The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 25th July, beginning at 7:00pm in meeting room 1 of The Spetchells Centre..
20 July 2018

The next meeting of Prudhoe Town Council will be held on Wednesday 25th July, beginning at 7:00 pm in meeting room 1 of The Spetchells Centre.

The papers for the meeting can be found on the meeting papers page to the left. 

Click on the image below to open the agenda as a PDF document.

 

42 Days of Summer.....
17 July 2018

42 Days of Summer...

Everything is now in place for a FREE summer of fun for the children of Prudhoe.  Individual groups, clubs and organisations will be doing their own bookings for the free spaces made possible with funding from Prudhoe Town Council, spaces cannot be booked via Prudhoe Town Council.

Click on the calendar image below to view what is going on on different days, it will open in a more readable PDF format.  Links to all our partners are at the bottom of the page.

Team Builders - Churches Together

Mini Me Hair & Beauty

Prudhoe Poppets

Junior Prudhoe Parkrun

Prudhoe Waterworld

Prudhoe Children's Centre

Mortal Fools

West Northumberland Youth Service

Northumberland Libraries

Happy Faces

The Fun Station

Friends of Eastwood Park

Computing 4 Kids

Northern Stars Dance Academy

Active Future/Futsal

Forest Adventurers

 

 

 

Prudhoe in Bloom for Businesses .....
16 July 2018

Prudhoe in Bloom for Businesses

Join in with the community spirit of 'Prudhoe in Bloom' and sign your business up for a visit in the week of 13th August.

The volunteers of 'Prudhoe in Bloom' would love to visit and commend your efforts at the celebration presentation in September.

If you are interested in being involved, please complete this entry form by the end of July and return to Prudhoe Town Council either by email or post, or you can hand into the library desk in The Spetchells Centre.

We would love to hear from you.

Entry Form

Prudhoe War Memorial - The Lychgate, St Mary Magdalene Church, Prudhoe..
13 July 2018

Prudhoe War Memorial - The Lychgate, St Mary Magdalene Church, Prudhoe

It is with great pleasure that Prudhoe Town Council confirms that the Town's War Memorial at the Lychgate of St. Mary Magdalene Church has been renovated and updated with the names of the fallen.  

 

EASTWOODS PARK SUMMER PICNIC AND FAIR, Saturday 18th August from 12 till 5pm..
13 July 2018

Great news for the young people of Prudhoe.....
12 July 2018

Great news for the young people of Prudhoe...

At the same time as the England team were trying their best for the country, Town Councillors were going 'all-out' for the young people of Prudhoe.

Following a funding bid that was only put out 14 days ago, 15 groups and organisations came back with ideas for activities in the summer holidays.  At the Town Council meeting last night all proposals were supported in some way or another and the 6 weeks summer holiday is looking very exciting and active.

It is hoped that young people will be encouraged to try new things and there is an array of activities for a variety of age groups, all with a meal or snack provided.  This is a first for Prudhoe Town Council, we have always supported Youth Provision in Prudhoe, but this is taking it a step further.  Of course, as with everything we do, the council will have to look at whether the investment has met the objectives set and we will be collecting feedback at the end of the holidays to allow that.

All sessions and activities will be advertised and should be booked (if required) through the providers themselves, but if you would like a flavour of what will be on offer, click on the link below which will open in larger PDF format.

The Town Council has also funded an 'Inspired by Nature' Forest Schools trip for the young people of Ferndene.  This will provide a wonderful opportunity to get out and about with nature and explore everything from den building to campfires.

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR SEAT IN PRUDHOE WEST AND HALFWAY WARD..
12 July 2018

NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR SEAT ON PRUDHOE TOWN COUNCIL - PRUDHOE WEST AND HALFWAY WARD

If you are interested in becoming a councillor for Prudhoe Town Council, there is a vacancy in Prudhoe West and Halfway Ward and an election has been called.

Usually, when an election is called this suggests that there is more than one person interested in the seat but interest does not have to have been declared previously.  Anyone interested in standing must complete nomination papers and hand them into the elections office before 4:00pm on Friday 20th July, having first booked an appointment.

Nomination papers can be obtained by contacting the elections office on (01670) 624811 (as stated on the notice), or from the Prudhoe Town Council Office at The Spetchells Centre.

(click on the poster to open in PDF format)

Further information on becoming a Councillor can be read on the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/become-a-councillor

Well, well, well...what are Prudhoe Pathforce up to?..
26 June 2018

Well, well, well... what are Prudhoe Pathforce up to?

Prudhoe Pathforce convinced Prudhoe Town Council that this year, steps should be taken to improve the old well in the town.

Money has been committed in the Town Council budget and Prudhoe Pathforce, along with Prudhoe Town Council are looking for ideas to improve the old well. 

