These are various pages which have appeared during 2016 on the Trimdon Times – but please note Parish Council and Beat Officer pages are still in their respective sections, sorted by year.Archived pages from 2014 on the Trimdon Times
Choose the year from the list on the left, (or bottom of page on small screens) or select from the main archive page.
Other shorter articles are listed on the ‘Local articles’ page.


Avoiding Debt At Christmas

Press Release 13 December 2016 Save yourself from debt this Christmas In the run-up to Christmas, Durham County Council is encouraging everyone to speak to their local credit union to avoid giving themselves the unwanted gift of debt this year. With weekly payment stores charging several times the actual value of goods, and payday lenders...

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NSPCC warning over Tinder-like app for teenagers.

A Tinder-like app for teenagers is putting young people at risk of predators by having no checks on users’ age, the NSPCC has warned. The Yellow app claims to have five million users and is the second most popular free lifestyle app after Tinder on the Apple app store in the UK. Like Tinder, users...

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Trimdon Foundry in Bloom

The Trimdon Foundry in Bloom group was rewarded for their hard work recently with the village being judged at a Bronze standard as part of the Northumbria in Bloom Competition. " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]As a first time entrant in the prestigious competition, the village was judged on three areas of Horticulture, Environment and Community...

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Wellbeing For Life achieves the County Durham Volunteer Kite Mark

Wellbeing for Life recognised for supporting volunteers Wellbeing for Life is the first service to achieve the County Durham Volunteer Kite Mark as a programme involving a partnership of organisations. The County Durham Volunteer Kite Mark is a quality standard designed to show that a volunteer involving organisation meets standards to overcome barriers to volunteering...

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Warning over safety of part worn tyres

Press Release  26 October 2016 - Part Worn Tyres Motorists are being warned about the safety of part worn tyres after a survey found many do not meet legal requirements in County Durham. Durham County Council’s consumer protection service visited a number of local part worn tyres outlets to check whether they had procedures in...

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How Should £100K Be Spent In Our Area?

Press Release 28 October 2016 How would you like to see £100,000 spent in your local area? From 1 November communities across County Durham can take part in an online vote on how their Area Action Partnership (AAP) should spend £100,000 next year. An annual budget of £100,000 is given to each of the 14...

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Puddle Ducks Classes at Trimdon

Puddle Ducks Tees Valley At Puddle Ducks Tees valley, we provide Baby and Pre-school classes (from birth to pre-schoolers) Swim Academy classes for Primary school aged children (up to 10 years). We are now running classes in the Sedgefield area as well as Hartlepool, Yarm, Darlington and Shotton. We teach all children as individuals and...

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Trimdon Girl called up to Great Britain Squad

A member of the Trimdon community has received her second call up to represent her country in the sport of dragon boat racing.   25 year old Rachel Elliott, originally from Trimdon, County Durham moved to St Neots early in 2015 to further her career as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist with the NHS. She joined...

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Trimfest 2016

A celebration of art, music and cultures from across the world, 20th - 30th October 2016 presented with Trimdon Parish Council Trimfest GemArts Mini Mela Saturday 22nd October 2016 Time 11am - 3pm Cost FREE Venue Trimdon Junior School, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU Take part in half term family fun, celebrating diversity and...

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Dementia Advisor Sedgefield Area

Dementia Advisor Alzheimer’s Society is providing a new free and confidential service in County Durham. Dementia Advisors aim to provide the right information at the right time, to support people with memory problems and the people caring for them. This can be done face-to-face or over the phone, backed up with written information if needed....

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RESTAURANT V’S BAND..WHO WILL WIN?

It turns out, they are both winners. Local Indian restaurant Cinnamon Spice Club have agreed to sponsor local band The Voluntears. After speaking with Sabir Ahmed owner of Cinnamon Spice Club, it became apparent why he wanted to sponsor The Voluntears. "They are a local band and we are a local business, I speak to...

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Stop Smoking For October

Press release 21/9/16 October is Stoptober, free local support available   Wellbeing for Life are offering free support to people who are willing to take the challenge to stop smoking for the month of October. You are four times more likely to quit for good with help from a Wellbeing for Life Health Trainer; it’s...

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Consultation on responsible dog ownership

Press Release 09 September 2016 Durham County Council is asking the public to have their say on new enforcement powers to help protect our parks and open spaces against irresponsible dog owners. From Monday 12 September until Monday 5 December, people are being encouraged to let the council know their thoughts on plans to implement...

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Phil Wilson MP Visits Trimdon Village Hall ‘Over 60’s project

Phil Wilson MP visited a project in Trimdon Village that is tackling isolation in later life to raise awareness of these vital services. He is encouraging those who are feeling isolated to get involved in the host of activities being offered across at the centre whilst also pressing for further financial support to keep these...

