At present the Council has Committees for Amenities and Planning. It also sets up Working Groups as required. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected and the memberships of the committees are usually decided at the Annual Meeting of the Council which is held in May.Full Council meetings are normally held the second Thursday of every month at 6.00p.m. in the Council Offices. At this time all town matters are discussed and any communications received are addressed. The Full Council also oversees the Councils expenditure. Amenities Committee meetings dealing with all aspects of the Town's amenities including East and West Cemeteries, Allotments, the small Council owned Play Area off Phillip Drive, Paddlers Park, town seats, litter bins, planters, bus shelters and Rights of Way are normally held on the last Thursday of the months of May, July, September, November, January and March at 6.00p.m. The Amenities Committee also had a sub committee called the Events Committee which in partnership with other organisations looks after the Town's events such as The Puffin Festival, Torchlight Procession, Remembrance Day Service, Garden Awards and other events that may arise. Planning Committee meetings are held as required on receipt of plans- usually on a Tuesday evening at 6.00p.m. Any plans lodged with Northumberland County Council for the Civic Parish of Amble are commented upon; often plans lodged for the borders of the immediately surrounding parishes are received for comment too as these could affect the town. Every meeting is advertised on the Council Notice board with its Agenda; Minutes are available on the Council website and in the Library. Council meetings are open to the public and time is allowed at the beginning for anyone to address the Council with questions or concerns they wish to raise after prior notification to the Clerk.