Sewage Problem

There is a sewage smell throughout the village both outside and in many properties. This has been reported to the parish council and has been going on for a considerable number of months. The clerk is writing a letter to Northumberland water. If any residents are experiencing similar problems in their properties or has smelt sewerage around the village can they please report to Northumberland water. The phone number is 03457171100. Northumberland water are starting investigation work next week and need as much information as possible.

Bus Meeting

A public meeting for residents of Elwick and Dalton Piercy parishes only will be held on Thursday 15th September at 6:00pm in the Elwick W.I. Hall. Please come along to hear  about the new Community Rural Transport Scheme which will serve our two villages.

Dalton Piercy Village Design Statement

It is intended that this design statement will be adopted by Hartlepool Borough Council as supplemental guidance to policies in the Hartlepool plan. It has been prepared to try and capture and preserve the special characteristics of the village so that they can be used to inform and direct planning issues which will present in the village’s future.

Please click here to view: Dalton Piercy Village Design Statement

June minutes – Live now!

Put the kettle on, crack open the biscuit tin, and get comfy because the June minutes are now up and running. You can get ’em while they’re hot by clicking here, or by visiting our council minutes page (under the About us section).

Tawny Owl at Dalton

Latin name: Strix aluco

The tawny owl is nocturnal, you can often hear its night calls, but much less often see it during the daytime. You can find one all year round. Its diet consists of small mammals, small birds, frogs, fish, insects and worms.

Did you know?

The hooting of a male tawny owl is frequently used in TV and radio programmes and films to capture the atmosphere of night. It is often wrongly used in Irish dramas because tawny owls haven’t actually occurred in Ireland.


Sunrise at Dalton

I had to be up before 5am to capture this sunrise, looking out onto the Dalton Heights fields. If you have any Dalton snaps you would like to submit to the website, please leave a comment and get in touch.

Parish Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy for Dalton Piercy Parish Council. For further information please contact Chair Darab Rezai of Dalton Parish Council, text 07887690418 or email

Vacancy has been filled by Sophie Chapman.

NOTICE: From the Dalton Piercy Parish Council

Further to the recent meeting with regards to the potential development on the land next to Dalton Heights, please find details below for any objections parishioners may wish to put forward.

You can view and comment on the application details via the internet, at:

The application number is H/2015/0353

You can also email:

You can alternatively write to the planning department at:

Andrew Carter

Civic Centre Level 1


TS24 8AY

You can also look at the applications, the plans and other documents at the address above during normal office hours (8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday).


If you are posting or hand delivering your objection, it is advised you obtain proof of delivery.

Other people to contact are members of the Hartlepool Borough Council Planning Committee:

Rob Cook – Labour, or 01429 280916 (Chair)

George Morris – Conservative, or 01429 266793 (Vice Chair)

Brenda Loynes – Conservative, or 07599189984

Ray Martin Wells – Conservative, or 07598679322

Jim Ainslie – Labour, or 01429 260003

Stephen Akers-Belcher – Labour, or 07904402864

Allan Barclay – Labour, or 07413690377

Sandra Belcher – Labour, or 01429 263934

Marjorie James – Labour, or 01429 294685

Carl Richardson – Labour, or 07941819224

George Springer – UKIP, or 07506692055

Furthermore, your local MP, Ian Wright, can be contacted at or 01429 224403.