Welcome to Monk Hesleden Parish Council

A sea view
Courtesy of Sara Jolly

This website is provided to give residents and visitors information about the services, facilities, activities and events provided by Monk Hesleden Parish Council.

Monk Hesleden Parish Council was established in December 1894, it is the first tier of local government representing the residents and communities of Blackhall, Crimdon, Hesleden, High Hesleden and Monk Hesleden.

The Parish Council has 15 seats, with 12 serving councillors (members) who work voluntarily to manage the services and facilities provided by the council, they also to act as a point of contact for issues and concerns raised by residents

The facilities provided by the Parish Council include Blackhall Welfare Park, 5 play areas, Blackhall Resource Centre, Blackhall Pit Wheel, Hesleden Multi- Games Arena and we are also a burial authority managing Hesleden and Blackhall Cemeteries.

We provide community events including a six-week summer programme, Christmas trees, Remembrance services, Christmas School Concert, Easter event and we support many community groups in providing activities to our residents.

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

Blackhall Resource Centre, 68 Middle Street, Blackhall, Co Durham, TS27 4EA

Tel: 0191 5184900

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. To view our privacy notice, please click on the link below:

Monk Hesleden Parish Council Privacy Notice


The Parish Council is looking at setting up a Residents’ Association for Blackhall Colliery. The Parish Council will work with partner organisations in helping to establish the Association but once up and running it would be made up from and operated by residents of Blackhall Colliery.

Due to current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions we would not be able to have a meeting at the moment so in the meantime we would like to hear from residents who would be interested in becoming involved.

To express an interest please contact the Parish Council:

Visit  our office at Blackhall Resource Centre

Call us on 0191 5184900

E-mail : clerk@monkhesleden-pc.gov.uk



Corona Virus (COVID-19) 

Following the relaxation of Government rules regarding Covid 19 as from Saturday 4th July 2020, all play areas provided by Monk Hesleden Parish Council will be re-opened to the public.

Covid Notice

Play Area Covid Notice

Corona Virus (Covid-19)

Test and Trace – how to

Test & Trace – caution

For further information please visit:


Monk Hesleden Parish Council Annual Accounts 31st March 2020

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20

Statement of Accounts 31st March 2020