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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
5 The Chandlery,
T: 01289 302391
05 February 2016 - Make Berwick Beautiful - Floral Competition for Berwick-upon Tweed
21 January 2016 - Berwick Neighbourhood Plan - Website
21 December 2015 - Hoppa Bus over the Christmas Period
10 December 2015 - Berwick Investors Conference Bridging Scotland and the Northern Powerhouse
12 February 2016 - Berwick Neighbourhood Plan - Drop In Session
16 February 2016 - Berwick Neighbourhood Plan - Drop In Session
19 February 2016 - Tom McConville Trio with Jane & Phil Waites
26 February 2016 - Berwick Neighbourhood Plan - Drop In Session
Johnson sacked by Sunderland Opens in a new window
Adam Johnson is sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.
Police forces 'require improvement' Opens in a new window
Two police forces in the north-east of England "require improvement", an official watchdog finds.
Factory takeover to create 60 jobs Opens in a new window
A disused crisp factory in County Durham is being taken over by a manufacturing company, creating 60 new jobs.
Courts and tribunal closures announced Opens in a new window
Nearly a fifth of all courts and tribunals in England and Wales are to close as part of "modernisation" plans, the government confirms.
Conditions for Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK at 4:50 am GMT
Partly Cloudy, 0 C
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 6 Low: 1
Sat - Showers. High: 4 Low: 1
Sun - AM Showers. High: 4 Low: 2
Mon - AM Showers. High: 4 Low: -2
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 6 Low: 2
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The Town Council wishes to recognise the efforts of members of the community who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the well-being of Berwick, Spittal and Tweedmouth. The Council will do this, in special circumstances that meet the criteria of this policy, by awarding to an individual the title of Honorary Freeman (or Freewoman) of Berwick-upon-Tweed. This honour will be awarded only on rare and exceptional occasions. A maximum of four persons, unless otherwise decided by the Council, may be awarded the title Honorary Freeman (or Freewoman) of Berwick-upon-Tweed in any one year.
The following will be taken into account when consideration is given to granting the honour of Honorary Freeman (or Freewoman) of Berwick-upon-Tweed:
1. Preference will be given to a person who performs in a voluntary capacity, but this should not preclude the honour being awarded to a person whose dedication and contribution is significantly above that expected for their occupation.
2. All nominees should have carried out their largely voluntary roles for a period of at least 20 years.
3. Nominees need not necessarily be resident with the Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council area.
4. Any nominated Town Councillor should have retired from the post.
5. The contribution to the community of Berwick-upon-Tweed should involve one or more of the following:
a. A significant allocation of the person’s time in serving members of the community for the improvement of their well-being
b. The promotion, achievement and/or delivery of community services in which a real personal contribution has been made
c. A contribution which is seen to stand above the contributions of most others.
1. Nominations should be made in the strictest confidence without the nominee’s knowledge. Any resident or elector of Berwick-upon-Tweed may make a nomination but it must be sponsored by a Town Councillor.
2. Nominations must be made in writing to the Town Clerk and supported by evidence of the voluntary service provided by the individual to the community and any other examples of service which justifies the honour. On receipt of a nomination it will be circulated to all Councillors for confidential consideration.
3. If Councillors are in agreement that the nominee should be made an Honorary Freeman (or Freewoman) of Berwick-upon-Tweed, the nominee will be invited to accept the honour. If agreed, the nomination will then be put before the Council and a formal vote taken, again in confidence.
4. No fewer than two-thirds of the Town Councillors must agree the nomination.
5. The decisions of the Council on all nominations are final.
Any person nominated may designate himself/herself Honorary Freeman (or Freewoman) of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The award will normally be made at the annual Mayor-Making ceremony. A scroll will be presented to the recipient.
Honorary Freeman of Berwick-upon-Tweed
Mr John Hush
Mr Henry McCreath