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Remembrance Day, 9th November 2014 - more information.

Carol Service & Lighting of the Tree - more information.

Public Warning - Fake Website29th June 2015.
Fake Yarm Town Council Website

This is the Official Website of Yarm Town Council

This site is in no way associated with, or party to, any other site offering information on the officers or activities of Yarm Town Council and should be viewed as the official contact point for all information and contact details for the same.

Chris Hoggart
Clerk to the Council

Notice of Election of Parish Councillors23rd March 2015.

Notice of Election

Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Election of Parish Councillors

Elections are to be held of parish councillors for the electorial areas below:-

Parish Wards
Number of Parish Councillors to be Elected
Parish Wards
Number of Parish Councillors to be Elected
Billingham Central
3
Ingleby Barwick West
6
Billingham East
3
Kirklevington & Castle Leavington
7
Billingham North
3
Long Newton
8
Billingham South
3
Maltby
6
Billingham West
3
Mandale & Victoria
7
Carlton
7
Preston-on-Tees
7
Egglescliffe & Eaglescliffe
13
Redmarshall
7
Elton
7
Stainsby Hill
3
Grindon East
4
Stillington & Whitton
9
Grindon West
3
Village
3
Hilton
9
Wolvistion
7
Ingleby Barwick East
6
Yarm
11

1. Forms of nomination for Parish Elections may be obtained from Clerks to Parish Councils or Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD on any day on or after the date of this notice between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays) but no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, 9th April 2015.

3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 7th May 2011.

4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD by 12 midnight on Monday 20th April, 2015.

5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and proxy amendments or cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD by 5 pm on Tuesday, 21st April 2015.

6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD by 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015.

7. 7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 28th April 2015, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Municipal Buildings, PO Box 11, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD by 5 pm on Thursday, 7th May 2015.


Response to Accusations23rd March 2015.

11th March 2015

Response to questions raised during the Yarm Town Council held on 10th February 2015

In response to items raised at a meeting held on 10th February 2015 and shown below, along with the following accusations shown in this Link to Youtube, Yarm Town Council has sought legal advice and would like to draw attention to the correctly followed procedures during the Town Council meetings

122.4 Item no 112.1 A Member of the public asked why the item was being held behind closed doors and made allegations of wrong doing by an individual Councillor and the Town Council. The Clerk confirmed that the public may be excluded from part(s) or all of a council meeting if publicity for agenda item(s) would prejudice the public interest due to their confidential nature or for other special reasons. Once the public have been excluded from the meeting, the meeting may go on to consider and decide the agenda items that the public are not present to hear about.

122.5 Item no 112.2 and 112.3 two members of the public challenged the Town Council on behalf of Yarm Residents Association on the grounds that they believed the Town Council have not followed the correct procedures and in effect are holding secret meetings. They stated that:

i) The period of advance notice for a parish council meeting which is due to consider confidential matters is 28 days; The Clerk confirmed that this is incorrect and that there must be a minimum of three clear days’ public notice for a council meeting (whether or not it is due to consider some agenda items without the pubic present).

ii) The resolution(s) which exclude the public from part(s) of a parish council meeting must be written; the resolution to exclude the public must specify the broad reason for this. The resolution does not need to document the precise legal or other reason(s) as to why the public were excluded. There is no statutory requirement for a council meeting agenda to specify which items are likely to be considered without the public present.

iii) The resolutions made at a council meeting without the public present must be included in the minutes for that meeting. The Clerk confirmed that the resolutions which are made at a meeting when the public are not present must be recorded in the minutes, without undermining or disclosing the confidential or other sensitive information that the resolutions relate to.

iv) meetings held between representatives of YTC and representatives of the principal authority must be advertised and open to the public. The Clerk confirmed that the LGA imposes rules about meetings of a parish council, its committees and sub- committees (including joint committees and sub-committees). The Clerk confirmed that, outside of these types of meetings, staff or Councillors from YTC may meet staff and or Councillors of the principal authority without advertising such meetings and without the public present.

The Clerk confirmed that in response to these challenges she had sought legal advice and confirmed that the two members of the public are wrong in the advice they gave and the Town Council was correct in following its procedure.

A copy of the minutes from February's meeting can be found by clicking on this link

New Long Stay Car Park Opens in Yarm23rd March 2015.

A NEW long-stay car park behind Barclays Bank on Yarm High Street is now finished and open to the public.

Yarm Wharf car park is the latest in a series of investments in Yarm. Last year, Stockton Council completed £500,000 of works to enhance the popular High Street. Now, the Council is working towards improving long-stay parking in the busy town.

The new car park will provide 38 long-stay spaces and will complement the existing long-stay car parks at Castle Dyke Wynd and The Old Market as well as the short-stay spaces on the High Street.

Meanwhile, work is under way on another new long stay car park which will create 45 spaces on the site behind the Blue Bell pub on the Egglescliffe side of Yarm Bridge.

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “We have been working hard for a number of years to find parking solutions to meet the needs of people visiting, working and living in Yarm. As part of this work we have created 38 additional long-stay spaces at Yarm Wharf and have also started preparing the site behind the Blue Bell Pub."

"These new car parks will be an asset to the thriving town. Meanwhile, we are continuing to explore other solutions to bring additional long-stay car parking to Yarm."

Councillor Peter Monck, Chairman of Yarm Town Council, said: This car park is a welcome addition to the investment by Stockton council into Yarm and will help to alleviate the Parking issues in and around then Town Centre. The completion of the car park behind the Blue Bell will be a welcome part of the continued investment into Yarm by Stockton Council.

The long-stay car park will complement the parking arrangements on Yarm High Street, where parking is free for the first 60 minutes then just £1 for the next two hours and £1 per hour after that, with no maximum stay. Charges apply from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, but do not apply on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Long Stay Car Park Opens10th March 2015.
Long Stay Car Park Opens

The full article can be read on the Evening Gazette website by clicking here...

Elections 201511th December 2014.

Information about the 2015 elections can be found by following the below link:
www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent
In addition to this information an initial meeting to discuss the Election Programme is being held in Stockton Town Hall on Wednesday the 17th December at 4:30pm.