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Town MP Iain Wright Moves Out of Labour Office and is Facing De-

selection Battle

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has found himself in the middle of a de- selection battle with the local Constituency Labour Party after backing Labour leadership contended Own Smith against Jeremy Corbyn.

Cranney Moves In On Holiday Hunger Money

Hartlepool Councillor Kevin Cranney has used his OFCA Community group, which is run by a number of his relatives, to zero in on £3,000 of public money. The money is specifically targeted at children reliant on free school meals and who might otherwise go hungry during the summer holidays because of the extra financial pressure on hard-up parents.

Demolition Cost of Jacksons Landing to Cost Twice the Amount

Revealed Publicly By Council

The demolition of Jacksons Landing will cost £80,000, twice the £40,000 amount revealed by HBC according to spending figures just published. The council is legally obliged to publish detail of all spending above £500 and the latest figures show the contract to demolish Jacksons Landing had already been awarded to A Buckler Haulage Ltd of Middlesbrough for £80,000 some time before the end of June - well before the controversial Regeneration meeting was held in July that supposedly gave the demolition plans the go-ahead. download

Rudderless, Plan-less and Brainless: Bullying Cranney Bulldozes

Through Jacksons Landing Demolition

Hartlepool Council is bulldozing through a decision to demolish Jacksons landing in September just 3 years after spending £1.5m of taxpayer’s money to buy it.

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright Has Declared His Support for Owen Smith in

Labour Leadership Battle

Town MP Ian Wright has decided to given his support to Owen Smith in the battle for the leadership of the Labour Party. His decision puts him at odds with the local Constituency Part which is supporting Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Make Second Attempt to Take Over Control of All Council

Contracts

Hartlepool Labour Group wants to take control of the tendering process for all council contracts and give itself the power to veto any contracts with suppliers. Contracts are currently awarded after going through a strictly controlled tendering process overseen by council officers during which tenders are assessed against best value and other criteria. It’s a process which is fairly standard across all local authorities. However, under Labour’s new proposals, the majority group will be able to veto the awarding of contracts to any company or organisation clearing the way for its preferred bidders.

Council Tax To Increase 17% By 2020

Council Tax in Hartlepool is set to increase 17% by 2020. The shock revelation comes after council officials detailed plans to increase council tax by the maximum level of 3.9% in each of next three years. The rise will see a Band D property rise from £1,756 to £2,107 per year. Hartlepool Borough Council already charges the 3rd highest council tax of any unitary authority in the country and the 9th of all local authorities.

Wingfield Castle ‘Not Part of Royal Navy Deal’

It’s been confirmed that the rusting Wingfield Castle paddle steamer is not part of the Royal Navy Museum deal. Responsibility for the maintenance and long-term future of the paddle steamer remains with Hartlepool Borough Council Labour Investigation Into Former Mayor Still ‘Ongoing’ After 14 Months Fourteen months after town M.P. Ian Wright called for an investigation into the behaviour of the then Ceremonial Mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher it’s been revealed that the investigation is still ‘ongoing’.  

The Hartlepool Post on Twitter JUTLAND  Remembering The Forgotten Battle  An exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience remembering The Forgotten Battle’ in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition is running from now until Sunday 18th September.
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The Heugh Breakwater was built as only the first part of a harbour protection scheme needed because of the high number of lives being lost as sailing ships were blown onto rocks during north-easterly storms. A second breakwater was intended to be built at Seaton extending out to the Longscar Rock and forming a horseshoe harbourage. The scheme required an Act of Parliament before it could go ahead but it was scrapped soon afterwards as steam powered ships, more able to resist the storms, became more common. As the freehold owner, Hartlepool Borough Council receives 15% of the rental income from Middleton Grange shopping centre. Middleton Grange is let on a long lease to Mars Pension Trustees and managed by agents JLL. Under the terms of the lease, the Council receives 15% of the net rental income from the retailers, less various deductions.  In 2014/ 15, the income received was £221,157 against an anticipated budget figure of £330,000; the shortfall being due to the high number of vacant units. Town MP Iain Wright has both a BA and an MA from the University College of London. He is also a qualified accountant and worked as a Chartered Accountant for accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche from 1996–2003 and for One NorthEast from 2003-4 before becoming an MP. The Headland’s Friarage Wall is Hartlepool’s most ancient, visible structure dating back to the 7th Century and pre-dating the Town Wall by some 700 years. The sea-coal which washes up with the tide onto Hartlepool beaches  comes, not from discarded colliery waste, as many people think, but from an exposed coal seam which surfaces on the sea bed within Hartlepool Bay. It has been harvested by locals for hundreds of years and long before the Durham Coalfield was established. The three railway tunnels which pass under the railway embankment between Speeding Drive and Heortnesse Road (the Horseshoe Tunnels) were designed by George Stevenson in 1835. for the Hartlepool Dock and Railway Company and are listed Grade II buildings. The southern most arch at Heortnesse Road was filled in by HBC as part of a regeneration scheme.

