Garden Waste Collections
Residents in County Durham wishing to receive garden waste collections this year are being reminded to sign up now.
Durham County Council offers 17 fortnightly collections between spring and autumn for an annual fee of £20, but to receive all 17 collections in 2016 they should sign up by 14 February. Collections will start in March for those signing up by this date.
To find out whether their property is eligible for the collections and to sign up people can visit or telephone 03000 26 1000

Foundry Parish
Latest minutes online now for the meeting held on 12th January 2016, also the agenda for the meeting scheduled 9th February 2016.
Village Parish

Latest minutes online now for the meeting held on 12th January 2016

Information Appeal
Burglary Trimdon Village – on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd February, a dwelling burglary occurred in the Beckwith Drive area of the village. We are keen to trace a smartly dressed male who was seen going door to door apparently canvassing for solar panels. Did you see this male? Did you receive any documentation relating to a solar panel company? If so please contact us on 101 quoting DHM-02022016-0246

Trimdon Schools MergerSchools Merger Update
The proposal by Durham County Council to amalgamate the three Trimdon Schools has moved to the next phase despite 78% of respondents already being opposed to the merger in its current form. Further public responses to D.C.C are needed urgently before the deadline of 11th February 2016
Responses can be sent to Durham County Council: Children and Adults Services, Business Reply Service License DU63, FREEPOST, County Hall, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5BR or by email to

Warm Homes CampaignFree Central Heating
Are you living in a cold house in County Durham? You could qualify for a FREE central
heating system from the Warm Up North partnership. Full details here.

Hurworth Signpost
Hurworth junction - click to enlargeThe Parish Council is looking to restore the Signpost at Hurworth Burn/Trimdon Colliery Junction and would like to locate a photograph showing the signpost in its original condition circa 1920s – this would help with the authenticity of the restoration. The signpost can just be seen on the right of the photo shown. Can anyone help with any old photos showing the signpost in more detail?

Village Hall
Updated ‘What’s On’ at the Hall on their page here.

Free Road Training For Young Drivers
A new scheme has now been launched giving young people aged up to 25 the opportunity to download free vouchers to use for training after they pass their driving test: details here.

Durham Devolution
Residents in County Durham will be asked for their views on devolution when a county-wide poll begins this week. The results will help to inform the decision over whether Durham County Council agrees to sign a final North East devolution agreement. More details here.

Foundry Parish
Agenda for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 12th January 2016 here, also Minutes added for the meeting held on 9th November 2015

Trimdon Village, Grange and Colliery PACT.
As of January 2016 there will be no further PACT meetings to attend, instead you will have a new Facebook opportunity to highlight local issues or concerns affecting your quality of life. For the first three days of the month we will create a post that will give you the opportunity to express any concerns you may have in the local area. Whilst all issues will be addressed we will select one issue as the PACT Priority for the remainder of the month.
This new process is to identify monthly PACT Priorities however, should you have any other incidents to report please contact us at any time in the usual manner using 101.
Pc 1636 John Seymour, Sedgefield Neighbourhood Police Team

Health Buddy Scheme
If you know of anyone who would benefit from the Health Buddy Scheme you can find more info and application forms here.

New Photo Galleries
Several new photo galleries added which include Grigg & Bracknell family courtesy of Margaret King, Trimdon Walkers 2003 from John Robinson in Canada, and Winter Scenes from George Ford

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 29th Dec 2015)


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