Councillors and Council meetings (egenda)

Stockton-on-Tees Town Hall

The Government has announced 'Local COVID alert level: high' restrictions for Stockton-on-Tees.

For further information about the rules and disruptions to Council services visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with Government guidance, all of our public meetings are taking place virtually until further notice. If you would like to attend a meeting you can do so by emailing your name and address to [email protected]. Please give us as much notice as you can to allow us to get the information over to you before in plenty of time before the meeting.

The meeting will take place using Microsoft Teams (you do not need to download any software to access it). 15 minutes before the meeting is due to start you will be sent joining instructions including a code.

Meeting agendas and minutes are available to download on egenda

Local Councillors are the people elected every four years to represent your interests in local affairs. Each Councillor represents a small area, or ward, and the people who live within that area.

To find out more about being a Councillor please visit the Be A Councillor website.

Stockton Borough has 56 Councillors and 26 wards, with between one and three Councillors representing each ward.

The current political representation of the council is as follows (18 September 2020):

Labour 24
Conservative 13
Thornaby Independent Association 7
Ingleby Barwick Independent Society 3
Fairfield and Yarm Independents 3
Liberal Democrats 1
West Words 1
Independent  1

You can also view the Election Outcome Map.

See the following for further information.

 

Cabinet Briefings

The Cabinet Briefing e-bulletins provide a quarterly update of activity in each of our Cabinet portfolio areas.

Councillors are responsible for setting the Council's policies and making the important decisions on how services are provided at regular meetings of the Council, the Cabinet and Committees.

Stockton, along with the four other Tees Valley Local Authorities, have agreed to work together as the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) as part of a Devolution Deal for the Tees Valley agreed with the Government.

Meetings of the TVCA are open to the public to attend and copies of their meeting papers can be found on the Tees Valley Combined Authority website.

Most councillors arrange regular ward surgeries. Where ward surgeries are not provided, a Councillor will arrange a suitable appointment where you can informally discuss problems or other matters concerning your neighbourhood. You can find information about these surgeries on the Councillor webpages.

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003, we are required, as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of a year to which the scheme relates, make arrangements for the publication within the authority’s area of the total sum paid by it in the year under the scheme to each recipient in respect of each of the following—

(a) basic allowance;

(b) special responsibility allowance;

(c) dependants' carers' allowance;

(d) travelling and subsistence allowance; and

(e) co-optees' allowance.

Some areas also have Parish or Town Councillors.