The town council holds a 30 year lease to manage the Demesnes. As landlord, Durham County Council is holding a public consultation session on proposals to replace the equipment in the Demesnes Play Area, which is now at the end of its useful life.
The consultation to help with selection of new play equipment will take place in:
St Mary’s RCVA Primary School, Birch Rd, Barnard Castle DL12 8JR on Wednesday 18 September at 3 pm.
BARNARD CASTLE TO COMMEMORATE MERCHANT NAVY DAY
To commemorate Merchant Navy Day the Town Council will host a simple flag hoisting ceremony on Tuesday 03 September 2019. 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 Town Council’s Annual Return is available Web AGAR 2018-19
The detailed accounts are available for inspection in accordance with the statutory notice Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights
Unaudited figures, comprising the Accounting Statements for 2018/19 are: Unaudited Figures 2018-19
Due to the resignation of a sitting councillor, a casual vacancy has arisen in the West Ward of Barnard Castle Town Council. The statutory vacancy notice is attached.
The mini golf course is currently open at weekends.
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)
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.
There is a councillor vacancy in the West Ward of Barnard Castle Town Council, which will be filled by co-option.
Council agreed at its meeting on 24 June 2019 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 Wednesday 10 July 2019, will be invited to attend a Special Council meeting at 6pm on Monday 15 July 2019, 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).
The Annual Town Meeting will take place at 6pm on Monday 11 March in the Dawson Room, Woodleigh.
The Notice and Agenda for this meeting can be found here.
Thursday 21 February – 4-7pm
Residents and businesses can find out more about plans to build a new retail development in Barnard Castle at a drop-in session next week.
Durham County Council has received an application to create a Lidl supermarket and Home Bargains store in the former Addison Auctioneers site in Roman Road.
Next week, its planning officers will stage a drop in session to allow people to view the plans. They will also be on hand to answer queries about the scheme and to explain how planning applications are considered.
The drop-in session will take place at Barnard Castle Town Council Offices in Woodleigh in Flatts Road on Thursday, 21 February, from 4pm to 7pm.
Stephen Reed, DCC’s Planning Development Manager, said: “This application is a significant proposal for Barnard Castle and the surrounding area.
“We believe it is important that people who live and work in the town have an opportunity to examine the plans and ask any questions they may have.”
There will be a Public Consultation Meeting at the GSK Sports and Social Club on Monday 26 November at 6pm.
The CCG wants to hear people’s views about their recommendation to deliver the extended primary care service from a reduced number of hubs located in;
- Bishop Auckland (Dales area)
- Spennymoor/Newton Aycliffe and Sedgefield (Sedgefield area)
- Peterlee/Seaham (Easington area)
More details: On the CCG Website
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