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ABOUT US

WELCOME TO MURTON PARISH COUNCIL

We believe that Murton (home of Dalton Park Retail Shopping Outlet) and the surrounding area has a lot to offer and we hope you will come to visit soon. Murton is a village in County Durham, England. Lying six miles east of the city of Durham and seven miles south of Sunderland, it has a population of 7,339.

EST. 1894 . . .

 

Murton Parish Council was established by the Local Government Act 1894, and held its first ever Meeting in a classroom at Murton Colliery School, on Tuesday 4th December 1894. Its original title was East Murton Parish Council, taken from the area surrounding the Colliery where the bulk of the population lived and worked. The west area of Murton at that time comprised of a small number of landed properties, farms and the village pub (The Village Inn). As the population increased over the years and more properties were developed in the west ward, it was decided by the Council to drop ‘East’ from its title in order to encompass the whole village. This was formally approved just prior to The Local Government Act 1972.

SUCCESS, PROFESSIONALISM & PARTNERSHIPS

 

Our office is located in the Glebe Centre and we are one of the seven Councils in the Durham and Darlington area to have achieved Quality Parish Status in 2004. This status demonstrates to the community that we are an effective, active and properly managed parish council with a qualified Clerk in place. We went for quality status so we could portray a professional image to funders so we can embark on various projects planned and achieve more by partnership working.

 

Our successes to date are: Achieving Investors in People Award in March 2005, Successful Partnership Working with Principle Authorities and Community Sector. Successful Funding Bids and Partnership Work with Groundwork East Durham has resulted in our Village Green Improvement Scheme, Murton Youth Project and our newly opened Multi Purpose Community Sports Facility, Park View Pavillion.

5306

ELECTORATE

£279K

PRECEPT

7339

POPULATION

£42,148

LOCAL COUNCIL
TAX SUPPORT GRANT

Parish Council meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.00pm in the Parish Council Chamber at the Glebe Centre at 7.00pm. View the Meetings Diary for details of the next Parish meeting.

 

Murton Parish Council has two Sub-Committees which meet on a quarterly basis:

 

  • Finance Committee
  • Executive and General Purpose Committee incorporating Health & Safety

 

The Council has a permanent workforce of 6 employees, comprising:

 

  • Mrs Lesley Armstrong: Clerk of the Council (Responsible Financial Officer)
  • Mr Richard Jennings: Parks and Cemetery Superintendent
  • Mr Gary Stobbart: Gardener/Handyman
  • Mr Steven Selby: Gardener/Handyman
  • Mr Jonathan Cleary: Gardener/Handyman
  • Mr Charlie Campbell: Gardener/Handyman

 

Murton Parish Council are responsible for a range of services to the public. Please view the Parish Council Services section of our website for further information.

 

If you have any queries or would like further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

ABOUT US

Murton Parish Council was established by the Local Government Act 1894, and held its first ever Meeting in a classroom at Murton Colliery School, on Tuesday 4th December 1894.
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Photography by Tom Richardson

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OUR ADDRESS

The Glebe Centre

Durham Place

Murton, Seaham

County Durham

SR7 9BX