3 Months After Deciding to Quit Headland & Harbour

Councillor Jackson Is Finally allowed To Go Public

Three months after it was announced on this site that Headland & Harbour Councillor, Peter Jackson was to quit his seat, the councillor has finally been allowed to go public. The official Labour Party reason given is the traditional ‘to spend more time with his family’ but we can reveal the real reasons behind his departure and how he had already been lined up for de-selection.
The HARTLEPOOL POST established 2002

Town MP Iain Wright

Moves Out of Labour

Office and is Facing De-

selection Battle

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has found himself in the middle of a de-selection battle with the local Constituency Labour Party after backing Labour leadership contended Own Smith against Jeremy Corbyn.

Cranney Moves In On Holiday Hunger Money

Hartlepool Councillor Kevin Cranney has used his OFCA Community group, which is run by a number of his relatives, to zero in on £3,000 of public money. The money is specifically targeted at children reliant on free school meals and who might otherwise go hungry during the summer holidays because of the extra financial pressure on hard-up parents.

Demolition Cost of Jacksons Landing to Cost Twice

the Amount Revealed Publicly By Council

The demolition of Jacksons Landing will cost £80,000, twice the £40,000 amount revealed by HBC according to spending figures just published. The council is legally obliged to publish detail of all spending above £500 and the latest figures show the contract to demolish Jacksons Landing had already been awarded to A Buckler Haulage Ltd of Middlesbrough for £80,000 some time before the end of June - well before the controversial Regeneration meeting was held in July that supposedly gave the demolition plans the go-ahead. download

Rudderless, Plan-less and Brainless: Bullying

Cranney Bulldozes Through Jacksons Landing

Demolition

Hartlepool Council is bulldozing through a decision to demolish Jacksons landing in September just 3 years after spending £1.5m of taxpayer’s money to buy it.

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright Has Declared His Support

for Owen Smith in Labour Leadership Battle

Town MP Ian Wright has decided to given his support to Owen Smith in the battle for the leadership of the Labour Party. His decision puts him at odds with the local Constituency Part which is supporting Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Make Second Attempt to Take Over Control

of All Council Contracts

Hartlepool Labour Group wants to take control of the tendering process for all council contracts and give itself the power to veto any contracts with suppliers. Contracts are currently awarded after going through a strictly controlled tendering process overseen by council officers during which tenders are assessed against best value and other criteria. It’s a process which is fairly standard across all local authorities. However, under Labour’s new proposals, the majority group will be able to veto the awarding of contracts to any company or organisation clearing the way for its preferred bidders.

Council Tax To Increase 17% By 2020

Council Tax in Hartlepool is set to increase 17% by 2020. The shock revelation comes after council officials detailed plans to increase council tax by the maximum level of 3.9% in each of next three years. The rise will see a Band D property rise from £1,756  to £2,107 per year. Hartlepool Borough Council already charges the 3rd highest council tax of any unitary authority in the country and the 9th of all local authorities.

Wingfield Castle ‘Not Part of Royal Navy Deal’

It’s been confirmed that the rusting Wingfield Castle paddle steamer is not part of the Royal Navy Museum deal. Responsibility for the maintenance and long-term future of the paddle steamer remains with Hartlepool Borough Council Labour Investigation Into Former Mayor Still ‘Ongoing’ After 14 Months Fourteen months after town M.P. Ian Wright called for an investigation into the behaviour of the then Ceremonial Mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher it’s been revealed that the investigation is still ‘ongoing’.  

3 Months After Deciding to

Quit Headland & Harbour

Councillor Jackson Is

Finally allowed To Go

Public

Three months after it was announced on this site that Headland & Harbour Councillor, Peter Jackson was to quit his seat, the councillor has finally been allowed to go public. The official Labour Party reason given is the traditional ‘to spend more time with his family but we can reveal the real reasons behind his departure and how he had already been lined up for de-selection.
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The HARTLEPOOL POST established 2002

Town MP Iain Wright Moves Out of Labour Office and is Facing

De-selection Battle

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has found himself in the middle of a de-selection battle with the local Constituency Labour Party after backing Labour leadership contended Own Smith against Jeremy Corbyn.

Cranney Moves In On Holiday Hunger Money

Hartlepool Councillor Kevin Cranney has used his OFCA Community group, which is run by a number of his relatives, to zero in on £3,000 of public money. The money is specifically targeted at children reliant on free school meals and who might otherwise go hungry during the summer holidays because of the extra financial pressure on hard-up parents.

