BEM for Annfield Plain Resident

Gertie Ayer from Annfield Plain received the British Empire Medal from Mrs Sue Snowdon, H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham yesterday at Annfield Plain Central Methodist Church in front of a large gathering of friends, family and well wishers. Local MP Kevan Jones nominated Gertie for the award in recognition of her 75 years of voluntary work in the community at Lee Hill Hospital, Shotley Bridge Hospital (for 40 years) and for the last 30 years visiting the elderly at Stonleigh Care Home, in addition to voluntary work preparing meals and running coffee mornings at the church, work she still does aged 95. An Annfield Plain resident all her life, Gertie truly deserves her recognition and all the members and staff of the Town Council congratulate her.

Notice of Vacancy in the office of Councillor

That due to the resignation of Councillor Doug Carmichael, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by the 17th April 2018 (14 clear days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to:
The Returning Officer
Electoral Services
Room 1/104-155
County Hall
by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy; otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 21st June 2018.
Dated: 26th March 2018
Alan Shaw
Town Clerk
A copy of the formal notice is attached. Notice of Vacancy – Catchgate 3-18

Full Council Papers 27-3-18

The Agenda and Background Papers for next week’s Ordinary Council Meeting are linked below.  The meeting will be held at 6.30 pm at the Civic Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Please note: If you wish to ask a question at the meeting, it must be notified to the Clerk in advance of the meeting. The Clerk can be emailed on

Business to be discussed at the meeting includes:

Member’s Initiative Fund – Details of the projects supported by Councillors in 2017/18

Events Specification – Tender details

Wardens SLA – Specification for enhanced wardens service

Civic Hall Hire charges

‘-Full Council Agenda 27 March 2018

Background Papers March 18

Full Council 13th March 2018 (Rearranged)

The Ordinary Council meeting which we were forced to postpone due to the “beast from the east” has been rescheduled for next Tuesday evening, 13th March 2018. The meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Civic Hall, after the Projects & Initiatives Committee meeting.

The updated agenda and attachments are linked below. All Council meetings are open to the public.

‘-Full Council Agenda 13 March 2018

Supporting Papers 13-3-18