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. Please read the document on this link and demonstrate how you meet the specification in your submission.
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 Thursday 18 April, will be invited to attend a Special Council meeting at 6pm on Monday 29 April, 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 (email@example.com) or
phone (01833 690970).
Following the election held on Thursday 4 May, 2017. The results have been published on Durham County Council’s website here.
The following were duly elected:
West Ward of Barnard Castle Parish
- Electorate: 2276
- Ballots Issued: 811
- Turnout: 35.63%
- Rejected Ballots: 0
|Name of Candidate||Description (if any)||Number of Votes|
|BLISSETT, Kelly Ann Marie||Independent||258 ELECTED|
|BLISSETT, Luther||Independent||263 ELECTED|
|CHATTERJEE, Rima||Independent||284 ELECTED|
|CHILD, Richard||The Conservative Party Candidate||518 ELECTED|
|EVANS, Ros||Labour Party||218|
|PEAT, Roger Allan||Independent||564 ELECTED|
|ROWELL, Emma Louise||Labour Party||248|
|THOMPSON, Belinda||Independent||344 ELECTED|
Election of Town Councillors for East Ward of Barnard Castle Parish on Thursday 4 May 2017.
The following five people have been duly elected Town Councillors for East Ward of Barnard Castle Parish.
For more information, please see the Durham County Council web site here.
The town council wants to know whether it is worth spending additional money to take over the Demesnes, Scar Top, Galgate Greens and other open spaces in town over from Durham County Council, to keep these spaces well maintained and available for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
You can drop into the Dawson Room at Woodleigh to comment from 10:00-2:00 on Saturday 7 January 2017.
Or, you can read and respond to our consultation here.
A weekend of living history, celebrating the camaraderie, costume, vehicles and music of the period. Wartime re-enactment, 1940s entertainment and historical displays.
Entry Forms & Guides
The mini golf course is open for the final weekend of the 2018 season on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October.
The opening hours are from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (last admittance 4:15pm).
£ 3 (single round)
£ 9 (group of 4)
£15 (loyalty ticket – 7 rounds)
Mini Golf will reopen for Easter 2019.
The course is available for private hire out-of-season. Please contact the town council on 01833 690970
Click HERE for more information on the course.