Welcome to our new Parish Councillors

Following an uncontested election in May 2013 there are now seven new Councillors serving on the Parish Council together with four existing Councillors who are Terry Moderate, Karon Willis, Graeme Blenkiron and Colin Lowery

A particular welcome to David Gill, Terry Simpson, Colin Hillary, Philip Wolstenholme, Shaun Kennedy, Ken Gates and Aurelia Smith, our new Parish Councillors.

Dave “is a hard working dad to 4 kids, a former RAF Policeman having done tours of duty in The Falklands, Iraq & Northern Ireland, has been a driving instructor for the last 16 years, living and working in the local area”.

Terry “is a former teacher and has worked as a volunteer for several organisations based in Durham. He is currently Warden at the Framwellgate Moor Youth and Community Association”

Colin “is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has lived in Framwellgate Moor since 1989 and has always had a keen interest in the Community. He is Chair of Trustees at Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Association and he is also Chair of Governors at Elemore Hall Secondary School”

Philip “has lived in the area for over 30 Years. He is an Honorary Alderman for his services as a councillor of the old Durham District Council. Philip is an active bowler at King George Bowling Club”.

Philip” is interested in the environment and hopes he can be a useful member of the Parish Council”.

Shaun “has been playing and teaching the guitar for many years and runs his own business to enable him to turn his hobby of playing guitar into a profession”.

Ken, a Labour party member “moved to Framwellgate Moor in 1962 and is recently retired from working in construction industry after 41 yrs and aims are to support community groups and support the development of services and facilities within ward, together with raising awareness of Parish Council and its role.

He is a member of the Durham Police Crime Commissioners Community Panel and is a Member of I.P.H.E, who operate Wilkinson Shield Award for outstanding apprentices, of which Durham New College takes part”.

Aurelia “is one of your three new Labour Party Parish Councillors and looks forward to serving you.

I have lived and worked in the area for over 30 years. I brought up my daughter here and also cared for my elderly parents. Please contact me with you concerns or any suggestions which you feel would improve the area”.

Saying farewell

Also we say farewell to the seven outgoing Councillors, namely Ken Johnston, Mark Wilkes, Chris Hindson, Harry Tidbury, Rev Crooks, Christine Berry and Veronica Winter and thank them all for their hard work, advice, guidance and support.