All documents relating to the conclusion of the Audit for the year 2019-2020 are available on the Annual and Financial Reports page of this web site.
The approved plan for County Durham on how the County Council will deal with the corona virus outbreak is available here. The plan includes legal, administrative, procedural and financial details. County Durham outbreak plan HWB_
Information is also available online.https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/23848/Coronavirus-outbreak-plan-approved-for-County-Durham-
If you would like an alternative to your usual walking exercise route, a link is available in Useful Links titled “Walks in County Durham” which you may find useful.
As a result of further advice from the Government, the Cemetery has been reopened.
Please adhere to social distancing whilst visiting the Cemetery
Social distancing measures are steps that are taken to reduce social interaction between people.
This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please stay more than 2m (6ft) apart from anyone other than members of your own household whilst visiting the Cemetery
Thankyou. West Rainton & Leamside Parish Council
People are advised to accept help from friends, family and neighbours where possible, but anyone in need of extra support can find a list of local groups on the council’s website www.durhamlocate.org.uk or fill in our Coronavirus help form at www.durham.gov.uk/covid19help
Those enquiries will be directed to our virtual council hubs, staffed by AAP workers and council volunteers, who will assess any requests for information and provide appropriate help to residents.
Alternatively, help can be accessed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03000 260 260.
The full press release can be viewed here. COVID-19 27 March Community
Useful contact details for the above are shown on the attached contact leaflet.
New protocols for our cemetery come into force on 1 March 2019. They have been introduced to improve the appearance of the cemetery and to ensure that it is a safe and tranquil environment for all visitors. Details of the new protocols are available at the Policies, Procedures and Information section of this web site.
Details of the date, time and venue of scheduled parish council meetings can be found on the “Council” drop down menu – “Meetings Diary”. All meetings are open to the public and attendance is welcomed and encouraged. Agendas are published in advance on the Village Notice Boards and on the website. ( See “Council” drop down menu ).
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
The Parish Council is required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting.
The Annual Parish Meeting is NOT a meeting of the Parish Council. It is a meeting for all the local government electors living within the parish boundary. This is usually held in May each year. This meeting is held so that the Parish Council can explain what it has done over the last year; to enable you to ask questions and give you an opportunity to have your say on anything you consider is important to our community and parish area going forward. The Annual Report for 2017/18, presented at the last meeting in May 2018, can be found under “Council” – Agenda’s and Minutes.
Do you know an elderly person who has difficulty getting to the doctor, or would you be able to give some of your time to help?
There is a volunteer driver scheme active in County Durham. Please click on the links for details.
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