Hartlepool Borough Council

Labour has lost control of the council but no other party has a majority of seats. NOC stands for 'No Overall Control'. Find out more about these results.

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Plans approved for new Hartlepool cafe

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Hartlepool Borough Council has approved plans for a new cafe in the town centre.

Proposals were submitted earlier this year to convert 92 York Road into a cafe, with it previously being used as office.

Empty unit on York Road.
Hartlepool Borough Council

A statement submitted by planning agent 3B Evoloution read: "There are a number of economic benefits associated with the proposed development as it will utilise an existing vacant unit along a key arterial route within Hartlepool Town Centre therefore improving the street scene in this location and supporting the economic growth of this area."

CCTV to tackle anti-social behaviour

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Nic Marko

Plans to install two CCTV cameras to help crackdown on anti-social behaviour in a Hartlepool park have been given the go-ahead despite privacy concerns from residents.

The proposal is for two CCTV columns, measuring 8m and 10m in Rossmere Park.

It's part of plans to install CCTV security cameras at all major parks across the town to help combat anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

But there were eight objections and a 27-signature petition over the height of the cameras and concerns over a loss of privacy.

Objectors also questioned the sustainability of the cameras and monitoring.

The council planning committee approved the plans after reassurances that the cameras would not invade people’s privacy.

CCTV with police in background
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Security camera

Cash bid to ease traffic woes and boost pedestrian safety

BBC Tees

A multimillion-pound bid is being made to ease traffic woes between Wynyard and Hartlepool.

Stockton and Hartlepool councils are jointly applying for £26.75m from the government.

The wishlist is headed by improvements to roundabouts and junctions on the A689, and a new footpath and cycle links to Wolviston, Billingham and Hartlepool.

Following growing concern from residents about the absence of safe crossings, it also includes a pedestrian crossing on the A689 at the Meadows roundabout and new footbridges over the road at Wynyard and the A19 at Wolviston Services.

The bid is backed by Tees Valley Combined Authority and Transport for the North.

Meadows Roundabout on the A689
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Multimillion-pound bid to ease traffic between Wynyard and Hartlepool

A multimillion-pound bid is being made to ease traffic woes between Wynyard and Hartlepool.

Stockton and Hartlepool Councils are applying together for £26.75m from the government.

The wish-list is headed by improvements to roundabouts and junctions on the A689, as well as new footbridges over the road at Wynyard and the A19 at Wolviston Services.

It also includes a pedestrian crossing on the A689 at The Meadows roundabout, a new footpath, cycle links to Wolviston, Billingham and Hartlepool.

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Candidates announced for Hatlepool by-election

Five candidates have been announced to stand to become a councillor for the Hart ward in Hartlepool.

The by-election for the seat is taking place on Thursday, 25 July, after Jean Robinson stepped down from the role at the start of June due to health reasons.

The candidates are as follows;

  • Graham Patrick Craddy - The For Britain Movement
  • Ian Griffiths - Independent Union
  • Graham Lloyd Harrison - UKIP
  • Ann Johnson - Labour Party
  • Michael James Brackstone Ritchie - Green Party

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Council pledges £245,000 to repair historic church

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Council bosses have pledged £245,000 for urgent repairs to a historic Hartlepool church.

In November 2018 a piece of masonry fell from Christ Church in Church Square as a result of weathering and poor stone quality, which led to the area being fenced off.

Scaffolding has been in place since around the entrance to the building, which is home to Hartlepool Art Gallery, tourist information office and Vestry Cafe.

Hartlepool Council has now approved works to protect the site from further erosion.

Denise McGuckin, council director of regeneration and neighbourhoods, said work was last done to the building in 1995, adding: “We have a responsibility to look after it."

Christ Church, Hartlepool
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Children's home staff 'have hearts of gold'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Nic Marko

Two council-run children’s homes in Hartlepool have been praised by councillors after receiving positive ratings from an independent watchdog.

In its latest Ofsted inspection, Exmoor Grove Children’s Home was rated outstanding for the third time in a row, while Stockton Road Children's Home maintained its rating of good.

The reports have now been presented to Hartlepool Council children’s services committee.

Councillor Sue Little said: “I’d just like to congratulate the staff at Exmoor for the outstanding job that they’re doing.

“I take my hat off to them, they must have a heart of gold."

Councillor Brenda Harrison added: “What struck me about the Stockton Road facility was it was a family.

"These children are brought up in a family atmosphere, with people who they can relate to and get on with.

"I think it’s a fantastic facility, as is Exmoor Grove.”

Exmoor Grove
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