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 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 Parish Council – Year End Accounts March 2019

The External Auditor has now completed their audit for the year 31 March 2019. The External Auditor’s Certificate and Report are listed below, together with the Notice of conclusion of the audit.

If you require any further information, please contact Anne Delandre, Clerk to the Parish Council, on 01429 880224

Previous Years Annual Returns

Data Transparency Government published the Local Government Transparency Code in February 2015

The intention of the Code is to increase transparency in the publication of public sector data and particularly around how public money is being spent, in order to allow local people to hold local authorities to account over how their council tax is spent and the decisions that are taken on their behalf.

Part 2 of the Code sets out the information that is recommended is published by town and parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure over £200,000.

Trimdon Parish Council is committed to being open and transparent in its decision-making processes and in the spending of taxpayers’ money and will strive to meet the publication requirements set out in Part 2 as far as these are relevant to the council.

Senior employees’ salaries over £58,200 per year

No employee receives a salary at this level or above.

Staff Structure Chart

Click here to view an organisational chart showing staff structure and current vacancies.

Councillor Allowances and Expenses

Trimdon Parish Councillors do not claim allowances or expenses.

Grants and Donations to the local community

This information is included in the Council’s Annual Statement of Accounts.

Asset Register

This information is included in the Council’s Statement of Accounts - click here

Information of the democratic running of the council

Council minutes are published on this website.

Items of Expenditure over £500

The council published all of its expenditure over the value of £500 on this page.

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 2019/20


Trimdon Parish Council owns three allotments sites at Trimdon Village, Trimdon Station and Trimdon Grange.

Trimdon Village has 69 allotments on this site and the annual rent is £25.

Trimdon Colliery site has 12 allotments and the annual rent is £25. Trimdon Grange site has 30 allotments and the annual rent is £20.

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.