Highfield Lane, Prudhoe - Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders and On-going Consultation.....
19 March 2018

Highfield Lane, Prudhoe - Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders and On-going Consultation...

As most people have noticed, single yellow lines have appeared on Highfield Lane which restricts stopping and parking on certain parts of the road, at certain times of the day.

Previous to this there were two inconclusive consultations; this is the scheme NCC Highways has come up with to tackle the parking, congestion and safety concerns, experienced at peak times throughout term-time.

Click HERE to open the letter issued regarding this.

Please view an image of the plan below, or click to open in PDF format.

Please make any comments on this Traffic Management Plan to Northumberland County Council, by clicking HERE

NCC Consultation on schools in West Northumberland is open until 9th April 2018; make your views known .....
19 March 2018

Consultation has started on options for the organisation of schools in the west of Northumberland, which includes schools in Haydon Bridge and Hexham Partnerships. 

NCC reported that leaders of schools in the west have already been consulted over the last month and now the second phase of this extensive consultation is now open to parents, staff, Governors, parish councils, the wider community and anyone else with an interest.

You have until Monday 9th April to make your views know.

Click below to go directly to the consultation page.



Cemetery Records available at Prudhoe Town Council Office.....
16 March 2018

Cemetery Records available at Prudhoe Town Council Office...


Damaged Bus Shelter on West Wylam Drive.....
12 March 2018

Damaged Bus Shelter on West Wylam Drive...

On Saturday night, an incident in the bus shelter on West Wylam Drive resulted in both side windows being shattered.

Immediately after, reports on social media suggested that this was as a direct result of anti-social behaviour and underage drinking and that a large group of young people continued drinking and throwing stones at resident's windows.

None of this was reported to the police at the time and the damage to the bus shelter was only reported to the police this afternoon, by Prudhoe Town Council.  There were no reports of young people with alcohol in West Wylam and no reports of items being thrown at windows.

The police can only act on the crimes and anti-social behaviour reported and had they received a call they would have attended.

The cost of repairing the damage to the bus shelters is likely to cost in the region of £1,000, of Prudhoe tax-payers money, not to mention the time clearing up that could have been spent elsewhere.

The police will do house-to-house enquiries and a letter drop but the message is clear - IF YOU SEE A CRIME OR ASB REPORT IT; you can remain anonymous.



Temporary Road Closure Advice..
09 March 2018

Temporary Road Closure Advice

Please be advised that on Saturday 19th May 2018 the level crossing on Station Bank (Low Prudhoe) will be closed from 11:00 pm until the following day, opening at 8:30 am.

The road will close again at 10:30 pm on Sunday 20th May and will re-open at 6:00 am on Monday 21st May.

Network Rail have work to carry out; for more details visit: https://roadworks.org/?tm=104953277 the NCC interactive website for road closures.

SAVE THE DATE to support this great local event.....
09 March 2018

SAVE THE DATE to support this great local event...



International Women's Day and how we will mark this 100th Anniversary .....
08 March 2018

International Women's Day is held annually on 8th March 2018 to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations.  It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first March 8th IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.  Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women equality.  Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

Northumberland County Council marked the occasion with an event at The Fuse Media Centre.  Visit HERE to find out more and hear from women across Northumberland about what inspires them.

On this special day, it seems fitting to announce that the town's summer planters and hanging baskets will be fittingly planted with flowers in purple, white and green, the colours of the suffragette movement.  Additionally, the commemorative bed (opposite The Syntax) will display the Suffragette flag. 

Hollybush Landscaping and Nursery do a great job and they are used to requests from us and from others in the town for displays in the commemorative bed; they were only too pleased to help celebrate this milestone.

As well as marking 100 years since the first women got the right to vote, we are also celebrating 100 years since the end of the First World War; for this, the town's formal floral beds will be splendent in red, white and blue.


Prudhoe Town Council welcomes a new Councillor and declares a further vacancy on the same night.....
02 March 2018

Prudhoe Town Council welcomes a new Councillor and declares a further vacancy on the same night...

On Wednesday night Holly Kelleher, well know for Prudhoe parkrun, Prudhoe Plodders and for being an all round veritable valiant volunteer, was co-opted onto the vacant seat for Castle & Eltringham Ward.

Holly will begin her new role as a Prudhoe Town Councillor after signing a 'declaration of office', the legal requirement following any new appointment.

Being awarded Sports Personality of the Year at the Tynedale Sports awards 2018 

Making a 'Volunteer Here' table at Tyne Riverside Country Park

On the same night, following the resignation of Councillor Eileen Burt, a vacancy was declared in Prudhoe West and Halfway Ward.

Cllr Eileen Burt leaves the Council for pastures new.....
02 March 2018

At Prudhoe Town Council's meeting on Wednesday night, Councillor Eileen Burt said her farewells, following the formal receipt of her resignation after 17 years service as a Town Councillor.

Councillor Jennifer McGee paid a special tribute to Councillor Eileen Burt, describing her as an excellent Councillor and a great colleague.  

Councillor Jennifer McGee laughed and described that she and Councillor Burt had not always agreed on everything but that she would miss her greatly, as a friend and a Councillor.

Councillor Jennifer McGee said that Councillor Eileen Burt would be a huge miss to Prudhoe, and not just to the Town Council, as she had been part of so many things for such a long time.

Councillor Jennifer McGee concluded by wishing Councillor  Eileen Burt well in her move and much happiness in her new home.

