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

Trimdon Colliery Outdoor GymOutdoor Gym
The Trimdon Colliery outdoor gym is officially launched Saturday 27th September at 1pm. More details on poster.

Burnt out house remains a blight on the lives of Trimdon Station residents 18 months onBurnt Out House
A privately let Trimdon Station house that was gutted by fire 18 months ago remains a boarded-up shell, and angry residents are demanding action is taken to repair the eyesore. Full article in the Northern Echo

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council
More information regarding recent resignations can be found in the minutes of the meeting held on 12th August 2014, also minutes from the Extraordinary Meeting held on 27th August 2014.

Box 4 Darcie
After the massive success of Push 4 Darcie, Thai Boxing World Champion, Jordan Williams would like to show his support for the charity 4louis, with his own event Box 4 Darcie. Box 4 Darcie is an event where “thai boxers” with relatively no experience enter the ring, in the name of charity. The event is taking place on September 27th 2014, at the former St Lukes Church, Winterton. Ticket sales have proved very popular and the event looks as though it is going to be seen by an audience of over 250.

Foundry Parish Resignations
Alleged mistreatment of the parish clerk were partly responsible for last month’s resignations at Trimdon Foundry Parish Council. Full article in the Northern Echo

Fundraising Mission
Trimdon Grange Community Centre hopes to raise £800 for a defibrillator, which can be a potential lifesaver to someone suffering a heart attack.Full article in the Northern Echo

ZUMBA at Trimdon Station Community CentreZumba
at Trimdon Station Community Centre, 7.30 – 8.30 Thursday, £3 per person, Children 7 – 12 welcome. Click poster for details.

AUTUMN DANCE at Trimdon Station Community CentreAutumn Dance
at Trimdon Station Community Centre, Friday 3rd October, 8.00 – 11.30pm. Tickets £8.50, tel: 01429 882200
to purchase. Click poster for details.

Traffic Accident
A speeding car entering Deaf Hill collided with a van approx. 5.30pm 2nd Sept. The male Traffic accident Thornley Road, Trimdon Station on 2nd Sept 2014driver ran from the scene leaving two female passengers behind. The road was blocked for several hours whilst Police investigated. (Photo courtesy George Ford)

FFee Policy - Please inform each learner of the fee policy There is fee policy criteria for this course which is as follows: • If the learner is in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA),  Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit the course is FREE.   • If the learner is in receipt of a means tested state benefit including: Council Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Contributions Based non-Work Related Activity Employment Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit (with a household income of less that £15,276) and Pension Credit the course will be FREE. • All learners must produce evidence of benefits, in their name. • If the learner is not in receipt of either of these benefits a charge of 2.50 would be applied therefore the cost per learner for the 10 hour course would be £25.00. • With regard to payment, the tutor will inform learners that they will be contacted via telephone to ask them to make payment of their course fees by debit or credit card. If a learner does not have a debit or credit card, they can request an invoice to be sent to them at the point they are contacted by Denise Hopps or Finance.  Alternatively learners could pay you direct and an invoice would be submitted to you for fee paying learners. amily Time
Cooking food safely and basic first aid course at Trimdon Grange community centre, 29th October 2014. For full details click poster.

The Starlights
Starlights are a newly formed Marching and Display Jazz Band. Although based in the Hartlepool area, they are looking for new members in the Trimdon area. Should they receive enough interest in the Trimdon area, then the current band and practice session would move to the Community Centre in Trimdon. The practice time would be 1pm till 5pm on Saturdays, to get the band ready for competitions around the north east next season. They have no age limits and do not discriminate. For further details please contact Amanda on 07462470120

Have Your Say
Use our Guestbook to leave a comment about anything going on in your area, or even just to say you’ve visited the website. Last update 16th August 2014

Can You Help?
(updated 23rd July 2014 – last entry re: Chaytor and Austin family research)
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



Trimdon Village Library Halloween CompetitionHalloween Competition
A colouring competition for juniors at Trimdon Village library, starts 30th Sept until 28th October. Click poster for full details.

Trimdon Parish Council
Minutes for the Trimdon (Village) Parish Council meeting on 8th July 2014 are now available to view online courtesy of the Parish Council, including Minutes for earlier meetings.

Missing Woman
Trimdon Colliery woman Rachel Large, 39, left her home in Langdale Oval shortly after midnight on 11th September and Police are asking anyone who might have seen her at any stage today to contact them on 101 or, if it is an emergency, 999. Full article in the Hartlepool Mail.
*Durham Police are pleased to report that Rachel was traced safe and well in the Peterlee area. (2.45pm)

Sedgefield Rugby Club poster - click to viewSedgefield Rugby Club
The club are looking for new players of all abilities aged 17+. Full details on the poster, call: 07732399541 or email:

Trimdon Foundry Parish Resignations
A statement from ex-chairman and councillor Jim Grigg regarding recent resignations by parish councillors and the parish clerk. Full statement here.
Also see Northern Echo article on the resignations.

Click to read full reportLatest Police Report
The August 2014 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer

PACT Meeting
Due to the Bank Holiday on 25th August, the next Trimdon Grange PACT meeting date will be 20/10/2014 instead of 03/09/2014

Funding for Community Groups
Funding of up to £5,000 is available for voluntary and community groups in County Durham. If you would like to talk to us about funding available both for groups and individuals and the application process we have arranged a drop-in funding session at TRIMDON STATION COMMUNITY CENTRE on Tuesday 16th September 2014 between 10:00am – 11.30am. For more information please e-mail

Durham County CouncilFunding for youth projects
A £30,000 fund, provided by the AAP, for projects and activities aimed at young people in our area is available for eligible not-for-profit groups  Details here.

Trimdon Times Magazine
Trimdon Times” was suggested as the title for a new quarterly magazine produced by Trimdon Village Hall and announced as such on their facebook page on 1st August 2014. This new publication has no connection at all with the Trimdon Times website or Trimdon Times facebook page, and I am now told it will be named “Trimdon News”. Their facebook announcement has been updated to reflect this. The magazine is expected to be published in September.

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