Parish Council

Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew

Parish Clerk: Lesley Swinbank MBA, Fellow ILCM

Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

lesley.swinbank@hawthornparish.co.uk

 

Hawthorn Parish Council is the first tier of local government representing the residents and the community of Hawthorn. We look after the village greens, play area, and arrange a number of local community events.

 

In addition we are consulted on local planning applications and we produce quarterly newsletters which are distributed to every household and a monthly electronic newsletter which is forwarded to all who register to receive it.

 

 

Councillors

A list of Councillors and contact details are here

 

 

Parish Clerk

The Parish Clerk is Lesley Swinbank who administers all of the work of the Parish Council.

Contact details :-

Lesley Swinbank

c/o Springwell House, Spring Lane, Sedgefield. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

lesley.swinbank@hawthornparish.co.uk

 

 

Meetings

The parish council meets on the third Monday of each month except August.

The notice for the next meeting is here

 

Agendas are posted on the two notice boards outside the Community Centre and also on the junction of West High Lane and Stockton Road on the Tuesday of the week before. The agenda for the next meeting will be here the week before the meeting.

 

Each meeting includes a time for Public Participation when all residents can give their views , comments and ask questions.

 

 

Minutes

The draft minutes of each meeting are posted here within 5 days of the meeting. The minutes are then approved at the following appropriate meeting.

 

 

January

16th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

February

20th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

March

20th

Annual Parish Meeting

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

following

April

11th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

May

16th

Annual Meeting

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

following

June

19th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

July

17th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

August

No meetings

 

 

September

18th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

October

16th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

November

20th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

December

18th

Monthly Meeting

7 pm

Calendar of Meetings 2017

Action Plan - this can be viewed here

 

Annual Parish Meeting and Report

 

All parish and town councils must hold an annual parish meeting between March and June. It is the opportunity for residents to come along and listen to the Council's Annual Report and ask questions of their Councillors.

In Hawthorn this meeting is generally held on the third Monday of March at 7pm in the Community Centre.

 

The Annual Report for 2017 is here.

 

The Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 2017 are here