Spennymoor Town Council

Our Vision

Our

VISION

SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL’S MISSION STATEMENT

Spennymoor Town Council’s mission is “to engage with residents, working with all to make Spennymoor a better place for us all to live.”

The Council has identified 5 goals that form the landscape within which the detailed aims and objectives will be developed.  The 5 goals are:

  1. Improve the working of Spennymoor Town Council  – this includes STC organisation, teams and team working, processes, projects, controls, planning, income, spend, Councillors, Committees, meetings, interaction with organisations.
  2. Implement open, relevant, timely, informative engagement with residents – this includes all communication channels through which STC engages with residents.
  3. Improve the visibility of STC with residents – this includes all opportunities to engage face to face with residents.
  4. Make Spennymoor a better place to live, in areas within STC control.  Locations and services include Cemeteries, Play areas, Cow Plantation, Parking, Parks, Town Hall, Art Gallery, Events, Allotments, Community Centres and Halls, Toilets.
  5. Make Spennymoor a better place to live,in areas outside STC control.  Locations and services include Festival Walk, Parking, Infrastructure, Schools, Mining Museum, DLI store at Sevenhills, DurhamGate/Watson Park facilities, buildings and spaces in need of redevelopment.

 

Action Plan

In order to achieve the above, the Council has adopted an Action Plan. This Action Plan is a ‘living document’ which will be updated on a regular basis as priorities can and will change between now and 2021 and the Council want to ensure that the Plan is current, achievable and meets the needs of local communities.

 SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL ACTION PLAN – 2017 TO 2021

Key: TC – Town Clerk

            FM – Facilities Manager

            P & R – Policy and Resources Committee

            F & R – Facilities and Recreation Committee

            CA – Consultant Accountant

            IA – Internal Auditor

            GE – Grounds and Estates Officer

            Spennymoor TC – Spennymoor Town Council

 2017/18

 

 

Objective

 

Responsible Organisation and Partners

 

Actions/Solutions/Comments

 

Timescale/to be completed by

 

 

Action Owner

 

Review

 

Priority

Staffing and succession planning Spennymoor TC ·         Review current staffing

·         Review current workloads

·         Review proposed additional workloads

·         Plot planned retirements

·         Union Consultation

·         Staff Consultation

·         Prepare report to Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Mar 18

TC

TC

TC

 

TC

TC

TC

TC

 

HR Support Panel

P & R

Council

1
Cemetery Gates Spennymoor TC ·         Scope options for closing cemetery gates

·         Cost options

·         Prepare report to Council

·         Approve an option

·         Implement decision

 

 

 

 

 

31 Oct 17

FM

 

CA

FM

Council

FM and TC

P& R

Council

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website – plan for future of site: updating etc

 

 

 

Spennymoor TC

 

·         Research

 

·         Report to Council

 

 

27 Mar 18

 

ICT Working Party

TC

 

Council

 

 

1

Funding Opportunities

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Research funding options and opportunities

·         Report to Council

 

 

27 Mar 18

TC

 

 

TC

P & R

 

 

Council

1
Audit of Capital Works Project Spennymoor TC ·         Report to Council re change in Audit scope for 2017

·         Audit research undertaken

·         Audit report prepared

·         Report to Audit Committee

 

 

 

 

Dec 2017

 

TC

 

IA

IA

IC

 

 

Council

 

 

 

Audit Committee

Council

1
Audit of Events Spennymoor TC ·         Report to Council re change in Audit scope 2017

·         Audit research undertaken

·         Audit report prepared

·         Report to Audit Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 2017

TC

 

IA

IA

IA

Council

 

 

 

Audit Committee

Council

1
Implementation of Audit Recommendations Spennymoor TC ·         Outstanding Recommendations pre 2017 31 Mar 18 TC, FM, CA, Audit Committee

Council

1
Medium Term Financial Plan Spennymoor TC ·         Create medium term financial plan

·         Report to Council

·         Council approve plan

31 Oct 17 CA

CA

CA

 

P & R

Council

1
Tender Programme Spennymoor TC ·         Christmas Lights

·         Photography

·         Gas Service

·         Door Co-Tag System

·         Printing/Stationery

·         Smoke Detection System

·         Air Conditioning

·         Intruder Alarms

·         Fireworks

·         Hygiene Services

·         CCTV

·         Electrical/Emergency Lighting

·         External Events x 3 contracts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Mar 18

 

31 May 18

All by FM using approved tender process (Financial Regs) P & R

Council

1
Skate Park – completion of project

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Repair of lighting

·         Installation of CCTV

·         Grassing of area (area will need re-seeding for some months)

