At the Parish Council’s meeting on Friday 17th May 2019, Councillor Mrs Susan Nelson was elected as Chairman of the Parish Council for the coming year. Councillor Mrs Nelson has been a Member of the Council since 2012, representing Meadowfield and Browney Ward and was previously Chairman in 2016-2017.
Brandon Youth Club is hosting a Local dog walk on Saturday 7th April 2018 between 11.00am and 1.30p.m.to raise money for the Dogs Trust. Please see link below for more information.
Charity Dog Walk
Little Treasures Autism Group (LTAG) was founded in 2016. It is a support group for children who either have an ASD diagnosis or are currently undergoing assessment and their families. They run several Stay & Play sessions and Parent Support Groups in various locations in County Durham. All ages are welcome, including siblings, dad’s, grandparents and carers.
LTAG have recently secured a new venue for a new group for children aged 9-16 years old. This will be held at at The Hut in Ushaw Moor. The first session takes place at 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, 15th February 2018 and will continue on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Children of all areas are welcome to attend the group. The cost per session is £2.
Langley Moor Christmas Lights Switch on event was held on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 4.20p.m. in High Street, Langley Moor. Choirs from the two local schools sang carols and the switch on was performed by Roberta Blackman-Woods M.P. This was the 6th Annual switch on event organised by the Friends of Langley Moor community group.
The local community came together for the Christmas tree lights switch on event in Ushaw Moor on Friday 1st December 2017. Choirs from Silver Trees and St.Joseph’s Primary schools sang carols while Fr.David Coxon performed the switch on. The Baptist Church kindly provided hot drinks during the event.
If you would like to have a chat with friends or learn a new skill New Brandon WI meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in St.Andrew’s Church, Brandon. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.00p.m. The topic for the evening will be ‘ Andrew’s Journey’, the story of learning to live with a rare disease.
Brandon Community Hall will be hosting a Reg Vardy Brass Band Concert on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 7.30p.m. Tickets are £5 each and can be obtained by calling 07751 630886.
A new Memory café will be held in The Orchards, Brandon the last Thursday of every month starting on Thursday 31st August from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the communal lounge. If you or anyone you know is suffering with Dementia or Alzheimer’s the cafe will provide a warm welcome to you.
Vote for your favourite Park in County Durham
County Durham’s best kept parks and green spaces are up for a national award.
Keep Britain Tidy is asking people across the country to choose their Park of the Year and six County Durham sites are in the running.
Blackhill and Consett Park; Annfield Plain Park; Chester-le-Street Riverside Park; Hardwick Park, Sedgefield; Wharton Park, Durham; and Bishop Auckland Town Recreation Ground are all eligible for the People’s Choice Award as they hold Green Flag Status.
The Green Flag Award recognises excellence and good practice in the management and development of parks and open spaces in England and Wales.
Durham County Council, which oversees the county’s six Green Flag parks, is calling on members of the public to take part in the vote and secure the People’s Choice Award for the county.
Cllr Brian Stephens, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said: “We are very proud of our parks and green spaces here in County Durham.
“The fact that we have six Green Flags is fantastic but it really would be a wonderful achievement if we won Park of the Year.”
People can cast their vote online by visiting www.greenflagaward.org, clicking on County Durham on the interactive map and selecting their favourite park from the list.
Voting closes on Saturday, 30 September and the UK’s 10 most popular parks and green spaces will be announced in October.
For more information about Green Flags in County Durham, visit www.durham.gov.uk/greenflags.
Pictured above is Council leader Cllr Simon Henig and Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships Cllr Brian Stephens with Durham County Council staff at Wharton Park.
Please see below for more information on the service
Dementia Friends- Brandon Library