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 
Communications/Events Working Group: Cllrs Atkinson, 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

Cllrs Johnson and Oxley 

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

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.