Wooler Parish Council

Wooler Parish Council has a long interesting history and a reputation for being non-political. There are ten Parish Councillors who are elected for a four-year term of office. The post of chairman usually changes annually and occasionally bi-annually. The part-time clerk is the only employed person working for the council and deals with all clerical and accounting matters. A village appraisal has been undertaken and a Village Design Statement was published in 2001 after local consultation. The Parish Council is financed by precept and has powers to raise the precepts for items such as seats, streets, lighting etc.

Wooler, often referred to as the Gateway to the Cheviots, is an attractive and vibrant stone built market town. Wooler Water meanders through the lower part of the town, which boasts a busy high street with a good range of pubs, restaurants and shops covering everything you could need. Wooler is served by two excellent schools, churches of several denominations and two doctor's surgeries. There are two well-equipped play parks to enjoy and the town has a youth hostel.

Few places in Northumberland can rival Wooler and Glendale's natural beauty and the area has long been a favourite for visitors enjoying walks and time to relax and "escape from it all".

Wooler is half and hour's drive north from Alnwick, with Berwick on Tweed to the east and can be reached in just over an hour's drive from both Newcastle and Edinburgh.

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