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Blyth Town Council was inaugurated in April 2009 following Local Government negotiations with Northumberland County Council. The first election to the Council was held on 4th June 2009. The Town Council was formed to fill a democratic deficit left on the creation of the newly-formed unitary authority Northumberland County Council. This had replaced the previous Northumberland County Council and six district councils within the county, one of which was Blyth Valley Borough Council. The representation consists of sixteen councillors divided among eight wards, namely:
• Cowpen • Croft • Isabella • Kitty Brewster • Newsham • Plessey • South Blyth • Wensleydale
Blyth Town Council have introduced new Governance arrangements which took effect from 10 May 2018. In addition to Full Council, there are now three main Committees, which are the Community Development, Environment Committee and Governance Committee. The responsibilities of these Committees are as follows:
Community Development: Community Grants, Events and Planning
Environment Committee: Allotments and Environmental Services
Governance: Finance, Policy Working Group, Staffing and Complaints.
Please find attached the direct link to the Ordnance Survey’s interactive map covering the ward boundaries of Northumberland (including Blyth):