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Town Council Grant Scheme is now open

Alnwick Town Council has announced that its grant scheme is now open with application forms due in by October 17th.

 

Voluntary and community organisations, who are based in, or predominantly serve Alnwick are encouraged to apply for financial assistance for 2022, by completing and returning the relevant form. The aim of the grants is to provide some financial support to help local organisations and groups to carry on providing the valuable services to the town.

 

Mayor, Councillor Lynda Wearn said “The Town Council know how important these groups and organisations are to the town, so I am pleased that we have a grants budget of £35,000, including £2,000 for Environmental Grant applications for groups or organisations wishing to undertake planting schemes in the town”.

 

The Town Council also has an Events grant budget for organisations or groups wishing to apply for a grant towards the cost of an event in Alnwick. Applications for Events should be sent in 3 months before the event is planned.

 

The Town Council are always pleased to receive applications from groups and organisations who have not applied for a grant before.

 

The grant criteria and application forms are available by clicking on the links below:

 

Grant Applications - General Grants 2021

Environmental Grant Applications - Environment Grants 2021

Event Grant Application - Event Grants 2021

 

Anyone who needs the from posted should phone 01665 602574 and leave their name and address.

Alnwick Heritage Open Day September 11th 2021

As part of national Heritage Days a number of locations in Alnwick will be open on September 11th. Begin in the Market Place where Alnwick Civic Society members will help you to plan your day.

 

  • Aln Valley Railway: guided tours which will include visits to the engine shed, workshops and signal box, all of which are normally closed to the public. Full details <here>.
  • Alnwick Cemetery: a guided tour with the history of the cemetery, and stories of some of Alnwick’s most eminent and notorious residents. We hope to include access to memorials inside one of the two chapels. Full details <here>. Book <here>.
  • Alnwick Playhouse: staff & volunteers will lead backstage tours. See behind the scenes of the newly renovated small scale theatre in a prominent historic building. Full details <here>. Book through Playhouse Web site – www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
  • Bailiffgate Museum: Experience 10,000 years of history and a fantastic Viking exhibition. Full details <here>
  • Heritage guided tour: join members of the Civic Society on a walk that explores a thousand years of Alnwick’s Built Heritage. Full details <here>. Book <here>
  • Town Hall: built for the Alnwick Freemen in 1736, with clock tower added in 1767. Information panels record the different companies: Cordwainers, Tanners, Black Smiths, White Smiths, Merchants, Skinners & Glovers, Butchers and Carpenters & Joiners. Full details <here>.
  • Youth Hostel: Once Alnwick’s 19th Century House of Correction where Alnwick’s wrongdoers were imprisoned. Enjoy Folk Music sessions in the former Exercise Yard, with original wall, windows and bars (still in use for hostel guests – who may come and go as they please). Full details <here>.
  • Alnwick Masonic Centre including the Masonic Meeting Room, unique historical artefacts and giant oak sideboard depicting the Battle of Chevy Chase. Details <here>.
  • Alnwick Baptist Church was built in the 1830s as a Presbyterian Chapel and has been a vital home of worship for over 180 years. Full details <here>.
  • Alnwick Methodist Church spans over 200 years of Methodist Heritage. The church still displays the John Wesley 18th Century pulpit. Full details <here>.
  • St. James’s Centre: the home of Alnwick’s United Reformed Church was built in 1894 by well known church architects Hicks and Charlewood in the revived Free Perpendicular style of the time. Full details <here>.
  • St. Paul’s Church was designed in the Decorated Gothic style by the renowned architect Anthony Salvin. Opened as an Anglican church in 1846, it has served as Alnwick’s Roman Catholic church since 1982. The East Window is one of only three of its kind in Europe. Full details <here>.
  • Parish Church of St. Michael has a story that spans the history of Alnwick and the Dukes of Northumberland. See the medieval bells, which are giving way to a new ring of ten bells Full details <here>.

Vacancy for Councillors in the Alnwick Clayport & Castle Wards

Vacancies exists on Alnwick Town Council for 2 councillors. One in the Clayport Ward and one in the Castle Ward. The council are looking to fill the vacancies by co-option.

 

The criteria for being an Alnwick Town councillor are available by clicking on the link below:

Councillor Co-option Criteria.

 

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

 

Applications must be submitted to Peter Hately, Chief Officer and Town Clerk, via e-mail to Peter.Hately@alnwick-tc.gov.uk

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a councillor and how the Town Council operates is asked to contact Peter to arrange an informal discussion.

Local Elections May 2021 – candidate information

INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

 

Anyone who wants to find out more about being a candidate in the upcoming local elections, and the nomination process, should click on the link below:

 

Guide-for-Parish-Clerks-and-Parish-Candidates-The-Nomination-Process

 

For specific ward information please click on the relevant link below:

Parish Nomination Pack – Castle Ward

Parish Nomination Pack – Clayport Ward

Parish Nomination Pack – Hotspur Ward

 

The register of electors is available by downloading the form by clicking the link below:

Register Request Form (Parish)

 

PAPER CHECKING

 

If you are standing for election and would like to have your papers checked please click on the link below to make an appointment.

 

click here

 

 

 

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 2021.

 

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 Peter Hately, Chief Officer and Town Clerk via e-mail to Peter.Hately@alnwick-tc.gov.uk not later than noon on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

 

Anyone wishing to find out more about what is involved in being a councillor and how the Town Council operates is asked to contact Peter Hately to arrange an informal discussion. A decision will be made by the Council on Thursday 11th February 2021.