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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
5 The Chandlery,
T: 01289 302391
24 March 2015 - Notice of Election for Castle Ward
12 March 2015 - Vacancy for Castle Ward
05 March 2015 - Royal Border Bridge features on New Stamp!
25 February 2015 - Berwick - Holy Island (Route 477)
07 February 2015 - Berwick's Burrell Collection
03 April 2015 - Moments in Time' Flower Festival
04 April 2015 - Easter Egg Hunt
11 April 2015 - Berwick Walking Festival
Injured soldiers help with Roman dig Opens in a new window
Injured military personnel are being deployed to a Roman fort to help with the excavations.
McClean poppy anger at Sunderland Opens in a new window
James McClean says he was "hung out to dry" by former club Sunderland over his refusal to wear a poppy on his shirt.
Internet sting paedophile jailed Opens in a new window
A man who was trapped by internet paedophile hunters after trying to groom a teenage girl is jailed for a year.
Durham Free School closes its doors Opens in a new window
A free school closes after an action plan by parents and staff to save it was judged insufficient.
Conditions for Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK at 3:50 pm BST
Partly Cloudy, 9 C
Sun - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 7 Low: 2
Mon - PM Light Rain/Wind. High: 8 Low: 4
Tue - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 7 Low: 2
Wed - Partly Cloudy/Wind. High: 8 Low: 1
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 7 Low: 2
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Introduction to Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council
Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council was created on 3rd March 2008 and has 16 voluntary Councillors who represent 7 wards covering Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, which have a combined population of about 11,500.
The Council meets in Berwick's Town Hall every two months. In addition there are committees which focus on Planning, Finance and Resources, Environment and Regeneration and Events. Residents of Berwick-upon-Tweed are encouraged to attend Town Council meetings to discuss local issues; the dates of meetings can be found here.
The aim of the Town Council is to find ways of improving services and facilities for Berwick, Spittal and Tweedmouth. By providing grants it helps local community groups with projects and events. Members also try and ensure the community's interests are considered by other local and regional bodies.
The Town Mayor carries out a range of civic duties during the year, as well as chairing the Council. The Civic Party is made up of the Town Mayor, Mayoress (or Mayor's Consort), the Sheriff and Sheriff's Lady. The Town Council is staffed by a Town Clerk, an Assistant to the Clerk and a Finance Officer who are based in The Chandlery on Berwick's Quayside (see below for contact details). The Civic Party is supported by the Sergeant-at-Mace and Halberdier.
The principal authority for Berwick-upon-Tweed is Northumberland County Council.