Ferryhill Town Council Coat of Arms
Ferryhill Town Hall
Ferryhill Town Council

Latest News.

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, Ferryhill Town Council made the decision to close its offices and services from Friday 20th March to Tuesday 31st March inclusive – with staff working from home. In light of the current Government restrictions, the closure has been extended until advice is received from the Government that it is safe to return.

The Town Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience the above may cause and would ask people to keep a check on the Council’s website and Facebook page for updates.

If you need to contact the Council you can do this by email enquiries@ferryhill.gov.uk or by sending a message to the Ferryhill Town Council facebook page.

Suppliers are asked to email invoices for payment where possible to egildersleeves@ferryhill.gov.uk.

In line with Government Guidance the following Events have been postponed indefinitely: Easter Egg Hunt at Surtees Doorstep Green scheduled for 9th April, Spring Fun Fair in the Town Centre scheduled for 2nd & 3rd May, 75th Anniversary of VE Day in the Town Centre scheduled for 8th May and the Mayors VE Day Event at FSEC on 8th May 2020.

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Welcome to Ferryhill Town Council

Town Hall

This website is provided free of charge with the help of a local volunteer in line with the Town Councils objective of providing value for money services. The site is provided to inform people of the many activities in which the Town Council is involved, to help them understand how the Council works and what services are provided by the two Councils which currently operate in our area.

We also wish to keep everyone as up to date as possible with the latest local news and activities.

There is a section dedicated to non-council organisations and activities, which operate in the Town, including links to other web sites.

Ferryhill is situated in the heart of County Durham, 7 miles south of Durham City and 11 miles north of Darlington. It is a town with a long history, originally being a small agricultural village, with a forest for the Bishop of Durham to hunt in. With the introduction of the railways and the development of coal mining, the population rose dramatically to approximately 11,600 from 3,000. Despite the demise of coal mining, the Town retains this population and is a centre for many of the outlying villages, especially on Fridays when the weekly market is held.

Ferryhill Town Council Amenities

For more information click on the markers and then on the link.

Town Hall. E Cafe. Beacon of Europe. Duncombe Cemetery. Public Conveniences.

Weekly Market.

Recreation Areas.

Dean Bank Park. King George V Playing Fields. Mainsforth Sports Complex. Carlton Street Play Area. Surtees Doorstep Green.


Paxton Street. Storehouse. East End. Broom. Mainsforth Row.

Other Amenities

Library. Doctors Surgery. Dental Surgery. Dean Bank & Ferryhill Literary Institute.

Ladder Centre. Leisure Centre. Mainsforth Community Centre.

Local Churches.

We would welcome any comments you wish to make about the web site or the services provided by the Council, you may do this by clicking on the e-mail address below, or the contact button on the menu.


Ferryhill Town Council, The Town Hall, Ferryhill, County Durham. DL17 8JL

Telephone 01740 652157 Fax 01740 657905.

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