Thursday, 23 January 2020

Find out more about developments in Hexham

The second Hexham Hub event takes place this Saturday (25th January), giving local Hexham residents the chance to find out about projects and developments planned for the town. Developers of various sites around Hexham will be in attendance to provide updates, as well as Northumberland County Council which will update residents about the Hexham House wedding venue and apartments and the two new schools which will be built on the high school site. Additionally, Highways England will be there to explain about the improvements to the A69 junction at Hexham.

This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard and find out more about planned developments in Hexham. The first Hexham Hub event took place in March, and residents will be able to find out how these plans have progressed since then. The event will be held this Saturday in the Great Hall at Hexham Abbey from 10am-3pm.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Protecting our dark skies

One of our greatest assets here in Northumberland is our dark skies, which attract tourism to the region. In order to protect our dark skies, Northumberland National Park Authority is encouraging local residents and businesses within the park to apply for funding from energy snack company CLIF Bar to introduce dark sky-friendly outdoor lighting. No new artificial outdoor lighting is permitted in certain areas of Northumberland National Park, and so this funding is being made available to help those living and working in the park to adapt and replace any existing lighting that is currently contributing to light pollution.

To apply for funding, please email 

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Village Halls Week 2020

Ponteland Memorial Hall is joining village halls all over the country in celebrating Village Halls Week. Village Halls Week this week takes place from 20th-26th January, and aims to celebrate rural community spaces and the people who dedicate their time to keep them going. The event is organised by the ACRE Network and events will be happening all over England this week as part of the celebration.

To mark the week, Ponteland Memorial Hall will be holding a free open day on Wednesday 22nd January from 10am-12pm, to showcase the venue and its facilities. If you are nearby, make sure to go along and find out more about this central part of the Ponteland community!