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Councillor Stephen Foster

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Councillor Stephen Foster
02 May 2019
First Elected::
05 May 2011
27 Sheppard Terrace
Telephone No:
0191 5493099
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I hold my Ward Surgery every second Tuesday of the month (except Bank Holiday weekends, August and School Holidays) between 6.30pm and 7.00pm at Castletown Primary School, Grange Road, Castletown.

As well as being a day to day councillor for the Castletown, Hylton Castle and Townend Farm areas, I hold the positions of North Area Committee member, Chair to the North Area Place Board, Economic Prosperity Scrutiny member, Development Control (North) Sub-Committee, Adult Services Complaints Panel, Beamish Museaum, Parker Trust, and Education (Appointment of Governors) Panel member. 

As your City Councillor, the council’s data protection policy applies when I am carrying out council business. This explains your data protection rights and who to contact if you have a query about use of your data;


When working for you  as your Ward Councillor, I respect your data protection rights and only use the personal data you provide as needed to respond to your enquiries. This can include sharing the information you provide with council officers and other services and organisations so I can get information to reply to you, which might include information about you and your circumstances. I also share information with other Councillors who may be able to help. If you would prefer me not to share your information with a particular person, or organisation please let me know when you contact me.

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Election History

Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015  
Thu 7 May 2015 Wed 1 May 2019  
Thu 2 May 2019  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
LabourThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
LabourThu 7 May 2015 Wed 1 May 2019
LabourThu 2 May 2019

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
CastleThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
CastleThu 7 May 2015 Wed 1 May 2019
CastleThu 2 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 6.
Adult Services Complaints Panel Member18 May 2016
Council Member18 May 2016
Economic Prosperity Scrutiny Committee Member16 May 2018
North Sunderland Area Committee Vice-Chairman (Place)18 May 2016
Planning and Highways (East) Committee Member10 June 2020

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 6, items 1 to 5 of 27.
Corporate Parenting Board Member10 June 202019 May 2021
Education (Appointment of Governors) Panel Member18 May 201618 May 2021
Development Control (North Sunderland) Sub-Committee Vice-Chair15 May 201910 June 2020
Planning and Highways Committee Member15 May 201910 June 2020
Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee Member18 May 201621 November 2018

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 3, items 1 to 5 of 12.
Parker Trust 17 May 2017 16 May 2020
Parker Trust 10 June 2014 21 March 2017
Parker Trust 10 June 2014 19 May 2015
Castletown Primary School 15 May 2013 10 June 2014
Children's Centres Local Advisory Partnership Board - North and South 15 May 2013 10 June 2014

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
22 May 201120 June 2011 View
14 September 201214 September 2012 View
22 June 201530 June 2015 View
03 May 201921 May 2019 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Planning and Highways Committee19 July 2019Other View
Development Control (North Sunderland) Sub-Committee03 September 2019Other View
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