Candidates for Local Elections

The list of nominated Candidates standing in the forthcoming elections for the Town and County Councils has been published. You will find links below to the full list of candidates and those who nominated them for all the Stanley area wards and County Divisions.

If you have not received a polling card for the elections, you are probably not on the electoral register. You can still register up to April 13th, see our Election page for information how to do it.

Town Council Candidates

County Council Candidates

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.

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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