Council and democracy news

Labour takes control of Council as key appointments confirmed

Published on Tuesday, 21st May 2024

Councillor Brenda Harrison has this evening been confirmed as the new Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, along with a number of other key appointments.

  • History made as Hartlepool elects first ever BAME councillors

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

    The recent local elections marked an historic moment for Hartlepool Borough Council as it welcomed its first councillors from minority ethnic backgrounds.

  • Hartlepool Poverty Truth Commission launched

    Published on Friday, 17th May 2024

    Hartlepool Borough Council is delighted to be part of the Hartlepool Poverty Truth Commission led by charity Thrive Teesside which was officially launched this week.

  • Council approves Labour’s “Building for Growth” mission

    Published on Thursday, 16th May 2024

    A major shake-up of Hartlepool Borough Council committees which aims to help bring more jobs, growth and prosperity to the town has been approved.

  • New policy chairs to take up key positions on Hartlepool Borough Council

    Published on Monday, 13th May 2024

    Hartlepool Borough Council’s Leader-elect Cllr Brenda Harrison has wasted no time in announcing four councillors who will support her in their role as Chairs of key policy committees.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council’s new Leader-elect gets down to work

    Published on Tuesday, 7th May 2024

    It is just a matter of days on from the Hartlepool Borough Council local elections but already its new Leader-elect is getting down to work following Labour’s big election results in Hartlepool.

  • Buy Fairtrade wherever possible, shoppers urged

    Published on Tuesday, 7th May 2024

    An appeal has been issued ahead of World Fairtrade Day (11th May) for Hartlepool residents to buy Fairtrade products wherever possible.

  • Hartlepool Local Election Results 2024

    Published on Monday, 29th April 2024

    The results of the Hartlepool Local Elections held on Thursday 2nd May 2024 are as follows:

  • Council meetings for May

    Published on Monday, 22nd April 2024

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for May. All the meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election candidates confirmed

    Published on Monday, 8th April 2024

    Two candidates will contest the upcoming election for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Cleveland Police Force area.

  • Candidates announced for the Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election

    Published on Monday, 8th April 2024

    Three candidates will contest the upcoming Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council local elections - statement of persons nominated

    Published on Monday, 8th April 2024

    The Statement of Persons Nominated for the upcoming Hartlepool Borough Council local elections has now been published.

  • Council meetings for April

    Published on Tuesday, 19th March 2024

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for April.

  • Civic Honours presented at ceremony

    Published on Tuesday, 19th March 2024

    Historic titles have been granted to individuals and organisations who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the Borough of Hartlepool.

  • Interested in becoming a councillor?

    Published on Wednesday, 13th March 2024

    Are you passionate about your local areas and do you want to make a difference?

  • Council meetings for March

    Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2024

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for March. All the meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Have you joined the Big Conversation?

    Published on Tuesday, 16th January 2024

    Time is running out for people to take part in a major public consultation and engagement exercise run by Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Council meetings for January

    Published on Wednesday, 20th December 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for January. All the meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Hartlepool Borough Council Christmas and New Year Opening Times

    Published on Monday, 18th December 2023

    Please note that there are changes to opening times for Council services over the festive period.

  • Have your say on budget proposals

    Published on Friday, 15th December 2023

    Residents are being invited to give their views on Hartlepool Borough Council’s budget for 2024/25.

  • Hartlepool’s Fairtrade Town status renewed

    Published on Thursday, 14th December 2023

    Hartlepool’s status as a Fairtrade Town has been confirmed – thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers.

