Entries by Alan Shaw

Community Consultation Launched

Today we are announcing the launch of ‘Ask Stanley 2016’, a comprehensive consultation exercise with Stanley Residents. We want to know what you like about your area, what you don’t, and what you think should be done to improve both the good and bad things. We have put together a short questionnaire and will be […]

Stanley AAP Small Grants Fund 2015/16

 JUST THREE DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION Stanley AAP is providing the opportunity for local groups and organisations to apply for a small grant to help them deliver projects and activities in the Stanley area. Funding of £30,000 has been made available by Stanley AAP and we would like to invite local organisations to consider submitting an application.  […]

Former Councillor Roy Mellor has passed away

The Town Council has just learned that former Councillor Roy Mellor, who was one of the founder members of Stanley Town Council, has passed away. He was 77.  Roy was born in Buxton in Derbyshire, and moved with his wife Sue to Stanley after retirement so that he could be closer to daughter Jane.  Both […]

Council Agenda – 15th December

The Town Council meets next Tuesday (15th) at 6.30 pm at the Civic Hall. We are in the later stages of setting the budget for the next financial year and Councillors will be deciding what the priorities are. Business to be discussed will include: Who the first Blue Plaques should be put up for; Whether […]

Consultation about Craghead Post Office

The Post Office are consulting on their proposal to relocate Craghead Post Office from it’s current location at the Village Hall to Craghead Off Licence & Foodstore at Standerton Terrace.  The details of the proposal are contained in a letter they have sent to the Town Council, a copy of which can be viewed HERE. If […]

Alun Armstrong switches on Christmas Lights

Local hero, actor Alun Armstrong, who hails from Annfield Plain, battled extreme Canadian weather to make his way back to Stanley to turn on the Christmas Lights. Mr Armstrong had been filming in Canada but due to heavy snowfall his return to the UK was delayed by days as flight after flight was cancelled. He  even boarded a […]

Christmas Lights Switch On – 6th December

Next Sunday will see the festive season get started in Stanley! The Town Council has organised a fun family day for everybody. The Christmas Fayre returns to Civic Hall starting at 10am, with lots of stalls selling gifts for all the family. Bring the kids to Santa’s Grotto and stop for Coffee and cake, or […]

Town Council to ‘Ask Stanley’ in 2016

The Town Council will be launching a comprehensive consultation with residents of the Parish in the New Year.  We want to build a plan for the next 5 years that focuses on delivering things that people who live in the Parish think are important, so we will be asking every resident aged 13 or over […]

Town Council launches Blue Plaque Scheme

Stanley Town Council is launching a blue plaque scheme within the Parish to celebrate the area’s heritage. The Parish includes not just Stanley but surrounding villages including Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Tanfield, South Moor and Craghead. The intention will be to commemorate noteworthy individuals and locations across the Parish and develop a heritage trail for the […]

Environmental Awards for Stanley Projects

Two Environmental Projects from the Stanley area have been recognised this week in Durham County Partnership’s 2015 Environmental Awards.  The Catchgate Neighbourhood Planter Scheme, which was led by the Neighbourhood Watch with support from the Town Council and Tanfield in Bloom were both commended for their valuable contributions to the quality and appearance of the […]