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 (three Members), Middlesbrough (four Members), Redcar & Cleveland (four Members) and Stockton on Tees (five Members).

The Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority for 2019/20 is Councillor Paul Kirton who was elected at the Annual Meeting on 7 June 2019.

The Vice Chair for 2019/20 is Councillor Jean O’Donnell.

Gifts & Hospitality Register 2018/19 – Nil Return

Members are required to disclose any gift or hospitality with an estimated value of at least £25.

Members Allowance Scheme (PDF)

Notice of the Members’ Allowance Scheme for the period 2 June 2018 to 6 June 2019.

    Members

    Councillor Billy Ayre – Labour

    Councillor Billy Ayre was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Redcar & Cleveland Council where he represents Normanby Ward.

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

    107 Bexley Drive
    Normanby
    Middlesbrough
    TS6 0SU

    Tel: 07500606935

    Email: billy.ayre@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

    Councillor Adam Brook – The Independent Group

    Councillor Adam Brook was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Redcar & Cleveland Council where he represents Grangetown Ward.

    Councillor Brook is a Member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee and represents the Authority on the Redcar & Cleveland Community Safety Partnership forum.

    c/o Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart
    Ridley Street
    Redcar
    TS10 1TD

    Tel: 07970427593

    Email: adam.brook@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

    Councillor Norah Cooney – Conservative

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

    Councillor Cooney is a Member of the Audit & Governance Committee.

     

    3 St Andrews Road,
    New Marske,
    Redcar, TS11 8AU

    Tel: 01642 486368

    Email: norah.cooney@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

    Councillor Tim Fleming – Independent Union

    Councillor Tim Fleming was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Hartlepool Borough Council where he represents Headland & Harbour Ward.

    Councillor Fleming is a Member of the Authority's Executive Committee.

    4 Moor Terrace
    Hartlepool
    TS24 0PS

    Tel: 07456588954

    Email: tim.fleming@hartlepool.gov.uk

    Councillor Luke Frost – Thornaby Independent Association (TIA)

    Councillor Luke Frost was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents Mandale & Victoria Ward.

    Councillor Frost is a Member of the Executive Committee.

    37 Diamond Road
    Thornaby
    Stockton-On-Tees
    TS17 8BP

    Tel: 07818587067

    Email: luke.frost@stockton.gov.uk

    Councillor Teresa Higgins – Labour

    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 Executive Committee and Chair of the CFA Local Pension Board (Firefighters Pension Scheme).

    c/o Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 99,
    Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QQ

    Tel: 01642 824135

    Email: teresa_higgins@middlesbrough.gov.uk

    Councillor Naweed Hussain – Labour

    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.

    c/o Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 99,
    Town Hall, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QQ

    Tel: 01642 852225

    Email: naweed_hussain@middlesbrough.gov.uk

    Councillor Marjorie James – Labour

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

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

    40 Arncliffe Gardens,
    Hartlepool, TS26 9JF

    Tel: 01429 294685

    Email: marjoriejames45@yahoo.co.uk

    Councillor Paul Kirton – Labour

    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. At the Annual Meeting on 7 June 2019 he was appointed Chair of the Authority for 2019-20.

    He is a Member of the Authority's Executive Committee and a representative on the LGA Fire Commission.

    6 Newby Close,
    Norton,
    Stockton on Tees, TS20 1TS

    Tel: 01642 559331

    Email: paul.kirton@stockton.gov.uk

    Councillor Jean O’Donnell – Labour

    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. She is also a substitute representative on the LGA Fire Commission.

    11 Hollymount, Chapel Road,
    Billingham, TS23 1EL

    Tel: 01642 559719

    Email: jean.odonnell@stockton.gov.uk

    Councillor Mary Ovens – Liberal Democrat

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

    Councillor Ovens 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 Jon Rathmell – Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association (MICA)

    Councillor Jon Rathmell was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents Nunthorpe Ward.

    Councillor Rathmell is a Member of the Authority's Executive Committee.

     

    32 Mallowdale
    Nunthorpe
    Middlesbrough
    TS7 0QQ

    Tel: 07929661771

    Councillor Andrew Stephenson (Conservative)

    Councillor Andrew Stephenson was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Stockton on Tees Borough Council where he represents Western Parishes Ward.

    Councillor Stephenson is a Member of the Audit & Governance Committee and represents the Authority on the Stockton Safety Partnership.

     

     

    Woodcroft
    Durham Lane
    Elton
    Stockton on Tees
    TS21 1AE

    Tel: 07785293416

    Email: andrew.stephenson@stockton.gov.uk

    Councillor Stephen Thomas – Labour

    Councillor Stephen Thomas was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Hartlepool Council where he represents De Brus.

    Councillor Thomas is a Member of the Authority's Audit & Governance Committee and represents the Authority on the Cleveland Fire Support Network Board.

    18 Rowell Street
    Hartlepool
    TS24 0QE

    Tel: 07926002404

    Email: stephen.thomas1234@yahoo.co.uk

    Councillor Ashley Waters – Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association (MICA)

    Councillor Ashley Waters was appointed to Cleveland Fire Authority in June 2019 by Middlesbrough Council where he represents North Ormesby Ward.

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

     

    c/o Middlesbrough Council
    PO Box 99
    Town Hall
    Middlesbrough
    TS1 2QQ

    Tel: TBC

    Email: ashley_waters@middlesbrough.gov.uk

    Councillor William Woodhead MBE – Conservative

    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 Audit & Governance Committee.

    2 Gwynn Close,
    Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 7LS

    Tel: 01642 584409

    Email: william.woodhead@stockton.gov.uk

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