SEDGEFIELD WEB

Produced by volunteers for the people of Sedgefield, Bradbury, Mordon & Fishburn

SUNDAY 5th APRIL

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Whether you live here, have historic connections here or if you are planning a visit, Sedgefield Web is for YOU.

We hope it's a resource that you will want to use again and again, so please keep us posted. Feel free to contribute - photos, news, information - help us keep it fresh. Sedgefield Web is ready and RARING TO GROW!

About Sedgefield Development Trust

Produced by volunteers for the people of Sedgefield, Bradbury, Mordon & Fishburn. Sedgefield Web is a community enterprise, one of the projects of Sedgefield Development Trust Limited (SDT). SDT is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee and is owned and controlled by the community.

Roger, Chairman-Sedgefield Development Trust

"SDT is very proud of our new venture and of the team that has worked so hard to bring it to you. I am quite sure it will prove to be just as popular and successful as its partner, Sedgefield News".

#ShroveTuesday

In #Sedgefield it's about a ball

Stephen Curry’s brilliant 1995 photo went viral on Twitter!

 

Sports editor, Chris Lines caught the beginning of this year’s game

Development Trust looks to the future

The good turnout for Sedgefield Development Trust’s recent AGM may have been down to the attraction of the venue – the Old Court Room in the Manor House – or maybe it was simply that the last year has been a busy one. Most probably a little of both.

 

The Chairman’s report highlighted the fact that just a few new volunteers had enabled the Trust to pursue two new projects. That extra capacity has helped it to become the only community led organisation in the country to join the Big Community Switch to get better gas and electricity prices for our residents; other areas participating are led by local Councils. The success of Sedgefield Energy Switch, as we call our initiative, has been beyond our most optimistic dreams. We have far higher sign up rates and acceptance rates of the offers made than anywhere else and we saved around £26,000 for our participating residents. That money is in your or your neighbour’s bank account or purse right now!

 

New volunteers also enabled the Trust to take over leadership of Sedgefield Farmers’ Market and they have helped transform it so that it currently offers as many stalls as it did at its historical best as well as offering customers a broader range of local produce.

 

The year also saw big steps forward in the use of social media to keep residents and followers far and wide, up to date and involved. Both Sedgefield News and Sedgefield Farmers’ Market can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Other projects, including the News and SedgefieldWeb, continue successfully and our latest initiative, Sew Easy, will be on a community stall at the market on March 1st.

 

Perhaps as a reflection of the extra projects we have been able to drive, the AGM agreed to the election of two more Directors and Trustees; they are Sandy Clubley and Olwen Downs. The Trust, however would still like one or two more volunteers to help with aspects of producing Sedgefield News. The full Chairman’s report can be read at www.sedgefieldweb.co.uk

Are you a Rhododendron or a Rose? Witch Hazel or Hellebore? Sedgefield Gardening Club aims to discover more!

English countryside and gardens, natural, flowing and inspirational. Each season brings its wondrous joy to our mind and soul. We meet at the beautiful and iconic Ceddesfeld Hall on the first Tuesday of the month, and meetings are fun and informal with presentations on a variety of garden related topics by exciting guest speakers.

The AGM is in March and the first presentation of the year is by Adam Prest on Tuesday 7th April. It’s set to be an evening of exuberant creativity! Adam is inviting members and guests to bring unusual, fun or challenging containers that he can fill with flowers!

In July we will visit the wonderfully exciting gardens of Martin and Jill Fish at Thirsk. Martin is an RHS judge, well known broadcaster and consultant to the Harrogate Flower Show.

Gardening Club annual membership is available to members of the SCA for just £2 and admission to the April presentation with Adam is £3 for members, £4 for non members. 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. Join us and share our passion and enthusiasm for nature!

Pictured below are Nancy Wells, Suzanne Hopper, Chair, John Nicholls & demonstrator, Adam Prest

at Sedgefield Garden Club.

 

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