Please visit the short quiz by clicking on the picture link below and leave any suggestions in the box at the end of the quiz. 

If you would prefer to give your ideas on paper, please feel free to hand in your thoughts to the Town Council office in The Spetchell's Centre.

Prudhoe Parkrun at Tyne Riverside County Park is something to shout about.....
20 June 2018

Prudhoe Parkrun at Tyne Riverside County Park is something to shout about...

What is Prudhoe Riverside parkrun?

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00 am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Tyne Riverside Country Park, Station Road, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6NP. 

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun is entirely organised by volunteers - email prudhoeriversidehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!  Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Balls of Prudhoe - please come and join us!

If that doesn't convince you, the Telegraph has a further 6 reasons... (click on the link below)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/why-not/11753482/parkrun-reasons-to-join-in.html

Free Business event at The Fuse Media Centre on Monday 16th July from 5:30pm ....
20 June 2018

NORTHUMBERLAND LOCAL PLAN - New Local Plan approved for public consultation.....
15 June 2018

NORTHUMBERLAND LOCAL PLAN - New Local Plan is approved for public consultation

Northumberland County Council’s cabinet has approved a full draft of the new Northumberland Local Plan for public consultation.

A six week consultation will open on Wednesday 4 July and run until Wednesday 15 August.

During this time the council will run 23 drop in events at venues across Northumberland, where members of local communities will be able to come along to discuss and ask questions about the plan.

A consultation event will be held at Prudhoe Waterworld on Saturday 21st July from 10:00 am until 3:00pm. 

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Jun/New-Local-Plan-approved-for-public-consultation.aspx

View the full document by clicking HERE.

Getting ready for 'In Bloom' 2018 .....
12 June 2018

Getting ready for In Bloom 2018 ...

The town is starting to gear up for summer; the planters and baskets are purple, green and white in celebration of the suffragette movement and the beds will be blooming red, white and blue this week to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.

Now is the right time to launch the Prudhoe in Bloom Competition and if you are not aware of it and you are a keen gardener - you should be.

Prudhoe Town Council has run the competition for many years and prizes and silverware are awarded to those who take part and do well.

As well as judging residential gardens, the competition celebrates what is good about this town with a community gardening category as well as awards for school and churches.

Businesses can also get involved and commendations are awarded by the Prudhoe in Bloom Group for their efforts.

Entry forms can be collected from Prudhoe Library or Town Council office, or can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

If you are not greenfingered and would like to encourage friends or neighbours to enter, that would be really appreciated but they must complete an entry form.

Residential Entry Form

Community Gardening 

Church Gardens

School Gardens

Businesses will be visited by members of the Prudhoe in Bloom Working Group.

 

Funding Fair is brought to Prudhoe for the first time .....
31 May 2018

Funding Fair is brought to Prudhoe for the first time ...

Northumberland Community Voluntary Action are calling on local community groups to attend their latest funding fair to improve their chances of securing cash for their projects. Eight funding bodies will be available to meet and discuss projects with groups on a one to one basis.

The Funding Fair will be held at The Fuse Media Centre in Prudhoe on the 17th July 2018 with booked appointments from 1pm until 4:30pm.

Marc Johnson, Funding Officer at Northumberland CVA said “This is a great opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with funders to find out if they are interested in funding your project and to get advice on how to make your application stand the best chance of success.”

Big Lottery Fund, Greggs Foundation, Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest and the Community Foundation are amongst the funders that will be available to talk directly to groups about applying for funding and how to have the best chance of submitting a successful application.

Anne Lyall, Chief Executive Officer at Northumberland CVA said “Our Funding Fairs are one of the ways we support community groups across Northumberland, providing an ideal opportunity for groups to speak directly with funders, get advice from them and meet our experienced team who will be able to provide further support.”

In addition to funders, the Northumberland VCS Support Services team will be available to advise groups on developing their projects, volunteering and other sources of funding.

To book your place at the Funding Fair contact Northumberland Community Voluntary Action on 01670 858688 or email marc.johnson@northumberlandcva.org.uk  Bookings close on the 9th July 2018 at 9am.

Full list of funders attending:

  • BBC Children in Need
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Community Foundation
  • Greggs Foundation
  • The Joicey Trust
  • LEADER Programme
  • Northumberland County Council - Community Chest
  • Northumberland National Park
Your right to inspect our accounts - the period of electors rights: 4th June - 13th July 2018...
31 May 2018

Your right to inspect our accounts - the period of electors rights: 4th June - 13th July 2018.

As a local resident you have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in the accounts of Prudhoe Town Council.

Prudhoe Town Council spends public money which comes from local taxes as well as charges to service users.  We have a legal duty to tell local residents and taxpayers how their money is spent; we do this by publishing annual accounts and details of our spending each month.

