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Whessoe Parish Hall, Harrowgate Hill, Darlington DL1 3AA

About The Council

The Parish Council

Whessoe Parish Council came into existence in 1946.

The population of the Parish is 1,456 and 593 households.

The Parish Council consists of 7 Councillors who each serve a four year term of office.

There are two wards in the Parish and the number of Parish Councillors representing the two wards are as follows:

  • Harrowgate Hill Ward - 6 Councillors
  • Whessoe Ward - 1 Councillor

whessoe Parish Hall Sign with balloons

Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings are open to the public. The Council does have the power to exclude the public from part of a meeting if it judges that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, but this rarely happens. You are welcome to attend Whessoe Parish Council meetings.

Members of the public have no rights to speak at Parish Council meetings unless the Council authorises this, but if you've got a constructive point to make about what's going on in Whessoe then the Council will invariably give you an opportunity to make that point.

Agendas and minutes of the Parish Council meetings are available on this web site.

Parish Council meetings for 2024/5 are as follows:

  • Monday 22 July 2024
  • Monday 23 September 2024
  • Monday 25 November 2024 - Budget and Precept setting meeting
  • Monday 27 January 2025
  • Monday 24 March 2025
  • Wednesday 21 May 2025 - Annual Meeting

All Parish Council meetings are held at 7pm in Whessoe Parish Hall, Harrowgate Village, DL1 3AA unless otherwise stated.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting, an opportunity for the electorate of Whessoe Parish to find out what Whessoe Parish Council has done over the past year and plans to do during the following year, will be held on Wednesday 21 May 2025 at 6.30pm. This will be followed by the Annual Meeting of Whessoe Parish Council.

If you would like any further information about the Parish Council, or if you would like to bring anything to the Council's attention, please contact the Clerk to Whessoe Parish Council, by e-mail at