Belmont Parish is situated in the County of Durham in the North East of England. The Parish is bounded on the South by Durham City, the River Wear forming the western boundary with the parishes of Pittington and Sherburn to the North and East.
The Parish is made up of three wards, Belmont, Carrville and Gilesgate Moor with a resident population of 8,881 persons and a total of 4,038 households based on information published in the 2011 census. More fascinating facts and figures about Belmont Parish, from how many people drive to work to how many people are in very good health, can be found on the Office for National Statistics – Belmont website.
Being so close to Durham City and having excellent transport links the parish is a very desirable place to both live and work. The area also has a wide range of shops and retail outlets from small independent businesses to big high street stores.
There is however plenty of opportunity for Belmont residents to access large areas of open countryside within the parish. The Scrambles is a Parish Council Nature Reserve and County Wildlife site and lies adjacent to the Cheveley Park area of Belmont. Much of the area has open access as well as two public rights of way crossing it.
Also to the western edge of the parish, where the River Wear runs through a steep gorge, is the site of Kepier Wood. This wood is of great importance in the history of Durham City as sandstone from the now disused Kepier Quarries was used in the building of Durham Cathedral.
Belmont Parish can be viewed on the interactive map provided by Durham County Council.
Belmont Division is represented by three County Councillors:
Member of Parliament
The parish is within Durham City Parliamentary Constituency represented by Mary Foy MP
Area Action Partnership (AAP)
Belmont Parish is covered by the Durham AAP.