Prudhoe Town Council publishes an Annual Return that includes a summary of our income and expenditure, our assets and other balances.  We also complete an Annual Governance Statement setting out the arrangements we have in place to ensure that the council and its business is properly managed.

‘The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014’ governs the work of auditors appointed to authorities and other local public bodies.  The ‘Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015’ and the ‘Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017’ also cover the duties, responsibilities and rights of local authorities, other organisations and the public concerning the accounts being audited. 

Your rights to inspect the accounts and related documents, ask questions or make objections can only be exercised during a single 30 working-day period set by us (‘the inspection period’).   

Our inspection period will commence on Monday 4th June 2018 and end on Friday 13th July 2018.

For more information about your rights please visit the National Audit Office website using the link below:

National Audit Office - Electors Rights

Exciting Prudhoe Riverside outdoor theatre event with Mortal Fools and Tyne Valley Youth Theatre - part of the Great Northumberland events series ......
16 May 2018

The marvellous Mortal Fools, who brought the inspiring production of Melva to Prudhoe Front Street are bringing a one-off outdoor theatre event to Prudhoe Riverside on 14th/15th July.

Not to be missed, Tyne Valley Youth Theatre, will take us on a vibrant journey through what it is like to be young and live in Northumberland today. 

Click on the link below to find out more about the event and, if you are between 8 - 19, how you could be involved.

This is part of the Great Northumberland series whereby over 56 days of summer in 2018, Northumberland County Council has curated a range of family friendly events that show the very best of the arts, heritage, innovation and creativity that the county has to offer.

Click on the link below to find out more.

 

PRUDHOE CAN RUN.....
11 May 2018

You may have heard of Newcastle Can, an initiative headed up by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, which is on a mission to tackle health in a new way and encouraging communities throughout Newcastle to work together getting healthier and fitter.

As part of this, Elizabeth Evans (Local Optician) has set up a ‘Prudhoe Can RUN’ team to bring the community together here in Prudhoe to get healthier, fitter and have some fun at the same time.  They will be doing some activities in Prudhoe, with the focus on the Prudhoe Miners’ 10K Race on Sunday the 23rd September 2018.

Don’t worry if you have never run before – you’ll be joining plenty who are doing it for the first time!  Whether you’re looking to lose weight, eat healthier or just need that nudge to get fitter please think about joining the Prudhoe Can RUN team.

Over the coming months, Prudhoe Can RUN will be sharing information about what they're up to in Prudhoe and plans for having some fun as they prepare for the Prudhoe Miners’ Run together!

Each person who signs up gets their own personal food intake diary and weight loss dashboard, lots of information about healthy eating and exercise, as well as details of upcoming events and local resources - and it’s all FREE!

If you want to join please visit the Newcastle CAN website

https://www.newcastlecan.com/#join and enter your email and postcode.

Either complete with Facebook OR enter your details and press 'next step'.

Once registered you can join the ‘Prudhoe Can RUN’ Team by copying and pasting the URL below into your browser: https://app.newcastlecan.com/groups/prudhoe-can (alternatively you can select the teams tab and search for Prudhoe)

Select 'Request to join'

Through the Newcastle Can website, anyone who signs up and joins our Prudhoe Can RUN team will get lots of information about small changes that we can make to our lifestyles that will have a big difference!

 

LOVE NORTHUMBERLAND CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED.....
11 May 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals can enter their environmental projects and initiatives for this annual celebration of activities which help to keep the county clean and green.

The awards mark out work which improves local areas for the benefit of members of the community and culminate in a presentation event at the Alnwick Garden with Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland.

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Projects/LOVE-Northumberland.aspx

A new Chair and Mayor of Prudhoe Town Council is elected.....
10 May 2018

A new Chair and Mayor of Prudhoe Town Council is elected.

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 Prudhoe Town Council held its Annual General Meteing and Cllr Tracy Gilmore, who joined the Town Council in May 2017 was elected Chair and will also take up the position of Mayor.

Cllr Gerry Price, the outgoing Chair/Mayor was elected Vice-Chair of the Council.

Full details of all Councillors and the committees and outside bodies they are involved with can be found in the 'Your Council' section.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Thursday 17th May, beginning at 7:00pm, when the outgoing Chair gives a review of the year and welcomes the new Chair to address the year ahead.

Arrangements for dealings with 'standards' allegations under the Councillors Code of Conduct..
30 April 2018

Arrangements for dealings with 'standards' allegations under the Councillors' Code of Conduct.

At its meeting on Wednesday 25th April 2018, Prudhoe Town Council agreed to publish the Northumberland County Council document for dealing with allegations under the 'Code of Conduct'.

Complaints made against Town Councillors may be received by Prudhoe Town Council but would then be forwarded to the Monitoring Officer as detailed in the document. Please click on the link below:

Complaints under 'Councillors' Code of Conduct

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