The James Etherington Musical Award
Parish Council meetings – Cancelled until further notice
Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic all Parish Council meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Durham Year of Pilgrimage 2020
Information event for cultural and creative organisations, individuals and community groups
Wednesday 4th September, 1.00pm to 4.30pm
Ushaw College, (Ushaw) Durham DH7 9RH
2020 sees the launch of walking trails across the region in celebration of the Northern Saints. The theme is being used as a destination development and marketing initiative to attract visitors as well as creating new leisure opportunities for residents.
Culture Durham’s Events Forum is holding a half-day session where attendees can learn more about the project and the opportunities it represents for partnership working, creative thinking and new ideas.
Booking is required for the session.
New Parish Council Chairman
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 to 2017.
Brandon Carrside Youth & Community Project
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.
Past Chairman’s Charity
The Past Chairman, Cllr Mrs Cecilia Wharton, would like to thank everyone who contributed to her chosen charity, Parkinsons UK. Cllr Wharton raised £3,168.81 during her year of office and presented the proceeds to Abby Robinson from Parkinsons in May.
Registered Trader Scheme
Unfortunately Durham County Council’s Registered Trader Scheme for County Durham businesses and residents has come to an end.
The RTS was launched in 2005 to combat doorstep crime by providing consumers with a list of traders that have been subject to a vetting process and have signed up to a commitment to trade fairly.
Since the launch, the Fair Trading Team has managed disputes between the trader and consumer, including providing advice to both parties on their civil law rights and obligations in the event that legal proceedings are initiated by either party. As from 31 May the council no longer provides this service.
However the Council is continuing to investigate criminal allegations where it is suspected the trader has broken the law.
Businesses and consumers can join alternative schemes such as TrustMark (A Government backed umbrella scheme with 30 approved operator schemes). Further information can be found on the TrustMark website.
Any queries on these changes should be directed to the Fair Trading Team by emailing email@example.com.
Local Band Placed Firmly on the Map
Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band attended the National Finals in Cheltenham on Saturday 19th September 2015 and, out of 19 bands in the 4th section, came a very credible third place. The band were awarded the Denis Wick Trophy, thereby keeping their promise to everyone to bring some silverware back to the North East and our local villages. The Secretary of the band, Marion Waterworth, said:
“I would like to thank all of you (personally and as organisations) for helping the band to achieve this goal and placing a Co. Durham brass band firmly on the map. We could not have done it without you and your assistance was, and continues to be, very much appreciated. On Sunday 20th Houghton Brass won first place in the 3rd section. So between us we have done the North East proud.”
The Council would like to congratulate the band on achieving this well deserved recognition.