Useful Links

Bishop Auckland Hospital

County Durham Community Foundation − grants for groups and individuals.

Pinfold Medical Practice − doctor.

Durham Constabulary Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Durham County Council0300 123 7070.

Durham County Councillors.

Durham County Libraries − County Council cutbacks are causing a reduction in the mobile library service, in terms of the number of places where it stops, but Hamsterley has not been crossed off the list. It will only stay for an hour, though, and in only one location: Tuesdays at the Cross Keys, 1.55 for one hour.

  • May 6th
  • May 27th

For any queries, please contact Andrew Marr on 0751 775 5830.

Durham Information Guide − DIG is an online database which allows you to search for information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a countywide, regional and national basis.

This is Durham − County Durham Tourism.

Farm Crisis Network − practical support, helpline and visiting service for farmers from farmers. 0845 367 9990. 7am-11pm every day.

Farming Help − confidential help for the farming community. Helpline: 0845 367 9990.


Helen Goodman − MP.

Highways Action Line (HAL)0191 370 6000 or email − for enquiries about the salting of roads and footpaths.

National Association of Parish Councils.

The Post Office − a Post Office service is available in Hamsterley, Mondays 3.00-4.00pm and Thursdays 10.30-11.30am. Parked near the telephone box.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution − for financial assistance. 01865 727 888. Weekdays, 0am-5pm, 4.30pm Fridays.

Rural Stress Helpline − for advice and guidance. 0845 094 8286. Weekdays, 9am-5pm.

The Samaritans − emotional help and support. 08457 90 90 90. 24 hours a day. During emergencies RABI & FCN helplines are open 24 hours a day.

Social Care Direct0845 850 5010 – for concerns about someone’s welfare.

Teesdale Village Halls Consortium − “To promote and improve the effectiveness of Village Hall and Community Organisations in Teesdale and the surrounding area by the provision of advice, information, training and support.”

Traveline – Public transport information – 0871 200 22 33.


Print Friendly