Entries by John Seymour


Raising the Flag – Sunday 18th June 2023 (by Invite only) Parade – Sunday 25th June 2023 (free entry for all to enjoy) A well-established event that attracts approximately 1,000 visitors throughout the day. In addition to the presence of the Armed Forces, there will be various other attractions to enjoy including: street performers, a […]

West Stanley Miners Memorial

  16 February 2023 at 3.15pm Thank you to The Deputy Town Mayor Cllr Olga Milburn for her speech and to Craghead Band for their continued support.   Laying of Wreath by the Town Mayor Alexander Clegg & DMA Chairman Mr Stephen Guy       Blooming Good Fun 2022 A yearly event for everyone […]

Focusing on the feelgood factor with flowers, flags, and events

Stanley Town Council continuously has its focus firmly on the feel good factor, having signed-off a budget aimed at adding colour, lifting spirits, and enhancing the environment. Among the projects bringing colour to the streets, is Blooming Good Fun, the yearly competition encouraging residents to show off their gardens, yards, window boxes, hanging baskets, tubs, […]

Happy 100th birthday Vera Soulsby

Happy 100th birthday Vera Soulsby Huge congratulations to Vera Soulsby, resident of South Moor, Stanley who today celebrated her 100th birthday on 18th February 2021. Vera, who has was born in Maple Street, worked in the Colliery canteen in her younger years, before moving to the Disco Superstore in Annfield Plain, an allusion to its […]

Stanley Civic Hall – Diamond Anniversary

  Stanley Civic Hall has been at the heart of the town and community since her opening on 7th January 1961, accommodating many shows through the Alun Armstrong Theatre, cinema films, weddings, and celebrations, not to mention training courses, a base for community groups and conferences. The year 2020 will be always known as a […]

Community Support

A community isn’t just an area of land – a postcode or village, town, suburb or street. It’s people. It’s goodwill. It’s coming together to achieve a shared goal or offer support in a crisis.

Council Backs Budget to Build on Stanley’s Success

THE AMBITIONS, concerns and passions of people in Stanley are placed at the heart of the 2020/21 budget, agreed this week [21 January] by the Town Council. Councillors threw their weight behind the 2020/21 Budget, which includes a plan to carry out the most thorough consultation exercise ever carried out in the town and its […]