Elected Members

The Cleveland Fire Authority was established on 1 April 1996, as a Combined Fire Authority and is responsible for the provision of fire and rescue services to the areas covered by the borough councils of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees.

The 16 Members of the Authority are elected Members nominated by the four constituent Borough Councils – Hartlepool (3 Members), Middlesbrough (4 Members), Redcar & Cleveland (4 Members) and Stockton on Tees (5 Members).

The current Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority is Councillor Jan Brunton and the Vice Chair is Councillor Jean O’Donnell.

Member Development Plan (PDF)

This document explains how we train our members to build on their skills and knowledge to ensure they are able to fulfil their roles and responsibilities as an Authority Member.

Cleveland Fire Authority Member Development Charter (PDF)

In June 2012 Cleveland Fire Authority Members decided to establish their own Member Development Charter. This document outlines the details of the Charter.

Members Allowance Scheme (PDF)

Notice of the Members’ Allowance Scheme for the period 10th June 2016 to 1st June 2017.

 

Members

Councillor Neil Bendelow – Labour

Councillor Bendelow

Councillor Neil Bendelow was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2016 by Redcar & Cleveland Council where he represents South Bank Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

60 Caithness Road
Teesville
Middlesbrough TS6 0AL
Tel: 07825 228005
Email: neil.bendelow@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Councillor Jan Brunton – Labour

Jan-Brunton

Councillor Jan Brunton was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in March 2009 by Middlesbrough Council where she represents Coulby Newham Ward.

She was appointed Chair of the Authority in June 2015 and is a member of the Authority’s Executive Committee.

Councillor Brunton is the Authority's representative on the Local Government Association Fire Commission.

Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 99,
Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QQ
Tel: 01642 729726
Email: janice_brunton@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Rob Cook – Labour

Councillor Cook

Councillor Rob Cook was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents De Bruce Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

7 Bellasis Grove
Hartlepool, TS27 3PL
Tel: 01429 280916
Email: rob.cook@hartlepool.gov.uk

Councillor Norah Cooney – Conservative

Norah-Cooney

Councillor Norah Cooney was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 1999 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where she represents Longbeck Ward.

She is a member of the Authority’s Audit & Governance Committee.

3 St Andrews Road,
New Marske,
Redcar, TS11 8AU
Tel: 01642 486368

Councillor Gillian Corr – Ingleby Barwick Independent Society

Gillian-Corr

Councillor Gillian Corr was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2011 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where she represents Ingleby Barwick East.

She is a member of the Authority’s Audit & Governance Committee.

16 Trenholme Close,
Ingleby Barwick,
Stockton on Tees, TS17 5AX
Tel: 01642 764056
Email: gillian.corr@stockton.gov.uk

Councillor Brian Dennis – Labour

Councillor Dennis

Councillor Brian Dennis was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in November 2015 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Normanby Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committees.

181 Flatts Lane
Normanby
Middlesbrough, TS6 0PP
Tel: 07557 540640
Email: brian.dennis@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Councillor Teresa Higgins – Labour

Councillor Higgins 2

Councillor Teresa Higgins was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Middlesbrough Council where she represents Longlands and Beechwood Ward.

She is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

3 Oakworth Green
Beechwood
Middlesbrough, TS4 3ES
Tel: 01642 824135
Email: teresa_higgins@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Naweed Hussain – Labour

Naweed-Hussain

Councillor Naweed Hussain was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2012 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Linthorpe Ward.

He is a member of the Authority’s Audit & Governance Committee.

36 Green Lane
Middlesbrough, TS5 7RU
Tel: 01642 852225
Email: naweed_hussain@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Marjorie James – Labour

Cllr_Marjorie_James

Councillor Marjorie James was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2014 by Hartlepool Borough Council where she represents Manor House Ward.

She is a member of the Authority's Executive Committee.

40 Arncliffe Gardens,
Hartlepool, TS26 9JF
Tel: 01429 294685
Email: marjoriejames45@yahoo.co.uk

Councillor Paul Kirton – Labour

Councillor P Kirton web

Councillor Paul Kirton was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in April 2014 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents Stockton Town Centre Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

Councillor Kirton is the Authority's representative on Stockton Safer Partnership.

6 Newby Close,
Norton,
Stockton on Tees, TS20 1TS
Tel: 01642 559331
Email: paul.kirton@stockton.gov.uk

Councillor Tom Mawston JP – Marton Independent Group

Cllr Tom Mawston

Councillor Tom Mawston was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in July 2014 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Marton Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Executive Committee.

28 Thurnham Grove, Marton
Middlesbrough, TS7 8PT
Tel: 01642 274054
Email: tom_mawston@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Jean O’Donnell – Labour

Jean-O'Donnell

Councillor Jean O’Donnell was appointed to the Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2003 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where she represents Billingham South Ward.

Councillor O’Donnell is Vice Chair of the Authority and is a member of the Executive Committee.

11 Hollymount, Chapel Road,
Billingham, TS23 1EL
Tel: 01642 559717
Email: jean.odonnell@stockton.gov.uk

Councillor Mary Ovens – Liberal Democrat

Mary-Ovens

Councillor Mary Ovens was appointed to the Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2007 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where she represents West Dyke Ward.

She is a member of the Authority’s Executive Committee.

71 Egton Close,
Redcar, TS10 4PQ
Tel: 01642 507104
Email: mary.ovens@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Councillor Mick Stoker – Labour

Mick-Stoker

Councillor Mick Stoker was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2007 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents Billingham East Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Executive Committee.

5 Hardwick Road,
Billingham, TS23 3JX
Tel: 01642 371641
Email: mick.stoker@stockton.gov.uk

Councillor Ray Martin-Wells – Conservative

Ray-Wells

Councillor Ray Martin-Wells was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2011 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents the Rural West Ward.

He is a Member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

c/o Hartlepool Borough Council,
Civic Centre,
Hartlepool, TS24 8AY
Tel: 07800 752233
Email: ray.martin-wells@hartlepool.gov.uk

Councillor William Woodhead MBE – Conservative

Bill-Woodhead

Councillor William Woodhead MBE was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 1999 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents theFairfield Ward.

He is a member of the Authority’s Executive Committee.

2 Gwynn Close,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 7LS
Tel: 01642 584409
Email: william.woodhead@stockton.gov.uk

 

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