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


Welcome to the Greater Willington Town Council

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Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm

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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 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 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


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


Street festival tours across County Durham’s towns

Circus acts, face painting, crafts and festival activities will be taking place across the streets of County Durham this month.

Durham County Council is running a series of free festival-style events across the county’s main towns throughout March, as part of a bid to get people visiting and enjoying their high streets.

Each weekend of the month will see fun activities descend upon a different town centre, where people can enjoy a variety of entertainment including circus performances and workshops, walkabout acts, craft workshops and face painting.

In some areas there will also be an outdoor performance ring, a stage and seating, grass street furniture, pop-up marquees, a climbing wall and crazy golf.

The events support the county’s current bid for UK City of Culture 2025. If successful, the bid will mean more opportunities to bring exciting events to towns and communities across the county.

The street festival kicked off with events in Seaham and Shildon last weekend, with the next to take place on:

Saturday 12 March, 11am to 3pm – Crook Market Place

Sunday 13 March, 11am to 3pm – Ferryhill Market Place

Wednesday 16 March, 4pm to 8pm – Durham Market Place

Saturday 19 March, 11am to 3pm – Stanley Front Street

Sunday 20 March, 11am to 3pm – Middle Street, Consett

Friday 25 March, 4.30pm to 8.30pm – Bishop Auckland Market Place

Saturday 26 March, 11am to 3pm – Chester-le-Street Market Place

Sunday 27 March, 11am to 3pm – Scar Top, Barnard Castle

This Saturday (12th March) Durham County Council are hosting a Free family event 11am – 3pm, to be held in Crook Market Place.

The activities are detailed below:-

Face painting & Glitter tattoos

Climbing Wall


• Timon Timon (USA)

• Rob Roy Collins

Roaming Entertainment;

• Bell and Bullock

• Stilt walker

Circus Workshops

Ringmaster Steve Cousins








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