Wylam Parish Council's regular monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. The meetings take place in the Centenary Room at Wylam Institute and begin at 7.00pm. Time is set aside during each meeting to allow members of the public to put questions to the Council about matters of local concern.

The Parish Council is a consultee on matters as diverse as planning and healthcare, making sure that the interests of Wylam and its residents are not overlooked. The Council, as the foundation tier of local government in Northumberland, responds to concerns raised by local residents and promotes Wylam's interests with Northumberland County Council and with central government departments.

Wylam Parish Council has eight members and employs a Clerk who is also the Council's Responsible Financial Officer, to administer its policies and financial affairs. The Village Handyman is employed to help keep Wylam looking clean and tidy.

The Parish Council organises a village Litter Pick each year and pays for hanging baskets and floral displays throughout the village. The Council manages Wylam Railway Museum, The Haughs Local Nature Reserve and Hagg Bank Play Area. The Council's volunteer Tree Warden is a valuable source of information and advice on the natural environment and reports to monthly meetings of the Parish Council. The Parish Council supports a number of local organisations such as Wylam Institute and Wylam Community Playing Fields Association through grants and donations. The Parish Council is the host council for the Ovingham Joint Burial Committee which manages Ovingham Cemetery.