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Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan
Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan

Polling cards have been hitting door mats this week for the Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday, June 15.

Residents who are over 18 and registered to vote in local council elections and who live in the parishes of Alnwick and Denwick will be able to vote. Anyone not already registered to vote must do so by Tuesday.

Four polling stations will be in operation for the referendum – Willowburn Sports Centre, Alnwick North Community Centre, Lindisfarne Sports Centre and Denwick Village Hall. Residents will also be able to vote by post, provided they are registered by 5pm on Wednesday.

The ballot paper will contain a single question – Do you want Northumberland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Alnwick and Denwick to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Bill Batey, clerk to Alnwick Town Council, said: “The town council has led the preparation of the neighbourhood plan with support from Denwick Parish Council. A local steering group was established to prepare the plan and this was compiled over some three years and involved local community consultation.

“A copy of the plan can be viewed on the website, www.alnwick-and-denwick-plan.org.uk, during opening hours at the town-council office at 25 Fenkle Street or at Alnwick Library.

For more information on voting, call 01665 624811.