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 […]
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held on Tuesday 4th April 2023 at Civic Hall, Stanley
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 […]
A derelict Stanley eyesore has been transformed into a colourful centrepiece for the summer.
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 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 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 […]
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.
Every year the town stops and pays its respects to the 168 men and boys who were killed on 16th February 1909, when at 3.45 pm, an explosion ripped through the Burns Pit. It was a disaster that had a huge effect on the town. Over 300 dependents, the vast majority of whom lived in […]
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 […]