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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Beall, Jim

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Councillor Jim Beall represents Roseworth Ward and was elected in 2007.

I was elected to the Council after more than 30 years working in local government. Most of my experience during those years was working in a social care environment. I started as a care assistant, moved into social work and eventually into operational and strategic management positions.

After leaving local government in 2004, I undertook some consultancy work and was a Peer Reviewer for the Local Government Improvement and Development's Healthy Communities programme. However, my Council duties and voluntary work take up nearly all my time now. My eldest granddaughter says I'm busier now than when I was working!

In 2011, I became Deputy Leader of the Council whilst continuing in my position as Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health with special responsibility for a wide range of services for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. In 2012, this was extended to include the Council's new Public Health responsibilities and I became Chair of the Stockton-on-Tees Health & Wellbeing Board.

I am the Council's representative on the Council of Governors for North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust who provide the main hospital services and community health services for the people of Stockton.

I have extensive Community & Voluntary Sector governance experience including representation to Stockton's Local Strategic Partnership which I now attend as a Cabinet Member.

I am a governor of Rosebrook School, having also the honour of being its first Chair of Governors; it was also my privilege to show Prince Andrew round when he officially opened it. I am Chair of the Eastern Ravens Trust children's charity which provides services to disadvantaged young people including young carers.

I couldn't possibly do all of this without the support and understanding of my loving wife, Pauline. When I have any free time, I enjoy being a grandfather, holidaying abroad, live music and comedy plus popular performing arts in general. I also follow Middlesbrough Football Club.

 

Ward Surgeries

5.30pm - 6.30pm

10 September 2018

Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane

08 October 2018

Redhill Children's Centre, Redhill Road

12 November 2018

Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane

17 December 2018

Redhill Children's Centre, Redhill Road

14 January 2019

Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane

11 February 2019

Redhill Children's Centre, Redhill Road

11 March 2019

Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane

 

Roseworth Ward Information

At Long Last

The long overdue private housing development on the former Roseworth pub site is well underway with the first of the 12 houses (and 2 apartments) almost ready for occupation.  In fairness, building was delayed because of a range of issues beyond the developers control—not least the global financial crisis commencing in 2008!  We have been in regular contact with the site owners, encouraging and supporting them to get this off the drawing board.  So we are delighted that the first properties are now up for sale, including through the Help to Buy scheme, through local estate agents, Manners & Harrison.

Residents will be particularly pleased that the eyesore that they have had to put up with for far too many years will finally be replaced with a nice looking small development - which has adopted the name of Rosebank Court.

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Young people were prominent in the litter pick and primrose planting at Rhondda valley/beck area. This activity was ably supported by Tees Valley Wild Green Spaces project, led by Sue Antrobus from Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.

 

Did you know….

....you can sign up to free classes at the outdoor gym in the grounds of Kiora Hall (entrance on Ragpath Lane/Rudyard Ave corner)? You can also use the equipment on your own or with others supported by a smartphone app if you wish.

The gym has been provided by the Council’s Public Health team with financial support from Roseworth Big Local, who have also arranged for Tees Active to hold the sessions on each weekday, and a contribution from Thirteen Housing. The site is covered by CCTV.

Phone 01642 526740 for more details on how to join in.

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In Brief 

  • Esh construction are progressing well with building the crematorium on the former Blakeston/North Shore school field. Completion is due mid 2019.
  •  Anti-social/criminal behaviour at Roseworth shops has been successfully curtailed by a concerted effort from Neighbourhood Police, the Council’s Civic Enforcement Team and Youth services; the CCTV cameras have been upgraded to provide the highest quality images to identify transgressors; to report issues here or elsewhere, call 101 for the Police (999 for emergencies) or 01642 528439 for Civic Enforcement who operate M-Th 7am to 10pm, Fri & Sat 7am til midnight and Sun 10am to 10pm.
  • We were able to secure partresurfacing of Ragpath Lane with another section near St Gregory’s completed recently.
  • Also, in January, further traffic calming on Rochester Road near the MUGA will be undertaken and priority at the junction with Romsey Road will be restored to how it was before an unpopular change a few years ago.
  • Free dog waste bags are still available at Roseworth Library

 

Stop Smoking

The Stockton and Hartlepool Stop Smoking Service is offering drop-in sessions across the Borough to those people who wish to give up smoking. There will be help from trained advisors and prescriptions available for treatments such as nicotine replacement or other supporting medication.

For more details of the service and drop-in time table, please ring 01642 383819 or visit the Stop smoking service website.

Cleveland Police

Information on your local Neighbourhood Team.

Although Roseworth has about average crime (and anti-social behaviour) levels in the Borough, our Neighbourhood Police Team are determined to reduce this even further. But they can't do it without your help! Police and Ward Councillors urge residents to report all crime so that resources can be targeted to the right place and a case can be put forward for more if needed.

Online Services

Report it - Apply for it - Pay for it. As well as the usual ways of contacting the Council for a service, a range of services can now be requested online. To find out more about the Online Services use visit Most Popular and Do It Online.

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