Greenland School Application withdrawn

The Town Council has just been informed that the Planning Application to turn the old Greenland School into a care home which the Council lodged an official objection against has been withdrawn by the applicant.

Stanley Town Mayor Cllr Carole Hampson said “I would like to thank everyone who attended the public meeting and for the continued support. I would also like to thank the planning officer for writing a comprehensive report, it was well researched”

Full Council Agenda 26th November 2019 Uploaded

The Agenda and supporting papers for next week’s Full Council meeting have been added to our documents page and are available to view/ download.

On the Agenda for next week:

Stanley Master Plan

St George’s Church Closure

War Memorials

Council Budget

Please note this meeting will be held at the Masonic Hall, Scott Street, Stanley NOT at the Civic Hall. All Council meetings are open to the public and the public may ask questions at the meeting related to the business being discussed. Please contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting if you wish to ask the Council a question.

Fuill Council 22nd October 2019 Papers Uploaded

The Agenda and Background papers for next week’s meeting of Stanley Town Council are linked below. The meeting will take place at the Civic Hall, 6.30 pm on Tuesday 22nd October.

A representative of the Stars Youth Project which is partially funded by the Town Council will be present to report on the activity of the project in the year to date.

Other business can be seen on the agenda. All STC meetings are open to the public. Questions may be asked in relation to any of the business being discussed by informing the Clerk prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Agenda 22nd October 2019

October 2019 FC Background Papers

HEDLEY HOUSE OPENS THE DOORS FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE IN DURHAM

Yesterday Hedley House, a new supported accommodation project for young people at risk of homelessness in County Durham, celebrated its official opening (Wednesday 9 October).

The project, based in Park Road, South Moor Stanley, is provided by a partnership of Changing Lives, Durham County Council Housing Solutions and Children and Young People’s Services.

It provides safe and secure accommodation for vulnerable young people, facing difficult life circumstances and that are at risk of becoming homeless.

The project was officially opened by Councillor Carole Hampson, Town Mayor of Stanley.

In celebration of the launch Changing Lives hosted an afternoon tea, which was prepared by the young residents. The event was well attended, with our CEO Stephen Bell welcoming guests from Durham Police, Durham Housing solutions and Durham County Council.

Agenda for Finance Committee 15th October 2019 Uploaded

The Agenda for Finance Committee is linked below. The primary business for the Committee this month is to review the recommendations of the Events & Civic Hall working groups and to consider the first estimates for next year’s Council budgets.

All meetings of STC are open to the public. The meeting will be held at 6.30pm at the Civic Hall

‘-Finance and General Purposes Agenda 15th October 2019

Background Papers Finance October 2019

Northumbria in Bloom 2019

This year has seen Stanley Town Council’s first entry in the Northumbria in Bloom competition in the large town category. As we shared earlier, some of the groups and organisations we worked with this year received their own recognition in Northumbria in Bloom as well as being a part of the town’s overall submission.

St Josephs School in Stanley received a GOLD award in the Schools category; the Just for Women Centre has received a SILVER award in the Special Awards category and PACT House Stanley has received a BRONZE in the Commercial Premises category! Copper Beech community garden in White le Head received a SILVER award and the Town was awarded an overall SILVER.

There were also special mentions for the Haven, Catchgate Partnership and Annfield Plain Infants school in the “It’s your neighbourhood” category

These are fantastic results Congratulations to all our partners who worked with us to deliver our In Bloom entry this year and brighten up the town.

This is a great achievement for our first entry and the fact that so many of our partners also received separate recognition is a great thing for our communities.

Agenda & Papers Full Council 24th September 2019

The Agenda and background papers for next week’s meeting of Stanley Town Council are linked below.

The meeting will be held at the Civic Hall, Front Street at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th September.

‘-Full Council Agenda 24th September 2019

Combined Papers Sept 19

The Council will also be holding a Planning Committee Meeting prior to the Full Council Meeting at 6pm. The meeting is being held to consider the single issue of the application which has been submitted in respect of the Former Greenland School in South Moor.

‘-Planning Agenda 24th September 2019

Combined Background Papers Planning 24-9-19

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018/19 Accounts

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Council is required to publish a n notice informing electors that the final audited accounts for the year 2018/19 have been published and how they can be inspected if required by the public.

The Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be accessed HERE

The Annual Governance & Accounting Statement can be accessed HERE

Kids go for a quid at the Civic Hall

Kids go for a quid at the Civic Hall Cinema this Summer!

STC is pleased to announce that for the remainder of the Summer Holidays, Under 16s can enjoy films on the big screen at the Civic Hall for just £1 on all the remaining Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning screenings.

Adults still only £3.

Any advance sales for U16s will be refunded on the day please speak to the box office on arrival