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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
5 The Chandlery,
T: 01289 302391
27 February 2014 - Volunteering in Berwick Parks
19 February 2014 - Parking Consultation (Northumberland County Council)
17 February 2014 - Northumberland Residents' Festival
23 January 2014 - Free Car-Parking in Northumberland
10 March 2014 - Environment and Regeneration Committee
15 March 2014 - Postcard and Stamp Fair
29 March 2014 - Northumberland Residents' Festival
05 April 2014 - Berwick Walking Festival
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A 33-year-old woman is charged with murdering a man who was found dying in a house in Newcastle.
New lights for Penshaw Monument Opens in a new window
Work to install new floodlighting at a Wearside landmark is set to begin in a move aimed at saving £8,000 per year.
Road set to close for bridge work Opens in a new window
The second phase of work to strengthen a Northumberland bridge will see a four-month road closure.
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Gateshead Harriers' Richard Kilty wins a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
Conditions for Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK at 7:50 am GMT
Partly Cloudy, 1 C
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 8 Low: 2
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 2
Wed - Sunny. High: 11 Low: 4
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 12 Low: 5
Fri - Mostly Cloudy/Wind. High: 12 Low: 5
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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