NEW COUNCILLOR – Prudhoe West and Halfway Ward – Cllr Robert Blackburn

Prudhoe Town Council co-opted Robert Blackburn into the vacant post as Councillor for Prudhoe West and Halfway Ward, at the Council’s Ordinary Meeting last night.

Robert will officially become a Town Councillor, once he has signed a ‘Declaration of Acceptance of Office’, scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10:00am.

Robert was delighted to be successfully co-opted and is very keen to commence work as a Cllr.  When expressing his wishes to be co-opted Robert said:

“As I have grown up here I have the town’s best interests at heart.  I have seen Prudhoe grow and develop over these past 55 years and would love to be part of the Council so I can do my bit, help out with local issues and show support to the local community.  I feel that my role as caretaker at Adderlane Academy has given me the drive to want to help out and support the town, so that the younger generation continues to grow up in the wonderful town that offers a safe and supportive environment, just like I did.   Additionally, as I have worked in many of the Prudhoe schools and coached local football teams many years ago, I am a well-known and respected member of the Prudhoe community.”

The Town Council looks forward to welcoming Cllr Robert Blackburn at their next full council meeting – the Planning, Contract and Works Committee, on Wednesday 11th November 2020.  Meeting are currently being held virtually, via Zoom