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Alnwick Forum – still time to have your say

Following the Alnwick Forum event held in Northumberland Hall on Saturday November 17th, there is still time to give your comments by filling out the Forum Questionnaire form.  The form invites comments on the key sites of the former Duchess High School, the Lindisfarne site and Narrowgate, of course, as well as inviting general comments.

 

Click on the link below to take you to the on line form:

 

https://form.northumberland.gov.uk/form/auto/have_your_say

 

Online comments need to be submitted by Friday 7th December 2018.

Don’t miss this consultation event about Alnwick

The Alnwick Forum will be holding a special drop-in session on Saturday November 17th from 10am to 4pm in the Northumberland Hall, Market Place Alnwick, NE66 1TN

 

So come along and have your say on key County Council sites in Alnwick including the former Lindisfarne Middle School site, the former Duchess Community High School site (Howling Lane) as well as the Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Narrowgate and an update on The Playhouse.

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

If you need further information please contact Bill Batey 07971 810267 or email alnwicktownclerk@btconnect.com

Alnwick Town Council Grant process now open

Alnwick Town Council is encouraging local voluntary and community organisations who are based in, or predominantly serve Alnwick and need financial assistance for 2019, to complete and return an application form by 3rd December 2018.

 

Mayor Alan Symmonds said “The Town Council know how important the grants are to local organisations so I am pleased that we have been able to increase our grants budget to £25,000 for distribution to local organisations. Each year we help local organisations and groups who provide very valuable services to the town and who are in need of financial support. We are especially pleased to receive applications from groups who have not applied for a grant from the Town Council before”.

 

The grant criteria and application forms are available to download below.

Grant Criteria

Grant Application Form 2018 - PDF version

Grant Application Form 2018 - Word version

Vacancy for Councillor in the Alnwick Castle Ward

A vacancy exists on Alnwick Town Council for a councillor in the Castle Ward and the council are looking to fill the vacancy by co-option. The position will run until May 2020.

 

Anyone interested in being considered for the vacancy is requested to make an application in writing setting out why they would like to be a councillor, in not more than 500 words.

 

Application must be submitted to Bill Batey, Chief Officer and Town Clerk, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, NE66 1HW or emailed to alnwicktownclerk@btconnect.com not later than noon on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a councillor and how the Town Council operates is asked to contact Bill on 07971 810267 to arrange an informal discussion. A decision will be made by the Council on Thursday 13th September 2018.

 

Council Vacancy in Alnwick Castle Ward

A vacancy exists on Alnwick Town Council for a councillor in the Castle Ward and the council are looking to fill the vacancy by co-option.  The position will run until May 2020.

 

Anyone interested in being considered for the vacancy is requested to make an application in writing setting out why they would like to be a councillor, in not more than 500 words.

 

Application must be submitted to Bill Batey, Chief Officer and Town Clerk, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, NE66 1HW or emailed to alnwicktownclerk@btconnect.com not later than noon on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a councillor and how the Town Council operates is asked to contact Bill to arrange an informal discussion.  A decision will be made by the Council on Thursday 9th August 2018.

Town Council bestow Civic honours

The Alnwick Town Mayor’s Civic Award ceremony was held on May 8th 2018 at St James’s Church Centre, Alnwick when 11 individual and 4 team awards were presented. 

 

The Civic Awards winners are all people who have been nominated by other residents of Alnwick for their involvement contribution and dedication to charity work, community participation or voluntary activities. The people and teams who received awards make an enormous difference to the lives of many other people and the town of Alnwick.

Mayor of Alnwick, Counciilor Alan Symmonds, with winners of individual Civic Awards

 

The term civic comes from the Latin meaning citizen and was originally a civic garland denoting an oak leaves and acorns and which was given in ancient Rome to a person who saved a fellow person’s life.  As these days people no longer receive garlands but in Alnwick the Mayor is still able to bestow an honorary garland in the form on a certificate.

 

Councillor Symmonds said “as Mayor it always makes me proud of the town I live in when I read the nomination forms. It is important that as a Town Council we can recognise the people who go the extra mile for the town.

 

He continued “I would like to add my support for all the nominations which were made and for those who received awards. A big thank you to all of then for all they do for the residents of Alnwick – their involvement, dedication and contribution to the town and its community are to be applauded.

 

Each award winner was presented with a certificate with a citation, a Town Council badge and pen. The ceremony ended with the Mayor inviting the award winners and their guests, to join him for drinks and refreshments.

 

The following awards were presented:

 

Youth Civic Awards:

Max Young – For his outstanding community spirit and fundraising activities for his school and local community.

 

Adult Civic Awards:

David Archer – For his dedicated involvement and community service within Alnwick.

 

Lisa Bellamy – For her drive and dedication to local green spaces and the environment.

 

Eileen Blakey – For her tireless support of Alnwick as a Town Councillor and her dedication to Alnwick in Bloom.

 

Gordon Castle – For his enthusiasm and outstanding commitment to the Alnwick Community.

 

Paul Frater – For his on-going work raising funds for charities.

 

James Matthewson – For his commitment and hard work in organising an annual community event.

 

Vera Murphy – For her significant involvement, dedication and determination to providing the best advice service for Alnwick.

 

Lorna Stewart Hook – For her charity work, citizenship, community participation and involvement.

 

Linda Thompson – For her contribution and dedication to Alnwick Inner Wheel and community service.

 

Jayne Wright – For her dedication and continued commitment to Alnwick Cricket Club.

 

Team awards:

1801 RAF Air Cadets – For encouraging young people and promoting and creating a positive community attitude.

 

Alnwick ’Heritage heroes’ Team – For their knowledge and enthusiasm, and community engagement in the production and distribution of Alnwick ’Heritage heroes’ to improve people understanding and appreciation of the unique character of Alnwick.

 

Alnwick Spring Show Committee – For their dedication and hard work to organise and run the Alnwick Spring Show.

 

NCC’s Neighbourhood Services team – For continuing to provide an outstanding service with enthusiasm, and helping Alnwick win Gold in Northumbria in Bloom.

Alnwick Clayport Ward Councillor Vacancy

A vacancy exists on Alnwick Town Council for a councillor in the Clayport Ward and the council are looking to fill the vacancy by co-option. The position will run until May 2020.

 

Anyone interested in being considered for the vacancy is requested to make an application in writing setting out why they would like to be a councillor, in not more than 500 words.

 

Application must be submitted to Bill Batey, Chief Officer and Town Clerk, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, NE66 1HW or emailed to alnwicktownclerk@btconnect.com  not later than noon on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a councillor and how the Town Council operates is asked to contact Bill to arrange an informal discussion. A decision will be made by the Council on Thursday 7th June 2018.