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Sedgefield News

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Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre – Saturday 18 May

As SCA’s largest and longest-standing event, Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre is a highlight in the community calendar.

Since the pandemic, the fayre has grown, with an array of new craft stalls, bumper crowds, and great community support.

Community help needed Help on the day remains crucial; to carry across, set up, take down and carry back gazebos (and weights), tables and chairs and to set up the performance arena in the middle of the green as well as the attractions and activities on the lawns at Ceddesfeld. We’re looking for strong, fit people to help between 8am and 9am and from 4pm to 5:30pm.

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Visit to Downing Street

On 27 February, Stephen and Sharon Brown had the pleasure of visiting 10 Downing Street as a guest of Sedgefield MP Paul Howell who kindly nominated them for the Community Food and Farming Awards.

Bravery award

Sedgefield Primary are very proud to celebrate a pupils’, unique Bravery Award. Roman (age 9) is to receive an award at St James’ Park in Newcastle from Brave Hearts of the North East.

Bees at Hardwick

What should you do if you get a swarm of bees in your garden?

Well, first of all try and identify if they are honey bees. Honey bees are small and vary in colour from golden brown to almost black.

Diamond Wedding

Ashley and Barbara Cummings of Spring Lane, Sedgefield celebrated 60 years of marriage on 4 April.

Bicycle racks and ‘Active Travel’ in Sedgefield

It was great to read a letter in Sedgefield News that put the spotlight on the new bicycle racks that have been installed in the centre of our community.

This is one of numerous initiatives that are being delivered by the Active Travel Project, an ongoing collaboration between Durham County Council, Sedgefield Town Council, the Sedgefield Bicycle and Active Travel Group (BAT) and Fishburn Parish Council.

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Community Life.

Read about the latest community life stories, including, Neighbourhood Watch, Police report, the latest SDT Project news, Sustain Sedgefield, Repair Cafe: Are you a fixer or a mender?, Ceddesfeld Hall, Nature Diary and your letters.

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// What's On?

Regular Events, Diary, