Seaton Valley Council came into being on 1 April 2009, following a local government review in Northumberland which saw the then six district councils in Northumberland, and the county council merge into one council for the whole of Northumberland.
As part of this process, several new parish councils were created throughout Northumberland to provide localised services and to account for these services to their communities.
Since 2009 Seaton Valley Council has taken on several responsibilities from the County Council because both Councils have decided that these services are better provided locally. Further details of the services provided by the council can be viewed in the drop-down menus at the top of this page.
Seaton Valley Council has three council wards; Hartley, Holywell, and Seghill with Seaton Delaval. Each ward has three parish councillors.