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 23 Members of the Authority are elected Members nominated by the four constituent Borough Councils – Hartlepool (4 Members), Middlesbrough (6 Members), Redcar & Cleveland (6 Members) and Stockton on Tees (7 Members).

The current Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority is Councillor Brian Briggs with Councillor Jan Brunton as Vice Chair.

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 6th June 2014 to 4th June 2015.

Member Development Framework (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.

Details of Members Allowances paid in 2013-2014 (PDF)

The Authority is required to publish details of fixed and attendance allowances paid to each Member.

 

Members

Councillor Shamal Biswas JP – Labour

Shamal Biswas

Councillor Shamal Biswas was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2011 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Acklam Ward.

He is Chair of the Authority’s Audit & Governance and Appeals Committees.

 

11 Buttermere Avenue
Middlesbrough, TS5 7BE
Tel: 01642 827270
Email: shamal_biswas@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Brian Briggs – Labour

Brian-Briggs

Councillor Brian Briggs was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2006 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Skelton Ward.

He was appointed Chair of the Authority in June 2014 and is a member of the Authority’s Executive, Tender and Joint Consultative Committees.

Councillor Briggs is the Redcar & Cleveland Safer Partnership representative and the Authority's Safer Communities Champion.

15 Somerset Crescent,
Skelton, TS12 2BP
Tel: 01287 203921
Email: brian.briggs@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 Vice Chair of the Authority in June 2014 and is a member of the Authority’s Executive Committee.
Councillor Brunton is the Middlesbrough Responsible Authorities Group representative and the Authority’s Professional Worksforce Champion.

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

Councillor Garry Clark JP – Labour

Gary-Clark

Councillor Garry Clark was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 1996 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Beechwood Ward. He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance and Joint Consultative Committee.

7 Hurworth Road,
Middlesbrough, TS4 3DW
Tel: 01642 823831

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 the Chair of the Authority’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee and a member of the Appeals 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 Executive Committee.

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

Councillor George Dunning – Labour

George-Dunning

Councillor George Dunning was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2005 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Teesville Ward. He is a member of the Authority’s Overview & Scrutiny and Joint Consultative Committees.

Leisure & Community Heart,
Ridley Street,
Redcar
TS10 1TD
Tel: 01642 315298
Email: george.dunning@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Councillor John Gardner – Conservative

John-Gardner

Councillor John Gardner was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2011 by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council where he represents the Northern Parishes Ward. He is a member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee.

1 Churchill Close,
Wynyard,
Billingham, TS22 5GP
Tel: 01740 645357
Email: john.gardner@stockton.gov.uk

Councillor Ray Goddard – Labour

Councillor Ray Goddard

Councillor Ray Goddard was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2014 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Dormanstown Ward.

He is a member of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

13 Hinderwell Avenue
Redcar
TS10 5EH
Tel: 01642 478377
Email: ray.goddard@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Councillor John Hannon – The Independent Group

John P Hannon Web IV

Councillor John Hannon was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in October 2013 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents the Newcomen Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Joint Consultancy Committee.

17 Mapleton Crescent
Redcar
TS10 4SE
Tel: 01642 480538
Email: John.P.Hannon@redcar-cleveland.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 and Appeals Committees.

 

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 Overview & Scrutiny, Appeals and Joint Consultative Committees.

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 Overview & Scrutiny and Appeals Committees.

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

Councillor Geoff Lilley – Putting Hartlepool First

Cllr_Geoff_Lilley

Councillor Geoff Lilley was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2014 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents Fens & Rossmere Ward.

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

68 Fens Crescent,
Hartlepool, TS25 2QN
Tel: 01429 291542
Email: geoff.lilley@googlemail.com

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 Overview & Scrutiny 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 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 Committees.

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

Councillor Robbie Payne – Labour

Robbie-Payne

Councillor Robbie Payne was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2003 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents the Headland and Harbour Ward.

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

Councillor Payne is the LGA Fire Commission Representative and Improvement and Efficiency Champion for the Authority.

 

44 De Havilland Way,
Seaton Carew,
Hartlepool
TS25 2DW
Tel: 01429 863468
Email: robbie.payne@hartlepool.gov.uk

Councillor Peter Sanderson – Independent

Peter-Sanderson

Councillor Peter Sanderson was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2012 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Nunthorpe Ward.

He is a member of the Authority’s Overview, Scrutiny and Appeals Committees.

49 Clevegate, Nunthorpe
Middlesbrough, TS7 0LN
Tel: 01642 312624
Email: peter_sanderson@middlesbrough.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 Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

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

Councillor Steve Walmsley – Thornaby Independent Association

Steve-Walmsley

Councillor Steve Walmsley was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2011 by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council where he represents Mandale & Victoria Ward.

He is a member of the Authority’s Audit & Governance and Joint Consultative Committees.

94 Chadderton Drive
Thornaby-on-Tees, TS17 9QB
Tel: 01642 881886
Email: steve.walmsley@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.

 

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

Councillor William Woodhead – Conservative

Bill-Woodhead

Councillor William Woodhead 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 and Joint Consultative Committees.

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

 

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