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

Trimdon Foundry Parish Poll for 6th November 2014Notice of Poll
Election of Parish Councillor for Trimdon Foundry Parish:
Notice is hereby given that: 1. A poll for the election of a Parish Councillor for Trimdon Foundry Parish will be held on Thursday 6 November 2014, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. 2. The number of Parish Councillors to be elected is one. Download PDF here or click picture to view.

Regeneration Partnership Statement
I’ve just read the latest labour party election flyer and would like to let voters know that labour councillors have had a majority vote on Trimdon Foundry parish council since the May election of 2013. Brian Ferguson, who has been a parish councillor for many years, was voted in and acted as chairman until the annual general meeting in May 2014, when he was not proposed as chairman for 2014 -2015, I was then elected chairman in a parish council with 4 labour members and 3 independent members. Two of these resigned on August 12th and I as the then independent chairman resigned on the 28th August. Regarding the past council not listening to local residents, I cannot agree as the meetings in the past were always open to the public to express their concerns, just ask anyone who attended, for example Mrs Christine Carter who came regularly on behalf of residents and had many questions and concerns answered. On the subject of youth provision, I can honestly say that if it was not for the Trimdon Station community centre run by Deaf Hill Regeneration Partnership volunteers  and our manager Derek Bradley and youth manager Mrs Jo Taylor, who do an excellent job, there would not be any youth provision in Trimdon Station/Deaf Hill, supported by the partnership and parish council and open to all the kids in Trimdon, this continues with increasing success and popularity. I hope this clarifies a few points.
Jim Grigg,, Chairman Deaf Hill Ward Regeneration Partnership.

Community House
(May Crescent) “Fixers” is a charity that supports young people to take on issues they care about through creative media projects. We are currently working with “Fixers” to create a project and raise awareness of road safety and speed awareness within our village and surrounding villages. We are thinking of creating a poster to highlight this. We are holding a gathering on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Community House to discuss the “Fixers” project and the issue.
Everyone is Welcome !! Come along and have your say and contribute towards this communal project !!!

Fixers road safety project
Road Safety Project
Fixers, a charity funded by the Big Lottery, is currently working to create a project with people aged 16-25 highlighting the importance of road safety and speed awareness within our village and surrounding villages.Info here.

Trimdon Grange Methodist Church, photo courtesy of Bob DonaldsonChurch Closes
Trimdon Grange Methodist church, in Rose Street, closed its doors for the final time today, Sunday 26th October 2014.

Be A Good NeighbourDurham County Council press release- be a good neighbour
A press release from Durham County Council asking people to be on the look-out for rogue traders who may target the elderly or unsuspecting. Details here

Garden Waste Collections

Final collection dates for 2014 and a reminder to sign up for garden waste collection for 2015, information on this page.

Parish Council Minutes
Minutes for Trimdon Foundry Parish Council meeting on 9th September are now online, also Trimdon (Village) Parish Council meeting on 9th September 2014 courtesy of the respective Parish Councils, including Minutes for earlier meetings

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council
Agenda for the meeting scheduled for 14th October 2014 can be found here, also information and minutes from previous meetings

Illegal fireworks
Residents are being urged to be on the lookout for illegal fireworks after it was found that banned bangers were being used in County Durham. Details here.

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



TrimdonwarMemorialsWar Memorials
A matching pair of war memorials have been installed in Trimdon Village’s two churches to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

HHalloween Party 2014 at Trimdon Station Community Centrealloween Party
at Trimdon Station Community Centre, Station Road on Friday 31st October, 6pm to 9pm. Tickets £1 each from the centre.

October Police reportLatest Police Report
The October 2014 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with court updates and other incidents.

Flower Arranging
A flower arranging course at Trimdon Grange Community Centre may be available if enough interest is generated. The course would probably be near Christmas, and is expected to cost £30 for 5 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours. Any enquiries to the centre or

Aladdin at Station Road Community Centre, 20th December at 2pm, tickets £4 per person (under 3yrs free).


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