Serving Our Community

67 High Street, Willington, Co Durham. DL15 0PF t: 01388 417725     e:

Town Mayor: Councillor Fraser Tinsley           Town Clerk: Mrs Helen Cogdon

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Welcome to the Greater Willington Town Council

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 Fraser Tinsley is the Town Mayor who has made growing the Council’s reputation a top priority starting with a move to a new office.

Mayor Tinsley, a chartered town planner born and raised in the town, said: “The council started in 2007 and our aim now is to continue its good work, increase what it does for the town and address the challenges facing our community.”

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.

Click here to see a copy of the
Oakenshaw Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Draft



Meet the Council

Elected Representatives

Volunteer members of the town council are working on behalf of local residents to improve conditions across the area wherever possible.

Although there are financial constraints on our expenditure we promise to spend what we have prudently and seek to persuade and influence other organisations to use their budgets to support our aspirations across a range of interests and services.

Council Meetings are once per month and you can download the relevant minutes as they become available.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any of the council meetings. Every Meeting Agenda has a public participation item. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm.

If you wish to raise an issue for discussion please contact the Town Clerk no later than 12 noon prior to the meeting, so that time can be allocated to accommodate your request to speak.

As required by the Localism Act 2011 we must provide information regarding our Councillors Register of Interests which can be found by clicking here.



Contact Us

Greater Willington Town Council
can be found at

67 High Street, Willington,

Co Durham. DL15 0PF


You can call us on

t: 01388 417725



All enquiries should be made through the office in the first instance.

Meetings with individual Councillors must be made through the office.




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