No wildflowers at this site due to vandalism

This is the damaged caused to one our wildflower sites at Hesleden, we are so disappointed as it takes a lot of time and money to provide these displays for our residents to enjoy.  The matter has been reported to the police but due to the damage there will be no display at this location this summer. As and when we can,  we will re-seed to try and make the area look presentable.


Covid update

Monk Hesleden Parish Council is pleased to announce that from today the changing rooms, buildings and other facilities at Blackhall Colliery Welfare Park will be open for use by all our local sports groups.  This follows meetings held between Durham County Council’s Covid Team and the Parish Clerk to ensure that the buildings and facilities were sufficiently safe to be reopened to the public.


The Welfare Park Users Group met on Wednesday and was attended by representatives from each of the sporting groups. The meeting was held to ensure that all of our groups were kept up to date with developments and also made aware of all the measures required by both the Parish Council and the groups themselves to ensure the buildings were able to reopen and remain open in a Covid secure manner.


The Parish Council acknowledges the challenges that we have all experienced over the past 15 months and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our user groups and their members for working together with the council to enable the safe reopening of our facilities for the benefit of the whole community.