Council and democracy news

Retention of yellow-only taxis rule recommended

Published on Thursday, 28th November 2019

Licensing officials at Hartlepool Borough Council are recommending that the authority's yellow-only rule for hackney carriages is retained following a change of heart from the taxi trade.

  • Council meetings for December

    Published on Tuesday, 19th November 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for December. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Residents invited to see democracy in action

    Published on Wednesday, 30th October 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council’s next meeting of the Full Council takes place this week.

  • Council meetings for November

    Published on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for November.

  • Have your say on our Council Plan

    Published on Thursday, 3rd October 2019

    The dates have been announced for a number of drop-in sessions to enable people across Hartlepool to have their say on the development of a new Council Plan.

  • Have your say on our Council Plan

    Published on Tuesday, 24th September 2019

    During the summer of 2016, Hartlepool Borough Council held a town wide conversation called Your Say, Our Future and what we heard was used to inform the preparation of our Council Plan 2017 - 2020.

  • Are you ready for Brexit?

    Published on Monday, 23rd September 2019

    Residents and businesses in Hartlepool are being urged to check that they are fully prepared for the UK's departure from the EU on October 31st.

  • It's your choice - but don't leave it too late!

    Published on Wednesday, 4th September 2019

    Members of the public are being urged to nominate Hartlepool Borough Council employees or teams for a special award ahead of a looming deadline.

  • Yellow-only hackney carriage rule may be scrapped

    Published on Wednesday, 4th September 2019

    Councillors are being asked to scrap a rule that all hackney carriages licensed in Hartlepool must be yellow.

  • Fairtrade Town status renewed

    Published on Wednesday, 28th August 2019

    Hartlepool's status as a Fairtrade Town has been renewed for a further two years.

  • Council gains top award for supporting the Armed Forces

    Published on Friday, 23rd August 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council has been recognised with a national award for the support it provides to the town’s Armed Forces community.

  • Have your say on polling station review

    Published on Friday, 23rd August 2019

    Hartlepool residents are being given the opportunity to air their views on the location of the town’s polling stations as part of a review being carried out by Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Council meetings for September

    Published on Tuesday, 20th August 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for September. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Independent working group to be established in Hartlepool following funding motion

    Published on Wednesday, 31st July 2019

    An Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council has referred a motion calling for a review of funding for organisations with links to Elected Members to the Audit and Governance Committee.

  • Completion of Audit of Accounts

    Published on Wednesday, 31st July 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2019 has been concluded.

  • By-election result

    Published on Thursday, 25th July 2019

    Today’s (Thursday 25 July) by-election for the vacant Hart Ward seat on Hartlepool Borough Council saw Ann Johnson (Labour Party) elected as a borough Councillor.

  • Network maintenance on Saturday 20 July

    Published on Wednesday, 17th July 2019

    The Council's telephone system and website will be unavailable on Saturday 20 July due to essential maintenance but arrangements are in place so that people can still contact the Council:

  • Have your say on CCTV proposals

    Published on Friday, 12th July 2019

    A drop-in event is to be held to give people a chance to find out more about a series of new CCTV cameras proposed for public spaces in Hartlepool.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council Leader takes on two key Tees Valley roles

    Published on Friday, 28th June 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council Leader Councillor Shane Moore has taken on two key roles in the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA).

  • Hartlepool Borough Council Leader demanding more support from Central Government

    Published on Thursday, 27th June 2019

    The Leader of Hartlepool Council says he’s had a number of discussions with Council Leaders across Tees Valley around the development of a plan to help fight for more funding from Central Government.

  • Possible telephone issues on Saturday 22 June

    Published on Friday, 21st June 2019

    Essential maintenance will be carried out on the Council’s telephone system on Saturday 22 June between 9am and 1pm and during that time there may be some intermittent disruption to incoming calls.

  • Sea defences project scoops four awards

    Published on Monday, 17th June 2019

    The Hartlepool Headland Coastal Defences Project has been recognised with four top accolades at a regional construction awards ceremony.

  • Results of the Hartlepool Local Government Elections

    Published on Friday, 3rd May 2019

    The results of the Hartlepool Local Government Elections held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

  • Council meetings for May 2019

    Published on Thursday, 18th April 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for May. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Council appeals for new panel members

    Published on Friday, 22nd March 2019

    Hartlepool Borough Council is appealing for people to come forward to represent two independent panels.

  • Council meetings for April 2019

    Published on Wednesday, 20th March 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for April. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Could you be a councillor?

    Published on Friday, 8th March 2019

    Hartlepool is a fantastic place in which to live, learn, work and play.

  • Giant chocolate bar causes a stir

    Published on Wednesday, 6th March 2019

    The appearance of a giant bar of chocolate on the streets of Hartlepool certainly turned a few heads recently!

