Notice of Election (Catchgate Ward)

  1. An Election is to be held of One Town Councillor for Stanley Parish (Catchgate Ward).
  2. Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council or the Returning Officer, Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, (between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm) who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
  3. Nomination papers must be delivered in person to the Returning Officer, Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm), on any day from the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 31st May 2018.
  4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL by 5 pm on Tuesday, 15th May 2018.
  5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL by 5 pm on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018.
  6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Returning Officer, Room 1/104-115, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL by 5 pm on Thursday, 31st May 2018.

Notice of Annual Town Meeting

I hereby give notice that the Annual Meeting of electors of Stanley Town Council will be held on:

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 6.30 pm

At Stanley Civic Hall, Front Street, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 0NA.

Any Elector of the Parish may raise any questions relating to any matters affecting the Parish (not confined to Stanley Town Council matters)

yours sincerely

Bala Nair

Town Mayor

Projects & Initiatives Committee 10th April 2018

The Agenda and papers for next week’s Projects Committee are linked below.

The meeting will be held at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 10th April at the Civic Hall. All meetings are open to the public.  Items to be considered:

Advice Service Specification

Youth Theatre production for Armed Forces Day

Advice in County Durham Networking Event

‘-Projects and Initiatives Agenda 10.4.18

Projects Background Papers (Public) April 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 [email protected]

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

Full Council postponed – 27th February 2018

Due to extreme weather conditions forecast for this evening, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone tonight’s scheduled Full Council meeting.

The meeting will be re-arranged so the agenda can be considered by members, please check this page or our facebook page for updates.

 

Council Agenda and Papers 27th February 2018

The agenda and supporting papers for the February Ordinary Council meeting are linked below. Business to be considered at the meeting includes:

Events Specification, War Memorial, Allotments and the Louisa Morrison disaster memorial

Agenda 27 February 2018

February 18 Supporting Papers

The meeting will be held at the Civic Hall and starts at 6.30pm.  All Council meetings are open to the public

Committee Meetings w/c 12th February – Cancelled

There will be no Finance or Projects Committee meetings held this week.

Business normally considered by the Committees will be held over to the Full Council meeting.

The next meeting of Council will be the Full Council meeting on 27th February 2018, 6.30 pm at the Civic Hall

Stanley Town Council budget setting 2018/19

The Town Council set its budget for the forthcoming financial year at last Tuesday’s full council meeting. The Council voted to increase the parish precept (which is the part of the Council tax which funds the Council) by 2.95%.

This means that for a Band A property, the parish precept will increase from £59.92 to £61.69 per year. The Band D rate will go from £89.88 to £92.53.

The Council plans to re-introduce an enhanced warden service for Stanley in 2018 to tackle dirty yards, dog fouling and litter around the area, provide more support for local community groups and village halls, whilst continuing to provide funding for the Stanley advice centre, free high quality events throughout the year, youth services and a range of Civic Pride initiatives. The majority of new services will be funded by reducing the subsidy of the Civic Hall.

Proposing the budget increase, Cllr David Marshall said “If no increase is provided, then the ability to provide the improvement in the service we are planning would not be possible”

Full details of the budget can be found here: 2018-19 Budget (Approved)

Video footage of the Council meeting (and all other meetings) can be found on our youtube channel. Tuesday’s meeting is linked below. The budget discussion starts 15 minutes into the meeting.