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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".


Please complete our survey, and enter our free prize draw.


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




An early Christmas treat! Energy Switch saves villagers £1000s

Those of you who joined the Sedgefield Energy Switch should all have received your own offers for the supply of electricity and gas for the coming year. Now we can tell you the bigger picture for people in our area.

- 216 people successfully registered with the scheme in Sedgefield, Fishburn, Bradbury and Mordon, plus a few friends from further afield.

- The potential average saving per household was over £200, and the biggest potential saving was more than £700!

- Over 60% of the people who registered could save more than £150.

- The total potential savings to residents in our area who registered with the scheme, if all participating customers accept their offer, is almost £48,000!

If you have taken part in this scheme and are happy with your results please tell your friends and family; we want people in Sedgefield to benefit as much as possible.


Future registration

For those people who did not register by 13th October, the next opportunity will start on the 2nd December and be open until the 2nd February 2015. The auction will take place on 3rd February. Offers based on the results of the next auction will be issued to those who register by 13th February.

Offers and acceptance should be made by 16th March 2015.


Sedgefield Energy Switch is done as part of the ‘Big Energy Switch’, which, in Sedgefield, Fishburn, Bradbury and Mordon is organised for the community by the volunteers of Sedgefield Development Trust.

December Events Diary

Monday 1st -

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Open meeting at 11am in Sedgefield Parish Hall. Methodist Wives & Friends 7.30pm. Carols, Mince Pies & Ginger Wine!

Sedgefield Local History Society Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. Programme change. Social, with festive refreshments, mini quiz & shared Christmas experiences. We hope to have Chris Clennell next year.

Tuesday 2nd

Neighbourhood Watch Christmas Panel Meeting 7 pm, in the Fletcher Room, Parish Hall.

Sedgefield Gardening Club 7.30pm in Ceddesfeld Hall. Christmas party with Faith Supper.

Wednesday 3rd

Sedgefield WI Parish Hall at 715pm. Games Night & Pooled Supper. Members' Competition, a handmade Christmas Card. Visitors always welcome

Friday 5th

Sedgefield in Bloom Christmas Coffee Morning 10-11.30 am in the Parish Hall. Delicious homemade cakes & scones, gifts, crafts, books, tombola & raffle. You might even see Santa !

Sedgefield & District U3A 2pm, Parish Hall. Christmas Party, Xmas Buffet, Quiz and Fun! For information call Brenda on 01740 629574

Youth café at Toshach’s open from 7 - 9pm

Saturday 6th

Sedgefield Hand Bell Ringers are playing in Sainsbury’s store.

Sale of Cards & Posters by Spennymoor Artist, Colin J Richardson. Durham Town Hall 9.30am to 4 pm. In aid of the artist’s and Rotary’s chosen charities. Signing.

Sunday 7th

Sedgefield Christmas Farmers’ Market from 8.30am on the Village Green. Should be fun!

Tuesday 9th

Jazz in St Edmund’s 7pm.

Ladies’ Club Ceddesfeld Hall. Christmas Social & Buffet

Friday 12th

The Country Market Parish Hall, 10 - 11.30am. Home baking, Jam, Cards, Plants & Crafts. Refreshments are on sale so it’s a good place to catch up with friends!

Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club. 7.45 pm. Main guest Happy Cats plus John Wrightson Band & Billingham Silver Band. £11, inc Xmas buffet. Tel 621347

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th

Fishburn Junior Band playing in Sainsbury’s

Lyrics Christmas Concerts 7pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets £5 (£4 under 16) from Tickety Boo, Connie Spring (01740) 621196 or any choir member.

Saturday 13th

Cricket Club Quiz Night starting at 8pm. Presented by Peter Burnip

Monday 15th

Meditation Group St Edmund’s Church. 7 - 7.30pm. All welcome

Methodist Wives & Friends Christmas meal out.

Friday 19th

Youth café at Toshach’s open from 7 - 9pm

Saturday 27th - Tuesday 30th

Beauty & the Beast - Sedgefield Players’ Pantomime: Sat 27th 2pm & 7pm;

Sun 28th, 2pm; Mon 29th 7pm, Tues 30th, 8pm. Tickets from Tickety Boo & players.


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Manor House Sedgefield-Offices to let

Offices at this magnificent building at the heart of Sedgefield have become available for rent.  There are 17 offices which can be let as individual offices or suites to create larger facilities.

This is a unique opportunity as it is unlikely that so many offices will become available simultaneously again for rent in the future.  Furnished and unfurnished offices are now available.

Facilities for business include meeting room, coffee room, car parking and archiving space.  Business support is also available if required.

The Manor House is a historical building that was built in 1707 and has been used as a school, council offices and magistrate’s court.  Being located in the Manor House, overlooking the village green means being a part of the history of this impressive town.

For more information or to make an enquiry see or contact the new owners, Manor House (1707) Ltd. on 01740 62 99 99.


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