The Parish Council currently has 10 Councillors who meet bi-monthly to address issues raised by the residents of Thornley and the Council’s role in County Durham.

Vacancies do occur on occasion, so if you are interested in being a Councillor in the future and helping Thornley to flourish, please contact the Parish Clerk.

The Parish Council maintains grassed open space in the village, all of the former Thornley Colliery (PIT) site, the Cemetery on Ludworth Road, the children’s playgrounds at Bow Street, Gore Hill, Ellerby Mews and the newly installed fitness equipment adjacent to Thornley Village Centre.

It is also responsible for maintain the Welfare Park Football Pitch that 3 Senior and Junior teams have designated as their home pitch.

In addition it provides the floral displays and the hanging baskets erected in the Spring & Summer months.

From time to time, there is also a need for volunteers to assist with the variety of activities that take place in the Village Centre.