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Council boss gets £25,000 pay rise while lowest paid offered two per cent

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:32am Friday 25th July 2014

A COUNCIL chief executive’s pay has rocketed 25 per cent in two years whilst its lowest paid workers have been offered two per cent, prompting calls for more scrutiny on top public sector pay.

Business heroes' efforts recognised at ceremony

Darlington and Stockton Times: BUSINESS FIRST: The Hambleton Business Awards winners with Hambleton District Council leaders and Neil Collinson, of Dales of Thirsk, who designed the trophies.

6:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEADING figures of the business community across Hambleton district have had their efforts heralded at an awards ceremony.

Traders to benefit from a 50 per cent business rate relief if they take on long-term empty premises

Darlington and Stockton Times: BUSINESS RATES: Hambleton District Council

1:56pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

COUNCIL leaders have agreed to a 50 per cent business rate relief scheme for traders willing to take on a high street premises that have been empty for more than a year.

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLANNING MATTERS: Darlington town hall, where council planning officers have agreed an extension to the Neasham Road gypsy site

12:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TOWN halls should be free to push through any council tax increase, MPs say – and be judged by voters on “election day”.

Special council company could help create jobs and encourage development

4:16pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A DISTRICT council is to look at establishing a local authority controlled company that would work with independent partners to encourage economic development and create jobs.

Town prepares for the Tour

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOUR VISIT: Victoria Howard from Lewis and Cooper putting the final touches to their window display

2:57pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

BUSINESS owners are gearing up for the visit of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart to the region next month.

Council car parks are among the cheapest say Hambleton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Car parking: Traders fear visitors are being driven away

12:21pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

COUNCIL bosses have answered criticism over soaring income from car parking charges in Hambleton District.

Council reaps 1,200 per cent increase in parking fees and fines

Darlington and Stockton Times: Parking row: Northallerton High Street, where current disc zone parking is being  replaced with charges

7:19pm Monday 2nd June 2014

CONCERNS are growing over car parking charges and enforcement after it was revealed that Hambleton District Council made over £550,000 from them last year.

Developers lodge appeal after housing development blocked

Darlington and Stockton Times: AERIAL VIEW: Great Ayton in North Yorkshire

12:56pm Saturday 31st May 2014

A DEVELOPER has lodged an appeal against a decision to refuse permission for 113 homes to be built on the site of a village farm shop and farmland.

Saplings discovered in the place of mature trees that had been cut down - but they too have now disappeared

Darlington and Stockton Times: NO COMPARISON: Five saplings were found in the place of the mature trees that have been removed

8:03pm Friday 30th May 2014

A MARKET place that saw five mature trees cut down last month has seen five more trees make a brief appearance - before also being carted off.

Hambleton's first Sky Ride hailed a success

Darlington and Stockton Times: SKY RIDERS: Participants of a recent Sky Ride in Hambleton

3:02pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A CYCLING event in Hambleton designed to encourage more people to get out on their bikes has been hailed a success.

Don't ground airfield planners are urged

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bagby Airfield supporters outside one of the earlier inquiries

2:25pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

PLANNERS are being urged not to go for the total closure of a controversial airfield which has been at the centre of three public inquiries.

Fears that traffic fines could spark boycott

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINES FEAR: Northallerton High Street.

3:17pm Friday 23rd May 2014

IT has been revealed more than1,600 motorists were fined in car parks throughout the Hambleton district last year - amid fears charges are driving people out of the market towns.

Council unveils £5m fund to boost Hambleton district's economy

Darlington and Stockton Times: ECONOMIC GATEWAY: The level crossing in north Northallerton

2:20pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A £5M fund to relieve bottlenecks to economic development in Hambleton district has been unveiled.

Charity urges council to apologise over felling trees in Thirsk Market Place

Darlington and Stockton Times: FELLED: The birch trees in Thirsk Market Place.

6:16pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A CHARITY has called for a council to apologise or refer itself to a watchdog over its decision to fell five mature tress at the heart of a historic market square.

New warden scheme to get to grips with dog fouling

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

5:30pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A new in house dog warden service is set to be created in Hambleton District after a flood of complaints from residents.

Councillors urged to give cash-strapped Wensleydale Railway £40,000

Darlington and Stockton Times: major work needed to get Wensleydale railway back on track

3:15pm Monday 28th April 2014

A crisis hit heritage railway is in line for a £40,000 council lifeline to extend and increase business The Wensleydale Railway company asked Hambleton District Council for a grant to help it run regular passenger trains into Northallerton and increase tourist and business traffic.

New campaign could see Yarm cross border into North Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times: New campaign could see Yarm cross border into North Yorkshire

11:47am Sunday 27th April 2014

A FRESH ‘Yarm for Yorkshire’ campaign has been launched.

People encouraged to discovered health benefits of walking

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julia Mulligan

4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hambleton residents are being encouraged to discover the benefits of walking during a series of free, short walks festival organised by Hambleton Strollers in the district between May 3 and 10.

Council dumps 0845 number

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

5:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DISTRICT council is taking a step backwards – in an effort to make life cheaper for callers.

Holidays make bin collections a day late

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

3:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

REFUSE and recycling collections across Hambleton will be affected by the Easter and May Day holidays.

Work carried out at high risk crash site

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

5:30pm Monday 17th March 2014

A crash site on the A170 near Sutton Bank is being monitored by highway bosses after six collisions in the past three years. Work has been carried out to install a warning sign near Cragg House, after the crashes which involved several casualties including four children. North Yorkshire County Councillors have been told there has been one serious collision since works were carried out.

