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THE ROLE OF THE HOLY ISLAND PARISH COUNCIL

The Holy Island Parish Council is a group of five local people elected every four years as community leaders to represent the views, opinions and interests of residents living in the parish. It is the first tier of Local Government. The Chairman is elected annually by the councillors who work voluntarily, but the Clerk is paid for his work (usually between 10 and 20 hours per month) and provides all the administrative support required.
 
Council meetings, which the public may attend, are held four times a year and additional meetings are held as required. The County Councillor for the Norham and Islandshires ward usually attends the meetings to report on matters of interest and to liaise with the Northumberland County Council on our behalf.
 
The Parish Council is a statutory local authority in its own right having a wide variety of powers and duties conferred by many statutes. It undertakes a vital role within the local government system. The Parish Council works closely with the Northumberland County Council and other bodies to ensure the needs of the Parish and its residents are not overlooked.
 
Briefly the Council's role can be described as follows:
The Parish Council is represented on the various community groups: "The Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust", The Holy Island Village Hall Committee" and the "The Holy Island Partnership".
 

Members of the Parish Council

Mr R. Coombes – Chair
Holy Island Partnership – Council Representative
Holy Island Development Trust – Member
01289 389206

Mrs K. Johnson – Vice-Chair
Holy Island Partnership – Council Representative
Volunteer Coastguard
01289 389160

Mrs K. Anderson
01289 389208

Mr David Graham
01289 389500
Mr J. Gray

Volunteer Coastguard
Employee of NCC
01289 389006

Clerk:
Mr J A Bevan
Holy Island Development Trust – Member
Trustee Robert Crossman Reading Room and Library

Please contact us

  • Please write   in this box
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Clerk to the council:
Mr J.A. Bevan
Holy Island Parish Council
Holy Island
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2SB
Phone: 01289 389359
Email: holyipc@btinternet.com