Trimdon Village, Trimdon Station, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Colliery and Deaf Hill

Trimdon to London Cycle Ride
On 20th June Peter Brookes is tackling the most ambitious cycling challenge that he has ever undertaken. Together with four other cyclists, he is attempting to ride non-stop the 270 miles from Trimdon to London, hopefully within 24 hours! It’s a big ask – he has been training hard and it’s going to be tough, but it is for the worthwhile cause of The North East Autism Society (NEAS). Mr. Brooke’s old friend John Philipson is the chief Executive of NEAS and he is also doing the ride.
Please support them and dig deep for a very important organisation that is helping people with a condition that affects so many people across the Country. You can donate through the ‘Just Giving’ website on the link below.

Volunteer Awards 2015Volunteering awards 2015
The awards will recognise work done by individual volunteers and organisations from across County Durham. Nominations for the awards will open on Thursday 14th May and close at 12noon on Monday 29th June 2015. Full details here.

Health Trainer
PCP_HealthElliott Snowball is our local Health Trainer who has been extensively trained to help people wanting to improve their general health and to help make healthier choices, and can be contacted via Trimdon Grange Community Centre. (
Health Trainers provide FREE confidential one-to-one support & guidance to people over 16 years of age who want to make a lifestyle change These can include;

  • Support , Encouragement and Motivation
  • Giving you the tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Positive long term life style changes
  • Accessing local services/ reducing stress
  • Free Health Checks
  • Healthy Eating / weight loss
  • Physical Activity
  • Giving up smoking
  • Cutting down on alcohol

Under-Age Sales
Durham County Council’s enforcement programme for 2015-16 sets out how it plans to tackle sales of age-restricted products such as alcohol, tobacco, spray paint containers, videos and DVDs and fireworks. Details here.

Trimdon Station Summer Dance Friday 26th June 2015Summer Dance
 Trimdon Station Community Centre is holding a Summer Dance, Friday 26th June. Tickets £8.50 available from the centre, tel: 01429 882200 for more details.

Make Your Own CompostDurham County Council
Residents in County Durham are being urged to turn household waste into food for their garden by making compost – info here.

Trimdon History
The website’s history section has many articles of interest, the latest addition courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, is Memories of Trimdon

Trimdon Grange Community Centre
Updated ‘What’sOn’ added 28th April 2015 here.

Employability Pit StopEmployability Pit Stop
Drop-in sessions available in local community centres to help people overcome barriers to employment. produce a targeted CV, how to job search successfully and develop interview techniques – details here.

Cricket Season
Trimdon Cricket CC would like to appeal to Trimdon community & local business to ask for help / sponsorship in any shape or form for the upcoming season. If anyone thinks that they may be able to help or sponsor the team, please contact Paul Hemmingway via the Trimdon Times Facebook page.

Can You Help?
This section is available for anyone who would like to ask genealogy or other queries of Trimdon families. Many people ask for information regarding their family tree etc. – perhaps you could help? Read more (updated 26/3/15)

Trimdon Grange Fun DayTrimdon Grange Fun Day
Saturday 30th May at Trimdon Grange Community Centre, 1pm to 4pm.  Click poster for details

Latest Parish Council Minutes
Trimdon Village Parish minutes:
14th April 2015
♦ 10th March 2015
Annual Electors Meeting 2014

Trimdon Foundry Parish minutes:
Agenda for 12th May 2015
Agenda for 14th April 2015

Health Buddy interview - Barbara and BrendaVolunteer Befrienders
The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) is looking for volunteers from Bowburn, Coxhoe, Trimdon, Fishburn, Kelloe and Sedgefield areas to help with a project aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life for local people. Full details here.
One particular Health Buddy story is outlined here, including a video interview.

Scott Wood
A letter of thanks to voters in Sedgefield Constituency here

Appeal to reunite First World War medal with Trimdon soldier's familyVictory Medal
Can anyone help find relatives of Robert Henry Brown to help reunite a First World War medal with this soldier’s family? Full details in this Northern Echo article.

March 2015 Police reportLatest Police Report
The April 2015 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with information about arson attacks and telephone scams.


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