Demolition Cost of Jacksons Landing to Cost Twice the Amount

Revealed Publicly By Council

The demolition of Jacksons Landing will cost £80,000, twice the £40,000 amount revealed by HBC according to spending figures just published. The council is legally obliged to publish detail of all spending above £500 and the latest figures show the contract to demolish Jacksons Landing had already been awarded to A Buckler Haulage Ltd of Middlesbrough for £80,000 some time before the end of June - well before the controversial Regeneration meeting was held in July that supposedly gave the demolition plans the go-ahead. download

Rudderless, Plan-less and Brainless: Bullying Cranney

Bulldozes Through Jacksons Landing Demolition

Hartlepool Council is bulldozing through a decision to demolish Jacksons landing in September just 3 years after spending £1.5m of taxpayer’s money to buy it.

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright Has Declared His Support for Owen

Smith in Labour Leadership Battle

Town MP Ian Wright has decided to given his support to Owen Smith in the battle for the leadership of the Labour Party. His decision puts him at odds with the local Constituency Part which is supporting Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Make Second Attempt to Take Over Control of All

Council Contracts

Hartlepool Labour Group wants to take control of the tendering process for all council contracts and give itself the power to veto any contracts with suppliers. Contracts are currently awarded after going through a strictly controlled tendering process overseen by council officers during which tenders are assessed against best value and other criteria. It’s a process which is fairly standard across all local authorities. However, under Labour’s new proposals, the majority group will be able to veto the awarding of contracts to any company or organisation clearing the way for its preferred bidders.

Council Tax To Increase 17% By 2020

Council Tax in Hartlepool is set to increase 17% by 2020. The shock revelation comes after council officials detailed plans to increase council tax by the maximum level of 3.9% in each of next three years. The rise will see a Band D property rise from £1,756 to £2,107 per year. Hartlepool Borough Council already charges the 3rd highest council tax of any unitary authority in the country and the 9th of all local authorities.

Wingfield Castle ‘Not Part of Royal Navy Deal’

It’s been confirmed that the rusting Wingfield Castle paddle steamer is not part of the Royal Navy Museum deal. Responsibility for the maintenance and long-term future of the paddle steamer remains with Hartlepool Borough Council Labour Investigation Into Former Mayor Still ‘Ongoing’ After 14 Months Fourteen months after town M.P. Ian Wright called for an investigation into the behaviour of the then Ceremonial Mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher it’s been revealed that the investigation is still ‘ongoing’.  
JUTLAND  Remembering The Forgotten Battle  An exhibition at the Museum of Hartlepool at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience remembering The Forgotten Battle’ in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition is running from now until Sunday 18th September.
What’s On    Click to Enlarge
The Heugh Breakwater was built as only the first part of a harbour protection scheme needed because of the high number of lives being lost as sailing ships were blown onto rocks during north-easterly storms. A second breakwater was intended to be built at Seaton extending out to the Longscar Rock and forming a horseshoe harbourage. The scheme required an Act of Parliament before it could go ahead but it was scrapped soon afterwards as steam powered ships, more able to resist the storms, became more common. As the freehold owner, Hartlepool Borough Council receives 15% of the rental income from Middleton Grange shopping centre. Middleton Grange is let on a long lease to Mars Pension Trustees and managed by agents JLL. Under the terms of the lease, the Council receives 15% of the net rental income from the retailers, less various deductions.  In 2014/ 15, the income received was £221,157 against an anticipated budget figure of £330,000; the shortfall being due to the high number of vacant units. Town MP Iain Wright has both a BA and an MA from the University College of London. He is also a qualified accountant and worked as a Chartered Accountant for accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche from 1996–2003 and for One NorthEast from 2003-4 before becoming an MP. The Headland’s Friarage Wall is Hartlepool’s most ancient, visible structure dating back to the 7th Century and pre-dating the Town Wall by some 700 years. The sea-coal which washes up with the tide onto Hartlepool beaches  comes, not from discarded colliery waste, as many people think, but from an exposed coal seam which surfaces on the sea bed within Hartlepool Bay. It has been harvested by locals for hundreds of years and long before the Durham Coalfield was established. The three railway tunnels which pass under the railway embankment between Speeding Drive and Heortnesse Road (the Horseshoe Tunnels) were designed by George Stevenson in 1835. for the Hartlepool Dock and Railway Company and are listed Grade II buildings. The southern most arch at Heortnesse Road was filled in by HBC as part of a regeneration scheme.

3 Months After Deciding to Quit Headland & Harbour

Councillor Jackson Is Finally allowed To Go Public

Three months after it was announced on this site that Headland & Harbour Councillor, Peter Jackson was to quit his seat, the councillor has finally been allowed to go public. The official Labour Party reason given is the traditional ‘to spend more time with his family’ but we can reveal the real reasons behind his departure and how he had already been lined up for de-selection.