Serving Our Community

67 High Street, Willington, Co Durham. DL15 0PF

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Town Mayor: Councillor Fraser Tinsley

Town Clerk: Mrs Helen Cogdon

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 will meet the second Tuesday in the month and can be contacted on 01388 417725 or email



Lt George Burdon McKean VC

Lt George Burdon McKean VC was born on the 4th July 1888 in Willington, Co. Durham to James and Jane Anne McKean and was awarded the VC for "conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemies trenches on the 27th and 28th April 1918. His leadership at all times was 'Beyond Praise'.


Links to videos showing news reports and a documentary can be found here.

• George Burdon McKean VC News Report

• George Burdon McKean VC Documentary

• The Man Engine Visit News Report

• Willington - a County Durham Mining Story



Oakenshaw Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan

If you have any comments on the Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan please send them to before 16 August 2018.


Read the Oakenshaw Consultation Draft Neighbourhood plan here




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