Wishing you all a merry Christmas

and best wishes for 2023

  • Christmas Fair - Many thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Fair - it was fantastic to see everyone enjoying the afternoon.

  • Children's Christmas Party- Toft Hill Community Centre - Saturday 10th December 12.00noon until 2.00p.m.

- contact Kay on 07706586113

  • Warm Spaces - Toft Hill Community Centre - starting Monday 28th November - go to the 'What's On' page for details

  • Christmas Newsletter 2022 available - go to Parish Council/Newsletters


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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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.

Welcome to the website of Etherley Parish Council.

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

The Parish stretches across a wide area which includes, Low Etherley, Phoenix Row, High Etherley, Toft Hill, Etherley Bank, Spring Gardens, Hummerbeck, Bildershaw, Royal Oak and parts of West Auckland.

Etherley Parish has a range of local services and facilities including:

  • an outstanding Primary School and child day care establishments

  • Nursing home for the elderly

  • Doctors Surgery

  • two popular churches

  • a Community Centre

  • Cricket Club and Social club

  • hairdressers

  • public houses at Toft Hill, High Etherley and Spring Gardens

  • Cafe on the A68

  • garage on the outskirts of the Parish (Oakley Service Station)

The Parish also has the advantage of being located within easy driving distance of a major retail park providing many shopping outlets and places to eat out.