The Agenda and papers for next week’s meeting of Council are linked below.
We believe that we may be the first Town Council in County Durham and possibly beyond to broadcast our meeting live on Facebook so we will be offering a new way for the public to interact with our meetings from their own homes on Tuesday, fingers crossed there will be no technical problems!
The business on the agenda to be discussed will include decisions being made about projects, events and initiatives the Council is taking forward in 2017 and an update on progress towards a number of the Council’s medium term objectives, including a virtual tour of the old Front Street Council offices.
The Agenda for next week’s Communications and Events meeting are linked below. The business for the meeting will be to hear reports from working groups arranging the Town Council’s events programme for 2017 and an item about wayfinding signage on the C2C route.
The Agenda for next week’s Communications & Events Committee is linked below.
This meeting will consist of a review of the events the Town Council has delivered in the second half of 2016 and initial planning for next year’s budgeted events.
The meeting will be held in the Civic Hall at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017. The public are welcome to attend and participate in the meeting.
The Agenda and Papers for the next Full Council meeting of Stanley Town Council are linked below. Among the business will be the consideration of projects, initiatives to be budgeted for in the next financial year, asset transfer of the old Front Street Offices, Parks and community buildings, provision of community defibrillator devices and more. The meeting will be held at Stanley Civic Hall, Front Street, at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 18th October 2016.
Photo: Simon Green
The Agenda and papers for next week’s Communications & Events meeting have been uploaded. This meeting is the one where the Committee reviews the events it has organised over the summer and makes recommendations to Full Council about what events the Town Council should organise and fund in the next financial year, so it is an important meeting.
As always, the meeting is open to the public and this agenda has an open forum where members of the public can put forward ideas and suggestions for consideration by the Committee.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 6.30 pm in the Civic Hall
The paper’s for next Tuesday’s meeting of Stanley Town Council have been published. The meeting will be held at the Civic Hall in Front Street, Stanley at 6.30 pm and the Public are welcome to attend and participate.
Items to be considered will be:
Funding request for Fireworks
Proposals for funding the PACT House
Funding for Front Street Improvements
Civic Hall Coffee Shop
OAPs Christmas Dinner
We hope to see you there. The papers for the meeting are attached below.
Photograph: Simon Green from the Beamish Museum Leek Show
Announcing the Premier of the Stanley Fringe Film which will be shown in the Civic Hall on July 31st
for tickets please see the Stanley Fringe Facebook page
Stanley Town Council and the Tommy Armstrong Society are proud to announce that this Saturday will see the unveiling of the first ‘heritage’ plaque in Stanley under an initiative agreed last year to promote and celebrate the history of the Parish.
It is fitting that the first plaque will be to mark the place of rest of Tommy Armstrong, the famous poet and songwriter who lived in several locations in the parish and whose work celebrated and recorded the people, places and struggles of the area.
The unveiling of the plaque, which will be sited at Tanfield Church, will take place at 1.30pm on Saturday 11th June. Following the unveiling by the Chairman of the Council there will be a blessing held at Tommy Armstrong’s graveside and performances of two of Tommy Armstrong’s songs.
Picture: The Tommy Armstrong heritage plaque being put in place ready for the unveiling
After the completion of a £50,000 renovation project, Stanley Community Football Centre will officially open this Saturday, the 21st May.
To mark the ribbon-cutting on the area’s newest sporting facility, the centre will host a family open day, featuring a Penalty Shoot Out competition, Football Tennis, a bouncy castle, inflatables, a tombola, a climbing wall, caricature pictures, plus refreshments.
The open day will be run by Stanley Events, who worked in partnership with the Foundation of Light, Durham County Council, Stanley Town Council, the Football Foundation and the Stanley Area Action Partnership to turn the site of the former North Durham Academy into a state-of-the-art community hub.
A spokesman said: “It has taken a tremendous amount of work by a dedicated team of volunteers, working with the County Council and partners to help bring a derelict site that was destined for demolition back into use for the local community.”
Mark Pae, of The Foundation of Light added: “This partnership has helped the Foundation establish a base for helping teenagers and young adults in the region through the Kicks social inclusion programme and Back on Track programme (which helps young people not in employment, education or training).
“The Foundation’s partnership with Stanley Events has proved successful and we are delighted with the development of the facility. Plans to enhance the facility further mean that it can become a place where people can realise their potential.”
The facility has over 600 regular users every week, who access a range of sport and fitness facilities. It is also the home of Beamish Community Football Club and Stanley Youth Club, who use the site’s extensive facilities, including its floodlit 3G astroturf pitches.
Its pitches are all available for hire, alongside a fully-furnished community room that is ideal venue for conferences, training, meetings, and birthday parties, including use of the kitchen area, changing and outdoor sports areas.
This Saturday’s open day starts at 10am, and runs until around 3pm, featuring fun for all the family.
The official ribbon-cutting will be at 12 noon.