Welcome to Monk Hesleden Parish Council

Crimdon Viaduct Photograph courtesy of Stan Gray

Monk Hesleden Parish consists of a number of Wards; Blackhall Colliery, Blackhall Rocks, Crimdon, Hesleden, High Hesleden and Monk Hesleden. The majority of the population is based in Blackhall Colliery and Blackhall Rocks; these are linear ex-coalfield villages which lie between Horden and Hartlepool on the East Durham Coast.

The Parish Council has 15 seats with 12 serving Councillors representing the above villages. They meet on a monthly basis to deal with issues facing residents and strive to maintain and improve the quality of services and facilities it provides.

If you require any further information not found on this site, please contact the Parish Council at:

68 Middle Street
TS27 4EA

Telephone: 0191 5184900
Fax: 0191 5879848
E-mail: clerk@monkhesleden-pc.gov.uk

Data Protection

An essential activity within the council is the requirement to gather and process information about the people who use our services.  This will be dome in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 1998 (The Act) and other related government legislation.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU Regulation that establishes a new framework for handling and protecting the personal data of EU citizens.

It introduces new obligations and liabilities for all organisations – including parish councils, that handle personal data and new rights for individuals in respect of their personal date.  All organisations must comply with the new rules by 25th May 2018.

For Monk Hesleden Parish Council itself, as a corporate body, it is the formal Data Controller and as such must meet its obligations.  The council has in place a number of policies and procedures which can be viewed on the policy page, our privacy notice can be viewed in full on on the legal notices page or by following this link:

MHPC Privacy Notice

The Council’s external auditors have now completed the audit of accounts for the year ending 31st March 2018, please see below:

Audited Annual Return 2017-18

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Message from the Chairman, Gaynor Crute