Parish and town councils vary enormously in size, activities and circumstances, representing populations ranging from a few hundred up to thousands. Most of them are small: and may spend under £25,000 per year. They are often referred to as “Local Councils”, and most are affiliated via the County Association to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), which represents their interests at a national level
Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and improving quality of life and community well being.
Parish councils raise their funds by levying a “precept” upon the council tax paid by the residents of the parish (or parishes) covered by the council. Parish councils are made up of unpaid councillors who are elected to serve for four years.
Within the City of Durham constituency there are the following Parish Council’s we have candidates and Councillors in many of these, you can obtain more information by clicking on the lines in blue. We will add more information to these pages in the future.
Belmont Parish Council
Gilesgate Moor Ward
Brandon & Byshottles Parish Council
Ushaw Moor Ward
Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council
Durham South Ward
Coxhoe Parish Council
Quarrington Hill Ward
Croxdale & Hett Parish Council
Sunderland Bridge Ward
Framwellgate Moor Parish Council
Kelloe Parish Council
Pittington Parish Council
Shadforth Parish Council
Sherburn Hill Ward
Sherburn Village Parish Council
Shincliffe Parish Council
West Rainton and Leamside Parish Council