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 Jan Brunton and the Vice Chair is Councillor Jean O’Donnell.

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 26th June 2015 to 9th June 2016.

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.

 

Members

Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher – Labour

Councillor Akers-Belcher

Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents Manor House Ward.

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

101 Westbrooke Avenue
Hartlepool, TS25 5HY
Tel: 07904 402864
Email: stephen.akers-belcher@hartlepool.gov.uk

Councillor Ron Arundale – Conservative

Cllr Arundale

Councillor Ron Arundale was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Kader Ward.

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

121 Ruskin Avenue
Acklam
Middlesbrough, TS5 8PD
Tel: 01642 288504
Email: ronald_arundale@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Councillor Billy Ayre – Labour

Councillor Ayre

Councillor Billy Ayre was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Normanby Ward.

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

107 Bexley Drive
Normanby
Middlesbrough, TS6 0SU
Tel: 01642 469423
Email: billy.ayre@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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 a member of the Authority’s Overview & Scrutiny and Appeals Committees.

Councillor Biswas is the Improvement and Efficiency Member Champion for 2015/16.

11 Buttermere Avenue
Middlesbrough, TS5 7BE
Tel: 01642 827270
Email: shamal_biswas@middlesbrough.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, Tender and Joint Consultative Committees.

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 Joint Consultative 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 Overview & Scrutiny and Joint Consultative Committees.

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 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 Executive Committee.

Councillor Goddard is the Authority's representative on Redcar & Cleveland Community Safer Partnership.

13 Hinderwell Avenue
Redcar, TS10 5EH
Tel: 01642 478377
Email: ray.goddard@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.

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 Overview & Scrutiny and Appeals Committees.

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 Mary Lanigan – The Independent Group

Councillor Lanigan

Councillor Mary Lanigan was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where she represents Loftus Ward.

She is a member of the Authority's Overview & Scrutiny, Audit & Governance, Appeals and Joint Consultative Committees.

10 Twizziegill View
Easington
Saltburn, TS13 4NX
Tel: 01287 640993
Email: mary.lanigan@redcar-cleveland.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 Overview & Scrutiny, Audit & Governance, Appeals and Joint Consultative Committees.

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

Councillor Bob Norton – Labour

Councillor Norton

Councillor Bob Norton was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council where he represents Teesville Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Appeals and Joint Consultative Committees.

Councillor Norton is the Authority's Safer Communities Member Champion for 2015/16.

16 Maplewood Drive
Teesville
Middlesbrough, TS6 0GB
Tel: 01642 452284
Email: bob.norton@redcar-cleveland.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 and Joint Consultative Committees.

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 Stephen Parry – Labour

Councillor Parry

Councillor Stephen Parry was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2015 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents Billingham North Ward.

He is a member of the Authority's Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

Councillor Parry is the Authority's Professional Workforce Member Champion for 2015/16.

16 Stanhope Road
Billingham, TS23 3JY
Tel: 0771 7727692
Email: Stephen.Parry@stockton.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 Audit & Governance and Tender Committees.

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.

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 Tender Committees.

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

 

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