Council Statements

 Hawthorn Parish Council

Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew



Parish Clerk : Lesley Swinbank  MBA, Fellow SLCC

      Springwell House, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

    clerk@hawthornparish.co.uk

Hawthorn Parish Council


Mission Statement  ......'To promote Hawthorn as a great place to live and visit.'


The Parish Council aims to:

  • be transparent
  • be informative on all village matters and by all appropriate means
  • be proactive with agreed short and longer term goals
  • understand the needs of residents, and seek to address these through the pwers and resources available
  • give value for money for the services and facilities provided
  • seek external funding wherever possible to extend the scope of its activities in the interest of the community and  community assets
  • preserve open spaces for the enjoyment of all
  • encourage the preservation, promotion and conservation of the natural environment
  • promote the saving of energy and use resources in a manner which aims to achieve the best economic value
  • encourage all to participate in activities beneficial to the community.


More detailed statements  on how the Parish Council looks to achieve these aims are :-

Value for Money          Corporate Governance           Staff Management           Leadership in Planning           Biodiversity


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