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by Owen Temple on October 22, 2014

Big thanks to the volunteers who turned up to help with the Sustrans 20th birthday cleanup of the Consett-Sunderland railway path. Across 9.5 miles around Consett and Stanley there were nearly two hundred of us, though more modest numbers tackled the stretch from Villa Real to the Jolly Drovers. We were immediately depleted by an emergency […]

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Coast to Coast Clean up starts in Consett

by Owen Temple on October 20, 2014

For us at least. 10.00- 12.30 Weds Oct 22 @ Villa Real #c2ctidyup Here’s the message from Sustrans and it would be great to see you there. Section of track that local to us – Consett A692 Roundabout to Jolly Drovers Pub. Tasks – Litter picking, cutting back encroaching vegetation, painting,  weeding planters and signage. Meeting […]

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Remember, remember, the Fifth of November

by Owen Temple on October 15, 2014

Event for people with Hearing Loss

by Owen Temple on October 14, 2014

Thursday 16th October  1-3 p.m. in Leadgate Community Centre. Durham Deafened Support, a charity supporting deafened adults (funded by the NHS), is holding an event where they will have information and equipment to support hearing loss.

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Will Aid

by Owen Temple on October 9, 2014

Get a will made for nothing more than a donation to charity! November is Will Aid month, and to get your Will drawn up by a local solicitor in return for a voluntary donation to charity you need to make an appointment now! Don’t forget, during Will Aid month participating solicitors won’t charge you for […]

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Allensford Road update

by Owen Temple on October 8, 2014

Work should start in January next year. Here’s the council’s latest statement supplied to your local councillors: In late March 2014 Aecom were commissioned to undertake a Desk Study and Preliminary Slope Stability Assessment as a result of the carriageway at Pemberton Road showing signs of cracking. The completed report was received late April and […]

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Community Speedwatch update

by Owen Temple on October 3, 2014

Community Speedwatch activities carried out by Police Volunteers in local communities: Monday 29th September – Blackhill 1400-1430hrs – 8 vehicles out of a total of 145 which passed through the area at the time of activity will be receiving a warning letter. Monday 29th September –1500-1530hrs Pont Road, Bradley Cottages, Leadgate – 16 vehicles out of a […]

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A new era?

by Owen Temple on September 9, 2014

I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Project Genesis. For many years it was slow to supply people with detail about what it was doing, kept its intentions under wraps, and preferred just to tell us that it was good for us. We were asked to take it all on trust. Recently, however, there […]

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Bank Holiday Refuse Arrangements

by Owen Temple on August 19, 2014

Rubbish and recycling collections in County Durham will take place as normal during the August bank holiday week. (w/c 25 August)

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Film Academy for Young People

by Owen Temple on August 12, 2014

Applications are now invited from young people between the ages of 16-19 for Kids for Kids second BFI Film Academy. The BFI Film Academy ( aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers and offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing […]

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