Queen Elizabeth II
It is with deep regret and great sadness that we have learnt from Buckingham Palace, of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On behalf of the Chairman, Councillor Jimmy Jamieson, the Members and Staff at Brandon & Byshottles Parish Council, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on this sad occasion.
- Flags throughout the Parish will be flying at half mast as a mark of respect
- All meetings scheduled to take place in September have been cancelled until after the State funeral
Books of Condolence
A Book of Condolence is available for Members of the Public to pay their respects and express their sympathy at the Parish Council Office, 6 Goatbeck Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8JJ, between 9.30am – 2.00pm Monday – Friday
A Book of Condolence is available in Brandon Community Hall, please see Brandon Community Association Facebook, for details of when the hall will be open.
A Book of Condolence is available in The Hut, Ushaw Moor, please see The Hut or Ushaw Moor Action Group on Facebook, for details of when the hall will be open.
BEAUTIFUL DURHAM SCHOOLS’ ART COMPETITION 2022
The Schools’ Art Competition has been organised by the Parish Council since 1989.
Unfortunately for the last two years, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been unable to host the competition, however luckily this year we have been able to.
The standard of the work was very high with the children producing some amazing artwork following the theme of ‘Art and Culture in the Parish and County Durham Area’ 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners were presented with book tokens for £15, £10 and £5 by the local ward members who had the enjoyable but difficult task of judging the paintings.
The 1st prize winners’ pictures were judged by the Durham Police & Crime Commissioner Joy Allen.
The overall winners received a trophy from the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Jimmy Jamieson at the Parish meeting in July.
The winners were as follows:
Silver Tree Nursery – Sophia Ferguson
Brandon Primary Academy – Full Reception Class
Years 1 & 2 Category
Browney Academy – Full Year 1 Class
Years 3 & 4 Category
Brandon Primary Academy – Hollie Morland
Years 5 & 6 Category
Brandon Primary Academy – Ammar Putra Dean
CHAIR’S CHARITY EVENING
The former Chair (for 2021 – 2022), Mrs Anne Bonner, proudly presented a cheque
to Tina MacLellan, from Brandon Food Bank, the Chair’s chosen charity.
The Charity Evening, an Irish Night, took place in Browney Social Club
and a fantastic total of £1050.70 was raised!
Brandon & Byshottles Parish Council would like to thank everyone who attended, donated prizes or assisted in making the evening a great success.
VACANCY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT MATERNITY COVER
The Parish Council are looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant, for Maternity Cover, commencing mid June.
The Admin. Assistant would be required to work 18 hours per week (days and times to be arranged).
Salary £20,043 pro rata.
- Good level of literacy, numeracy, education
- Experience of office and admin.
- Good all round IT skills, especially Microsoft word, Office and Zoom
- Experience of website admin. and maintenance
- Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative as well as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written
- Work to tight timescales
- Abide by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
- Friendly and approachable attitude
- Local government experience
- Experience in working with the public
- Sound book keeping skills
- Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with other authorities, external bodies and the public
- Car driver
- Knowledge of Brandon and Byshottles Parish area
Please send your C.V. and two references to Mrs. Susan Howe,
6 Goatbeck Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham DH7 8JJ
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date Thursday 14th April 2022
Tel : 0191 3789947
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
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Brandon & Byshottles Community Awards 2022
Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council has recently hosted its very first Community Awards.
The event took place on Saturday 12th March at 2pm at St John’s Hall in Meadowfiled, with refreshments served by Bespoke Events.
The objective of the event was to recognise and celebrate deserving people within our Community for their fantastic work and achievements, especially during the pandemic. Participants and winners received either a certificate or a trophy.
The categories were:
Support work during the Pandemic
Young Person’s Award
Working with the Elderly
The event was sponsored by the Parish Council and Aldersons Family Funerals.
To view photographs of the Community Awards Ceremony, please visit our gallery: Community Awards
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