  • Council Leader and Chief Executive join forces to criticise Channel 4 documentary

    Published on Thursday, 14th February 2019

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council and the Chief Executive have joined forces to criticise a new TV documentary about Universal Credit.

  • MULTI-MILLION INVESTMENT PLAN WELCOMED BY COMBINED AUTHORITY CABINET

    Published on Friday, 25th January 2019

    The five Leaders of the Tees Valley’s Local Authorities have welcomed a £588million Combined Authority Investment Plan which will transform the economy and the lives of people across the region.

  • Council meetings for February 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for February. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Mayor’s Race Night at the Rifty

    Published on Wednesday, 12th December 2018

    The Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool has announced plans for a Race Night at the Rift House Community Building.

  • A19 safety improvements

    Published on Wednesday, 12th December 2018

    A consultation is about to commence (Thursday 13 December) on the proposed closure of three central reservation gaps on the A19 in Hartlepool.

  • Huge boost for foodbank from Council staff

    Published on Tuesday, 11th December 2018

    Council employees in Hartlepool have given the town's foodbank a huge boost after donating over half a tonne of items - the equivalent of 1,646 meals.

  • Council Leader signs letter to Communities Secretary

    Published on Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    The Leader of Hartlepool Council has signed a letter calling for the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement to provide the funding necessary to avoid a collapse in council services.

  • Celebrate Christmas with the Ceremonial Mayor

    Published on Monday, 3rd December 2018

    People are invited to celebrate the festive season with the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool at his Civic Carol Service next week.

  • Council meetings for December 2018

    Published on Monday, 3rd December 2018

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for December. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Armistice centenary Book of Remembrance

    Published on Wednesday, 7th November 2018

    A Book of Remembrance will be opened in Hartlepool tomorrow to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

  • Mayor of Hartlepool welcomes all to Civic Service

    Published on Tuesday, 30th October 2018

    Hartlepool people of all ages are invited to attend the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool’s Civic Service which will celebrate community and civic life in the borough.

  • Council meetings for November

    Published on Friday, 19th October 2018

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for November. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Neighbourhood Planning Referendum - Declaration of Result of Poll

    Published on Thursday, 4th October 2018

    A Referendum was held on Thursday 4th October 2018.

  • Councillors in the running for top awards

    Published on Thursday, 4th October 2018

    Two senior Hartlepool councillors have been shortlisted for national awards.

  • Electoral Review of Hartlepool: draft recommendations

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

    The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has opened a public consultation on its draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Ensuring best use of public money

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

    Hartlepool Borough Council is participating in an exercise to promote the proper spending of public money.

  • Have your say at community forums

    Published on Monday, 24th September 2018

    Residents will be able to raise issues of concern and ask questions at two community forums in Hartlepool tomorrow.

  • Council meetings for October 2018

    Published on Wednesday, 19th September 2018

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for October. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • It's your call

    Published on Monday, 3rd September 2018

    Members of the public are being invited to nominate a Hartlepool Borough Council employee or team for special recognition at an annual awards ceremony.

  • EXTENDED: Hartlepool Council Electoral Review

    Published on Thursday, 9th August 2018

    The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has extended its electoral review of Hartlepool Borough Council and is keen to hear your views.

  • Council in relatives appeal

    Published on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

    Council officials in Hartlepool are trying to trace relatives of a recently-deceased man.

  • Don't lose your right to vote

    Published on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

    Hartlepool residents are being urged to ensure their names are on the Register of Electors - and help save the Council money - by completing and returning their electoral registration forms promptly.

  • Send council chiefs a postcard, young people are urged

    Published on Friday, 29th June 2018

    CHILDREN and young people in Hartlepool are being invited to send a postcard to the Borough Council’s directors next week to ask them any questions and tell the Council about their aspirations.

  • Navy chief praises town's commitment to Forces' covenant

    Published on Tuesday, 26th June 2018

    THE head of the Royal Navy in the north of England praised Hartlepool and stressed the vital importance of community support for servicemen and women past and present when he visited the town.

  • Hartlepool Council Electoral Review

    Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018

    The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on its electoral review of Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Savings could lead to improved roads

    Published on Friday, 8th June 2018

    Members of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Finance and Policy Committee are about to be asked to consider ways in which to use a significant budget saving.

  • AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2018

    Published on Thursday, 31st May 2018

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2018

  • Councillor to stand down

    Published on Friday, 25th May 2018

    COUNCILLOR Ray Martin-Wells, a Rural West Ward councillor, is standing down from Hartlepool Borough Council at the end of the month.

  • New Ceremonial Mayor takes office

    Published on Thursday, 24th May 2018

    COUNCILLOR Allan Barclay is the new Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool.

  • Mayor raises over £21,000 for two town causes

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

    Two worthy causes in the town have each received over £10,000 each after benefiting from the Mayor’s fundraising appeal.

