Good Sports October 2011
Deaf Hill Primary School beat tough competition from across County Durham to be crowned winner during the County Durham Sports Partnership Awards.

EU Social Funding Grants Program
ESF Community Grants will provide awards of up to £12,000 to groups undertaking activities including help with basic skills, work experience, training advice and guidance, job search assistance, confidence building, personal development and support to overcome barriers to training and employment. The fund is now open for applications from community groups in the North East. Anyone wishing to apply for a grant should apply directly to their local community foundation.

Deaf Hill Banner Group 8th July 2011
Many thanks to everybody who turned out to support Wednesday’s parade around the community and made it such a great success. The banners looked magnificent and the band was excellent. (Photos here in our Gallery section) £180 was collected to be split between Trimdon Concert Band and Deaf Hill Banner Group. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Queens Award
Trimdon Station Residents’ Association is one of just 130 winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is described as an MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their community for the benefit of others. Read the full story in the Hartlepool Mail.

Vehicle Crime in our area
On Saturday 4th June 2011 Police officers from Sedgefield Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted an operation in the area to raise awareness about vehicle security in the area. Unattended vehicles in public car parks at Hardwick Hall Hotel Sedgefield, Castle Eden Walkway near Wynyard and the Travel Lodge, Stockton Road Sedgefield have been targeted in recent weeks. High visibility patrols have been conducted in the vulnerable areas, warning signs erected and notices issued to vehicles and letters sent to registered keepers of vehicles left unattended with valuables on display. The police action is part of Operation Hawkeye set up to tackle an increase in reported vehicle crime in the area. Officers continue to urge members of the people to ensure that their vehicles are locked and secured when parked, making sure that all valuable property where possible is removed and report any suspicious incidents.

Garage Burglaries
Overnight 25/05/2011 three garage burglaries occurred in the Trimdon Grange area; on each occasion stand alone garages were targeted at the rear of South View. Motorcycles and quad bikes have been targeted and on this occasion 2 quad bikes were taken and one abandoned nearby. The second motorcycle targeted was secured to the floor of the garage and was left in situ, however the battery was removed from the bike. A third garage had an unsuccessful attempt made to force the door, can all garage owners take suitable steps to secure their property and upgrade security if necessary. Extra patrols are to be carried out in the areas concerned and local Neighbourhood Police can be contacted regarding any concerns of security of their premises.

Stan Turner
It is with great sadness we report that Dunstan (Stan) Turner passed away on Monday 9th May 2011. aged 72. He was the loving husband of Judith, father to Chris, Martyn and Helena and three grand-children Charlotte, Ethan and Libby. Stan was born in Trimdon Station in 1938 and is well known for working with Judith in Trimdon Florists and for many years before that with North-East Waste Paper which he started in Wingate. He will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.

Trimdon Community College
On Saturday 23rd April damage has been caused to the demountable building at the rear of the Community College. Police are aware that this part of the building is to be demolished soon. Anyone who has any information in respect of this incident please contact the Beat Officer on the usual numbers. Please be aware that anyone who enters this area of the community college will be removed as this location is currently a hotspot for antisocial behaviour.

Allotment Burglaries
On the 09/04/2011 02.30hrs Police arrested a local male who was found on an allotment site having committed some burglaries. The allotment site at Hart View Trimdon Village had several sheds broken into and has been subject to similar crimes in the past. On 06/05/2011 the male was charged with these burglaries and he due is due at Newton Aycliffe Court on 18/05/2011. He is currently subject to an overnight curfew. Some of the stolen property was found in possession of the male and in time will be returned to respective owners.

‘True Champ’ Loses Fight With Cancer 25th March 2011
Alan Robinson, founder of Tootill Amateur Boxing Club in Trimdon Station, has died after a long fight with cancer.

On Wednesday 23rd March 2011
officers from Sedgefield Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a Magistrate Search warrant at an address in Dunelm Road Trimdon Village. Over thirty plants cannabis plants have been seized from the house in Trimdon Village together with sophisticated cultivation equipment. The plants, in various stages of maturity, were found in an upstairs room in the property. The occupant, a male in his 30s was arrested by officers at the scene and taken to Bishop Auckland Police station were he was later interviewed. He was released on Police Bail pending results of Forensic analysis . The warrant to search the house was obtained after information was provided to Police by people in the local community.
Anyone with any further information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 0345 60 60 365 and ask for Sgt Brian O’Connor or PC John Seymour the Trimdon Beat Officer or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Press Release 3rd March 2011 : Operation Leven
In the early hours of Saturday 26th February 2011 officers arrested 3 persons acting suspiciously in the area of Thurlow Road Sedgefield .
Targeted Police patrols had been implemented as part of Operation Leven which was an operation set up to tackle an increase in reported lead thefts in the Sedgefield, Fishburn and the Trimdon area. Since November 2010 the area saw a steady increase in reported lead and metal thefts. St Edmunds Church and Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield were two of the locations targeted by the thieves on more than one occasion and high values of lead stolen. However, there were many other residential properties targeted where lead flashing had been removed . During the course of police investigations one of the males arrested on Saturday Anthony Pat Orpen, aged 27 from Trimdon Village, was later interviewed at Bishop Auckland Police Office. He admitted responsibility for a large number of lead thefts in the Sedgefield Fishburn and Trimdon area. He was later charged and released on conditional bail, and is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates on Thursday 10th March 2011.

Ann Horrocks 100th Birthday
Ann Horrocks from Tobin Street in Trimdon Station celebrated her 100th birthday on 9th February 2011. Full story here on
*Update: Sadly Mrs Horrocks died on Feb 3rd 2013, shortly before her 103rd birthday.