Your Parish Council
Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council consists of 21 Members, all of whom are elected and is made up of 6 electoral wards namely:
- Brandon (4 members)
- Meadowfield and Browney (3 members)
- Langley Moor (3 members)
- New Brancepeth (3 members)
- Ushaw Moor and Broompark (4 members)
- Esh Winning and Waterhouses (4 members)
Electorate at December 2011 (14,745)
- Brandon (4740)
- Meadowfield and Browney (1680)
- Langley Moor (1104)
- New Brancepeth (988)
- Ushaw Moor and Broompark (3502)
- Esh Winning and Waterhouses (2731)
The Council is responsible for the following functions:
Provision and maintenance of 16 allotment sites comprising of over 500 plots including grazing sites. Further information on allotments and a full list of their locations are available on this website.
Garage sites are situated at Brandon Road, Esh Winning, Commercial Street, High Meadowfield, and Langley Grove.
Maintenance of village greens at Brandon, Browney Lane and Ushaw Moor
- Brandon Village
- New Brancepeth
- St.Luke's, Ushaw Moor
- Village Greens
- Brandon Carrside Youth Club
- Brandon Community Hall
- Waterhouses Play Area
- Land at Cherry Park, Brandon
- New Brancepeth Village Hall
- St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Brandon
- Rear Aged Miners Homes, Esh Winning
- Brandon Road, Esh Winning
- Bottom of Station Avenue, Esh Winning
- Vacant plots at Alder Park allotments
- Path at Durham Road allotments, Esh Winning
Provision of seats at selected locations
Provision and maintenance of over 150 floral containers throughout the Parish including both winter and summer bedding. Flowerbeds under village nameplates are installed at Esh Winning, Meadowfield, Ushaw Moor and Langley Moor. Planters have also recently been installed in Meadowfield and Ushaw Moor cemeteries.
Organisation of an annual painting competition for primary schools throughout the Parish.1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners receive book tokens of £15, £10 and £5 respectively. The Chairman of Durham County Council judges the overall winners in the Council Offices usually in July.
The Parish Council is consulted on planning policy documents and planning applications for the area. Ward Members are circulated with applications relevant to their area.
The Parish Council often forms partnerships with Durham County Council to provide services: e.g.traffic calming schemes, street lighting, bus shelters, footpaths, village nameplates.The Council is currently in partnership with
Durham County Council to provide a Community Highways Worker, John Carter, to assist in routine streetscene maintenance and winter maintenance.
The Council works closely with Mid Durham AAP on projects which benefit the Parish Council area.
Provision of 'Dog Pooh Bags'
The Parish Council provide 'dog pooh bags' free of charge
The Parish Council supports many community groups, sports clubs, schools and churches.
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