Welcome to the Cornforth Parish Council Website

We are a committed Parish Council with a simple, achievable, and beneficial VISION to work in harmony with all within our parish to build trust and communication, maintain and improve the facilities to be accessible and to improve the Quality of Life for all within the Parish.

To achieve this, we AIM to manage the Parish Council’s assets & finances effectively and efficiently to achieve best value and sustainability into the future, develop the Parish Council website, engage with local organisations, community groups and develop a two-way system of communication and support and to ensure that community development is driven by the local community and that it represents their needs and ambitions.

The aims help drive us forward and achieve our vision to provide effective and accountable local government for the parish, demonstrate openness, transparency and accountability in all Parish Council activities, work closely with the local community by listening to their views, needs and aspirations and assist to bring these to fruition, work with partners and stakeholders to improve and enhance the local, environment, support the work of voluntary groups and organisations, represent the views of local residents in response to local planning applications and to identify, in partnership with the parishioners and other bodies, the needs of the Parish and seek ways of assisting in meeting them. WORK WITH US TO WORK FOR YOU !

The Chair of Cornforth Parish Council, Councillor Mrs. P. Crathorne and Members of the Parish Council all share the horror and sadness felt by people around the world at the current situation in Ukraine.
The Parish Council is shocked and appalled by the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and by the scenes of ordinary Ukrainian people fleeing for their lives, being killed or badly injured.
How to help
We are aware that residents may want to offer their support. The British Red Cross has advised that the most effective way of doing this at the current time is via cash donations, which can be made online via the British Red Cross or by calling 0300 023 0820.
The Red Cross is advising that they are not sending volunteers or donated goods to Ukraine at this time and have asked people to contribute through donations.
Further information on this is available on the British Red Cross.
Our thoughts remain firmly with Ukraine.



Cornforth Parish Council has two (2) Parish Councillor Vacancies and is looking for enthusiastic Cornforth residents to fill the vacancy.

If you are interested in becoming a councillor and would like to be effective by influencing decisions that affect your community, please contact Cornforth parish clerk for more information. Click Here for the advert


The Parish Council usually meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm in The Community centre . Everyone is welcome to attend the the meeting to present information or to ask questions.


Planning Applications

The Parish Council  considers planning applications within the Parish and make recommendations to the Planning Authority, Durham County Council.  You can easily access current and past planning applications through Durham County Council’s Planning page.