Snippets from the August News
Have your say about your Heritage
Durham County Council, in partnership with the Sedgefield Civic Trust, are carrying out an in-depth survey of the Sedgefield Conservation Area and we would like your help with the survey.
The Sedgefield Character Assessment Toolkit will help identify what makes Sedgefield special and will help us to prepare a character appraisal for the village and develop management proposals for the conservation area later this year.
Our volunteers will be undertaking the Toolkit surveys all summer, and we would welcome the involvement of other interested community groups, residents and businesses who would like to join us.
So if you can spare a few hours over the summer or would just like to know more about the project please contact us at County Hall - telephone 03000 267146, email email@example.com.
Darlington Beekeepers At The Market
This stall attracted a lot of attention at Sedgefield Farmers’ Market in July and while the Darlington Beekeepers were here, apart from selling some delicious honey and showing off their brilliant beehive, they made us a very interesting offer. As you probably know, bees are essential to pollination, which is, quite co-incidentally, the subject of Steve’s Nature Diary this month.
How to pay for an advert
Because we now request payment in advance for adverts in Sedgefield News & Sedgefield Web we offer a number of options, to make payment as convenient as possible.
Advertisers, please remember to check your email around the 16th of the month. You’ll find your invoice in good time and not risk losing your advert.
- PayPal-By far the simplest method, as we also invoice via PayPal.
- BACS (bank transfer)-Text 07572 502 904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for our bank details.
- Credit card or cash-Text or email as above for details of where to pay.
- Cheque-Please note, your cheque must be received by us by the Pay By date on the invoice.
- Standing Order-Easily arranged and a good option if you want to advertise in the long term. No more invoices sent unless you want
them for your records.
- Block Bookings-Minimum of 6 months at 10% discount.
Beekeeping Course Another way to make a difference to pollination, with the bonus of your own honey production line, is to keep bees in your garden!
Educational Awards from Sedgefield Charities Sedgefield Charities invite applications from residents in Bishop Middleham, Bradbury, Cornforth, Fishburn, Mordon, Sedgefield & Trimdon for educational grants for study beyond A level or equivalent.
Fun at Sedgefield Hardwick Summer Fair The Fair began straight after Sports Day, and raised £1,152 altogether after costs - brilliant for such a small School, and paramount at present while we try to raise over £2,000 to take all the children to a pantomime at Christmas.
Swimming Hannah Featherstone, a member of Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club, recently represented Team GB at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Pole Climbing Pole climbing is a popular event during agricultural shows and big events in the Highlands. 16 year old Luke Towler from Sedgefield has recently taken up the sport and is already enjoying success.
Athletics The summer season is well underway and Sedgefield Harriers seniors and juniors are competing at events throughout the region.
Community Life Snippets
Sedgefield Village Neighbourhood & Crime Watch In June, Durham Police hosted a Neighbourhood Watch Event for NHW reps from across County Durham. A major topic was FRAUD.
The Sedgefield Plan - Sedgefield under Siege Since our last report we have hosted two very successful public meetings in the Parish Hall, both were well attended and the questions and comments were very interesting and helpful. At the meetings we reported that Sedgefield is truly under siege, developers have submitted, or announced an intention to submit plans for over 1000 new houses on land currently used for agriculture and all (with one exception) are outside of the built up area boundary laid out in the emergent Sedgefield Plan.
Energy Switch - another chance to save on Gas & Electricity The latest opportunity comes up this month to register for our Community Energy Switching Scheme, so why not register and join the existing 200+ Sedgefield residents who, on average, have reduced gas and electricity costs by more than £200 per annum.
Sun 2nd FARMERS’ MARKET 8.30am - 12.30 on the Village Green
Tue 4th Energy Switch Registration period opens
Sat 8th SEDGEFIELD AGRICULTURAL SHOW. Gates open 10am.