These are various pages which have appeared during 2017 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 2017 on the Trimdon Times
Choose the year from the list on the right, (or bottom of page on small screens) or select from the main archive page.
Other shorter articles are listed on the ‘Local articles’ page.

TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes

New classes in Durham Tees Valley PRESS RELEASE Spring Term 2018 (Starts 25th january 2018) How do we communicate with others, when we don’t speak the same language? How do you ask for help or understand others? You may find that you turn to your hands- and express yourself using...

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Lead Stolen From Local Church Roof

‘Avaricious thieves’ blamed for Sedgefield Church lead theft Lead thieves have struck again at St Edmund’s ancient parish church in Sedgefield. Churchwarden Brian Mutch said today that the raiders had caused “a considerable amount of damage”. Water was now seeping into the building and threatening roof timbers which date back...

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St Edmund’s counts cost of second church lead-theft

Two faces that sum up the distress felt by many people after a second raid by lead thieves on the roof of St Edmund’s Church in Sedgefield. The Revd. Michael Thompson, Team Vicar in the parish of the Upper Skerne and Parish warden Brian Mutch are pictured during an interview...

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Christmas services in the Upper Skerne

Christmas may still be a few days away but churches in the parish of the Upper Skerne - at Bishop Middleham, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Village - are well prepared for the festive season. Services are as follows: CAROL SERVICES Church Date Time St Catherine, Fishburn Wednesday 13th...

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Keyboard Recital Boosts Church Funds

Press Release from the Parish of the Upper Skerne ‘Wonderful recital’ boosts Trimdon Church funds Smiles all round after an evening keyboard recital by organist Alex Ord boosted the funds of St Alban’s Church at Trimdon Grange by £176. The recital in the church featured music by Bach, Mozart, Schumann,...

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Crime and Antisocial Behaviour In Trimdon

Local Crime Radio news reports discussing crime and antisocial behaviour in Trimdon, and what course of action the relevant authorities are considering. These articles taken from a regular BBC Tees radio program hosted by Gary Philipson, original article broadcast 8th November 2017 https://trimdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Thu-Nov-09-2017.mp3 Updates aired 13th November 2017, third recording...

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Trimfest 2017

TRIMFEST 19TH – 27TH OCTOBER 2017 A celebration of art, music and cultures from across the world   Schedule: DO NOT ENTER THE ZOO Sunday 15 October, 3.00pm, Trimdon Station Community Centre SINGING WORKSHOP FOR THE OVER 60’s Thursday 19 October, 11.00am-12 noon, Trimdon Village Hall TRIMDON COMMUNITY CONCERT Thursday...

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Durham County Council calls for action to tackle GP shortage

Press Release August 2017 A member of Durham County Council’s Cabinet has written to MPs on behalf of the authority calling on them to lobby the government to tackle a national shortage of GPs, after raising the issue at a council meeting. Cllr Lucy Hovvels, the council’s Cabinet member for...

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Last chance to apply for Environment Awards

Press Release 19th July 2017 Environmental champions in County Durham are being encouraged to apply for a prestigious annual awards scheme before it’s too late. The County Durham Environment Awards are held each year to celebrate the green achievements of local individuals, businesses, community organisations and schools. They reward environmental...

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Campaign launched to tackle sugar consumption

People across the county are being encouraged to cut down on sugar and raise awareness about its impact on health as part of a new initiative. Organisations, businesses and individuals across the county are being asked to join the SUGAR SMART Durham campaign by taking actions to help make it...

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Council cracks down on scammers

Press Release Wednesday, 19 July 2017 Trading standards officers in County Durham investigated almost 200 scams during the first half of 2017. Fake lotteries and prize draws along with fraudsters imitating government and local authority services are the most common scams to be reported to Durham County Council since January....

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Trimdon Summer Breakout Programme 2017

July 25th to August 18th *Please note : Timetables revised 18th July 2017 This Activity programme has been organised through TGCC, TSRA and TCCA. All three centres have fundraised and contributed staff, resources and funding to make this happen. This has also been supported by Lucy Hovells, Peter Brooks and...