  • Join in the Big Conversation

    Published on Thursday, 23rd November 2023

    A major public consultation and engagement exercise has been launched by Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Council meetings for November

    Published on Wednesday, 25th October 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for November. All the meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • 2023 Investigation - Derelict Land and Buildings In Hartlepool

    Published on Monday, 23rd October 2023

    2023 Investigation - Derelict Land and Buildings In Hartlepool - Survey

  • Delay in publishing audited statement of accounts, year ended 31st March 2023

    Published on Monday, 2nd October 2023

    The external audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31st March 2023 has commenced but not been completed by our external auditors, Mazars, and therefore the Council is unable to publish the audited financial statements in accordance with the statutory timetable of the 30th September 2023

  • Council meetings for October

    Published on Monday, 25th September 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for October. All the meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Have your say on proposed shellfish permit byelaw

    Published on Friday, 22nd September 2023

    A Hartlepool councillor is raising awareness of a new byelaw proposed by the North East Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) and urging local people to have their say by taking part in a consultation.

  • New Armed Forces Veterans’ Champion

    Published on Wednesday, 20th September 2023

    Michael Gallagher has been appointed Hartlepool Borough Council’s new Armed Forces Veterans’ Champion.

  • Civic honours nominations sought

    Published on Tuesday, 19th September 2023

    Hartlepool Borough Council is inviting nominations for the title of Honorary Freeman/Freewoman of the Borough of Hartlepool.

  • Council meetings for September

    Published on Monday, 21st August 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for September.

  • Council meetings for August

    Published on Monday, 24th July 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for August.

  • Get involved, residents urged

    Published on Monday, 17th July 2023

    The Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Audit and Governance Committee is urging residents to get involved in its programme of work.

  • Audit of Accounts Year Ended 31st March 2023

    Published on Friday, 16th June 2023

    This is notice of electors’ rights in relation to the Statement of Accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31st March 2023.

  • Statement of Accounts: Year Ended 31st March 2023

    Published on Wednesday, 31st May 2023

    The Council’s draft 2022/23 Statement of Accounts will not be available for public inspection by the deadline of 31 May 2023 as required by the Regulation 10 paragraph (1) of the Accounts and Audit regulations 2015 as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  • Appointments agreed at Annual Council

    Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2023

    At the Annual Council meeting of Hartlepool Borough Council held on Tuesday 16th May the following appointments were agreed for 2023/24.

  • Hartlepool Local Election Results 2023

    Published on Friday, 5th May 2023

    The results of the Hartlepool Local Elections held on Thursday 4th May 2023 are as follows.

  • Council meetings for May

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd May 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for May. All meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Statement of persons nominated

    Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2023

    The Statement of Persons Nominated in the Hartlepool Local Government Elections to be held on Thursday 4th May 2023 has been published.

  • Council meetings for April

    Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for April. All meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Charter sets the seal on stronger partnership between Hartlepool’s Borough and Parish Councils

    Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2023

    Hartlepool Borough Council and Hartlepool’s Parish Councils have taken an important step towards forging stronger links and working in closer partnership for the good of all.

  • Your community needs YOU!

    Published on Monday, 6th March 2023

    Are you passionate about your local area and do you want to make a difference? If the answer is YES, then why not consider becoming a Councillor?

  • Council shortlisted for national award

    Published on Tuesday, 21st February 2023

    Hartlepool Borough Council is in the running for a top national award for the work of its Community Hubs in helping local residents to live well.

  • Council meetings for March

    Published on Tuesday, 21st February 2023

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for March. All meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Join Ceremonial Mayor at Civic Service

    Published on Monday, 6th February 2023

    People are invited to join the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Brian Cowie, at his annual Civic Service.

  • Council supporting "Win a duvet day" campaign

    Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2023

    Hartlepool Borough Council is delighted to be backing Hartlepool’s Alice House Hospice’s “Win a duvet day” campaign.

  • Council meetings for February

    Published on Monday, 23rd January 2023

    The following Hartlepool Borough Council meetings are scheduled for February.

  • Council meetings for January

    Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for January. All meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Councillors unite to call for Hartlepool hospital development

    Published on Monday, 19th December 2022

    Councillors in Hartlepool have come together in a show of cross-party unity to call for future investment in hospital services to be centred on the town.

  • Council meetings for November

    Published on Tuesday, 25th October 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for November. All meetings will take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Throston by-election result

    Published on Thursday, 13th October 2022

    Today’s by-election for the vacant Throston Ward seat on Hartlepool Borough Council saw Cameron Sharp (Labour) elected as a Borough Councillor.

  • Throston postal voters are urged to vote promptly                                   

    Published on Tuesday, 4th October 2022

    With Royal Mail workers set to hold national strike action on Thursday 13th October - the day of the Throston by-election – Hartlepool residents who have registered to vote by post in the by-election are being encouraged to return their postal votes as soon as possible.

  • Hartlepool’s cultural regeneration to take exciting step forward

    Published on Tuesday, 27th September 2022

    Members of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Finance and Policy Committee are about to receive an update on three important elements of the Waterfront Regeneration Programme.

  • Helping to prevent fraud

    Published on Wednesday, 21st September 2022

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

  • Council meetings for October 2022

    Published on Wednesday, 21st September 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for October. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Moment of Reflection

    Published on Thursday, 15th September 2022

    People across Hartlepool are being invited to join together on Sunday evening for the National Moment of Reflection.

  • More Hartlepool landmarks to be lit in purple

    Published on Monday, 12th September 2022

    Plans have been announced to illuminate further landmarks as Hartlepool continues to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • King Charles III: Hartlepool's proclamation arrangements confirmed

    Published on Saturday, 10th September 2022

    The proclamation of King Charles III's accession to the throne will take place on the steps of the War Memorial on Victory Square at 3pm tomorrow – Sunday 11th September.

  • Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    Published on Friday, 9th September 2022

    Hartlepool Borough Council would like to express profound sadness on hearing of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Council meetings for September 2022

    Published on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for September. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Foggy Furze Ward by-election – Thursday September 8th

    Published on Thursday, 4th August 2022

    Following the resignation of Stephen Picton as a Councillor in Hartlepool Borough Council’s Foggy Furze Ward, a by-election will take place on Thursday September 8th.

  • #NowIsTheTime: Annual report highlights Council's achievements

    Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2022

    Hartlepool Borough Council has published an Annual Report for 2021/22 giving residents and businesses a clear view of key achievements, as well as an understanding of what is still to come.

  • Council meetings for August 2022

    Published on Tuesday, 26th July 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for August. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • WHAT...A...WEEK

    Published on Friday, 24th June 2022

    #NowIsTheTime - There have been some really amazing announcements for Hartlepool this week.

  • Hartlepool Mayoral Development Corporation

    Published on Friday, 24th June 2022

    Following the announcement of the intention to establish a Mayoral Development Corporation in Hartlepool Town Centre, there will be a period of consultation until 12 noon on Thursday 4 August 2022.

  • Hartlepool Town Deal projects to be sent to Government for final approval

    Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2022

    Councillors have given the go-ahead for two more Hartlepool Town Deal projects to be sent to the Government for final sign-off.

  • Major decision due on Hartlepool Town Deal projects

    Published on Thursday, 16th June 2022

    Councillors are being asked to give the go-ahead for two more Hartlepool Town Deal projects to be sent to the Government for final sign-off.

  • Council meetings for July 2022

    Published on Thursday, 16th June 2022

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for July. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Have your say on the accessibility of Council services

    Published on Friday, 20th May 2022

    Hartlepool Borough Council has announced the dates of focus group workshops as part of its current consultation to learn about the experiences of people with long-term conditions when accessing its services.

  • Accessibility of Council services in the spotlight

    Published on Monday, 9th May 2022

    A consultation has been launched to learn about the experiences of people with long-term conditions when accessing Hartlepool Borough Council services.

  • Residents urged to use their vote

    Published on Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

    Residents in Hartlepool are being encouraged to make their voices heard by voting in the local elections on Thursday.

  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – how you can get involved in Hartlepool

    Published on Thursday, 31st March 2022

    With the special weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee now just a couple of months away, Hartlepool Council has launched a handbook to assist residents wishing to organise a street party.

  • Hartlepool to stand in solidarity with Ukraine

    Published on Thursday, 10th March 2022

    It’s been announced an act of reflection will be held in Hartlepool next week to offer residents the chance to pause and show their support for those in Ukraine now living in conflict.

  • Ukraine appeal reminder

    Published on Wednesday, 9th March 2022

    Hartlepool Borough Council is reminding residents there are a number of donation points across the Borough to gather contributions to send to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

  • Council’s renewed pledge on staff safety

    Published on Monday, 7th March 2022

    Hartlepool Borough Council has reaffirmed its commitment to clampdown on violence and abuse towards staff by launching a new Staff Safety Policy.

  • Ukraine: Hartlepool landmark to be lit up in blue and yellow in solidarity

    Published on Monday, 28th February 2022

    Seaton Carew Bus Station and Clock Tower will be lit up in the colours of Ukraine's flag tomorrow evening (Tuesday 1st March).

  • Announcement of the death of Councillor Brenda Loynes, the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool

    Published on Tuesday, 8th February 2022

    It is with deep sorrow that Hartlepool Borough Council announces the death of Councillor Brenda Loynes, the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool.

  • Have your say on Hartlepool Borough Council elections

    Published on Monday, 7th February 2022

    Residents of Hartlepool are being invited to give their views on the future shape of Borough Council elections.

  • Leader's call for new Parish Councils

    Published on Thursday, 20th January 2022

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has made a call for residents in other areas of Hartlepool to consider forming new Parish Councils to help serve communities at a grass roots level. 

  • CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEETING CALENDAR – JANUARY 2022

    Published on Tuesday, 11th January 2022

    An important update regarding Committee meetings in January.

  • DELAY IN PUBLISHING AUDIT CERTIFICATE: YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021

    Published on Friday, 24th December 2021

    Notice is hereby given that the external audit of the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed by Mazars LLP.

  • Council meetings for January 2022

    Published on Tuesday, 21st December 2021

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for January. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Full Council meeting – change of venue

    Published on Monday, 13th December 2021

    Thursday’s meeting of Full Council will now be held at Mill House Leisure Centre.

  • Reminder about Hartlepool events to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

    Published on Monday, 8th November 2021

    Hartlepool residents are being reminded three War Memorials will be lit up in red to mark Armistice Day.

  • Council leader responds to MP criticism

    Published on Monday, 1st November 2021

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council has criticised comments made by the Hartlepool MP Jill Mortimer after the Council’s £20 million bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund was unsuccessful.

  • Hartlepool Council Leader ‘hugely disappointed” Levelling Up bid is overlooked

    Published on Thursday, 28th October 2021

    The Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council says he’s “hugely disappointed” the Council’s £20 million bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund has been unsuccessful.

  • Council meetings for November 2021

    Published on Monday, 25th October 2021

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for November. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • DELAY IN PUBLISHING AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS: YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2021

    Published on Thursday, 30th September 2021

    Publication of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Statement of Accounts and Audit Opinion.

  • Council meetings for October 2021

    Published on Tuesday, 21st September 2021

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for October. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Council launches new digital consultation platform

    Published on Friday, 10th September 2021

    A new online consultation platform has been launched by Hartlepool Borough Council to enable residents to give their views on a range of issues and help shape the future of the town.

  • Transformation and Savings Plan aims to tackle budget deficit

    Published on Wednesday, 8th September 2021

    Councillors will next week be asked to support the development of a multi-year Transformation and Savings Plan to tackle the budget deficit facing Hartlepool Borough Council.

  • Freedom of the Borough granted

    Published on Tuesday, 7th September 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council has granted historic titles to five individuals who have made a sustained and significant contribution in the Borough.

  • Hartlepool Mayor presents cheques to chosen charities

    Published on Monday, 6th September 2021

    The Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool, Councillor Brenda Loynes, has presented cheques to representatives from three chosen charities.

  • Council meetings for September 2021

    Published on Friday, 3rd September 2021

    The following Hartlepool Council meetings are scheduled for September. All meetings to take place at Hartlepool Civic Centre unless otherwise stated.

  • Help shape Council’s Member Champion roles

    Published on Saturday, 21st August 2021

    People in Hartlepool are being invited to take part in a short online survey to help identify the issues they feel Hartlepool Borough Council’s Member Champions should represent.

  • Mayor thanks football club for donation of season tickets

    Published on Thursday, 5th August 2021

    The Mayor of Hartlepool has praised the generosity of the town’s football club following its donation of two season tickets.

  • Council reminding residents to book in advance for meetings

    Published on Tuesday, 6th July 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council is reminding residents to book in advance if they wish to attend a Council meeting.

  • Council encourages residents to book in advance as in-person meetings return

    Published on Wednesday, 16th June 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council is asking residents to book in advance if they wish to attend a Council meeting.

  • Council's telephone system unavailable on Saturday 12th June

    Published on Saturday, 22nd May 2021

    The Council's telephone system will be unavailable on Saturday 12th June from 7am-6pm due to electrical maintenance but arrangements are in place so that people can still call the Council.

  • First in-person Council meeting to be held in Hartlepool since beginning of pandemic

    Published on Thursday, 20th May 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council will hold its first in-person meeting since the start of lockdown at the town’s historic Borough Hall.

  • Hartlepool Local Election Results

    Published on Saturday, 8th May 2021

    The results of the Hartlepool Local Government Elections held on Thursday 6 May are:

  • Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election

    Published on Friday, 7th May 2021

    On Thursday 6 May 2021 an election for a new Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority was held. 

  • Certificate of result

    Published on Friday, 7th May 2021

    Police and Crime Commissioner election

  • Certificate of Verification

    Published on Friday, 7th May 2021

    Tees Valley Mayoral Election, Thursday 6 May 2021

  • Certificate of Verification

    Published on Friday, 7th May 2021

    Police and Crime Commissioner Election, Thursday 6 May 2021.

  • Happy Birthday Your Majesty

    Published on Wednesday, 21st April 2021

    Today, Wednesday 21st April, Hartlepool Borough Council wishes Her Majesty The Queen well on her 95th birthday.

  • Important information about Council services and buildings

    Published on Friday, 9th April 2021

    With the next step in the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown due to be taken on Monday (April 12th), the way some Hartlepool Borough Council services and buildings currently operate is about to change.

  • Hartlepool Parliamentary By-Election - Statement of Persons Nominated

    Published on Thursday, 8th April 2021

    The Statement of Persons Nominated for the Hartlepool Parliamentary By-Election on Thursday 6th May is now on our website.

  • Election nomination forms now available

    Published on Monday, 22nd March 2021

    Nomination forms are now available for anyone wishing to stand in the forthcoming Hartlepool Borough Council election.

  • Council grants freedom honour

    Published on Friday, 19th March 2021

    It’s been announced Hartlepool Council has granted historic titles to four individuals who have made a sustained and significant contribution in the Borough.

  • Commonwealth Day 2021

    Published on Monday, 8th March 2021

    To mark Commonwealth Day 2021, The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, and The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, have issued messages.

  • REMINDER: Nominations sought for Civic Honours

    Published on Thursday, 4th March 2021

    Hartlepool Borough Council is seeking nominations for either individuals or organisations to be granted a historic title.

  • Hartlepool Mayor launches special awards

    Published on Friday, 26th February 2021

    The Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool has launched a new award scheme to recognise those who have made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Hartlepool Town Deal – survey deadline approaching!

    Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2021

    Time is running out for residents and businesses to support Hartlepool’s bid for £25 million of Government regeneration funding by taking part in an online consultation.

  • The Hartlepool Town Deal – get involved!

    Published on Tuesday, 22nd December 2020

    Hartlepool hopes to secure £25 million through a Government-sponsored regeneration initiative and local residents and businesses are being urged to support the funding bid by taking part in a consultation exercise.

  • Could you serve as an Independent Person?

    Published on Thursday, 17th December 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council is looking for members of the public to serve as Independent Persons on its Audit and Governance and Independent Advisory Committees.

  • Please give us your views on the Adult Social Care Precept

    Published on Friday, 11th December 2020

    People in Hartlepool are being asked to give their views on the Adult Social Care Precept - the contribution they make towards care for the town’s most vulnerable residents - in a short online survey.

  • COMPLETION OF AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

    Published on Monday, 7th December 2020

    Notice is hereby given that the Audit of the Council’s Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020 has been concluded.

  • Have your say on proposed new General Enforcement Policy

    Published on Wednesday, 18th November 2020

    Hartlepool Borough Council is asking people to give their views on a proposed new General Enforcement Policy it has created to clearly set out its approach to enforcement.

  • Appointment of Independent Persons to the Audit and Governance Committee and Independent Advisory Committee

    Published on Wednesday, 11th November 2020

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

  • Third Hartlepool War Memorial to be lit red to mark Remembrance 2020

    Published on Tuesday, 10th November 2020

    It’s been announced a third Hartlepool War Memorial will be illuminated in red on Armistice Day.

  • Remembrance 2020

    Published on Friday, 6th November 2020

    Hartlepool residents are being reminded of the many different ways they can mark Remembrance 2020 from the safety of their homes.

  • Two Hartlepool memorials to be lit red to mark Remembrance Day 2020

    Published on Monday, 2nd November 2020

    Plans have been announced for Remembrance activities to allow residents the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation and to those of all generations.

  • AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2020

    Published on Tuesday, 30th June 2020

    Notice of the electors’ rights in relation to the statement of accounts of Hartlepool Borough Council for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.

  • New Senior Leadership Team for Hartlepool Borough Council

    Published on Thursday, 11th June 2020

    A new Senior Leadership Team for Hartlepool Borough Council has been announced.

  • VE Day inspired logo

    Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2020

    A North East local authority has designed a temporary logo in honour of the 75th anniversary of VE Day which commemorates the day the Second World War formally came to an end in Europe.

  • CORONAVIRUS: Residents praised for stay-at-home Easter

    Published on Tuesday, 14th April 2020

    Residents of Hartlepool have been praised for following Government rules on movement and social distancing over Easter.

  • Community safety and health in the spotlight

    Published on Monday, 9th March 2020

    Residents will be able to find out more about community safety and health and wellbeing in Hartlepool at a special event next week.

  • Have your say at the community forums

    Published on Thursday, 5th March 2020

    Hartlepool residents will be able to raise issues of concern and ask questions when the meetings of the town’s North & Coastal and South & Central Community Forums are held jointly on Tuesday 10 March

  • Council's zero tolerance vow to tackle abuse of staff

    Published on Monday, 2nd March 2020

    A campaign has been launched to protect Hartlepool Borough Council staff following an unprecedented rise in incidents of violence and aggression.

  • Help shape the future!

    Published on Monday, 10th February 2020

    Residents of Hartlepool are being urged to have their say on a blueprint for the future of the Borough.

  • Council meetings for February

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

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

  • Businesses invited to have say on Council Plan

    Published on Monday, 13th January 2020

    Businesses in Hartlepool are being offered a chance to help shape a blueprint for the future of the town.

  • Hartlepool Parliamentary Election Result

    Published on Friday, 13th December 2019

    The Hartlepool Parliamentary Election held yesterday (12th December) was won by Mike Hill (Labour Party).

  • 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.

  • 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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