There are 6 Parish Councils in Newcastle.
A Parish Council is the lowest formal level of local government and their role is primarily to:
- Represent the interests of their local community e.g. in dialogue with other Parishes or with the City Council (which is known as the Principal Council).
- Organise activities and provide services to the local community e.g. provision of allotments, management of bus shelters, provision of litter bins and planters – often supplementing the work of the Principal Council.
- Provide grants to local organisations and projects.
As statutory bodies, they have to be consulted on e.g. planning applications relating to the Parish area.
Notice - New Code of Conduct for Members
Blakelaw and North Fenham, Brunswick, Dinnington, Hazlerigg, North Gosforth and Woolsington Parish Councils
The Parish Councils of Blakelaw and North Fenham, Brunswick, Dinnington, Hazlerigg, North Gosforth and Woolsington have each adopted a new Code of Conduct that regulates the conduct required of all elected members and voting co-optees.
The Code defines the standards of conduct required of members in carrying out their duties.
Each Parish Council was required to have a new Code of Conduct by section 27 of the Localism Act 2011.
A copy of the Code of each Parish Council is available on request from the clerk of the relevant Parish Council and also on any website operated by the Parish Council. Details of the parish clerks can be found on this website.