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.
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.
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Dementia Friends- Brandon Library
The Youth Project is commencing taster sessions from Monday 5th June until Monday 17th July from 4.00p.m until 5.30p.m. The sessions are for Year 6 pupils who would like to go along and see what a great range of activities the Youth Club can offer.
Brandon Carrside Youth and Community Project, Brandon Community Partnership and the Parish Council have joined forces to deliver a history project throughout the last year supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has seen many offsite educational visits to museums and places of interest all relating to World War 1. In 2016, a group of students went across to Normandy and visited the Somme battlefields. This year another group are researching
the centenary of Passchendaele, along with inter-generational days out to Manchester Imperial War Museum and Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and the Durham Light Infantry. The culmination of this history project has resulted in 6 elaborate commemorative benches being installed throughout the Parish – look out for them in your village. An official launch event will take place at Brandon Carrside on Monday March 13th at 10.30am witha viewing of the final bench to be installed. Everyone is welcome to come along and see the design and beauty of this piece of artwork designed by inter-generational members of our local community.
Parish Councillors, local schoolchildren, clergy and members of the community gathered together on Monday 13th March 2017 at Carrside Youth & Community Project to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The Chairman of the Parish Council officiated at the event which included children from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary, Esh Winning, Browney Academy, Silver Trees Primary and St. Joseph’s RC Primary in Ushaw Moor and Brandon Primary. The Chairman opened the event by welcoming everyone present and then read out a message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Nations. The commonwealth affirmation was read by Poppy Jackson, from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs school and the children from Brandon Primary read out short pieces about the 12 principles of peace-making and displayed bunting made up of the 53 Commonwealth flags. Refreshments were provided by Carrside Youth Club following the ceremony.
The Christmas tree lights switch on event in Ushaw Moor will take place on Friday 1st December 2017 at 3.30p.m at the centre of the village. Choirs from Silver Trees and St.Joseph’s Primary schools and Deerness Community Business College will sing carols while Fr.David Coxon will perform the switch on. The Baptist Church will be providing hot drinks during the event. Everyone is welcome to come along to this festive community event.