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.
5:30pm - 6:30pm
08 January 2018
Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane
14 February 2018
Redhill Children's Centre, Redhill Road
12 March 2018
Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane
MUGA scores a Big Hit
The Multi Use Games Area on Rochester Rd, which was formally opened by Stockton’s Mayor, Cllr Ken Dixon, Karen Hartley, Chair of Roseworth Big Local with former Boro goal ace, Bernie Slaven, and Jim & Barbara, is proving to be a very popular place for youngsters to spend their leisure time. Bernie has continued his involvement with coaching sessions on Thursdays from 6-7pm.
….and in the nearby field
our very own community woodland was planted in a week with 2000 trees of oak, rowan, wild cherry, birch, dogwood and hawthorn by nearly 700 children from Rosebrook, St Gregory’s and Redhill Children Centre and 41 parents during the week and a further 200 approx. on the Saturday—including Barbara & Jim, (seen below pictured with elves Gilbert and Norbert in the flowerpots, and Dr Sue Antrobus, Tees Valley Wild Green Spaces Project Manager from the Tees Wildlife Trust).
Sue said “The trees will form a dense thicket within 5 years and by ten years it will be a young woodland.” Supported by helpful dog walkers, the site is regularly checked for vandalism and any young trees that have been pulled up are pushed back in. “A few have been uprooted but we are committed to getting the woodland established”.
Searching for Star People in Roseworth Ward
Do you live, work, volunteer or run a business in Roseworth and have an idea to improve your local area or tackle a social issue in your community? UnLtd’s Star People programme might be for you—but you must have that connection to the Roseworth Big Local area. UnLtd is a charity which supports people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who want to change their community for the better. They do this by providing funding and support to help these individuals make their ideas a reality. Star People makes awards ranging from £500 for people to try out their ideas, £5,000 for those with the confidence to take their ideas forward and make it sustainable and up to £15,000 for those with established ventures. Ideas that UnLtd have supported include community gardens, fitness clubs, youth clubs, community cafes and day care services for the elderly. Find them on YouTube for more examples.
So if you’re passionate about Roseworth and you would like some more information on how to apply for a Star People Award, contact Louis Garbutt at email@example.com, or by phone on 07540756915, or visit the website at www.unltd.org.uk/starpeople.
We have already restarted our programme of Ward Walkabouts involving councillors, neighbourhood police, council staff and Tristar/Thirteen. The next will take place on:
All start at 10am.
The purpose of these is to identify any problems on site and decide who is best able to put things right. Residents are invited to join us or talk to us on route.
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 click the website link below to find out your nearest drop-in clinic or pharmacy one stop shop.
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.
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