Town Councillors

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:

  1. 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.
  1. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  1. 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

Bryan Futers

T: 07553089606
E: bry3191@gmail.com

Committee and Appointed Roles

Chair of Council/Mayor of Prudhoe

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Ex-Officio Human Resources Committee

Ex-Officio Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Representative East Tyndale Local Council’s Forum (shared with Vice-Chair)

Representative Essity Community Forum

Dorothy Dickinson

2 West View
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6JQ

T: 07900916873
E: dorothy.dickinson@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Chair of Human Resources Committee

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all members)

Member of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Tracy Gilmore

T: 07903457945
E: tracy.gilmore1@yahoo.co.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Representative Prudhoe Town Twinning Association

Castle & Eltringham

Chris Barrett

Prudhoe
Northumberland
T: 01661 612171
E: castleandeltringham@gmail.com

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Representative Prudhoe Town Twinning Association

Duncan Couchman

5 Cheyne Road
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5PE

T: 01661 836513
E: duncancouchman@gmail.com

Committee and Appointed Roles

Chair of Planning, Contracts and Works Committee

Chair of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Representative on Prudhoe Pathforce

Jonathan Wheeler

72 Castle Road
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6NE

T: 01661 598007
E: jonathan.wheeler@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Member of Human Resources Committee

Member of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Mickley Ward

Christine Cuthbert

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Representative Northumberland Association of Local Councils

Representative NCC Town & Parish Council Liaison Working Group

Representative Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership

West Wylam

Robert Blackburn

8 Dene Street
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5JB

T: 07840664389 or (01661) 612019
E: blackburn.robert03@gmail.com

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Jane Johnson

Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42

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Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Angie Scott

8 Priestclose Road
Prudhoe
Northumberland 

T: 07890046702
E: angiedickinsonscott@gmail.com

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Member of Human Resources Committee

Representative on Prudhoe Community Partnership

Representative on Prudhoe Youth Project

Prudhoe Hall

Glenn Simpson

11 Oaktree Terrace
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5BH

T: 07719 940 918 or (01661) 835549
E: westwylam@yahoo.co.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Vice-Chair of Planning, Contract and Works Committee

Member of Human Resources Committee

Member of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Kiran Bell

Prudhoe
Northumberland

T:
E: kiran.bell1@hotmail.co.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Member of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Carol Stephenson

5 Moor Road
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5LH

T: 01661 598096 or 07904082698
E: carol.stephenson@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Vice-Chair of Prudhoe Town Council

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Ex-Officio Human Resources Committee

Ex-Officio Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Representative East Tyndale Local Council’s Forum (shared with Chair)

Castlefields & Low Prudhoe

Gerry Price

3 Heather Lea Lane
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5QR

T: 01661 833382
E: gerry.price@prudhoetowncouncil.gov.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Representative Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership

Representative Prudhoe Youth Project

Ignasious Varghese

2 Heather Lea Lane
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 5QR 

T: 01661 599316
E: ignasioushi@yahoo.co.uk

Committee and Appointed Roles

Member of Planning, Contract and Works Committee (all Cllrs)

Member of Human Resources Committee

Member of Cemetery and War Memorial Committee

Please note that conduct in relation to interests and the registration of them, are regulated by the Localism Act 2011, sections 26-34.  They require the Monitoring Officer of the principle council, i.e. Northumberland County Council, to establish and maintain the register, which is available in the above link.