Entries by Alan Shaw


Election of a Town Councillor for HAVANNAH WARD OF STANLEY PARISH An Election is to be held of One Town Councillor for Havannah Ward of Stanley Parish. Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council or the Returning Officer, Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, […]

Louisa Morrison Pit disaster Memorial moved…

IT WAS almost midnight on August 22, 1947, when tragedy struck a North Durham town, costing the lives of 22 men and shaking a community to its core. The two dozen miners were underground in the “fourth north district”, between the Louisa Pit and the Morrison North Pit, in the area of Kyo bogs when a huge explosion of firedamp, most likely a pocket of methane gas, ripped through the pit […]


Stanley Town Council is delighted to announce the dates for this year’s Summer Play in the Park Events. As always, all the rides and activities will be FREE so get the dates in your diary now. The dates are: Wed 1 Aug – View Lane Park Sat 4 Aug – Oakies Park Wed 8 Aug […]

Introducing our new Events Management Partner

Stanley Town Council has joined forces with local company Alan Hillary Events to deliver its events programme over the next 3 years. The Council took the decision to seek a professional events management partner to improve the quality of events delivered for residents and to enable the Town Council’s own staff to focus on delivering […]

Dynamic duo all set for the Stanley beat…

A PAIR of crimefighters are clamping down on community anti-social behaviour in a North Durham town. Two new neighbourhood wardens have been recruited to prowl the Stanley beat, working alongside their communities to improve the environment and help tackle minor disorder and vandalism. The new full-time patrolmen are funded by Stanley Town Council, which is […]

Full Council 24th July 2018 – Papers Uploaded

The papers for next week’s Full Council meeting are linked below.  The meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th July 2018 at the Civic Hall, Front St, Stanley. The meeting is open to the public.  If members of the public wish to participate and ask questions, the Town Clerk should be contacted in […]

Finance Committee 18th July 2018 – Agenda & Papers uploaded

The agenda and background papers for next Wednesday’s Finance & General Purposes Committee are linked below. Business to be considered will include the tasking of the Town Council’s new enhanced neighbourhood wardens service and the Durham County Plan. ‘Finance & GP Agenda 18th July 2018 Finance July 18 Combined Papers

Finance Committee Postponed

Tonight’s planned Finance Committee has been postponed to Wednesday 18th July (next Wednesday) as it clashes with England’s semi-final against Croatia. #Itscominghome

County Durham Plan Consultation, 25th June 2018

There will be a consultation event about the proposals for the County Durham plan this Thursday, 28th June from 4pm – 7pm in the Civic Hall. The County Council are consulting on preferred options and it is essential that they capture as much feedback as possible from residents across the County. The plan will determine […]