Dear all As people living in, working in, or representing communities or community groups, we rely on the local knowledge of yourself and your role(s) within the community to circulate/advertise information where appropriate. With this in mind please see below the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership ebulletin, together with associated documents; could you circulate this around any community groups you may be involved in, display appropriately for example in community buildings, or note for information only if you don’t feel wider circulation is appropriate. East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership May 2015 Board Meeting The Annual General Meeting/Board meeting of the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership will be held on Wednesday 10 June 2015 from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm at Sedgefield Community Hospital, Salters Lane, Sedgefield, TS21 3EE. Board meetings will also be held on: Wednesday 15 July 2015 - Forum Wednesday 29 July 2015 Wednesday 2 September 2015 Wednesday 7 October 2015 November/December 2015 (Forum event) – date and time to be confirmed Wednesday 27 January 2016 Wednesday 9 March 2016 Please don’t forget to register your attendance with Marie Ainscough if you would like to attend. Minutes of previous meetings can be downloaded from here: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2615/Board-meetings Summer Forum/Brass Community Tour Event The Summer Forum/Brass Community Tour Event will be held on Wednesday 15 July 2015 from 4.00 pm onwards at Trimdon Community College Association – further details to follow. Public Representative Vacancy There is currently one public representative vacancy on the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP Board. If you would like an application pack or need any further information, please contact us on 03000 261128 / 03000 261129 or via email [email protected]. The closing date for the return of completed applications is Friday 15 May 2015. Chairman’s Medal The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP received six nominations for the Chairman’s Medal 2015. The AAP panel selected the following: Howard Smith Ian Grimley Geoff Appleton The Chairman of Durham County Council chose Geoff Appleton as the nominee for the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership. Victoria Tiffin received the award on Geoff’s behalf. Congratulations Geoff! Task and Finish Groups for 2015/16 Each AAP has task groups to work on specific projects. The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP task and finish groups for 2015/16 are – Health & Wellbeing Activities for Children & Young People Older People The crime and community safety priority is running alongside two of the above – Activities for Children and Young People and Older People. Please let us know if you’d like to be involved or if you're interested in a particular topic your AAP is working on, you can also get involved in a task group. Exercise Class Attached is a poster with details of an exercise class being held in Trimdon Grange Community Centre every Monday from 11.00 am – 12.00 noon. Cathedral Service A Thanksgiving Service for Services (Emergency, Voluntary and Military) is being held in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 17 May at 2.00 pm (please see poster attached). The service is open to all and is to unite and thank all those who support our communities in County Durham. Community Safety Fund The fund is now open and accepting applications of between £500 to £20,000. Applications will be accepted until 20 May 2015. For more information, please visit the website www.cdcf.org.uk. Commercial Waste Collection Service Attached is a poster advertising Durham County Council’s commercial waste collection service. Type 3 Membership There is a vacancy for a type 3 member onto the Patient, Public and Carer Engagement Committee. Please note the closing date for receipt of application is 9.00 am on Friday 29 May and interviews are the week of 1 June. All details on how to apply and relevant forms and information are enclosed within the attached pack. If you have any queries please contact Louise Harlanderson direct on 01388 742 050 or email [email protected] Cultivating Compassion around End of Life Care Please take a look at the attached documents, one outlining the HENE “Cultivating Compassion” project and including a form to express interest, the other a supporting FAQs document to find out more about it. Faith in Health & Wellbeing Please find attached a flyer for the Faith in Health & Wellbeing event to be held at St Alban’s Church Hall, Trimdon Grange on Friday 15 May. Register to attend by contacting Marie Ainscough on tel 03000 261128 or email [email protected] Environment Partnership Newsletter Please see attached newsletter for information. Colour Your Life Free Community Courses to Improve Health and Wellbeing Please find attached information on some free creative and informal learning courses for people living in County Durham. The courses aim to provide enjoyable activities for the improvement of mental health and the development of emotional resilience. 2015 Vacancies for Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee Members for the North East VAPC chairmen and members are public appointments approved by the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans. The posts are voluntary but travelling expenses and loss of earnings are payable. For those interested in applying for the roles this is a rewarding opportunity to play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families within their own community (please see advertisements attached for further information). Coxhoe Village Hall – Positions Vacant Details attached. Closing date Friday 18 May 2015. What’s On Family Fun Day on Monday 25 May 2015 from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm at Trimdon Junior School (poster attached). Durham Police Poster Competition Durham Police have teamed up with Kristian’s Journey to create One Punch North East. Kristian’s Journey was set up by Maxine Thompson whose son Kristian died 10 months after being punched once, he was only 19. The purpose of the One Punch North East poster competition is to raise awareness about the risks and consequences associated with social violence, in particular the devastating effect that one punch can have. The competition is open to all ages and abilities, however due to the nature of the topic it would be preferred for participants to be aged over 14. Entries can be digital or hand drawn, please see attached posters for further information. Fantastic prizes include a pair of tickets to the England v New Zealand Cricket One Day International on Saturday 20 June at the Chester-le Street Emirates Stadium, a signed Sunderland football top and day passes to Beamish Museum. Entries should be submitted by 29 May 2015 to: Police HQ, Partnerships Department, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT or [email protected] Winners will be invited to the Emirates Stadium on the evening of Thursday 18 June to collect their prizes. Any queries should be directed to PC McNaney at the Alcohol Harm Reduction Unit on 101 ext 754985 or [email protected] Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre - 16 May The 45th Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre will be held on Saturday 16 May 2015. Escafeld Mediaeval Knights will do combat and there will be a host of family entertainment on the village green as well as entertainment and static displays in Ceddesfeld Hall grounds. The event will start at 10.00 am with a parade of children’s tableaus led by the Flower Queen and her attendants in a delightful horse drawn carriage. This family event has a full programme of entertainment including - prizes for the best fancy dress, dancing by Durham Rams Morris, and Sedgefield County Junior School., side shows and stalls as well as demonstrations and entertainment in the arena. There will be stiff competition this year in the Tug of War as the junior teams really get the crowds roaring. A fun fair with the usual rides and infuriating games to test your skill and patience and a wide variety of stalls selling crafts, food and bric-a-brac add to the atmosphere. Ceddesfeld Hall and park will host Punch and Judy shows, various displays including ACLE Living History and Birds of Prey together with various children’s entertainment. Morning coffees, delicious homemade lunches and an all day bar provided by CAMRA Club past 'Best Regional Winner’, all at very competitive prices, are available in the Hall. Proceeds from the Fayre will go towards the upkeep of Ceddesfeld Hall a Grade II listed former Rectory and home of the Community Association. For further information contact John Robinson on 01740 620042, Pat Buckley Atkins on 01740 620607 or Wendy Gill on 01740 620206.
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