Etherley Parish Council

Etherley Parish Council - County Durham, UK.

Welcome to Etherley Parish Council

Located in the heart of County Durham, on the outskirts of Teesdale and on the borders of Wear Valley, Etherley Parish is uniquely situated within beautiful countryside yet still benefiting from access to excellent local services.

Letter From Etherley Parish Council about COVID-19

Dear Residents,

Thank you for visiting our website which has recently been improved to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate. The website is still being developed and therefore some pages still need populating and updating. In the meantime if you have any queries please contact our Clerk, Alison Overfield via the contact details on the site.

It goes without saying that the past twelve months have been truly unprecedented and challenging for us all in one way or another. We know that families and friends within our community have rallied round to help one another and that many residents have given up their time to help by volunteering in a variety of ways. We appreciate all your hard work and kindness in supporting each other.

However, times still remain difficult and we know only too well that it will take time and patience for communities to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

I am sure you will all agree that it is heartening that the roll of of the vaccine has been such a great success and this will hopefully lead to life slowly returning to some kind of normality.

Although there may be light at the end of the tunnel there will be some who still need a helping hand with something as simple as collecting a prescription of some shopping. If you find that you need support in this way please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do all we can to help or point you in the right direction. We want to help wherever we can.

Please contact us by telephoning the Parish Clerk on 01388 833293 or 07940402597 (Please leave a message if your call cannot be answered). You can also e.mail the Parish Council at

Best wishes, take care and please keep safe.

Cllr. Paul Ryman (Chair)

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The History of Etherley can be seen on this page.

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Full information about the Community Association and it's events...

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News about Etherley Parish and a full list of events can be found by clicking the below...

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Our History

Today the population of Etherley Parish stands at 2431 inhabitants with all dwellings having piped water, bathrooms and inside toilets. Not so very along ago, fifty years infact, the picture was very different with a parish population of 1835 - over 40 dwellings without piped water, 365 dwellings using outside toilets and a staggering 405 dwellings with no bathroom.