Simonburn Parish Council

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    "....Simonburn, probably formed by Bishop Walcher of Durham in about 1072, was until 1811, the largest parish in England (260 square miles or 673 square kilometres). It was known as “The Great Parish” until Greenwich Hospital divided it up adding five new parishes; Wark, Bellingham (which was a chapel-of-ease already and had its own ancient church), Thorneyburn, Grey-stead and Falstone..... Simonburn Parish Council was first formed in 1894 by an Act of Parliament, and The Act granted the newly created civil parish councils the specific power to appoint a “Clerk of the Council”. Parish council roles were strengthened under the 1972 Local Government Act and the functions of parish, community and town councils have increased immeasurably since. Simonburn Parish Council has six councillors who are elected for a 4-year term...."
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    Simonburn Parish Council
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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