Following consultation within the parish and formal resolution by the Parish Council, Hutton Henry Parish Council has liaised with Durham County Council regarding changing the Parish Council name to Hutton Henry and Station Town Parish Council to better reflect the area covered. On 7 December 2022 Durham County Council formally approved the request. The change of name will become effective from 1 February 2023.
Come and join us for bingo, pie & peas, tea & coffee and a good old-fashioned natter @Wingate Community Centre on Tuesday 1st November at 11:45am.
We currently have 2 vacancies on the council – 1 seat for Station Town and 1 in Hutton Henry.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please read our Co-option Policy completing and returning the application form to the Clerk.
If you require and further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Parish Council are working with Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary in an effort to combat speeding motorists but we need the help of residents.
One hurdle we face is that of evidence – although people regularly complain, incidents are not being reported therefore the police have little evidence that speeding is a problem.
Please help us achieve our goals by reporting all incidents using one of the methods below:
- Phone – 101
- Online @ https://www.durham.police.uk/Report-It/101-Live-Chat/101-Live-Chat.asp
- Face to Face – by attending PACT meetings which are held every month
Did you know that 999 and 101 are not the only ways to report a crime?
Follow the link to learn of all the ways you can report incidents of crime in our Parish.
The Parish Council have been working to produce a Parish Plan which highlights the objectives of the Council for the next 4 years.
The plan considers the issues facing the community and our ability to respond with the resources available. It is a planning tool to assist us with the practical decisions we must take, supported by a review process that helps us, and you, look back on our performance.
This is our first parish plan, prepared at a time of austerity with an emphasis placed on value for money, efficiencies, and collaboration. Hutton Henry Parish Council, as the first tier of local government, is uniquely situated to provide the forum for understanding and supporting the needs of this community. It provides advocacy on behalf of its residents, uses linkages to other organisations to bring in services, or directly procures them itself. Day-to-day, the council will seek solutions for the community, looking for skills and volunteers to make improvements to our surroundings or bringing neighbourhood issues to local attention to promote a better quality of life for all. Above all your parish council is here to help, support and encourage.
The plan can be accessed here parish plan 2022
‘Hutton Henry Parish Council treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment.
Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable.
The zero tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media. The council considers threatening behaviour to be:
- Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff.
- The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff’
The Parish Council wish to remind residents that dogs are welcome in the cemetery provided they remain on a lead. Thank you
The HHPC Citizen Award honours people who may not get the recognition they deserve for their efforts to help or improve the community.
People can be nominated for a wide range of services to their communities. It could be someone who has made Hutton Henry or Station Town a better place, or who has improved the life of the residents through their selfless efforts, or a tireless charity worker who always puts others first.
Possible examples include:
- Community involvement – how have they affected their community?
- Going the ‘extra mile’
- Long service
- Actions that have affected/involve others to improve quality of life?
- An outstanding achievement – act of bravery/heroics
- ‘Feel good’ factor – making the community feel good about being associated with Hutton Henry and Station Town
- Contribution to commercial life/enterprise/employment in the villages
Nominations can be made by emailing the Clerk to the Council at email@example.com.
Nominations will be considered on a monthly basis during Council Meetings.