Slaley Parish Council


Some facts about parish  councillors
The best way to find out what it’s like to be a parish or town councillor is to talk to someone who’s doing it now. Below are names and contact details of the current clerk and councillors - please contact any of these people for information.

They receive no financial reward as the law forbids it.

To stand for election to a parish or town council, you must:
• be a UK citizen
• be at least 18 years old
• not be the subject of any bankruptcy order.
To be eligible to stand for election for a particular parish council you must:
• be an elector of the parish or town or in the past 12 months have occupied land or other
premises in the parish or town (as owner or tenant) or work in the parish or town (as your
principal or only place of work) or live within three miles of the parish  boundary

In this case you may be co-opted rather than elected. Call 673388 for details

Ever wondered where that bit of the council tax goes called Precept?  It’s passed on to Parish Councils to spend on behalf of the community they serve.  Slaley Parish Council needs two new councillors, to amongst other things, make sure that money continues to be spent wisely and in the interests of the whole community.  To find out more about becoming a councillor send an email to

What has the Parish Council done in 2022?

Co-ordinated the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Supported phase 2 of the Commemoration Hall centenary build.

Kept the street furniture of the village in good repair.

Slaley Parish Council

Slaley Parish Council normally meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in Slaley Commemoration Hall. An agenda is published on the Slaley website before each meeting, and is pasted on the Parish Notice Board (corner of Slaley Churchyard) within the statutory notice period; the official minutes are posted on this website after their adoption by the Council.

Quarterly updates of the Parish Plan 'Action Plan' keep the recommendations for parish improvements firmly at the forefront of many decisions taken during monthly meetings. Public participation is welcomed, and an agenda item is included for each meeting; a Hexham Courant reporter is invited to Slaley Parish Council meetings.

The Councillors are as follows:


 Ian Stevens MBE (chair)

Emergency Contact for the Playing Fields Community Notice at Slaley First School

Email:   Mobile 07395 566997


Vacancy (x2)

Stella Douglas

Email:  Tel: 07838866976  

Stella manages this website.

Jon Storey

Email:  Mobile: 07725610886

Jon looks after the Defibrilator.

Debra Taylor (vice chair)
Mobile: 07932450874.   Email:

Debra is the Slaley Commemoration Hall Representative.

The Clerk is: Patricia Wilson
Lawn House, Slaley, Hexham, NE47 0AS. Tel: 673388 Email:

The County Councillor is: Colin W. Horncastle
Highfield Farm, Catton, NE47 9QT. Tel: 618259. 


Northumberland County Council: 0845 600 6400
Local Rate number: 01434 400388

Please report any problems via: (follow the links to "Report a Problem").


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