Hartlepool Borough Council leader, Coun Christopher Akers-Belcher, is facing a vote of no confidence from within his own party.
Hartlepool Borough Council
A third of the seats in Hartlepool were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 5||Total councillors 19||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 5||Total councillors 11||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 3||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-2|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Barnard Grove Primary School in Hartlepool was closed on Monday after a Department for Education inspection of the external brickwork over half-term.
In 2015, it was rebuilt under the Priority School Building Programme.
Gill Alexander, the chief executive of Hartlepool Borough Council, said an independent survey found "the building is safe".
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Plans to expand a popular sea front car park in Seaton Carew by 350 spaces have been approved after councillors said it was "desperately needed".
A Hartlepool Borough Council report said the current facility exceed availability on busy days, with the former fairground area having to be used as an overflow site.
Its economic regeneration team has also recently carried out consultations with local businesses who highlighted that the lack of parking was providing a barrier to their growth.
The £550,000 proposal would extend the car park to the former fairground site and a small section of land to the north, increasing capacity from 330 to 680.
Health bosses are pledging a "dive" into drug and alcohol abuse issues which cost the "local economy and care services around £6m a year".
A council report states Hartlepool has the second highest death rate from drug misuse, and the highest under-75 death rate from alcohol-related liver disease in the North East.