Cheesey Waffles Youth Project are holding a Charity Day at Belmont Working Mens Club on Sunday the 8th of October starting at two o’clock.
There will be a raffle, fun and games.
Everyone is invited to come along and support this worthy cause.
We are delighted to announce that at the NIB Awards Ceremony held on the 13th September at the Lancastrian Suite in Gateshead, the Belmont Parish entries collected three gold awards, three best in category and a silver gilt.
Results are as follows:
Belmont Allotments – Gold Award and Award for best in Category
Belmont Scrambles – Gold Award and Award for Best in Category
Belmont Cemetery – Gold Award
Belmont Parish – Silver Gilt and Award for Best in Category
Ramside Hall Hotel – Gold Award
These have been our best results so far and are testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of all those involved – Congratulations to everyone who took part!
We would also like to the thank the following businesses and residents for their kind donations towards the upkeep of the parish flowerbeds.
Bainbridges Fruit and Veg
Belmont Post Office
Belmont Super News
Blue Bow Bridal
Paul Bowden Hairdressers
The Beauty Centre
Resident Moor End Terrace
A special thank you also to Mr Eddie Malarkey whose dedication to the job of looking after the Cemetery and flowerbeds around the parish ensures that they are always in pristine condition and much admired.
More photographs of the award winning entries can be found on the Northumbria in Bloom Photo Gallery Page
Members of Belmont Parish Council would like to express their deepest sympathies regarding the sad passing of former Clerk, Mr Joe Glancy who passed away on 22nd July 2017.
Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time.
Every year Belmont Parish Council hold an art competition where pupils from the five local primary schools are invited to submit entries.
The theme for this years competition was ‘the natural world’ and the winning entries were chosen by the staff at Belmont Library where the prize giving took place on Thursday 22nd June.
We are also very grateful to the Mayor of Durham, Councillor Bill Kellett and the Mayoress, Councillor Jean Chaplow for coming along to present the prizes.
To see more photographs of the event visit our Photo Gallery
Each year Belmont Parish Council invite the judges from Northumbria In Bloom to take a look at the wonderful flower beds, beautifully maintained cemetery and impressive open spaces around the parish.
Last year we retained our Best in Category title in the Urban Communities section and in the Special Award Categories, Belmont Allotments and Ramside Hall won Gold and the Scrambles and Belmont Cemetery were awarded Silver.
This year judging will take place on Monday 3rd July and we are hoping that the sun will shine!
New Rules for Dog Owners
Dog owners are being advised of new rules that will come into force in County Durham at the beginning of June. Durham County Council is introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to encourage responsible ownership and tackle issues such as dog fouling and strays.
From Thursday, 1 June, it will be an offence to:
Fail to pick up dog mess
Allow a dog to stray
Fail to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer
Allow a dog into any fenced-off play area named in the PSPO
The introduction of the PSPO follows a public consultation at the end of last year, when more than 80 per cent of those who took part said they were in favour of the move and was supported by a number of town and parish councils including Belmont Parish Council.
For more information on the PSPO, including Frequently Asked Questions, a list of fenced off play areas included in the PSPO and details of free Dogs Trust health check event, visit
Belmont Parish Council
Financial Accounts: Year ending 31 March 2017
Published documents are:
Copy of the Accounting Statement
Copy of the Annual Governance Statement
Statement detailing the exercise of public rights
I declare that the Accounting Statement is unaudited and subject to change.
I Shirley Overton
Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
5th June 2017