Northumberland CVA won the contract to facilitate and support the Northumberland VCS Assembly in Autumn 2014. The steering group that was already in place to lead the Assembly continued on an interim basis and by the end of June 2015, the Assembly was in a position to have a democratically elected Executive Committee of twelve members and invited nominations to fill these roles. 

Membership of the VCS Assembly Committee is drawn from across the spectrum of Northumberland’s Voluntary and Community Sector and you can find a list of the current members at the bottom of this page.

 

Resources

 

Notes from both the Executive Committee meetings and the original Steering Group meetings are available here:

You can find out more about the Assembly Framework here:

 

Assembly Process

 

Assembly Process Chart updated 17.7.17
 

 

Current Executive Committee Members

 

One member representing each of the following thematic areas:

    Infrastructure: Lewis Atkinson, Community IT Academy

    Employability and Welfare: Avril Gibson, Northern Learning Trust

    Children and Youth: Julie Dodson, VoiCeS Northumberland

    Social Enterprise and Cooperative: Andy Haddon, Earth Doctors Ltd

    Trustees: Joe Jackson, Northumberland CVA

 

Two members representing:

    Health and Social Care: Sharon Spurling, Carers Northumberland

    Health and Social Care: Ralph Firth, Age UK Northumberland

 

One member representing each of the following geographical areas:

    North Northumberland: George Scott, Berwick Voluntary Forum

    Central Northumberland: Sue Ashmore, Business & Professional Women (BPW)

    South East Northumberland: Vacant

    West Northumberland: John McGough, NCDN

 

In addition:

    As holder of the commission: Anne Lyall, Northumberland CVA.

 

N.B.

North Northumberland covers: Berwick, Belford, Seahouses, Wooler (the old Berwick Borough Council)

Central Northumberland covers: Alnwick. Rothbury, Amble, Morpeth

South East Northumberland covers: Ashington, Newbiggin by the Sea, Bedlington, Blyth, Cramlington, Seaton Delaval

West Northumberland covers: Tyne Valley, Ponteland, Bellingham, Otterburn, Kielder