Sedgefield News Online

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

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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".


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The Sedgefield News has been in print for over 11 years, with a circulation of more than 3,000 copies and a significant readership both within and outside of the Sedgefield, Fishburn, Mordon and Bradbury area.


The volunteers and Trustees of the Sedgefield Development Trust who contribute to producing and distributing the newspaper are extremely proud of their achievements in bringing the Sedgefield News to you every month, and as a recipient of the free newspaper we would now really like to hear your views.


Please complete this short survey so we can understand whether you find the Sedgefield News free newspaper to be of value, and why, and give us your ideas about whether and how you’d like to see it develop in the future. Could we ask you to please complete the survey by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 10th December.



All completed surveys received by 12 noon on Wednesday 10th December will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance to win one of 3 great prizes!


Each of the 3 winning entries drawn at random will win either:

** £20 voucher to spend at Sedgefield Farmers Market, or

** A free advertisement in the Sedgefield News, sized 6 x 4 cm (worth £21)


The winners will be announced in the January edition of the Sedgefield News




Scenes from the October Sedgefield Farmers’ Market, where the long felt need of a cuppa came to pass, & for music we had the sweet sound of the Northumbrian pipes. There’s a really happy vibe about the market these days and a greater than ever variety of stalls. Preparations for a special Christmas Market are well under way and meanwhile, there’s November 2nd - a Sociable Sunday!

Local Club in Blues Hall of Fame

“Bringing the blues to you” is Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club’s strap-line but it’s also gaining this little town a fine reputation in the “wide blue yonder!” Organisers assumed it was some kind of April fool when they heard that the Club was to be inducted into the American Heritage Blues Hall of Fame, but it wasn't April, and it was true! For only the second time, the awards were held in the UK, at Newcastle Blues Club. Sedgefield club’s award was in recognition of the efforts of volunteers to bring internationally renowned artists to play in the North East. A non profit organisation, the club started only four years ago, since when news has spread among the blues fraternity, about the quality of the acts booked and the warm welcome given to artists, who seem to love the place!

Four names were on the certificates, but the wider team deserves mention: Chris & Paul on sound & lights, Judith & Jane who run the bar, Viv and others behind the scenes and John Finlayson who was inducted individually for his quality blues photography. The loyal audience makes a big difference too! Six or seven gigs a year is as much as the club can manage and most of them sell out. It really is special, which you can see for yourself if you read the comments left by band and audience members at If you've never been, try the next gig on 28th November with Marcus Malone. See the parish hall re-invented as a fantastic venue, with superb sound, a real bluesy atmosphere and local award winning cask ales. If you’ve been before, you're probably coming anyway!



Sedgefield Web is dedicated to providing a service for the community and enhancing daily life. Focused and strategic online advertising and directory listings for local businesses provide a cost effective means of increasing the awareness of your company.


Sedgefield Web is a focal point for community knowledge and a superb resource centre for anyone looking for trades & businesses around Sedgefield.


We can even design your advert for you.



Sedgefield Energy Switch

The auction for the best electricity and gas prices went ahead on October 14th. At the time of going to print, full details of the winning suppliers are not to hand but it is known that they have created bespoke tariffs for this auction only, and initial indications are that, based on average usage, these are currently market leading. By the time you read this participants should have received individual offers. If you have not received your offer by 4th November please let us know. If you choose to accept, what you need to do should be clear and straight forward, but if you have any difficulties or questions you can still use the dedicated telephone no 07980 134 594, to contact a Sedgefield Energy Switch volunteer. Sedgefield Development Trust’s Energy Switch Scheme gained 241 local energy consumers and added to those in other collective switching schemes across the country around 17,000 consumers participated. Sedgefield Energy Switch achieved far higher participation from our area than most other schemes across the country did, so well done to all who joined in to make our joint efforts worth bidding for!

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