Local Elections 4th May 2017

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.

Annual Town Meeting 14th March 2017

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.

Annual Town Meeting Agenda 14 March 2017

ATTACHMENT A – 17.05.16 Annual Town Meeting Minutes

Council Papers Uploaded – 21st February 2017

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.

Agenda 21 February 2017

February Supporting Docs

Council Papers for 24th January 2017 Uploaded

There is a full agenda for next week’s Town Council meeting. The Council will be approving the budget for 2017/18, considering the policy they will apply for the new grant budget of £55,000 which will be created. They will also be deciding whether or not to livestream Council meetings and reviewing terms and conditions for the Civic Hall.

Council Agenda 24 January 2017

Item 5 – Minutes

Supporting Papers – January 2017

 

 

Comms & Events Agenda Uploaded 10/1/17

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.

Comms & Events Agenda

 

Council Papers for 20th December – Christmas Special

The December meeting of Council promises to be an interesting one with several important decisions being made. The Council will be considering a draft business case and making a decision whether or not to bid for the old Stanley Urban District Council Offices in Front Street now that DCC have placed them on the market.  They will also be considering a proposal to take over the Community Room in West Rd, Annfield Plain and seeking to approve the budget for 2017/18.

The budget being presented to Council by the Finance Committee will be proposing that the Town Council’s part of the Council Tax is frozen next year, whilst allocating a further £60,000 towards cash grants to support community groups and initiatives.  More information about the Council Offices and the Community Rooms and the full draft budget are linked below.

PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MASONIC HALL, 6.30 pm ON TUESDAY 20th DECEMBER. THERE WILL BE MINCE PIES FOR ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO ATTEND

Council Agenda

Stanley Council Offices Proposal

DCC Sales Particulars for Council Offices

Final Draft Budget 2017/18

Business Case – Annfield Plain Community Room