Councillor George McCreedy has resigned after 10 years dedicated service.....
14 December 2017

Councillor George McCreedy has resigned after 10 years of dedicated service...

At the meeting of the Town Council last night, Chair Cllr Gerry Price announced that Cllr George McCreedy was resigning with immediate effect.

George McCreedy has served as Ward Councillor for Castle Dene and Eltringham for 10 years, joining in 2007 when he retired from the Youth Service.  Joining the Town Council was part of George's long-term plan following retirement so he could continue to serve and do good for the town and folk of Prudhoe who know him so well and who he has worked tirelessly for.

Cllr Gerry Price commended the extensive contribution George has made to the town of Prudhoe and to the Town Council, describing him as a dedicated councillor who would be a great loss to the Council. 

Cllrs were unanimous in their admiration of George as a very active and caring councillor and Cllr Jennifer McGee paid tribute to the work carried out by George and especially to the fact that George participated in everything and most especially with respect to the Youth Service.

Members agreed that George McCreedy would be a great loss to the Council and agreed a letter should be sent by the chair passing on the sentiments of all.

George will still be seen around the town and will remain an active part of community life.

George has been involved in and most often been the driver of every event the Town Council has held so here are a couple of photographs showing him at his best, flying a kite at the Kite Festival at Highfield Park and dancing with wife, Judy at the 30th Anniversary of Town Twinning.

Kite Festival 2014

Town Twinning 30 years Anniversary 2012

(photographs by Moira Wooldridge)

There's now a reason for the young people of Prudhoe to rise early on Christmas Eve as well as on Christmas Day... junior parkrun will arrive at the Riverside Country Park..
14 December 2017

There's now a reason for the young people of Prudhoe to rise early on Christmas Eve as well as on Christmas Day... junior parkrun will arrive at Tyne Riverside Country Park on 24th December and each Sunday after that.

On 24th December (Christmas Eve) 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.


Discount Homes now available at Cottier Grange, Prudhoe.....
08 December 2017

Gentoo now has a number of discounted homes available for local people to purchase at Cottier Grange.  The homes are available to purchase at 80% of their market value for people in Prudhoe and Northumberland as part of their affordable housing commitment on the site.

The story is up on the Hexham Courant website this morning -

There is more detailed info available on the Gentoo website, including an expression of interest form for interested parties to complete, click on the link below: 



The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 13th December, beginning at 7:00 pm.....
07 December 2017

The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 13th December, beginning at 7:00 pm in meeting room 1 of The Spetchells Centre.

Please click on the image below to open the agenda in a larger PDF format.

The papers associated with the meeting, including draft minutes of the previous meetings, are available on the Meeting Papers page on the navigation pane on the left.


New opening times for the Road-Ends Toilets at the bottom of South Road..
05 December 2017

New opening times for the Road-Ends Toilets at the bottom of South Road.

The decision has been made by Northumberland County Council in an attempt to reduce the likelihood of any further damage and public order offences.

Prudhoe Town Council TV Licence Refund Scheme..
30 November 2017

Prudhoe Town Council TV Licence Refund Scheme

As from 1st January 2018 residents of Prudhoe and Mickley are asked to collect the £30 refund on the cost of their Television Licence on the following days/times:

Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 3 pm

Friday 10 am - 1 pm

(click on the poster to open in larger PDF format)

Sought after update on the continued use of Moor Road by construction vehicles as Cottier Grange development continues.....
17 October 2017

Cottier Grange Update from Gentoo Homes

Works to reconstruct the spine road through the new Cottier Grange site have unfortunately suffered a number of setbacks, meaning that construction traffic is still only able to access the site by the temporary entrance on Moor Road. This is until the spine road reconstruction is complete.

We understand such delays may not be particularly welcomed by local residents and we do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Due to the site constraints, planning permission allows for us to use this entrance as a temporary measure until the new spine road is reconstructed, as unfortunately there is no other option other than to use the temporary entrance. We can assure you that our contractors are prioritising completing the reconstruction of the spine road to allow all site traffic to revert back to using the main entrance to the site from the B6395.

In terms of the construction traffic that uses the temporary entrance on Moor Road, we continue to reiterate to drivers they should drive with care, to the speed limits and to follow the designated routes and times. If this is not the case, please report this to us and we will take appropriate action with the companies involved.

We have opened the new driveway and landscaped areas that lead from the B6395 up to our new sales centre at the very front of the site, allowing pedestrians to again enter/exit Priestclose Woods via the much-improved driveway.

We have also completed the installation of new steps leading from the site down to the Stanley Burn, in line with guidance from Northumberland County Council, and this area is now much improved. Again, unfortunately, due to knock on effects of delays to the spine road, the adjoining Public Right of Way (PROW), which runs through the middle of the site down to the new steps, will need to remain closed for public safety. This is until the spine road works and associated major electrical mains situated in and around the PROW are completed.

We are liaising with Northumberland County Council and they are aware of the issues and are committed to re-open the PROW as soon as it is safe to do so. We will need to close the PROW at various points over the full duration of the construction programme to allow for further construction work to take place.

Once again, we’re endeavouring to complete the works as quickly as possible so please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes for you.

Jonathan Coxon
Communications Manager Gentoo


Volunteer Support Workers needed for West Northumberland FODDBANK..
09 October 2017

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