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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
Berwick WorkSpace,
Boarding School Yard,
90 Marygate,
TD15 1BN
T: 01289 302391

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Ever thought about becoming a town councillor?

Released on 20 December 2012

There are elections in May 2013, when all 16 Town Councillors stand down. Would you like to find out more about the role, and how you can get involved in making Berwick better?

There will be a workshop on 21 January at the William Elder Building, Castlegate.

At each session county council and Northumberland Association of Local Councils officers and current town councillors will be attending to give presentations and advice.

Sessions will cover the following:

  • What are parish and town councils?
  • What powers and freedoms do they have?
  • How do they relate to the County Council?
  • How can you apply or stand to become a parish or town councillor?

Light refreshments will be provided at 6pm before each workshop begins at 6.30pm. The sessions will be chaired by the area chairman for the area: Councillor Pat Scott. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout each session.

Paddy Gascoigne, service manager for democratic services at Northumberland County Council said: "Councils depend on the energy, enthusiasm and the commitment of local people. It can be immensely rewarding joining your local council and you can really improve local life. If you would like to know more about becoming a town or parish councillor, I would urge you to get in touch."

If you are interested in attending, please telephone Mike Bird in democratic services on 01670 622616 or email so that numbers for each event can be confirmed.

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