work in, or visit the local area. To this end, the Council offer grants to local organisations based in, or providing services to the locality, to help them maintain and develop their services, facilities, and activities.


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Small Grant Fund Now Open For Applications





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