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Dyno Plumbing in Trimdon Grange

Dyno Plumbing are pleased to announce that they have now completed the purchase of the site next to DLI in Trimdon Grange and will be commencing full scale completion of the property next week. Their plan is to be fully operational from the building by the New Year. They are still seeking someone to join...

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Ex-Trimdon man David Rose publishes his first novel

Former head teacher David Rose has penned his debut novel Standing Orders, which draws on the trauma of his own myeloma diagnosis David Rose was diagnosed with myeloma a decade ago and, although he is in temporary remission, has been told it will return at some point in the future. The grandfather now wants to...

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Growing Forward Together

Press Release 12 August 2016 Communities show pride by ‘growing forward together’ Communities are working together to make positive changes to where they live as part of an environmental improvement scheme. The Growing Forward Together group aims to bring residents, children and businesses from Trimdon Station and Deaf Hill village together to improve their community....

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Macmillan Joining The Dots – Durham

Press Release 26th July 2016 Durham County Council in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support is embarking on a flagship project to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. The impact a cancer diagnosis can have on an individual and their family goes beyond medical treatment. Many people with a cancer diagnosis may experience a...

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Trimdon Parish Summer Programme 2016

at TRIMDON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRIMDON GRANGE COMMUNITY CENTRE AND TRIMDON VILLAGE HALL July 22nd to August 19th 2016 Dear Parent, We are going to run a Summer Holiday Programme for Children and Young People. This is supported by Trimdon Parish Council, Durham County Council, County Durham Foundation, East Durham Rural Corridor AAP and the management...

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Up 2U Funding Scheme 2016

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP are excited to announce the launch of Its Up 2U funding scheme for 2016! The scheme this year will be for capital projects – this can include for example, centre refurbishment, new furniture, play equipment, large items of equipment (please contact us if you are unsure about a possible capital...

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Board members needed to deliver Healthwatch in County Durham

PRESS RELEASE 16.06.2016 New Healthwatch – seeks Board members A newly formed consortium comprising of the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), Durham Community Action (DCA), and Citizens Advice County Durham (CACD) has secured the contract to deliver Healthwatch County Durham. Healthwatch County Durham is the independent consumer champion for health and social care. Healthwatch is responsible...

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Volunteers sought to shine light on Durham Light Infantry 10th battalion

Volunteers are being urged to “join up” and help unearth the history of the Durham Light Infantry’s “Shiny Tenth”. The regiment’s 10th battalion was raised in 1914 as part of Kitchener’s New Army and fought across the Western Front, including the Battles of Ypres, Hooge, Delville Wood, Arras, Inverness Copse and Passchendaele. But in the...

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Get active with Durham County Council’s month of walking

Durham County Council Press Release 06 May 2016 A month of healthy walking activities has been launched by Durham County Council as it announces it is taking part in the Everybody Active North East campaign. The campaign is a collaborative project with Public Health England (PHE) North East and all twelve north east councils, showcasing...

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Big Spring Clean 2016

Press Release 22/03/2016 People are being reminded that they can still spruce up their communities in this year’s Big Spring Clean campaign. The campaign, which started in February, will see Durham County Council, LitterFree Durham and Darlington Borough Council team up for the sixth time. Residents, schools and community groups still have until Sunday 17...

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£1.5m worth of European funding available

Press Release 1 March 2016 Another £1.5m worth of European funding is now available for projects to strengthen the economy of rural areas across the Durham Coast and Lowland areas. The Durham Coast and Lowland (DCL) LEADER programme is seeking applications for the grant to fund projects that increase farm productivity, boost rural tourism or...

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Free Central Heating System From The Warm Up North Partnership.

Durham County Council Warm Homes Campaign Newsletter January 2016 Dear Stakeholder, Are you living in a cold house in County Durham? You could qualify for a FREE central heating system from the Warm Up North partnership. The Warm Up North partnership which comprises of nine local authorities including Durham County Council and British Gas...

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CDFC Funding Advice Sessions

County Durham Community Foundation has a wide range of funding available to voluntary and community groups and has three upcoming sessions arranged. Funding of up to £5000 is available and the Foundation have arranged three funding sessions to give those wanting to apply the opportunity to both find out what is available and get the...

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Durham devolution poll to begin

Press Release 11 January 2016 Residents in County Durham will be asked for their views on devolution when a county-wide poll begins this week. The results will help to inform the decision over whether Durham County Council agrees to sign a final North East devolution agreement. The agreement would see more decisions made locally and...

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Free road safety training vouchers for young drivers

Press Release 11 January 2016 Young drivers in County Durham and Darlington can benefit from extra road safety training thanks to a free voucher scheme. The Excelerate programme is designed to target the three main types of crashes young people are involved in by providing training at five key stages. Durham County Council co-ordinates and...

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Trimdon Times Archives 2016