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About the Chair


The Chair of Durham County Council for 2023/24 is Cllr Joan Nicholson who represents the Annfield Plain electoral division.

    Chosen charities

    Cllr Nicholson's chosen charities are Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs and The Alzheimer's Society.

    Personal life

    A former pupil of Annfield Plain Secondary Modern School, Cllr Nicholson worked in the Co-op and Taylor's Pharmacy in Annfield Plain, and as a childminder before re-training at Houghall College and opening her own business as a florist, which she ran for 20 years.

    Cllr Nicholson was elected to Durham County Council in 2008 prior to local government reorganisation in 2009 and represents the Annfield Plain electoral division.

    Her hobbies include home cooking, gardening, crafting, spending time with her grandson and speaking to her grandchildren in America.

    If you would like to contact Cllr Nicholson, then please contact us.

    Contact us
    Chairman of the Council
    03000 267 202
    Our address is:
    • Durham County Council
    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH1 5UL