Barnard Castle Town Council recruiting for two new part-time posts:
22.2 Hours per week – Permanent, Part Time
SCP 7-11, Starting at £11,732 (£19,554 FTE)
Local Government Pension Scheme
We are looking for someone confident and enthusiastic, with excellent organisational skills, to provide admin support to the town council, as part of our small team.
Markets & Maintenance Supervisor
7.4 Hours per week – Permanent, Part Time
SCP 1, £3,473 (£17,364 FTE)
Local Government Pension Scheme
We are looking for someone to supervise the set-up of the Wednesday Market, undertake visual inspections of play areas, allotments and open spaces and to carry out minor maintenance of council facilities.
Interviews for both posts to be held in the week commencing 14 October 2019.
Job packs are available from: Michael King, Town Clerk
tel: 01833 690970
Please state which post you are interested in.
Closing Date for applications to both posts
Monday 7 October 2019, 12:00 noon
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 next meetings will take place in Woodleigh on Monday 9 September 2019:
17:30 Planning Committee
18:00 Resources Committee
Agendas and previous minutes can be found here.
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.