Horden Parish Council

Welcome to the website for Horden Parish Council. On the website you will be able to view the Parish Council's meeting diary, view Minutes of previous Meetings, as well as keeping up to date with our news and events.

Halloween Disco 2015

For details of the children's Halloween please follow the link PDF IconHALLOWEEN POSTER SWC.pdf

Miners Sculpture

Horden Parish Council are excited to announce that they are installing a public sculpture in the Welfare Park. “I aint gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more” is the latest sculpture from locally acclaimed artist, Ray Lonsdale. You may know his work in Seaham with the “Tommy” sculpture.

The controversial sculpture, believed to be the only one of its type in the country, reflects the devastating effect of Margaret Thatcher’s programme of pit closures on mining communities throughout the country in the1980’s, including Horden, where an entire way of life disappeared overnight.

The parish council purchased the sculpture to honour Britain’s proud coal mining heritage and core working class values and are determined that Horden’s roots should be celebrated, linking the past to the present.
The parish council felt that the best place to site the sculpture is the Welfare Park, which was built for the miners and their families over 80 years ago.

Two possible locations have been shortlisted, and now the parish council are asking you which of the two locations you would prefer. There has also been speculation with regard to a new name for the pitman, and the parish council would like to hear your views on that before deciding on a name. 
If you would like to contribute to the location and naming of this important part of Horden’s heritage, please take a look at the following links:

 PDF IconSculpture consultation document September 2015.pdf

PDF IconSculpture Location Options.pdf

Horden Heritage Centre & Vintage Tea Room

The Heritage Centre which is based in the upstairs of the Vintage Tea Room is now open three days per week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 3pm. The Heritage Centre are now tenants of the Vintage Tea Rooms which re-opened Monday 4th May 2015. We hear their Afternoon Tea is well worth a visit alone!

Horden Social Welfare Centre

Looking for a venue for a wedding or other function? or maybe a meeting or weekly group? Horden Social Welfare Centre is managed by Horden Parish Council and is a fully licensed premises it is an ideal wedding venue located in Horden, Peterlee, County Durham. It is run as a community building with various bookings throughout the week and caters mainly for functions on a weekend. Why not contact the Manager, Alan Atchinson to discuss your exact requirements on 0191 5180823

Why not visit Horden Social Welfare Centre's Facebook page to find out more about what's going on or make enquiries Horden Welfare Facebook

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