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

Job Vacancy
Trimdon Community College wishes to appoint a Development Manager to work with community associations across the Trimdons and Deaf Hill. Details and application form 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
Gentle Exercise – by Nouveau dance and fitness – (official description is chair based aerobics but does not have to be sitting all the time and we have even learnt one or two simple dance routines). Anyone is welcome, no upper or lower age limit. Refreshments are on sale – soup and bread until end April – after that we will have to see what we fancy!! May go back to coffee/tea and cake or maybe pie £2.00 per session. Please note: we have changed time to 11-12noon on Mondays starting on the 20th April

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.

Volunteer Befrienders
PCP Health Buddy service

The Health Buddy scheme is looking for volunteer befrienders, if you live in Bowburn, Coxhoe, Trimdon, Fishburn or Sedgefield, are patient and reliable then this could be an ideal opportunity for you. A full training and support package will be provided by PCP – details here.

Jobseekers
Why not pop in to the Job Club at the Community House, May Crescent? You can do job searches etc. every Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. For more information, contact 01429882413 or 01429880025.

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.

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.

Growing Together
Would you like to learn more about growing your own produce? Would you like to learn how to make the most of the space you have? Come along and join the FREE 10 week course which starts Friday 17th April 9.30 -11.30 at Trimdon Grange Community Centre. Contact the centre on tgcc2014@gmail.com for more details.

Litter Fines
One hundred people have received fixed penalty notices (FPNs) after being caught littering, issued during February by Durham County Council. A further six people received FPNs for failing to pick up after their dogs and council neighbourhood wardens also dealt with 189 stray dogs during February.
Six FPNs were also given to people who failed to comply with litter clearing notices in relation to untidy yards or gardens. Residents are reminded that they can take household waste to their nearest recycling centre and can arrange for bulky waste collections by contacting the council. To arrange a bulky waste collection people can contact Durham County Council on 03000 26 1000.

Church Roof Repair
St Mary Magdalene Church in Trimdon Village is among those to benefit from the Government’s Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund, receiving £46,600. Reverend Michael Thompson, of the Parish of the Upper Skerne in Trimdon, said the church would not have been able to carry out vital repairs without the grant.
He said: “A lot of hard work went into the application by church members and the wider community and everyone is delighted.The roof needs an awful lot of work doing to it to stop water running into the timbers.This is the first phase in a series of repairs to preserve it for future generations.”

NE Heating & Plumbing Spares

Selling plumbing and heating essentials, the business has expanded and is now looking forward to the grand opening of their bathroom showroom within a matter of weeks. Details here.

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)

Forthcoming General Election
Any candidates (Labour/Conservative/Liberal/UKIP) who represent Trimdon (Sedgefield Constituency) and the surrounding area can add their own articles etc. here .

UKIP Candidate John Leathley

♦An introductory article from John Leathley 14/3/15
♦HS2 Rail Link Views 15/3/15
♦English Votes for English Laws 16/3/15
♦Public Letter 17/3/15
♦Voter Apathy 19/3/15
♦Wind Farms 20/3/15
♦Political Blunders  31/3/15
♦Council Tax   04/4/15
♦Supermarkets  04/4/15
♦Tony Blair’s Visit  08/4/15
♦Minimum Wage  14/4/15
♦Teesside Airport  17/4/15
♦Left or Right?  19/4/15
♦Phil Wilson’s Expenses  25/4/15


Labour Candidate Phil Wilson
Phil Wilson Re-election Campaign  14/4/15
Press Release 1  14/4/15
Lidl Expansion  21/4/15
Campaign Questions  22/4/15

Conservative Candidate Scott Wood
♦An introductory article from Scott Wood, 27/2/15
♦A Statement from Scott Wood, 9/3/15
♦Press Release from Scott Wood 10/3/15
♦A Letter To Residents 17/3/15
♦Budget Press Release 18/3/15
♦Immigration Act 2014  27/3/15
Wind Farms  28/3/15
Farming Communities  28/3/15
♦Funding for Schools  31/3/15
♦Fair Votes For All  31/3/15
♦Mental Health  04/4/15
♦Blair’s Smoking Gun  10/4/15
♦Phil Wilson’s Expenses  10/4/15
♦Open Letter to Phil Wilson  10/4/15
♦Key Points  10/4/15
♦Letter to Constituents  10/4/15
♦Press Release 20th April  20/4/15
♦Help To Buy  20/4/15
♦2nd Letter to Phil Wilson  24/4/15

Comments can be left for each candidate on their ‘Introductory article’ pages

Latest Parish Council Minutes
Trimdon Foundry Parish minutes:
♦  Agenda for 14th April 2015
10th March 2015
10th February 2015
Trimdon Village Parish minutes:
♦ 10th March 2015  *New
10th February 2015
13th January 2015

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