Parishes issue vote of no confidence in Hartlepool

By Martin Ford | 10 May 2021

Four parish councils have asked to leave Hartlepool BC following ‘several years of increasing frustration’.

Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Greatham and Hart parish councils have written to Hartlepool’s leader, managing director and several government ministers asking to join neighbouring unitary Durham Council, listing a number of grievances including an ‘overwhelming town-centric view’.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Planning Parish councils Unitary

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products