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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
5 The Chandlery,
T: 01289 302391
17 May 2016 - Notice of Referendum
17 May 2016 - Vacancy for Upper Spittal Ward
18 April 2016 - LOVE Northumberland Awards 2016
12 April 2016 - Freedom Admissions Ceremony - Tuesday, 12 April 2016
29 May 2016 - Berwick Rotary Club 'Party on the Parade'
30 May 2016 - Outdoor Tai Chi
04 June 2016 - Shielfield Rocks Music Festival
06 June 2016 - Outdoor Tai Chi
Balaclava-clad rapist sought by police Opens in a new window
A 16-year-old girl is raped while walking along a disused railway track in Newcastle.
Footballer rapped for speed case mix-up Opens in a new window
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is told off by the courts for not managing his mail properly.
Air ambulance plasma put to use Opens in a new window
Blood plasma is used on board an air ambulance just days after a pilot scheme to carry it was introduced.
Liam jury sent home until Monday Opens in a new window
The jury in the Liam Fee murder trail retires to consider its verdict against Rachel and Nyomi Fee, originally from Ryton.
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.