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

Trimdon Foundry Parish
ANNUAL MEETING OF ELECTORS to be held in Trimdon Station Community Centre, Station Road, on TUESDAY 12th MAY 2015, Commencing at 6.30pm. Details here.

Job Vacancy
Trimdon Community College wishes to appoint a Development Manager to work with community associations across the Trimdons and Deaf Hill. Details and application form here.

Trimdon History

The website’s history section has many articles of interest, the latest addition courtesy of John Robinson, Canada, is Memories of Trimdon

Trimdon Grange Community Centre
Updated ‘What’sOn’ added 28th April 2015 here.

Employability Pit StopEmployability Pit Stop
Drop-in sessions available in local community centres to help people overcome barriers to employment. produce a targeted CV, how to job search successfully and develop interview techniques – details here.

Volunteer Befrienders
PCP Health Buddy service

The Health Buddy scheme is looking for volunteer befrienders, if you live in Bowburn, Coxhoe, Trimdon, Fishburn or Sedgefield, are patient and reliable then this could be an ideal opportunity for you. A full training and support package will be provided by PCP – details here.

March 2015 Police reportLatest Police Report
The April 2015 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with information about arson attacks and telephone scams.

Latest Parish Council Minutes
Trimdon Foundry Parish minutes:
♦  Agenda for 14th April 2015
10th March 2015
10th February 2015
Trimdon Village Parish minutes:
♦ 10th March 2015  *New
10th February 2015
13th January 2015

Cricket Season
Trimdon Cricket CC would like to appeal to Trimdon community & local business to ask for help / sponsorship in any shape or form for the upcoming season. If anyone thinks that they may be able to help or sponsor the team, please contact Paul Hemmingway via the Trimdon Times Facebook page.

Growing Together
Would you like to learn more about growing your own produce? Would you like to learn how to make the most of the space you have? Come along and join the FREE 10 week course which starts Friday 17th April 9.30 -11.30 at Trimdon Grange Community Centre. Contact the centre on for more details.

Litter Fines
One hundred people have received fixed penalty notices (FPNs) after being caught littering, issued during February by Durham County Council. A further six people received FPNs for failing to pick up after their dogs and council neighbourhood wardens also dealt with 189 stray dogs during February.
Six FPNs were also given to people who failed to comply with litter clearing notices in relation to untidy yards or gardens. Residents are reminded that they can take household waste to their nearest recycling centre and can arrange for bulky waste collections by contacting the council. To arrange a bulky waste collection people can contact Durham County Council on 03000 26 1000.

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.”

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 (Updated 5th May)
Any candidates (Labour/Conservative/Liberal/UKIP) who represent Trimdon (Sedgefield Constituency) and the surrounding area can add their own articles etc. here .
Parliamentary Candidates Questions: Saturday 2nd May the Sedgefield Parliamentary Candidates met up for a public soap box hustings in Newton Aycliffe to take public questions from 1130am.
All candidates were invited on numerous occasions, but unfortunately the Labour candidate Phil Wilson failed to turn up.
Each candidate took the opportunity to speak about themselves and their plans for Sedgefield before speaking and taking open questions from the weekend shoppers.

Labour Candidate Phil Wilson
Phil Wilson Re-election Campaign  14/4/15
Press Release 1  14/4/15
Lidl Expansion  21/4/15
Campaign Questions  22/4/15
Campaign Questions #2  28/4/15

Issues That Matter  29/4/15
Local People’s Support  5/5/15

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
♦Funding for Schools  31/3/15
♦Fair Votes For All  31/3/15
♦Mental Health  04/4/15
♦Blair’s Smoking Gun  10/4/15
♦Phil Wilson’s Expenses  10/4/15
♦Open Letter to Phil Wilson  10/4/15
♦Key Points  10/4/15
♦Letter to Constituents  10/4/15
♦Press Release 20th April  20/4/15
♦Help To Buy  20/4/15
♦2nd Letter to Phil Wilson  24/4/15
♦Election Address  30/4/15
♦Response to Press Report  30/4/15
♦VCOT  30/4/15

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
♦Council Tax   04/4/15
♦Supermarkets  04/4/15
♦Tony Blair’s Visit  08/4/15
♦Minimum Wage  14/4/15
♦Teesside Airport  17/4/15
♦Left or Right?  19/4/15
♦Phil Wilson’s Expenses  25/4/15

♦Open Questions to Phil Wilson  26/4/15
♦Threats to Candidates  27/4/15

Comments can be left for each candidate on their ‘Introductory article’ pages


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