Association of North East Councils - About Us

The Association of North East Councils is the political voice for local government in the North East. It represents all 12 strategic authorities in the region on issues of concern to them and the communities they serve.

It is a cross-Party organisation, with all of its Members democratically elected and accountable politicians.

The Association aims to tackle real issues which matter to people, whether it be the level of funding coming to the region, the environment, health, crime and community safety, tourism, housing or economic development. It makes the case on your behalf to Government and other important decision-makers, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Its role in shaping, developing and implementing policy seeks to reflect the diversity of communities across the region, rural and urban, from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Middlesbrough.

You can email the Association of North East Councils on - enquire@northeastcouncils.gov.uk

ANEC Objectives

The aim of the Association of North East Councils is to represent the interests of local authorities and the communities they serve in the North East.

The Association seeks to:

Ensure that the voice of local government is heard on a wide range of issues
Develop, shape and implement policy
Lobby and make effective representation
Build and strengthen relationships with opinion formers and decision-makers at every level
Develop a range of membership services which will add value
Facilitate the delivery of the local government improvement agenda in the North East
Make a positive and effective contribution to regional leadership and governance
Encourage, support, share and communicate best practice in local government
Demonstrate how local government represents the interest of communities
Develop the image, perception and reputation of local government.

Our Values

The Association of North East Councils has a set of core values that it is committed to. These are:

A commitment to openness, transparency and accountability
An understanding of the diversity of the North East
A key role in the governance in the region
Strong partnership working and an inclusive approach
To encourage participation and engagement
To harness and develop talent, experience and expertise
Get In Touch
Association of North East Councils
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 261 3922