 

 

 

 

31 March 18

GE

GE

GE

F & R

Council

1
Public Consultation Event Spennymoor TC ·         Date to be agreed

·         Report to Council

·         Event Plan created

 

·         Event Held

 

 

 

 

21 Oct 17

 

Council

FM

Mayor and TC

Cllrs and Officers

P & R

Council

1
Young People’s Achievements Award Ceremony

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Report to Council reviewing 2016 event

·         Event plan to be drawn up

·         Communications

·         Judging Panel appointed

·         Event Held

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Jan 18

TC

 

FM

TC

Councillors

F & R

Council

1
Town Hall Signage

·         External

·         Tourism

Spennymoor TC ·         Planning enquiries/permissions

·         Designs prepared

·         Report to Council

·         Procurement process

·         Signage erected

 

 

 

 

 

28 Feb 18

FM

FM

FM

FM

F & R

Council

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshments in Jubilee Park

 

 

 

Spennymoor TC

 

 

·         Options research

·         Report to Council with options

·         Tender process

·         Award contract

 

 

 

31 Mar 18

 

 

FM

 

 

 

F & R

Council

 

 

1

Scope out two additional play areas for Spennymoor.

Two options include:

(a) Tudhoe Ward x 2

(b) Spennymoor Ward x 1

 

Spennymoor TC

Land Owners

Potential Funders

·         Identify who owns the land

·         Negotiate with land owners

·         Consultation with community

·         Report to Council

·         Identify Budget

·         Tender process

·         Appoint contractor

 

 

 

 

 

27 Mar 18

 

30 Sep 18

All TC and FM

 

F & R/P & R

Council

 

 

1
Cow Plantation

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Pursue compensation from NW

·         Use compensation for options appraisal

·         Create ’Friends of’ Group

 

 

 

March 31

TC and Town Hall Team Cow Plantation Committee

Council

1
S137 Grants/Policy

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Revisions made

·         Report to Constitution Working Group

·         Report to Council

 

 

 

26 Sept 17

TC  

CWG

 

Council

2
Community Centres

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Asset Registers

·         Responsibility agreements

·         Report to Council

 

 

27 Mar 18

FM and GE Council 2
STC Asset List

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Complete Asset List

·         Report to Council

30 Sept 17

28 Nov 17

CA

CA

 

Council

2
Business Strategy e.g. Shops, Weddings, Events, licence for Marriages, Cost Centres, Budget Holders. Capital Budget – MTFP Spennymoor TC ·         Prepare a Business Strategy (subject to results of Audit Report)

·         Report to Council

 

 

30 June 18

TC and FM

 

 

TC or FM

 

Council

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018/19

Objectives Responsible Actions / Solutions / Comments Timescale to be completed by Action

Owner

Review Priority
Cow Plantation improvement Spennymoor TC
  • Identify compartment of land for improvements
  • Identify and apply for funding
  • Scope out and create a nature/wildlife walk
  • Create organised guided walks
30 Apr 18

 

30 June 18

31 Dec 18

 

31 Mar 18

TC, FM, GEO and Town Hall Team Cow Plantation Committee

Council

1
Winter maintenance policy/procedure Spennymoor TC Review WM policy/procedure

Present to Council

Oct 18 GE/FM

TC

P & R

Council

2
Employee suggestion/ incentive scheme Spennymoor TC Create employee suggestion/incentive scheme

Present to Council

May 18 TC P & R

Council

2
Research Town Council Street Warden service Spennymoor TC Investigate Options Jan 19 TC P & R 2
Art Gallery – procedures, sales, donations

 

Spennymoor TC ·         Create Policy for Art Gallery

·         Report to Constitution Working Group

·         Report to Council

 

 

 

 

1 May 18

TC and FM

TC

 

TC

 

CWG

 

P & R

2

 

 

 

 

2019/20

Complete a review of Allotments and Site issues Spennymoor TC Investigate and cost up the purchase and implementation of a computer system

Create data sheets for each site

Add details of issues to each site data sheet

Analyse issues by site/priority

Submit/review site findings to Council as each site is completed

Implement any actions required by Council

Aug 19 CA EM FM

 

 

P & R

 

 

 

 

 

F & R

 

Council

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The town of Spennymoor, and the villages of Byers Green, Kirk Merrington and Tudhoe, are in the North East of England, situated on high land above the south side of the Wear Valley between the City of Durham and Bishop Auckland.

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