Following the damage caused by storm Arwen in November 2021, work has now been completed to re-erect and clean the war memorial in the Town Hall Gardens. A big thank you to the specialist contractors who have done a fantastic job. Some wreaths were damaged during the storm therefore a single wreath has been placed on behalf of those who laid wreaths on Remembrance Sunday
The Election for a Town Councillor in the Ferryhill & Dean Bank Ward due to be held on Thursday 24th March 2022 is uncontested, to view the notice of the uncontested election see below:
Residents in County Durham are being encouraged to give their views on proposals to change parliamentary constituency boundaries.
The 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies was formally launched in 2021 by the Boundary Commission for England. The commission, an independent and impartial non-departmental public body, is required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency across the UK is ‘more equal’. In doing so, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
The commission is currently undertaking an independent review of all constituency boundaries in England and will present final recommendations to Parliament by July 2023. The rules that the commission work to are such that wide scale change is inevitable.
Any changes will not affect local council services, with the boundary changes relating only to parliamentary constituencies, which is the area an MP is elected to represent in Parliament.
Local knowledge is needed to help reshape the map of constituencies. As part of a second consultation following one which was carried out last year, members of the public are encouraged to visit www.bcereviews.org.uk to view maps showing the proposed new boundaries and also provide feedback. Views must be submitted before Monday 4 April 2022.
People can provide feedback on anything from where the proposed boundaries are, to the commission’s suggestions for new constituency names. The commission has published over 34,000 responses received from its first consultation and following the conclusion of all consultation periods, it will look at all the evidence received and form its final recommendations.
A total of 32 public hearings will also be held across the country, at which people can tell the commission their views in person as part of a ten minute speaking slot.
Hearings in the North East will take place at Newcastle Civic Centre on Monday 28 March and Tuesday 29 March and at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April. Places to attend or to speak at the events can be booked at www.bcereviews.org.uk
If the commission’s proposals change, the organisation will hold a further four week written consultation on revised proposals inviting the public to give its views. There will be no public hearings at this stage.
Those comments will be published along with a final report, which will be sent to Parliament by July 2023 and subsequently made into law.
For further information and to provide views for the consultation go to www.bcereviews.org.uk
Chance Drama are holding a Quiz Night on Friday 18th March 2022, commencing at 7pm at Ferryhill Sports & Education Centre, all monies raised will be donated to the Mayors Charities which are Chance Drama, Ferryhill Town Youth FC, Little Treasures, Mainsforth Cricket Club and The Rifles-Care for Casualties. Tickets for the event are £3 each and are available from Ferryhill Town Hall, teams of no more than 6 people.
Following the vacancy in the Office of Councillor for The Ferryhill and Dean Bank Ward, an election has now been called. Please see notice below:
An election has been called for a County Councillor in the Ferryhill Division, please see below for the list of persons nominated
Ferryhill Town Council
SCP 26 – 28
£30,451 to £32,234 (Pay Award Pending)
37 Hours per week
Ferryhill Town Council is looking for a highly motivated and experienced manager to oversee
the Council’s parks, open spaces and amenities owing to the retirement of the current
Managing a team of 6 permanent staff and seasonal workers, the successful candidate will
play a key role in the delivery and continued improvement of the Council’s services and
facilities, including 4 parks, 7 football pitches, 4 sports pavilions, 1 bowling green, 1 cricket
pitch, 5 children’s play areas, approximately 350 allotments on 5 sites, public toilets, town
centre car park, flowerbeds around the Town, a large cemetery and the Town Hall.
You should have extensive knowledge and experience of management of parks and green
spaces, biodiversity, environmental and countryside issues. Good customer service skills
are essential with the ability to liaise confidently with members of the public, colleagues,
elected members and external organisations.
For an application pack and further details please click here
Closing date for applications is 20th February 2022
FERRYHILL TOWN COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
Following the vacancy in the Office of County Councillor for The Ferryhill Division, an election has now been called. Please see notice below:
Due to the resignation of Margaret Seymour, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for Ferryhill Town Council, please see link below;
The County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board works with health services, public health, and social care services to improve the health and wellbeing of County Durham residents.
Every 3 years the Health and Wellbeing Board reviews pharmacy services in the community to ensure they are meeting the needs of the local population. Pharmacy services are either services you receive from your community pharmacy (including online pharmacies) or from a dispensary in your GP practice. This 3-year review results in the publication of a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) The current PNA is available to view at Durham Insight Info and the next PNA is due for publication on 1 October 2022.
The views of local people about their experiences of pharmacy services are important. Therefore, we would like to hear your views on pharmacy services and would be grateful if you and anyone else you wish to share this with could complete the online questionnaire and submit it on or before Friday 21 January.
Please note this questionnaire should only take a couple of minutes of your time. Complete Online Survey