Serving Our Community
67 High Street, Willington, Co Durham. DL15 0PF
t: 01388 417725 e: email@example.com
Town Mayor: Councillor Fraser Tinsley
Town Clerk: Mrs Helen Cogdon
Welcome to the Greater Willington Town Council
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 Fraser Tinsley is the Town Mayor who has made growing the Council’s reputation a top priority starting with a move to a new office.
Mayor Tinsley, a chartered town planner born and raised in the town, said: “The council started in 2007 and our aim now is to continue its good work, increase what it does for the town and address the challenges facing our community.”
The Town Council will meet the second Tuesday in the month and can be contacted on 01388 417725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Civic Fund
The Civic Fund is an award of up to £50 towards small activities and events. Resident groups in the area are welcome to apply. It is unlikely that the Council will fund individuals as they prefer to support a number of beneficiaries.
To apply simply write to the Town Clerk telling us about your group and how it operates and what you want us to fund, outlining your costs. You will receive a decision within 14 days.
The Community Fund
A Grant is available up to a maximum award of £500. Grants will not exceed 75% of the total project costs. Applications can be submitted by each group, once a year.
It is important to us that we respond to your request for funding as soon as possible however incomplete applications can not be assessed so please ensure you provide all the information requested in the application guidance notes.
If you or your group is active in the Town Council area you may be eligible to apply.
The application form can be downloaded here GWTC Grant Application.pdf
The Town Council is responsible for Springfield and Park Top sites in Willington and New Row site in Oakenshaw. Due to high demand a waiting list now applies. To register contact Councillor Graham or the Town Clerk.
We are keen to recognise and involve young people views in the running of the Town Council. We can tell you about the Youth activities that are up and running in Willington.
If you would like to work with the council at future young people steering group meetings please contact the Office on 01388 417725
Committee Meeting Schedule
The Town Council Meeting will take place on the second Tuesday of the Month (Except August) at 6.30pm.
Please note members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any of the council meetings. Every Meeting Agenda has a public participation item. If you wish to raise an issue for discussion please contact the Town Clerk no later than 12 noon prior to the meeting, so that time can be allocated to accommodate your request to speak.
The following Minutes can be read online with Adobe Acrobat reader.
Ordinary Meetings 2015
Ordinary Meetings 2016
Ordinary Meetings 2017
GWTC Annual Returns - Statement of Accounts
WILLINGTON LIBRARY OPENING TIMES
MONDAY 1.00pm to 5.00pm
THURSDAY 9.30am to 7.00pm
FRIDAY 9.30am to 1.00pm
SATURDAY 9.30am to 12.30pm
Further information on library services can be accessed on www.durham.gov.uk/libraries
Durham County Council Contacts
For information on Durham County Council Services please use the links below
Phone: 03000 260000
(cost of a local call), available 8.30am-5pm
(Monday-Thursday), 8.30am-4.30pm (Friday).
Fax: 0191 383 4500
Minicom: 0191 383 3802
(for people with hearing impairment).
Durham County Council
Accounts and Audit
Accounting and Audit
The following documents can be read online with Adobe Acrobat reader.
Lt George Burdon McKean VC
Lt George Burdon McKean VC was born on the 4th July 1888 in Willington, Co. Durham to James and Jane Anne McKean and was awarded the VC for "conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemies trenches on the 27th and 28th April 1918. His leadership at all times was 'Beyond Praise'.
Links to videos showing news reports and a documentary can be found here.
Oakenshaw Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan
If you have any comments on the Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan please send them to OakenshawNPconsultation@gmail.com before 16 August 2018.
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