Peterlee Town Council was formed in 1974 and is made up of 22 elected Members (Councillors) representing the five wards of Peterlee.
Representation is as follows:
- Acre Rigg Ward (5 Members)
- Dene House Ward (4 Members)
- Eden Hill Ward (4 Members)
- Howletch Ward (4 Members)
- Passfield Ward (5 Members)
Please view contact details for individual Town Councillors.
Our main Committee meetings are held on the first and second Monday evening of each month (excluding May and August) and a Full Council meeting is held at 6.30pm on the third Monday of each month. All meetings are held in the Council chamber in Shotton Hall and are open to the public. View our meetings diary for further information.
You can watch a short video about our 2019/20 budget, including a short summary of the Council’s main services on our Council You Tube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ljwitJLRsM
Peterlee lies within the Administrative County of Durham. Durham County Council is the Principal Authority for the area and its offices are based at County Hall, Durham. (Tel: 0300 123 7070). It provides the majority of local authority services in County Durham and works with a range of partners to provide services to the public.
From 1 April, 2009, the District of Easington Council ceased to exist, with many of the services previously being provided by that Council now being carried out by Durham County Council through the involvement of ‘Area Action Partnerships’. Peterlee Town Council’s role within Local Government remains unchanged.
Area Action Partnerships involve partners of DCC, local people and organisations in the council’s work, to allow various public, voluntary and community organisations as well as individuals to have a say in how local services are provided to their area. The local AAP for the Peterlee area is the East Durham APP and you can find out more about their work on their website (http://www.durham.gov.uk/eastdurhamaap) or via their facebook page here:
The local MP is Mr Graham Morris and his constituency offices is:
The Glebe Centre
Telephone: 0191 526 2828