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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
5 The Chandlery,
T: 01289 302391
11 June 2013 - Would you like to be a Town Councillor?
10 June 2013 - Annual Notice of Audit 2013
22 May 2013 - Deliveries to start again at Berwick Maternity Unit
23 March 2013 - The Ruth Borchard Collection of Self-Portraits
22 June 2013 - Antique and Collectors Fairs
24 June 2013 - Extraordinary Meeting of the Town Council
25 June 2013 - Hicks and Goulbourn
Leaves caused food poison outbreak Opens in a new window
Curry leaves are found to be the cause of a food poisoning outbreak that affected hundreds of people on Tyneside.
Newcastle United MD Llambias resigns Opens in a new window
Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias resigns, the day after Joe Kinnear returns as director of football.
'Excessive' use of face-down restraint Opens in a new window
Ministers are considering a ban on face-down restraint in English mental hospitals as figures show the technique is being widely used.
Minister urged to tighten gun laws Opens in a new window
A relative of three victims of a County Durham shooting rampage meets Policing Minister Damian Green to press for tougher gun laws.
Conditions for Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK at 1:49 am BST
Fair, 9 C
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 18 Low: 8
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 17 Low: 11
Fri - Few Showers. High: 17 Low: 11
Sat - Showers. High: 14 Low: 10
Sun - Showers. High: 15 Low: 9
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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.