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Serving Our Community

67 High Street, Willington, Co Durham. DL15 0PF
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Town Mayor: Councillor Ken Henfrey     Town Clerk: Mrs Helen Cogdon


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Office Opening Hours 
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Telephone enquiries 
01388 417725 Monday to Thursday
between 9am and 4pm.

Or email

Willington is located on the A690 approximately 8 miles from Durham City and the A1(M) in the County of Durham. This once thriving and close knit former coal mining community formed the Greater Willington Town Council in 2007.

Based in the High Street at Willington the Council currently has eleven elected members covering the communities of Sunnybrow, Page Bank, Oakenshaw and Willington with administrative support provided by the Town Clerk, Mrs Helen Cogdon.

Councillor Ken Henfrey is the Town Mayor who continues to make the Council’s reputation a top priority.

The Town Council meets the second Tuesday in the month. Members of the public are welcome to observe council meetings and there is a Public Participation Item on each Agenda where Parish residents can speak.

What makes the former coal mining town of Willington in County Durham distinctive, what makes any place unique?

Heritage Consultant Jeremy Lake, working with Willington Primary School, explore the story of the town and how it was shaped by landscape and people.


and YOUR PLACE IN CONTEXT here on Youtube


Oakenshaw Neighbourhood Plan

Oakenshaw Basic Conditions Statement

Oakenshaw Consultation Report

Oakenshaw Public Notice

Oakenshaw Submission Draft

Oakenshaw Submission Screening Report

• Oakenshaw Basic Conditions Decision Statement

• Oakenshaw Decision Statement - Proceeding to referendum

• Oakenshaw Decision Statement






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