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
Further information on the support available in County Durham is available in the attached flyer. COVID19 flyer 310320 p4
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 email@example.com or calling 03000 260 260.
The full press release can be viewed here. COVID-19 27 March Community
Durham Constabulary continues to deliver Neighbourhood Policing across all of our communities, but it is only right that we follow the guidance provided by Public Health in relation to public gatherings. Therefore, we have taken the decision to suspend PACT meetings.
This measure is purely to protect those that attend the meetings. We will still be working in your communities, responding to incidents and concerns. You will still see your local officers on your streets and if you want to raise issues with us you can still do so either in person or by contacting your local Neighbourhood Team by email Durham@durham.pnn.police.uk.
If you wish to report an incident you should telephone 101 or, in an emergency, 999.
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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