Etherley Parish Council

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 benefiting from excellent local services.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Letter From Etherley Parish Council

Dear Residents,

This is truly an unprecedented time for us all and we understand  that many of you will be feeling anxious and perhaps have concerns based upon your own individual circumstances.    

At this difficult time it is important that we look after and support our community, especially the most vulnerable and older residents.    

Of course we realise that families and friends will be looking out for one another and working hard to give the support needed.  However, we also want to make sure that no one in our community is left isolated, out of touch or lonely at this time.    

During these difficult times it goes without saying that the support from family and friends for others across our community is to be commended.       

You may already be aware that the Church has set up a network of volunteers to support primarily elderly residents using a telephone buddy system. You will be able to find more information about this by visiting:

The Parish Council is also involved with this network and in addition would like to offer further help to residents who may be self isolated and have no support available to them.   

This community support is also for elderly residents who may have no one to collect prescriptions or shopping for example.       

Please get in touch if you need help, even just a friendly phone call may be sufficient to help you through the day.   

We want to help wherever we can.   

If you need help and assistance please contact:    

The Clerk, Alison Overfield,  on 07940402597 (Please leave a message if your call cannot be answered, or e.mail:

Take care and please keep safe


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The History of Etherley can be seen on this page.


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


Parish Information


Finance details can be found here.


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Village Fete Page

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Etherley Incline

A local walk.

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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.