Christmas Bin Collections
Bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December with collection days then changing during Christmas and New Year. The following collection dates are in place:
Normal collection days -
Tuesday: Tues 23 Dec, then Weds 31 Dec
Wednesday: Weds 24 Dec, then Fri 2 Jan
Thursday: Mon 29 Dec, then Sat 3 Jan
Friday: Tues 30 Dec, then Mon 5 Jan
Normal collections will resume from Tuesday, 6 January 2015.
On 15/12/2014 Aaron Maddison, 24 years, of May Crescent, Trimdon Station, was arrested on suspicion of burglary x3, a public order offence and traffic offences. Maddison was later charged with these offences and Bail was refused and he appeared before Peterlee Magistrates Court where he was remanded in custody until 05/01/2015, when he will appear before Durham Crown Court.
On 09/12/2014 Christopher Barnett, 24 years, of Wood View, Trimdon Station, was arrested on suspicion of the burglary of the butchers shop, Blackhall (on 03/12/2014). Barnett was later charged with this offence and one of domestic assault. Bail was refused and he appeared before Peterlee Magistrates Court where he was remanded in custody until 05/01/2015, when he will appear before Durham Crown Court.
Green Scheme Grants
Green-fingered volunteers can get their hands on funding up to £500 for schemes to spruce-up their local areas.
The “It’s Your Neighbourhood” campaign, a joint project between Durham County Council and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has the money available for everything from planting flowers to litter picks. Detail on their website here.
Winter Car Safety Checks
Car safety checks, along with MOT’s, are carried out by qualified technicians and are available “while you wait’ at Durham County Council service centres. Details and prices here
Durham County Council Press Releases:
Explore Your Archives
Durham County Record Office is supporting national Explore Your Archives Week by reminding people of the amazing resources available to residents who are interested in local and family history. Details here.
Crackdown On Flytipping
The council is working in partnership with Durham Police, Crimestoppers and the Environment Agency to target flytippers and ensure householders understand their responsibilities in making sure their waste is disposed of properly. Details here.
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
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?
The December 2014 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with information appeals and other incidents.
A ‘Letters To The Editor’ type page set aside for residents to air their views on anything related to life in Trimdon, see it here. No log-in or signup required.
Deaf Hill School Pupils Improve Village
Pupils from Deaf Hill Primary School have been working hard to help improve their local village. The school provided funding for the purchase of 10 planters, which they filled with crocus bulbs and then presented to residents of Tobin Street. Full story here.
Have Your Say In East Durham
The East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership has a space for another person to be a public representative to make-up the 21 members. AAP co-ordinator Jane Bellis said: “This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in improving the quality of life within the community you live, work or study.”
The 21 board members are seven councillors, seven public representatives and seven from partner organisations and the AAP stretches from Sedgefield across to Trimdon, Coxhoe and Bowburn.
Anyone interested in joining the board should ring Jane Bellis on 03000 261 129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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