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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 April 2014

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 4 March 2014
Tuesday 3 June 2014



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

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 9.
Appeals Panel Member15 May 2013
Cabinet Member15 May 2013
Coalfield Area Committee Member15 May 2013
Council Member15 May 2013
Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee Member15 May 2013

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 12, items 1 to 5 of 57.
Corporate Parenting Board Member15 May 201315 May 2013
Samuel Dobson Trust Member16 May 201214 May 2013
Cabinet Member16 May 201214 May 2013
Council Member16 May 201214 May 2013
Coalfield Area Committee Member16 May 201214 May 2013
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