Monk Hesleden Parish Council
Monk Hesleden Parish Council was established in December 1894 and it serves the village of Blackhall Colliery, Blackhall Rocks, Crimdon, Hesleden, High Hesleden & Monk Hesleden. It has 15 Councillors who are elected every four years, with the next election being held in May 2025.
We currently have 2 councillor vacancies which can be filled by co-option, for details please click on the link below:
The Parish Council aims to:
- be transparent
- be informative on all community matters and by all appropriate means
- be proactive with agreed short- and longer-term goals
- understand the needs of residents, and seek to address these through the powers and resources available
- give value for money for the services and facilities provided
- seek external funding wherever possible to extend the scope of its activities in the interest of the community and community assets
- preserve open spaces for the enjoyment of all
- encourage the preservation, promotion and conservation of the natural environment
- encourage all to participate in activities beneficial to the community.
The Parish Council office is located at 68 Middle Street, Blackhall Colliery and currently employs a part-time Parish Clerk and part-time Admin Assistant. Our ground staff are based at Blackhall Welfare Park staff comprise of a full-time Parks & Facilities Manager, Cemetery Officer/groundsman, 3x Groundsman, Apprentice and part-time Park Attendant.
We are a burial authority with responsibility for Blackhall & Hesleden cemeteries and also provide a wide range of services and facilities.
Monk Hesleden Parish Council Privacy Notice
The parish is also served by Durham County Council, who has responsibility for the following areas:
- Benefits, welfare and support
- Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
- Care and support for adults
- Children & families
- Council Tax
- Crime & community safety
- Environmental issues
- Leisure and Culture
- Libraries and Archives
- Planning Property and Environment
- Roads and Transport
- Rubbish and Recycling
- Schools and Education
- Voting and Elections
Further details can be found here.
Councillors’ Rob Crute & Stacey Deinali are the elected members for Durham County Council to view their contact details please click here:
The Parish Council’s aims and values are set out in the following Mission Statement:
Monk Hesleden Parish
as a great place to live.’