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Serving Our Community

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


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Office Opening Hours 
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 3.30pm

Telephone enquiries  01388 417725

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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 on the High Street at Willington, the Council currently has eleven members covering the communities of Sunnybrow, Page Bank, Oakenshaw and Willington.  Administrative support is provided by Helen Cogdon, Town Clerk and Emma McCann, Deputy Town Clerk.

Councillor Dorothy Hales is the Town Mayor and Chairman of the Council.  Councillor Angela Smith is the Deputy Town Mayor.

The Town Council will meet at 6pm on the following dates;

11th July 2023

12th September 2023

14th November 2023

12th December 2023

13th February 2024

9th April 2024

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 6pm.

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








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