Prudhoe Town Councillors
Prudhoe Town Council has provision for 15 Councillors, each representing a different ward of the town.
The ward for each street in Prudhoe & Mickley is detailed in the Streets and Wards document.
Our ‘Promoting Democracy’ Booklet gives further information about the wards of the town, the election process, and the role of a Town Councillor.
Further legal references and statutory information relating to the position of Councillor, is available HERE.
The work of a Town Councillor can vary from one Councillor to another. The three main areas of work are summarised below:
- Decision making – Through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, Councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent and what services should be delivered. Decision-making is collective and by voting.
- Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
- Getting involved locally – As representatives of the community, Councillors may be part of local groups and organisations and may represent individuals and take up issues on their behalf.
- A Town Councillor must represent the whole electorate not just those that voted for them.
- A Town Councillor must represent the views of the community.
- A Town Councillor has a duty to attend Council meetings.
- A Town Councillor has a duty to ensure the Council is ‘properly’ managed.
- A Town Councillor may represent a political party or may be independent.
- A Town Councillor must maintain proper standards of behaviour as an elected representative.
- A Town Councillor must abide by the adopted Code of Conduct and the Seven Principles of Public Life.
- A Town Councillor must never use their position to secure personal advantage for themselves, family, or friends.
- A Town Councillor must sign a declaration of acceptance of office and declare their interests.
- A Town Councillor must not do anything that brings the Council into disrepute.
- A Town Councillor is a volunteer and receives no financial reward.
- A Town Councillor is accountable to local people.
Prudhoe West & Halfway
James Robert Blackburn
8 Dene Street
Castle & Eltringham
44 Park Avenue
T: 01661 612171
5 Cheyne Road
T: 01661 836513
An election was called for this vacancy, but due to COVID-19 could not be held.
The post remains unfilled, until an election can be held, as required by law.
17 Coldwell Road
T: 01661 831732
64 Errington Place
T: 01661 834653
8 Priestclose Road
T: 01661 831348
11 Oaktree Terrace
T: 07719 940 918
T: (01661) 312195
5 Moor Road
T: 01661 598096
Castlefields & Low Prudhoe
3 Heather Lea Lane
T: 01661 833382
2 Heather Lea Lane
T: 01661 599316