NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
Electoral Division: Lynemouth
County Councillor: Councillor E. (Liz) Dunn
Address: 16 West Market Street, Lynemouth, Northumberland, NE61 5TS
Telephone: 07779 983685
THE ROLE OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL
The County Council is responsible for:
•Leisure, culture and museum services
•Recycling, refuse collection, street cleaning
•Parks, grass cutting, public toilets
•Tourism, regeneration and business development
•Local planning and building control
•Council tax and business rate collections
•Housing and council tax benefits
•Elections and electoral registration.
New 0345 council number will cut call costs for residents
Northumberland County Council is introducing a new telephone number which will help cut the cost for those ringing for help and advice.
To contact the council, residents currently call a local number based on their local exchange, or an 0845 number. Rates for this latter number differ depending on the caller's own phone package so, to make the cost of calling the council fairer, the number is now changing to 0345 which is charged at a local rate.
The council’s previous telephone number was 0845 600 6400. The new number is 0345 600 6400 . The remaining seven digits of the telephone number will stay exactly the same.
Alongside this telephone number, you can also use one of the following local numbers to get in touch with us:
01670 627000 (areas covered include: Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Cramlington, Felton, Hartburn, Longhorsley, Lynemouth, Morpeth, Newbiggin, Red Row, Scots Gap, Stannington, Ulgham and Whalton).
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Mrs. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP
House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
Telephone: 0207 219 4437 in London
Constituency office in Alnwick, 21A The Hotspur, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PR
What MPs do:
- The UK public elects Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs are involved in considering and proposing new laws, and can use their position to ask government ministers questions about current issues.
- MPs split their time between working in Parliament itself, working in the constituency that elected them and working for their political party.
- Some MPs from the governing party (or parties) become government ministers with specific responsibilities in certain areas, such as Health or Defence.
- When Parliament is sitting (meeting), MPs generally spend their time working in the House of Commons. This can include raising issues affecting their constituents, attending debates and voting on new laws.
- Most MPs are also members of committees, which look at issues in detail, from government policy and new laws, to wider topics like human rights.
- In their constituency, MPs often hold a 'surgery' in their office, where local people can come along to discuss any matters that concern them.
- MPs also attend functions, visit schools and businesses and generally try to meet as many people as possible. This gives MPs further insight and context into issues they may discuss when they return to Westminster.
PC (402) Hilary Sim is the Community Beat Manager for Lynemouth and attends meetings of the Parish Council when she can.
Her main aim in the area is to establish close links with the community and partnership agencies to make a difference to the quality of life for residents. She will endeavour to work closely with the local schools in order to educate children in matters such as road safety and stranger awareness. She looks forward to hearing from any member of the public wanting her assistance to discuss policing issues in the area.
Contact your neighbourhood team by 'phoning 101 and asking for extension 61623.
Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people and covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles in the North East of England, from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast.
Northumbria is one of the largest forces in the country and is recognised as one of the top performing in the UK.
Under the leadership of Chief Constable, Steve Ashman, Northumbria Police is committed to reducing crime, disorder and building trust and confidence in its communities.
The force has around 3,486 police officers, 1,505 police staff, 245 Special Constables and 200 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), who work together to prevent, detect and reduce crime in the Northumbria area. (figures last updated 1st June 2015)
POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR NORTHUMBRIA
Dame Vera Baird, QC - Northumbria PCC
Police and Crime Commissioner
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
2nd Floor Victory House
Balliol Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 221 9800
Each force in the country has seen the introduction of a publically elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).The PCC is responsible for overseeing the Chief Constable and hold the Chief to account to ensure an efficient and effective police service for the area. The PCC and Chief Constable are governed by guidelines based on principles of goodwill, professionalism, openness and trust.
The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) scrutinises and supports the PCC. The panel is made up of at least ten councillors from the six local councils along with two co-opted members.
The elections for the PCC for Northumbria last took place on November 15, 2012 and Vera Baird was elected, taking office on 22 November, 2012.
CITIZENS ADVICE NORTHUMBERLAND
Information and opening times
Northumberland Adviceline Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm - 03444 111 444
Online advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Citizens Advice - Northumberland recognise that life is getting increasingly complicated and it's becoming more and more important that people can easily access relevant high quality advice and information on offer in South East Northumberland and via their telephone helpline.
ADVOCACY CENTRE NORTH (PREVIOUSLY NEWCASTLE ADVOCACY CENTRE) has received funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner to launch a new advocacy service for people affected by hate crime or hate incidents.
A copy of their leaflet is available in the 'Library' section of this website for anyone who might benefit from independent advocacy around hate crime or hate incidents. Referrals can also be made using the referral form included in the leaflet, or over the phone using the number on the leaflet (and below).
They cover the following areas:
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any more information or would like to discuss their service further. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 0191 235 7013 Fax 0191 230 5640.
Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Outstanding Service category at Advocacy National Awards 2016. Advocacy Centre North is part of Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF | www.advocacycentrenorth.org.uk | Main office 0191 232 7445. Follow them on twitter www.twitter.com/AdvocacyCentre.
Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1125877) and company limited by guarantee (number 6681475) registered in England and Wales.
ISOS has changed its name, but you can still contact them on the usual numbers. KARBON HOMES is one of the largest housing associations in the North East, owning and managing nearly 24000 homes region-wide. To help avoid confusion for customers they are keeping the same contact details for Isos, Derwentside and Cestria, until they tell customers otherwise. If you are a former Isos tenant or leaseholder:
Call Karbon Homes on 0300 300 1505
Email us at email@example.com
Visit them at the Morpeth Office:
Residents can contact Healthwatch Northumberland, the independent champion for people in Northumberland who use health and social care services.
As a statutory function (there is a Healthwatch in each council area of England), they listen to your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, mental health services, care homes and home care - any care service you may have used - and influence change and improvements in these services. They also offer a signposting service where we can help find you a new dental practice or GP for example, help you make complaints, register a concern or give praise, and they can put you in touch with local support groups and services.
Their website has a range of health advice and information, the latest on local health issues and lists local events and ways of getting your voice heard by care providers and commissioners. Visit the website: www.healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk or call: 03332 408468. General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LYNEMOUTH LIBRARY is now located at Lynemouth Day Care Centre, Albion Terrace, Lynemouth, NE61 5SY. Tel: 01670 620250. Opening times:
Monday 9.30 a.m. -12.00 noon and 12.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Thursday 2.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.