The town council has made an application to register the green space at Bede Kirk as a village green. A copy of the consultation notice is here. The consultation lasts until 10 November 2017.
Barnard Castle Town Council will be staging a two-day consultation event around an exhibition of ideas for improving the management of cars driving onto the Demesnes from Thorngate via Gray Lane.
The Town Council will host an open day to explain this option on Saturday 23 September in the Dawson Room, Woodleigh, from 11:00am – 3:00pm. There will be a display of the option which has emerged from this project and an opportunity to discuss this with members of the town council and to leave comments and feedback.
The weekend open day will be followed by a second drop-in session on the evening of Monday 25 September, when the Dawson Room will be open from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, which will be attended by representatives of the town council and the police.
The Demesnes is one of a number of areas in the town in which the town council is working to take over day-to-day management from the county council. This scheme has been awarded central government funding, some of which may be applied to funding a suitable and affordable solution for the Demesnes.
You can read more details here.
To commemorate Merchant Navy Day the Town Council will host a simple flag hoisting ceremony on Monday 03 September 2018. The ceremony will commence at 11:00 a.m. in the Galgate Memorial Garden. In preparation, the town council would like to encourage any Merchant Navy veterans, Sea Cadets or serving personnel to attend. Refreshments will be provided following the service. Please contact 01833 690970 if you would like to participate.
The attached notice covers proposed connection to drains running under Tens Field, and is subject to public inspection for a period of thirty days, ending on 31 August 2017.
New 4G mobile services are coming to the area and there is a very small chance this may cause interference to Freeview such as a loss of sound, blocky images, or a ‘No signal message’.
Properties at risk will receive a postcard from at800 explaining the issue and advising how to get free help if Freeview is affected.
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Contact 01833 690970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets (£10)
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June
To celebrate the 1940s Weekend, Barnard Castle shops and businesses are encouraged to dress your windows in Forties style for the weekend. Your window will need to be dressed by Thursday 22 June and will be judged on Friday 23 June by representatives of the Teesdale Mercury and The Morritt Arms.
The winner of the competition will receive free editorial about their business in the Teesdale Mercury and a trophy cup sponsored by The Morritt Arms.
In addition runners up will be highly commended for imagination and creativity.
To enter the competition please text *your shop name* followed by “1940s Window” to The Dress Agency shop mobile: 07947892237 or email email@example.com
Even if you don’t enter the competition please join in the town atmosphere over the weekend of 23-25 June by perhaps taping your window panes, putting up bunting and asking your staff to dress up.
There is a councillor vacancy in the East Ward of Barnard Castle Town Council, which will be filled by co-option.
Council agreed at its meeting on 18 June to invite suitably qualified candidates (who must be residents of the parish, be occupied in the parish, or live within three miles of the parish) to submit a formal expression of interest, stating their suitability on (no more than) one side of A4. As a guide, the Council uses the NALC specification of the duties and time commitment anticipated of members of the town council.
You may also consult the NALC publication ‘The good councillor’s guide’, which provides a clear overview of the legal framework for the town council and the role of councillors.
Anyone submitting an expression of interest by noon on Friday 6 July, will be invited to attend a Special Council meeting at 6pm on Monday 16 July, which will be held at Woodleigh.
Candidates will be offered two minutes to state their suitability, in turn, with the order determined by a draw. Members will then be offered an opportunity to question the candidates together. At the conclusion of the question and answer session, members may either resolve to proceed directly to a secret ballot or may resolve to exclude press and public (including the candidates) pending a debate on the suitability of the candidates. The co-option will be decided by the achievement of an absolute majority.
If you have any questions, please contact the council by:
email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
phone (01833 690970).