Castle Morpeth

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Borough of Castle Morpeth
Borough
Shown within Northumberland
Shown within Northumberland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North East England
Administrative county Northumberland
Founded 1 April 1974
Abolished 1 April 2009
Admin. HQ Morpeth
Government
 • Type Castle Morpeth Borough Council
 • Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 35UE
Ethnicity 98.1% White
Website castlemorpeth.gov.uk

Castle Morpeth was a local government district and borough in Northumberland, England. Its administrative centre was the town of Morpeth.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Morpeth and Morpeth Rural District, along with part of Castle Ward Rural District.

The district council was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England effective from 1 April 2009 with responsibilities being transferred to Northumberland County Council, a unitary authority.

Settlements and parishes[edit]

The district includes the settlements and parishes of (towns highlighted in bold):

Transport[edit]

Castle Morpeth is located along the vital East Coast Main Line rail artery stretching from London to Edinburgh. The rail line offers services to other major intermediate cities such as Newcastle and Peterborough.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1974–75: Cllr Dr George Cormack
  • 1975–76: Cllr Geoffrey F. Brown
  • 1976–77: Cllr J Dalton Hutchinson
  • 1977–78: Cllr W. Laurie Hill MBE
  • 1978–79: Cllr Tom Brown
  • 1979–80: Cllr David Adams
  • 1980–81: Cllr Mrs M. Alice Rowe
  • 1981–82: Cllr W. John Lough MBE
  • 1982–83: Cllr Geoffrey F. Brown
  • 1983–84: Cllr Miss Isobel Smail OBE
  • 1984–85: Cllr M. George Green
  • 1985–86: Cllr Mrs Dorothy McBryde
  • 1986–87: Cllr Barnaby J. Dunn
  • 1987–88: Cllr Ian McConnell-Wood
  • 1988–89: Cllr Ian Hunter (Honorary Alderman 1999)
  • 1989–90: Cllr Roger Errington (High Sheriff of Northumberland 1993)
  • 1990–91: Cllr Clive Temple
  • 1991–92: Cllr Jim Turnbull
  • 1992–93: Cllr Trevor Hulbert
  • 1993–94: Cllr M. George Green (2nd term)
  • 1994–95: Cllr Ian McConnell-Wood (2nd term)
  • 1995–96: Cllr Tom Simpson (Honorary Alderman 2003)
  • 1996–97: Cllr Mrs Kay Morris
  • 1997–98: Cllr Mrs Sheila Campbell MBE (Honorary Alderman 2005)
  • 1998–99: Cllr Neil Weatherly (Honorary Alderman 2003)
  • 1999–00: Cllr Ernie Coe (Honorary Alderman 2008)
  • 2000–01: Cllr Frank Harrington MBE (Honorary Alderman 2009)
  • 2001–02: Cllr Bill Cuthbertson
  • 2002–03: Cllr Alan Taylor
  • 2003–04: Cllr Derek Thompson
  • 2004–05: Cllr Mrs Kay Morris (2nd term, Honorary Alderman 2009)
  • 2005–06: Cllr Milburn Douglas
  • 2006–07: Cllr Geoff Proudlock (Honorary Alderman 2008)
  • 2007–08: Cllr Milburn Douglas (2nd term, Honorary Alderman 2009)
  • 2008–09: Cllr Mrs Irene Brumwell

Irene Brumwell became the last Mayor of Castle Morpeth Borough as structural changes to local government in England effective on 1 April 2009 abolished the borough. However, in 2007 councillors confirmed that they were in talks with Morpeth Town Council to transfer the Mayoral Role to the Town Council in 2009.

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Coordinates: 55°09′15″N 1°41′14″W / 55.15417°N 1.68722°W / 55.15417; -1.68722