Local Elections May 2021 – candidate information



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:




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)




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.

Do you want faster Broadband?

Alnwick Town Council, Northumberland County Council and Alnwick Chamber of Trade are looking into securing grant funding to enable faster broadband for the town.


An important part of the case for grant funding is to show that current broadband speeds in Alnwick are detrimentally slow. To enable us to do this it would very helpful if you could take the time to answer a few questions about your current broadband provision as this will help us to prove to the grant funders that Alnwick suffers from poor broadband provision.  Just send the answers to the questions below to tim.kirton@alnwick-tc.gov.uk


Alnwick Town Council faster broadband

Your postcode (not compulsory if you don’t wish to provide this):


What is the average Broadband speed you receive?


What you pay per month for your present broadband service (give an approximate if unsure):


£10 – £20

£21 – £30

£31 – £40

Over £40


Your Data allowance per month:

Fixed -

Unlimited -


Includes Mobile phone(s)? (Yes/No)

Fixed term with current Broad band deal:

Deal end date



Town Council grant applications 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 2021, to complete and return the relevant application 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.


The Town Council also has Events grants for organisations or groups wishing to apply for a grant towards the cost of an event in Alnwick.


Mayor Lynda Wearn said “The Town Council has always known how important our grants are to local groups and organisations, and it turn how important the groups and organisations are to the town, I am pleased that we have increased our grants budget to £33,000. We have also approved an additional budget of £2,000 for Environmental Grants”.


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 relevant link below. Anyone who needs the from posted should phone 01665 602574.


General Grants 2020 - applications are due by October 17th 2020

Environment Grants 2020 - application are due by October 17th 2020

Event Grants 2020 - applications due 3 months before the event is planned