There will be two Committee meetings this week:
Projects & Initiatives, 6.30 pm, Tuesday 13th June 2017
Finance & Governance, 6.00 pm, Wednesday 14th June 2017
All Stanley Town Council Meetings are open to the public. Both this week’s meetings will be held at the Civic Hall, Front Street, Stanley.
The full results of last Thursday’s local elections showing all the votes cast for each candidate are attached below.
Three Councillors were elected unopposed in the Tanfield ward, all the other 17 seats were contested. The final balance of the Council for the next term is Labour 14 Councillors, Derwentside Independents 6 Councillors.
The Annual General Meeting, the first meeting of the newly elected Town Council, will be held next Tuesday, 16th May 2017 at 6.30pm in the Civic Hall.
The most important item of business will be for the Council to elect a new Chairman for the Civic year, followed by the membership of Committees and review of Governance Documents.
All meetings are open to the public.
The final Full Council meeting of the current Council will be held next Tuesday at 6.30 pm at the Civic Hall. Business for discussion includes: Events, Heritage Funding, Civic Hall theatre improvements, Relocation of the Louisa Morrison Memorial from St Aidan’s Church, Council Offices update, New Member Training after the election.
The public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook.
The list of nominated Candidates standing in the forthcoming elections for the Town and County Councils has been published. You will find links below to the full list of candidates and those who nominated them for all the Stanley area wards and County Divisions.
If you have not received a polling card for the elections, you are probably not on the electoral register. You can still register up to April 13th, see our Election page for information how to do it.
Elections for all 20 seats of Stanley Town Council and the whole of Durham County Council will be held on 4th May 2017.
Any person who meets the qualifying criteria can stand for election. For more information about what the criteria are and how to stand, check the Electoral Comission’s website
The newly elected Town Council will officially take office at the Town Council’s AGM which will be held on Tuesday 16th May 2017. At this meeting, the new Council will elect a Chairman decide membership of Committees and review the Council’s governance documents.
Make sure you’re registered to vote in the forthcoming election.
Just visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote it takes only a few seconds. You will need your National Insurance number.
The Town meeting is the meeting for all the electors of the parish to be given feedback about the Town Council’s activities over the preceding year and to raise any questions about public services in the Town (whether or not they are provided by the Town Council). Guest speakers from PACT House, Durham Money Advice and North Road Gym (Catchgate) who have all received funding from the Town Council in the current year will be present at the meeting to feed back how the funding from the Council has helped to support their activities and as a result the residents of Stanley.
The meeting agenda is linked below.