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Mayor’s Blog.

  • 20th December 2017

    Morpeth does really well for Christmas Trees, doesn’t it? Every year for decades, the Chamber of Trade has provided the town Christmas Tree – supplied by Blagdon Estates – in front of the Clock Tower. Every…

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  • 6th December 2017

    How is your Christmas shopping going? Many retailers depend on the run-up to Christmas for 25% and more of their annual turnover. So, if we want to keep the independent shops that give Morpeth so much…

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  • 1st December 2017

    Aren’t Morpethians a creative bunch? Mid-month – slotted in between Remembrance Weekend and the Mistletoe Fair – we had an exhibition of paintings by the Morpeth Art Group in the Town Hall Buttermarket. It was a…

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  • 19th October 2017

    One of the delights of being Mayor is the Mayor’s Parlour in the Town Hall. This is the room where all the “civic treasures” are kept – and they go back a very long way, because…

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  • 25th September 2017

    Time to catch breath between the end of summer and the start of the run-up to Christmas and the key phrase seems to be “bounce back”: bringing people back into Morpeth after the roadworks are finished….

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  • 5th September 2017

    “Well – I’ve spent the past week or so traipsing round Morpeth cafes looking at cake… and today I placed orders for a total of 190 slices worth of cakes from eight different cafés for “Meet…

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  • 3rd July 2017

    The Town Council presents itself as community leaders or community advocates for the town but Morpeth has a real wealth of organisations and groups that help “build community” and in the past couple of weeks I’ve…

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  • 28th May 2017

    Well, I’ve been pretty busy mayoring all week – and a common theme seems to have been the strong sense of community (or perhaps communities) in Morpeth. Wednesday was the midpoint of “Love Your Local Market”…

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  • 19th May 2017

    Thanks to everyone who has sent their congratulations and good wishes for my second Mayoral year. It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen to be Mayor of Morpeth – and doubly so to…

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