Council Information

Trimdon Parish Council serves the communities of Trimdon Village, Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Colliery. Durham County Council is the larger authority (also known as the principal authority) and provides the other services not supplied by the Parish.

The Council is served by a part-time Clerk, working 25 hours a week, and two full time employees who look after the grounds and cemetery.

Trimdon Parish Council, along with Durham County Council, has responsibility for carrying out a number of services on behalf of the community. Listed below is a range of the activities undertaken – this list is by no means extensive and is intended to give an indication of the responsibilities of each individual council.

Please follow the link to obtain further information for Durham County Council's services.

Trimdon Parish Council – Year End Accounts March 2017

Below are details relating to Trimdon Parish Council’s year end accounts for the period 2016/2017

Trimdon Parish CouncilDurham County Council
Bus SheltersLibraries
Play AreasRubbish Disposal
Community GrantsMajor Highways
SeatingStreet Lighting Fault Reporting
Maintenance of Trimdon CemeteryMaintenance of public footpaths
Planning consulteeSocial Services

Trimdon Cemetery

Trimdon Cemetery is owned and managed by Trimdon Parish Council, who is the appointed burial authority, and is located on the east side of Trimdon Grange (accessed off North Side Buildings).

The grounds maintenance and burials are undertaken by the grounds staff. Should you require any information with regard to the Cemetery please contact the Head Groundsperson, Mr D Whitelock, on 01429 880538.

Cemetery Information for Families

Ownership of Graves and Transfer of Grave Ownership (ERB Guidance Notes)

Cemetery Information for Funeral Directors

Cemetery Information for Stonemasons

Cemetery Fees for 2017/18


Trimdon Parish Council owns two allotments sites at Trimdon Station and Trimdon Grange.

The Parish Council also owns an allotment site at Hart View, Trimdon Village – this is managed by Trimdon Village Allotment Society. There are 69 allotments on this site and the annual rent is £25.

Trimdon Colliery site has 12 allotments and the annual rent is £15. Trimdon Grange site has 30 allotments and the annual rent is £8.

All allotments sites are very popular and there is currently a waiting list for each site. To be eligible to rent a plot you must be a resident of Trimdon.

If you would like further information please contact us.