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.
Summer Events 2014
Please follow the link to view our 2014 Summer Events HPC Summer Events 2014.pdf if you have any queries about the events please contact the Parish Council Offices on 0191 5180823
Parish Council seek the views of the village
Horden Parish Council are seeking the opinion of the village when it comes to the extension of their cemetery. Thorpe Road Cemetery, which is located in Horden opposite the crisp factory, will run out of burial space in approximately five years and the parish council want to ask the residents their views on the future burial arrangements for the village. A consultation exercise will start week commencing 14th April 2014 where each household in Horden will receive details of the proposal and a questionnaire for residents to complete and return. The last date for the return of questionnaires will be 24th April 2014 with various drop boxes located throughout the village.
Additional copies of the questionnaire are available at Thorpe Road Cemetery or Horden Parish Council Offices at Horden Social Welfare Centre, Seventh Street, Horden, Co Durham SR8 4LX or
you can call 0191 5180823 for more details.
As part of the annual Britain in Bloom event, Horden Welfare Park was entered into the 2013 competition for the best park in the town category and a separate entry for Horden as a community in the small town section. The Northumbria in Bloom awards ceremony was held at The Stadium of Light on Tuesday 17th September, where the winners would be announced on the day. Horden retained its Silver Award in the Small Town category which is an excellent achievement.
Horden Welfare Park however re-attained its Gold award for the second consecutive year.
In 2012 the park was awarded the Ken Sherwood Trophy for Best Park in the Town section. This year it achieved Gold for a special award given for the grounds of Colleges, Universities and sports complexes.
Horden Welfare Park has been managed by Horden Parish Council since 1986 and became a registered charity since 1998.
Paul Davison the Clerk at Horden Parish Council said, “This is truly a fantastic achievement for which the community should be proud. There are many contributors to the success of the park, from the trustees who provide the vision to progress the park forward to the members of the public who enjoy the recreation facilities and enjoy the open space that the park provides. The success of the park, exemplified in this stunning achievement is only made possible by a true team effort. The Welfare Park has attained many awards in recent years, but being bestowed with this accolade is of particular significance”.
“Special mention must, of course, go to the Welfare Park parks staff, and in particular the sports turf grounds men who maintain the pitches on a daily basis. Without their tireless dedication, professionalism and commitment to excellence, the standard of achievement attained and now recognised in Northumbria in Bloom, would not be possible”.
If that wasn’t enough, Horden also scooped the award for the best Conservation Project in relation to the Horden Reed Bed Project that has been developed on the old colliery site and uses natural resources to filter contaminated mine water and make it safe.
County and Parish/Town Elections May 2013
County-wide council elections took place on Thursday 2 May 2013. These were full elections for both the County Council and parish and town councils within County Durham. To find out the results please follow the link Durham County Council Election Results
Council Tax Information
How Your Money will be Spent in 2013/14
Please follow the link to view the total amount Horden Parish Council plan to spend on services for 2013/14 PRECEPT_FIGURES_2013_14.pdf
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 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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