Haltwhistle Town Council Winter Newsletter

Councillor Vacancy  


There are two vacancies at present. If you would like to become a councillor please get in touch with the clerk.


Northumberland County Council Report


The junction at the Railway and Park Road has now been completed.


Westlands Play Area


The Council have purchased a couple of small items and will extend the younger children’s area as soon as the ground has recovered from the work undertaken for the Fire station.


Universal Credit – Advice


The Council would like to remind residents that if they have any issues or queries with the Universal Credit system they can get help at the Food Bank drop ins. These are held in Room 1 (ground floor) of the library every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-2. There are volunteers on hand to give advice.


National Clean Up Day


The Council have signed up to this day which is in March. More information will be available in the new year.


Memorial Stone

The Council have commissioned a stone to be positioned along from the War Memorial in the hospital gardens. The purpose is for families to be able to have the names of relatives, who have died in service to their country since the two world wars, commemorated on a plaque. There was a small ceremony at the end of the Remembrance Day Service on 11th November 2018 with the first name to go on.

The stone has been donated by Stephen Renwick from Northumbria Stone Products and, The Haltwhistle Boardwalkers have donated a large contribution to help purchase a seat.


Northumbria In Bloom


The Council will be entering this competition for 2019 and would like anyone interested to come along to a meeting and form a group to lead this initiative. The date of the meeting will be on the website once agreed.