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Next Council Meeting: 14 February 2018 at Newbiggin Sports & Community Centre

Please note: Several of our published meeting dates have been revised. See our list of meeting dates for an up-to-date copy for your diary.

Find details of our next meeting, with agenda and accompanying papers. These meetings start at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

Please contact us if you have issues to raise at the start of the meeting. Agenda and papers are usually uploaded to this website 3-4 days before the meeting.

Latest news

Plastic Free Coastlines

Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council passed a resolution unanimously at their meeting on Wednesday 14th February, agreeing to:

Support a Plastics Free Coastline project in Newbiggin by the Sea.

Commit to plastic free alternatives and support plastic free initiatives within the Town.

Not use single use plastic items within Town Council premises.

Have a named representative on the local Plastic Free Coastline Steering Group to promote the campaign and support events.

An inaugural meeting for residents and groups to discuss their concerns about the use of plastic in Newbiggin and the way forward with this initiative will be held on 20th March 2018

Plastic Free Newbiggin by the Sea

Northumberland Local Plan Update and Call for Sites.

Northumberland County Council is preparing a new county-wide Local Plan. The new Local Plan will set out both strategic and detailed policies (including site allocations) which will guide future growth and development across the County over the next 15-20 years.

To inform preparation of the forthcoming draft Local Plan, NCC are inviting landowners, developers, agents, local residents and other interested parties to submit potential development sites for consideration. Further details are set out in the following link Local Plan - Call for sites and online at Site submissions should be received by 5pm on Monday 12 March 2018.

If you have any queries about this consultation or the Local Plan, please contact the Planning Policy team at or phone (01670) 623617 or 622716.

What's On 2018

Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council are compiling details of events taking place throughout 2018 for the 'What's On 2018' leaflet which is delivered to every resident in the Newbiggin Parish, as well as being displayed in leaflet stands within the town and in surrounding communities.

The 2017 leaflet included a calendar of events spanning from 1st April to 31st December.

If your group or organisation are arranging an event which you would like to be included in this publication please forward details to or call 01670851833.

Community Litter Picks

Let's work together to make Newbiggin a cleaner, safer and tidier place to live and enjoy

Please join us at our Community litter pick

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order U6520 Woodlea, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Northumberland County Council intends to make an Order to prohibit the use by vehicular traffic on that section of the U6520 Woodlea from its junction with the A197, heading north-east for 65 metres. The Order is to be effective from the 5th February 2018 until the 30th June 2018. It is expected that the road will only be closed from the 12th February 2018 until 15th February 2018 however it will be closed at all times during this period. There is no alternative route for vehicular traffic but access will be maintained for residents, emergency services and local bus services. Enquiries should be made to Northumberland County Council’s Contact Centre 0345 600 6400 or at (enter the road number and road name). – Ref:104354110. The closure has been requested by Northumberland County Council for carriageway reconstruction.

We've Moved!

Our new town centre office is located at 76 Front Street. We opened on Monday 4th December 2017, initially the office will be open to the public between 11:00 am and noon Monday to Friday.

Image provided by Peter Sinclair.

Spital Point to Cresswell Coastal Path

The Secretary of State has approved the report submitted by Natural England in March 2017 regarding the implementation of the England Coastal Path from South Bents to Amble. It is envisaged that the necessary works will be complete in 2018 which is welcome news for the residents of Newbiggin and should see more visitors coming to the village and South East Northumberland generally. The attached link has maps showing the route through the Newbiggin parish, new signage of the route will also be installed. Route of the Coastal Path; Spital Point to Cresswell

Newbiggin Post Office Temporary Closure

Post Office

The following correspondence has been received from the Post Office Post Office Letter and Newbiggin Town Council has again made representations to the Post Office to ensure a service is restored to the local community as soon as possible.

Newbiggin Parkrun rushes in!

The Town Council are pleased to support the Newbiggin Parkrun which takes place every Saturday at 9am. The course starts near the Maritime Centre and heads along the whole length of the Promenade, followed by a clockwise loop around Milburn Park (old tennis courts). You then run back along the Promenade and turn just before the Sailing Club to start the second lap. At the end of the second lap the course finishes on the Promenade near Bertorelli's Caffe. It's free to join whether you wish to run, jog or walk the route but you must register in advance in order to get a time for your 5km. More details are available at the Park Run website. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the team directly at

New Town Plan now available

The latest Town Plan 2017 has now been published, after many months of consultation and deliberation. A copy has been distributed to residents and copies are available from the Town Council offices.

Latest events leaflet published

This year's Events Leaflet has been published and distributed. Hope you can join us this year!