Tynedale’s local council is Northumberland County Council, who are responsible for libraries, bin collections, schools, and other essential local facilities.

Northumberland County Council, along with North Tyneside Council, and Newcastle City Council are members of the North of Tyne Combined Authority. This has an elected mayor, with some powers devolved from central government.

At a national level, most of the area falls within the Hexham constituency, currently represented by Conservative MP Guy Opperman.

Town and Parish Councils

A network of town and parish councils oversee smaller matters within local areas.

The Town and Parish councils that are within the scope of this website are:

  • Bywell Parish Council
  • Corbridge
  • Hexham Town Council
  • Ovingham
  • Ovington
  • Prudhoe
  • Stocksfield Parish Council
  • Wylam Parish Council