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Hartlepool Civic Centre - Victoria Road

We have put together a number of pages of useful information for residents and potential new residents.

The information includes council tax rates and how to contact the council.

Hartlepool is a local government district and borough in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England. In 2003 it had a resident population of 90,161. It borders the non-metropolitan county of County Durham to the north, Stockton-on-Tees to the west and Redcar and Cleveland to the south along the line of the River Tees. It is centred around the town of Hartlepool and forms part of the Tees Valley area.

It is made up of 17 council wards and is coterminous with the Hartlepool parliamentary constituency.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, by a the merger of previous county borough of Hartlepool, along with the parishes of Brierton, Claxton, Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Elwick Hall, Greatham, Hart and Newton Bewley, from the Stockton Rural District, all of which had been part of the administrative county of Durham. It was one of the four districts of the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland.

Cleveland was abolished in 1996 after a review by the Banham Commission, with the four boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough becoming unitary authorities. For ceremonial purposes Hartlepool returned to County Durham, however it continues to share certain local services with the other former Cleveland boroughs, including the Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Harbour Hartlepool Refuge

Harbour (formerly known as North Tees Women’s Aid) has worked for over 30 years to achieve safer communities through holistic services addressing domestic abuse. It operates across Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, and Easington, and offers refuge services, adult and children’s outreach services, a counselling programme and a perpetrator programme. Visit Harbour’s …

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The Safer Hartlepool Partnership

Everyone wants to feel safe in their homes, in their neighbourhood, and on the streets. Keeping crime down and making people feel safe is no longer the responsibility of just one agency. Joining Hartlepool Borough Council, Hartlepool Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Hartlepool Housing, Hartlepool PCT, Youth Offending Service, Drug Strategy …

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Hartlepool Citizens Advice Bureau

  Hartlepool’s Citizens Advice Bureau can help you with all sorts of matters, from housing and tenancy support to money advice and welfare benefits (detailed below). The CAB also offer many other advice services including; Housing Advice and Tenancy Support service. Landlord Registration & Accreditation Scheme Neighbourhood Advice Sessions & …

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Contacting Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool Borough Council is located in the Civic Centre on Victoria Road. All major bus routes stop on Victoria Road or Hartlepool’s York Road is a short stroll away. For drivers, park in the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre car parks. You can pay your council tax, business rates, invoice and …

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Taxi Numbers

In Hartlepool all Hackney Carriages must be painted yellow and must have a payment meter installed that measures the distance of any journey travelled and calculates the fare. Hackney Carriages may be ‘flagged down’ or be found plying for hire at a designated Taxi Rank. In addition Hackney Carriages may …

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