Affordable housing development for village welcomed

Darlington and Stockton Times: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

3:57pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

COUNCILLORS have welcomed an affordable housing development in a North Yorkshire village, which they say has a desperate shortage of housing for local people.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Objectors join forces to oppose supermarket plan

12:50pm Sunday 9th March 2014

MORE than 1,000 written objections have been submitted to a council over proposals to build a supermarket on the outskirts of Stokesley.

Zero tax rise confirmed for Hambleton

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL TAX: Hambleton District Council leader Councillor Mark Robson.

2:47pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

COUNCIL tax rates for the sprawling Hambleton area of North Yorkshire have been frozen for the fourth year running, it has been confirmed.

Freeze for Hambleton council tax

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL TAX: Hambleton District Council leader Councillor Mark Robson.

3:28pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A COUNCIL which came under fire for not passing on government payouts for parish and town councils is set to freeze its own council tax for the fourth year running.

Special grant to help fight obesity

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4:48pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A grant of £50,000 has been given to Hambleton District Council to establish a two year programme to help overweight and obese adults. The money has come through Public Health, the health and wellbeing service. The authority will be using the money to set up an adult weight management service which supports overweight and obese adults to lose weight and learn how to maintain a healthier weight in the long term.

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Unison outside the Civic Centre

6:09pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).

Pedalling for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:39pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

LEISURE centres across Hambleton will be getting in a spin next week to raise money for charity.

Consultation on council levy for new developments

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:46pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to have their say on updated proposals to charge a levy on new developments to deliver necessary infrastructure.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Part of a former nightclub to be converted into a ground floor flat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:01pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

THE LAST part of a former nightclub has been given the go-ahead to be converted into a ground floor flat.

Plans to demolish farm shop to build 113 homes unanimously rejected

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

12:50pm Saturday 11th January 2014

MORE than 50 objectors have turned out to support the refusal of a proposal to build 113 homes on the outskirts of a village – which would also involve the demolition of a popular farm shop.

Building change of use "an abuse of the system", say planning committee

12:54pm Friday 10th January 2014

COUNCILLORS have branded plans to retrospectively allow a building to be used as a dwelling on a single-family gypsy site as an “attempt to abuse the system.”

Plans to build 40 homes in village near Thirsk have been approved

12:52pm Friday 10th January 2014

PLANS to build 40 new homes in a village near Thirsk have been approved despite opposition from local residents.

Barn conversion plans for Catton, near Thirsk

12:53pm Friday 10th January 2014

BARN CONVERSIONS: Three agricultural buildings that have been derelict for decades are to be converted and extended to create six new homes in a village near Thirsk.

Christmas trees will be collected in Hambleton next week

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

1:41pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

HAMBLETON residents can have their Christmas trees collected for recycling next week.

Householders praised for paper and card recycling efforts

2:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

HOUSEHOLDERS in Hambleton have been praised following an increase in the amount of paper and card recycled in the area.

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Darlington and Stockton Times: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

12:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

Council leader applauds festive donations for needy

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVE DONATIONS: Councillor Mark Robson and Father Christmas with the Hambleton Foodshare gifts.

3:11pm Thursday 12th December 2013

STAFF and members of Hambleton District Council have joined residents in donating food and gift parcels for people who are in temporary financial need.

Council to move forward with plans for £4m sports village

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:40pm Friday 29th November 2013

CABINET members of a district council will next week discuss plans for a £4m sports and recreation area, and potentially agree to the next steps of the development.

'Troubled families' scheme half-way to success - Pickles

Darlington and Stockton Times: Communities secretary Eric Pickles

12:10am Monday 25th November 2013

THE Government is half-way towards achieving its goal of turning round the lives of 120,000 so-called troubled families, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles claims today (Monday, November 25).

Council to revise housing supply plan after downturn

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOUSING TARGET: Hambleton District Council is set to relax restrictions on when sites can be developed.

2:42pm Monday 4th November 2013

A DRIVE to increase the housing supply in a district where the economic downturn has led to a shortfall of homes being built is set to be passed.

Thousands of region's poorest households facing council tax legal action

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bill Dixon

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

GOVERNMENT welfare reforms have left more than 10,000 of the region's poorest households facing legal action for non-payment of council tax.

Fly tipping costs region's taxpayers £3.3m a year

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rubbish dumped in Durham City

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

COUNCIL chiefs have appealed for the public’s help in tackling fly tipping, after it emerged clearing up illegally dumped rubbish cost the region £3.3m last year.

Sportspeople honoured for achievements at community awards

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cricketer Matthew Fisher receives his award from Councillor Bob Baker and Councillor Shirley Shepherd, of Hambleton District Council, and Paralympian Stephen Miller. Picture: Nigel Whitfield.

10:00am Friday 18th October 2013

TALENTED sportspeople ranging from young canoeists to champion horse-riders were honoured at the 2013 Hambleton Sports Awards.

Derelict scout hut to be replaced

Darlington and Stockton Times: Coun Nigel Knapton with Kyle Valley Scout leader Andrew Garner and Juile Henley at the hut.

12:38pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A PROJECT to replace an almost derelict scout hut is one of the first projects to be awarded cash from new grant schemes in the Hambleton district.

Sporting heroes honoured for achievements

Darlington and Stockton Times: RECOGNITION: Some of the Hambleton Sports Awards winners are pictured with councillors Bob Baker and Shirley Shepherd and paralympian Stephen Miller.

4:43pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

LEADING sports performers, coaches and volunteers have been honoured for the recognition they bring to Hambleton district.

Graduate Laura pioneers council scheme

Darlington and Stockton Times: Council leader Mark Robson, Laura Kaye and Justin Ives, the authority's director of resources

1:13pm Thursday 10th October 2013

A LOCAL authority has taken on its first graduate trainee under a scheme to get more young people into the workplace.








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