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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL

Electoral Division: Lynemouth
County Councillor: Councillor E. (Liz) Dunn
Address: 16 West Market Street, Lynemouth, Northumberland, NE61 5TS
Telephone: 07779 983685
e-mail: liz.dunn@northumberland.gov.uk

THE ROLE OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL

The County Council is responsible for:

•Education
•Social services
•Strategic planning
•Highways
•Transportation
•Libraries
•Trading standards
•Housing services
•Environmental health
•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
•Licensing
•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
e-mail: annemarie.trevelyan.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency office in Alnwick, 21A The Hotspur, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PR

Telephone: 01665 602106
e-mail: agent@ruffs.org or abby-oliver-95@hotmail.co.uk

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.

NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

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
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8EW

Telephone: 0191 221 9800
Email: enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk

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 

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 at offices in Blyth and Cramlington and via their telephone helpline.

Jane Brown

Bureau Administrator
Northumbrian Citizens Advice Bureau
Alnwick Office
First Floor, Lloyds Bank Chambers,
24 Bondgate Within,
Alnwick, NE66 1TD
Tel: 01665 604136
E-mail: adminalnwick@northumbriancab.cabnet.org.uk

LYNEMOUTH COMMUNITY TRUST

Mission

Lynemouth Community Trust is here to make Lynemouth and the surrounding area a great place in which to live, to work and to visit and to provide focal point for outside agencies to deliver a positive future for the whole community

We believe the Trust is at the centre of the regeneration of the community providing and encouraging practical, deliverable and economically viable projects that make a significant contribution to the improvement of the quality of life of Lynemouth residents.

Aims and Objectives

We have a number of aims and objectives that we are working towards. Our aims look to secure the best possible outcome for the community whilst recognising the impact of local regional and national policy on developments.

The focus is to consolidate on our past and continuing successes, build upon them and take Lynemouth and the surrounding area including Ellington and Linton (the ELL area) onwards in conjunction with both existing and new partners as the new single unitary authority comes into operation.

Our aims therefore are:

Generating pride in Lynemouth and the surrounding areas

Developing peoples confidence and skills

Making the Trust an effective delivery organisation to bring the aspirations of the community to life.

Vision

The vision of the Trust is based upon our desire to assist the village and the area which we serve to secure the social and economic regeneration of the village for the benefit of local residents. This vision seeks:

A strong and vibrant community

A thriving local economy

Employment training and learning opportunities

A strong local identity.

Telephone: 01670 863000

Fax: 01670 863008

Email: admin@lynemouth.org.uk

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:

Newcastle

Gateshead

Sunderland

North Tyneside

South Tyneside

Northumberland.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any more information or would like to discuss their service further. Contact: savitri.holmstrom@cvsnewcastle.org.uk 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 info@isoshousing.co.uk

Visit them at the Morpeth Office:

First Floor
Owen House
Sanderson Arcade
Morpeth.