AN organisation which works to better a Tynedale town has moved to a new premises.

The Prudhoe Community Partnership has taken over the former Hays Travel shop on 61 Front Street – now the Prudhoe Community Hub.

The partnership, which formerly ran out of the Spetchells Centre, works with businesses, groups, and the council to make Prudhoe a safe and attractive town in which to live and work.

The new space is available for community use and small projects. It is also the base for Radio Prudhoe and Volunteering in Prudhoe and is currently being used as a meeting place for youth services.

Caroline Warburton, chair of the Prudhoe Community Partnership, said the new premises was “the public face of what we do” and its aim is to have a permanent offering attracting people into the town to use its facilities.

An exhibition - Celebrating Prudhoe’s Past – is running until November 20 with topics including Prudhoe’s history, mining, the West Road Cemetery, and the Front Street shops. It is a collaboration with the Prudhoe History Society and local speakers are also taking part. The hub also has a display – Graft and Glory - currently on loan from the Newcastle Institute of Engineering - which celebrates mining across the North-East.

The exhibition is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday – 10am – 12 noon.

A Christmas tree festival, stalls and Santa’s sleigh is also planned to coincide with the Prudhoe Christmas lights switch-on on November 26.

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Anyone living or working in Prudhoe can become a member of the partnership. The members elect trustees each year and receive a quarterly report.