Chair, Councillor Gerry Price also gave thanks to Councillor Eileen Burt for her diligent service as a Town Councillor and a County Councillor, a school governor, a trustee of Prudhoe Community Partnership and a justice of the peace.  

Tributes were echoed by all Councillors present, by County Councillor Gordon Stewart, also in attendance, and County Councillor Anne Dale, via a note to the Chair.

Councillor Eileen Burt was very grateful for the kinds words spoken and responded that it had been a pleasure to serve Prudhoe and she wished the Council all the best for the future.

02 March 2018


Due to the resignation of Eileen Burt, there is a vacancy in the Prudhoe West & Halfway ward; a seat on Prudhoe Town Council.

Please see the formal vacancy notice below.  Interested parties are encouraged to contact the office if they require any information, alternatively contact the elections office as stated.

tel: 835487

email: prudhoetc@hotmail.com

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Getabout Northumberland - helping people get where they need to be ......
27 February 2018

Northumberland County Council is working with Adapt North East to deliver the Getabout project. 

As part of the Getabout Northumberland project, we are currently working with a number of communities who are exploring formalised lift giving as an option for people who are unable to use the bus or community transport and need access for 'social' as opposed to 'medical' journeys accessing health services. 

Click on the links below to find out more.

Getabout service user leaflet

Getabout volunteer leaflet

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this service please give them a call.


Volunteering and Wellbeing Fair - Wentworth Leisure Centre 21st February 2018 12:30 - 3:00 pm..
14 February 2018
The next Public Meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 14th February 2018.....
09 February 2018

The next public meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 14th February 2018, commencing at 7:00 pm in meeting room 1 of the Spetchells Centre.

Please see the agenda for the meeting below:

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The papers for the meeting can be viewed in meeting papers, Planning, Contracts & Works Meetings 2018.

Prudhoe Town Council has set the budget for 2018-19.....
05 February 2018

Prudhoe Town Council has set the budget for 2018-19.  

The Town Council Budget for 2018-19 has been set at £339,440.  With end-of-year balances estimated at £68,662 and a separate Asset Reserve Fund of £40,000, the Precept Demand has been submitted for £310,778. 

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The headings in the chart above are dictated by Northumberland County Council, within these headings there are more descriptive sub-headings, as detailed in the table below.

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The chart below compares the forthcoming budget with the budget that has evolved over 2017/18, with respect to the headings set by Northumberland County Council.

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The chart below compares each sub-heading within the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Budget.


Macmillan Coffee Morning and Tombola - The Spetchells Centre Tuesday 13th March 2018..
25 January 2018

The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 31st January, beginning at 7:00 pm. This is an important meeting that agrees the budget for 2018-19 and the precept set against that.....
25 January 2018

The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 31st January, beginning at 7:00 pm in meeting room 1 of The Spetchells Centre. 

This is one of the most important public meetings of the year as Prudhoe Town Council agree the budget for the next financial year, 2018-19, and the precept set against this.

The budget presented is a draft for discussion and that agreed may be different.  Therefore, the precept information is based upon the draft budget presented and may also change according to what is agreed on the night.

17 January 2018
15 January 2018
Exciting prospects for Prudhoe East Centre..
11 January 2018

At the Town Council’s meeting last night a Feasibility Report on The East Centre was received, commissioned jointly by Prudhoe Community Partnership and Prudhoe Town Council.

image from Prudhoe and District History Society

In the first instance, some Town Councillors were concerned as to why the report had to be received confidentially and voiced that this had been raised on social media.  Due to commercial sensitivity, it was accepted that this was a decision by Prudhoe Community Partnership and discussion progressed. However, Councillors were assured to know that although the report was confidential and the item was being discussed under a section 68 (private and confidential) agenda item, that the outcome and reasoning would eventually be in the public domain as the Town Council is accountable to the public and needs to be transparent about its decisions.

The Feasibility Report was received very positively and Councillors agreed unanimously to formally request that Northumberland County Council transfer the East Centre to the Town Council.  Councillors are enthused and motivated about the prospect of taking on the building and to ensure that it is used in perpetuity for the community, including the provision of youth services.  The Town Council is keen to reach out to Community Groups who would like to use the building and appreciate that a business plan is required to take this exciting venture forward, this is something all Councillors present at the meeting showed a strong commitment to. 

As a statutory body and the most local level of Government, it is strongly felt that the Town Council is best placed to take on this public building to ensure continued community use, accountability to the public, and transparency. 

The Town Council will be making a formal request to Northumberland County Council today. 

Junior parkrun every Saturday.....
10 January 2018

Prudhoe has its own junior parkrun is coming to Prudhoe at Tyne Riverside Country Park. junior parkrun is a free, weekly 2km run for children aged between 4-14 hosted every Sunday at 09:00.  Children under 11 must be supervised by their parents but are allowed to run alone, and all runners who register and bring a barcode will get a time.  Better still, children completing regular parkruns will be rewarded with achievement wristbands on completion of milestones. 

Participation rewards are as follows:

Half marathon club (11 runs): blue wristband 
Marathon club (21 runs): green wristband 

Ultra marathon club (50 runs): orange wristband 

Click on the image below to visit the parkrun website to register.


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58 Front Street The Spetchells Centre Prudhoe Northumberland NE42 5AA Tel: (01661) 835487 email: prudhoetc@hotmail.com