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Councillor James Blackburn

Councillor James Blackburn

03 May 2012

10 June 2004

Labour

Hetton

8 Hartside Gardens,
Easington Lane,
Houghton-le-Spring.
DH5 0NQ

0191 5171480

07990 801 569

As Portfolio Holder for City Services I ensure that the Council and its partners succeed in making the City attractive and accessible for all.

I am also responsible for providing leadership for the Council and its partners to ensure that the local environment is well managed and meets customer expectations.

City Services Portfolio comprises the following responsibilities:-

- Responsive Local Services
- Highways, Traffic and Strategic Transportation
- Highways Maintenance
- Parking and Road Safety
- Facilities Management
- Registrars, Cemeteries and Crematoria
- Play Provision
- Buildings Maintenance
- Waste Management including Strategy, Refuse Collection and Recycling
- Flood and Coastal Protection, and
- Seafront Management and Implementation of the Seafront Strategy
- Public protection and Regulatory Services

I was born and have lived most of my life at Easington Lane, Hetton-le-Hole. I represent Easington Lane as a Councillor on Hetton Town Council and the larger Hetton Ward area since 2004 as a Sunderland City Councillor. I am married to Jennie and we have two children, two grandchildren and three great grand children. I worked for over thirty years within the clothing and footwear, retail and manufacturing sector. My interests include computing, reading and travelling. (We've been to Hell and back) located on Grand Cayman. My wife and I both enjoy a bit of DIY, me doing the work and Jennie supervising (watching).

 

 

 I hold a Ward Surgery every first Tuesday of the month (except August) between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Hetton Centre, Welfare Road. 

I hold a Ward Surgery every first Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm in
St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, North Street, East Rainton.

 

 

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Tuesday 7 April 2015
Tuesday 7 July 2015

 

I also hold a Ward Surgery every first tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm in Moorsley Community Centre.

Tuesday 3 June 2014
Tuesday 2 September 2014
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Tuesday 2 June 2015

I also hold a Ward Surgery every first tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm ELCAP, The Brickgarth, Easington Lane.

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 3 February 2015
Tuesday 1 May 2015

 




Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 10 Jun 2004 Wed 30 Apr 2008 
Thu 1 May 2008 Wed 2 May 2012  
Thu 3 May 2012  

Party Representation History

Ward Representation History

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
18 July 200727 July 2007 View
01 December 200801 December 2008 View
20 November 200920 November 2009 View
21 November 201128 November 2011 View
21 May 201221 May 2012 View
30 July 201231 July 2012 View
09 May 201310 May 2013 View
01 July 201402 July 2014 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
 Page 1 of 12, items 1 to 12 of 135.
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee03 June 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee03 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal and Prejudicial Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet26 June 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee01 July 2008Personal Interest View
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee01 July 2008Personal Interest View
Cabinet09 July 2008Personal Interest View

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 6.
Appeals Panel Member10 June 2014
Coalfield Area Committee Member10 June 2014
Council Member10 June 2014
Licensing Committee Vice-Chair10 June 2014
Regulatory Committee Chair10 June 2014

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 14, items 1 to 5 of 66.
Planning and Highways Committee Member15 May 201309 June 2014
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee Member15 May 201309 June 2014
Development Control (North Sunderland) Sub-Committee Member15 May 201309 June 2014
Development Control (South Sunderland) Sub-Committee Member15 May 201309 June 2014
Samuel Dobson Trust Member15 May 201309 June 2014

Current Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 6.
Easington Lane Community Access Point 10 June 2014
Hetton Lyons Nursery 10 June 2014
Hetton Primary School 10 June 2014
Hetton Town Trust 10 June 2014
Samuel Dobson Trust 10 June 2014

Past Outside Body Appointments

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