Published on 19.11.2022

High attendance as Alnwick Forum drop-in event declared a success.

Alnwick residents turned out in force at today’s Alnwick Forum which gave people the opportunity to find out information about a variety of plans, groups, and community initiatives across the town.

Alnwick Town Mayor, Councillor Geoff Watson said: “The attendance at the Forum was great, I thank all those who attended and everyone who worked behind the scenes to ensure the event was a success. It was encouraging to see so many conversations taking place in the Northumberland Hall.”

His sentiments were echoed by Town and County Councillor, Gordon Castle, who added: “I am very impressed with the turnout, and this reflects well on the joint working between Alnwick Town Council and Northumberland County Council whose officers have worked hard to make the event such a success and feature such a wide range of organisations. No-one can argue that they haven’t had the opportunity to find out what’s happening in Alnwick. People were able to record their opinions on subjects such as plans for the cobbles, Narrowgate pedestrianisation, Bailiffgate Museum and Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan”

Above, Alnwick Town Councillors John Humphries, Mayor Geoff Watson, Gordon Castle and Lynda Wearn were keen to engage with local people who attended the forum.


Bailiffgate Museum Chair Jean Humphreys and Company Secretary Louise Dawson presented plans for the museum’s possible new location.


Town and County Councillor Martin Swinbank in discussion with Fiona Mitcheson from The Alnwick Garden.


Lisa Bellamy and Liz Anderson from Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth.


Viewing the planning displays.


Viewing the planning displays.


Alnwick Mayor Cllr Geoff Watson with Joanne Hewison from Northumberland Skills.


Carolyn Reynolds at the Alnwick District Food Bank information point.


Northumberland County Council Senior Librarian Diane Wright


Discussing Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan.


Planning consultant Peter Biggers and a member of the public discussing Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan.

Lorna Gilroy and Peter Reed from Alnwick Civic Society


Councillor Lynda Wearn with Justine Bowey from NCC Health Trainer Service.


Suzy Walker and Lesley Turner were promoting Alnwick Story Fest.


Julie Leddy and Ruth Armstrong from Northumberland County Council Communities Together.


Clare O’Brien and Geraldine Charman from the Alnwick branch of the Royal British Legion.


Alnwick Forum in the Northumberland Hall.