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Witton Gilbert Calendar 2019

Witton Gilbert Calendar 2019

 £5.00 Per copy

The Calendar contains monthly views in and around the village and parish It is produced to raise funds for the conservation and maintenance of Witton Dene and for activities directly associated  with the Dene.

Copies can be purchased from:

Robin Minney: tel: 0191 3711295,


 Mike Rowell 3710595   Mob 07791625644   email

Do you remember Keith Skinner?

Recently received contact from Keith Skinner of Chester who spent his childhood in Witton.

“Greetings to all at Witton Gilbert from an 81 year old ex refugee who used to live at Westwood Cottage (now demolished) and Fell House with memories of Shirley Lamb brother Ernie, Margaret Wheelan nee Iredale et al- Langley Park primary & Sacriston Junior Schools and many other happy memories of an idylic childhood.Hope to re visit from home in Chester soon.”

Keith Skinner

Does anyone have any memories from this period? If so add your comment by using the comment form below.


The County Plan will have an impact on Witton Gilbert. This is the first consultation phase; so it’s important to have your say!



What’s it about? – Issues and options for the County Durham Plan

Durham County Council have set out the issues we believe affect the future development of County Durham including jobs, housing, shopping and infrastructure and identified options for how they can be addressed. This your opportunity to influence this first stage of the plan they want to you view on  :

  • Are these the right issues?
  • Do we take account of the needs of you and your community?
  • Are the options the right ones?
  • Are there others we’ve missed?

How to get involved

There are a number of ways you can contact us with your comments:

  1. Comment on all documents via our Planning consultation system. Guidance on how to use this system is included at the front of the system.
  2. Pick up a response form from your local library or customer access points.
  3. Write to us using our Freepost address: FREEPOST Spatial Policy
  4. email:

Witton Walking Group

The Witton Walks page has been updated with details of the Witton Walking Group; giving information of where and when to meet, to enjoy a pleasant walk in our beautiful countryside with a group of like minded people. What could be better to give a boost to the spirit and help keep you physically fit.