The Village consists of a main street (the A182 road) with housing estates either side. Easington Lane is twinned with the urban area Soweto, in South Africa. Some would say aspects of the village have changed little in the last 30 years but the effects of all local coal mine closures along with other industrial decline has caused a de population of the village and the demolition of an estate of houses upon which the new primary school has now been built. Instead of being located at the top of main street, it is now in central main street. the old school was demolished for its old structure but got delayed for bats. derwent hill located in the lake district has became one of many places to take year 5 and 6 pupils every year. Other landmarks like the Cosy cinema and Ferri's ice cream parlour have also passed into history. Community spirit in the village is still comparatively strong; an example being the commissioning of a new banner for the Elemore colliery lodge. This is paraded through the village to Hetton le Hole before embarkation to Durham for the annual Miners Gala, usually the second Saturday in July. The remembrance and toll of two world wars is focussed upon an imposing war memorial clock tower in the centre of the village. A new primary school and nursery has been recently built and the old one demolished. New housing estates have also been built. Easington Lane is within easy reach by car or bus to the retail parks Dalton Park and seaside. Close to all the major shopping areas: Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham.