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

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.”

March 2015 Police reportLatest Police Report
The March 2015 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with information about arrests and other incidents.

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.

Easter Bank Holiday
Bin collections in County Durham will not be affected during the Easter Bank Holiday period. Residents can put their bins out on their normal collection day as collections will still be taking place on Good Friday (April 3). This includes refuse, recycling and garden waste collections (for those who have signed up to the scheme).

New Computer Classes
Computer classes for those who want to learn from scratch will be held every Thursday from 5th March at 1pm in the Community House, May Crescent. Only £1 per session. Tel 01429 882413 or 01429 880025 for more details,

Warm Homes Campaign
Free gas boilersWarm up North is offering free or subsidised gas boilers to people who really need them. That is, people on certain benefits, with a lower income and an inefficient gas boiler. To get a free or subsidised gas boiler you must receive certain benefits; You need to own your own home or have a private landlord (if you rent); Your current gas boiler needs to be inefficient, for example it’s 8 years old or more. How to apply: Email the team or call Warm Up North on 0800 316 4320

Please clean up after your dogFoundry Parish Notice
Residents of the parish are still aggrieved with a minority or dog owners who allow their dogs to foul in public areas. Free dog bags are available at the Community Centre at Station Road for residents of the parish. Please use this service and help to keep our environment clear from this dreadful practice. Clean up after your dog with free dog bags and bin it in the nearest bin!

Tobacco Display Changes
From April 6, 2015 all businesses, including licenced bars, pubs and clubs, will no longer be allowed to publicly display tobacco products in their premises except in certain circumstances, such as when staff are serving customers or carrying out stock control or cleaning. The ban previously only applied to larger retailers.
It will be up to individual traders to decide the best way to remove the products from public view but some options include covered displays and sliding doors.
To help small retailers follow the new rules, Durham County Council’s consumer protection team has put together guidance which gives full details of the requirements online at

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

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

Latest Parish Council Minutes
Trimdon Foundry Parish minutes:
10th March 2015
10th February 2015
Trimdon Village Parish minutes:
13th January 2015


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