  • Volunteers honoured by Mayor

    Published on Tuesday, 15th May 2018

    A GROUP of volunteers has been honoured by Hartlepool's Mayor in recognition of their invaluable support for his fundraising activities.

  • Teenagers honoured by Mayor

    Published on Wednesday, 18th April 2018

    THREE talented teenage singers from Hartlepool have been recognised by the town's Mayor for their commitment to entertainment and voluntary work in the community.

  • Flying the flag for the Commonwealth

    Published on Friday, 9th March 2018

    Hartlepool schoolchildren will come together on Monday 12th March to fly the flag for the Commonwealth.

  • Are you interested in becoming a Hartlepool councillor?

    Published on Tuesday, 6th March 2018

    A SPECIAL event is being held in Hartlepool on Saturday 17 March for anyone interested in standing for election as a councillor in the forthcoming borough elections.

  • Don't lose the right to vote

    Published on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

    RESIDENTS eligible to vote in Hartlepool are being urged to look out for an important letter dropping through their letterboxes over the next few days.

  • Don’t miss final chance to comment on Council community engagement strategy

    Published on Monday, 22nd January 2018

    TIME is running out for Hartlepool residents to have their say on the final draft of a Council community engagement strategy.

  • Middleton Cabins proposal

    Published on Wednesday, 17th January 2018

    Hartlepool Borough Council is taking a proposal to the Middleton Cabin owners which, if accepted, would enable the cabins to remain on their current site until April 2019.

  • Christmas & New Year Opening Times 2017/18

    Published on Friday, 22nd December 2017

    The Council's main administrative buildings are closed between Christmas and the New Year. Full details can be found on this page.

  • Council meetings for January 2018

    Published on Friday, 22nd December 2017

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for January. All the meetings will be held in the Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Councillor criticises response to funding appeal

    Published on Friday, 22nd December 2017

    A COUNCILLOR has criticised the response to his appeal for urgent financial help to be given to hard-pressed local authorities facing a huge increase in demand for children's services.

  • Celebrate Christmas with the Mayor and Mayoress

    Published on Thursday, 14th December 2017

    PEOPLE are invited to celebrate the festive season with the Mayor and Mayoress of Hartlepool at their Civic Carol Service.

  • Council achievements

    Published on Thursday, 14th December 2017

    Hartlepool Borough Council is making good progress with its Council Plan 2017 - 2020.

  • Get involved and make a difference

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

    HARTLEPOOL’S new Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) is calling on other young residents to get involved and make a difference in their town.

  • By-election result

    Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017

    The by-election held on Thursday 16 November for the vacant Victoria Ward seat on Hartlepool Borough Council saw Katie Elizabeth Trueman (Labour Party) elected as a Borough Councillor.

  • Council meetings for November 2017

    Published on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    HARTLEPOOL Council has announced its meetings schedule for November and is encouraging members of the public to hear the discussions and see how decisions are made.

  • By-election result

    Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

    Today’s (Thursday 19 October) by-election for the vacant Seaton Ward seat on Hartlepool Borough Council saw Leisa Claire Smith (Putting Hartlepool First) elected as a borough Councillor.

  • Tees Valley Combined Authority secures £7.5m for Routes to Work scheme

    Published on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

    THE Tees Valley has secured £6 million of additional devolved funding from government to support up to 2,500 people into employment.

  • Mayor receives donation

    Published on Tuesday, 18th July 2017

    HARTLEPOOL’s Mayor recently received a donation from staff at Rift House Primary School.

  • Council shows respect for Bradley Lowery

    Published on Monday, 10th July 2017

    HARTLEPOOL Council has lowered the flag outside the Civic Centre as a mark of respect following the recent sad death of Bradley Lowery.

  • AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31st MARCH 2017

    Published on Thursday, 1st June 2017

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2017

  • Tributes paid to former Mayoress

    Published on Wednesday, 31st May 2017

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Hartlepool Mayoress following a brave battle against cancer.

  • IN PICTURES: Council grants freedom honour

    Published on Thursday, 18th May 2017

    HARTLEPOOL Council has granted Freedom of the Borough to three individuals and one local organisation at a special ceremony in the town.

  • Tees Valley Mayor takes office

    Published on Monday, 8th May 2017

    Following last week’s election, Ben Houchen has now taken up office as the Tees Valley Mayor.

  • Time to apply some pressure, Maximo Park singer urges young people of Tees Valley

    Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

    YOUNG people across the Tees Valley have the chance of a lifetime to influence their futures, and see positive changes in the area, Maximo Park singer Paul Smith has said.

  • APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PERSONS AND MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL

    Published on Monday, 27th February 2017

    Under the Localism Act, 2011, the Borough Council are required to appoint Independent Persons.

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