the Bulletin - Durham Voice

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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.