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World Championship success for Trimdon’s local Dance School!

DANCE IT LIVE IT with Sophie Johnson, attended The World Championships at Blackpool, Winter Gardens at the end of June 2017. " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The squad of dancers competed in Freestyle Disco, Lyrical Slow Dance and Pairs/Duets. The majority of dancers all placed in the final with Kieran...

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Trimdon Summer Breakout

Trimdon Community College, Trimdon Grange Community Centre and Trimdon Station Residents association are going to be running a Summer programme of activities for children and young people ages 7 and above. ** Timetables now online here (added 14th July 2017) The programme will run every day except Mondays from Tuesday...

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Food Safety Week June 2017

Press Release Monday, 19 June 2017 Remember the 4Cs for safe summer food People are being encouraged to think about food hygiene as the warm weather continues and thoughts turn to al fresco eating. Durham County Council is supporting Food Safety Week, which starts today (Monday, 19 June), by offering...

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Press Release Wednesday, 21 June 2017 Durham County Council is flying the flag for the armed forces this week. The Armed Forces Day flag has been raised at County Hall, in Durham, in preparation for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 24 June and Reserves Day on Wednesday, 21 June. Representatives...

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Trimdon Village Doctor’s Surgery

Urgent News Update from Paul Trippett, 14th June 2017 Surgery Closure The Skerne Medical Group will be sending letters out informing patients that they will be closing the Trimdon Village Surgery next week, and they will say it is a temporary measure due to staff shortages. I am not so...

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Volunteers Week 2017

Press Release Thursday, 1 June 2017 People are being encouraged to get involved with various volunteering projects across County Durham in support of Volunteers Week. Volunteers Week takes place between 1 and 7 June and celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Last year over 4,500...

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Trimdon Parish Scarecrow Competition 2017

Trimdon Parish Council is delighted to announce it is holding a Scarecrow Competition again this year, following the overwhelming success of last year’s competition. The Competition will run from 1st – 18th June with judging taking place on Monday 19th June. There will be the following prizes: Best Resident Award...

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Deaf Hill Miners Remembrance Day

Deaf Hill Miners Banner Group are holding a mining heritage remembrance day in Trimdon Colliery & Deaf Hill WMC on Whit Monday afternoon, 29th May 2017. It's 50 years since the closure of Deaf Hill colliery, so to remember the heritage of mining & miners in Deaf Hill and surrounding...

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Wedding Open Day at Durham

Press Release: 27 March 2017 Time to plan your big day! Couples looking for a venue for their special day should make sure to visit Durham’s Aykley Heads House register office when it hosts a wedding open day this weekend. The event takes place at the Durham County Council registration...

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Wellbeing for Life – Bowel Cancer Screening: Have you received your kit?   The County Durham Wellbeing for Life service is working in the local community to promote bowel cancer screening and encourage men and women to take part. Wellbeing for Life are working in partnership with local GP surgeries...

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Trimdon Cycling Club

Trimdon Cycling Club was established 10 years ago for anyone in the Trimdons, Sedgefield and surrounding area to enjoy leisure cycling. The club meets every first Wednesday of the month in Trimdon Community College at 6.30pm. We are currently seeking new members to join the club, so whether you are...

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Changes to urgent care in Stockton and Hartlepool

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] A new integrated urgent care service for illness and minor injuries is being launched in Stockton and Hartlepool at 8am on 1 April. Walk in services at Tithebarn House in Stockton on Tees will close on 31 March 2017. The GP surgery will remain open....

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Dyno Plumbing Nearing Completion In Trimdon Grange

  Dyno Plumbing are pleased to announce that they are on schedule for opening in April 2017. The site next to DLI in Trimdon Grange was purchased in September 2016 and is now almost complete. Cliff Barry of Dyno Plumbing, said; "Things are moving along at a very healthy pace...

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Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal Class at Trimdon

News Splash!!! We are now running an Aqua Natal Class at our Trimdon House Lodge Pool on a Wednesday evening at 6.15pm. You even can start your Puddle Ducks journey before your bundle of joy arrives. Experience the perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise - a wonderful way to...

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