Role of Council

Priorities for the Town Council, Stokesley for 2022/23

The Town Council is responsible for: 

  • Maintenance of the Public Conveniences  
  • Grass Cutting  –  for all publicly owned  land within the Parish.  
  • North Road Play Park. 
  • Provision of the Christmas lights.
  • Allotments –  the area containing the allotments is rented from Lady Hullocks Trust. The allotments are managed by the  Town Council. 
  • Tree Maintenance  –  on the public areas of most of the housing estates in  Stokesley and other parish land. 
  • The unrestricted parking on The Plain and College Square.

Much of the detailed work is undertaken by the Committees and Working Groups shown below:




Open Spaces & Allotments Committee:  Cllrs Griffiths, Oxley, Sowerby, Luxton and Wake
(Allotment holder representative)
Planning Committee:

Cllrs Canavan, Cook, Oxley & Wake
Communications/Events Working Group: Cllrs Atkinson, Cook, Johnson, Sowerby and Wake plus non-council members
Finance Committee: Cllrs Canavan, Carey, Cook, Wake and Oxley 
Employment Committee: Cllrs Canavan, Carey, Griffiths,Sowerby and Wake
 Health & Safety Committee: Cllrs Canavan, Johnson, Oxley,  Sowerby and Wake
Town Hall Committee: Cllrs Canavan, Oxley, Scott and Wake plus Town Hall Management Advisory Committee members Mr Westgarth-Taylor, Mr Ridgeway and Mr Sutton
Parking Committee: Cllrs Carey, Canavan, Griffiths and Johnson
Working Groups 

River Leven Project Working Group:

Cllrs Canavan, Griffiths, Oxley and Wake
Electrical vehicle charging points:

External Bodies
     Preston Trust
     Lady Hullocks
     The Globe
     Climate Action
     Stokesley & District Community Care Association

Cllrs Johnson and Oxley 

Cllrs Canavan and Wake
Mr N Johnson & Mr K Turland - Town Council Representative. 
Cllrs Atkinson and Griffiths
Cllr Atkinson
Cllr Atkinson 
Cllr Luxton

Committee Chairs are shown in bold. All Committees (excluding the Town Hall Committee) will meet at least twice a year but can arrange additional meetings as required.  The Town Hall Committee meets bi-monthly.  Working Group will call meetings as required.

For all committee's terms of references, please select a committee and click on the name and download the relevant references.

If you would like to find out more about the Town Council's Meetings, Agendas or Minutes, please click below.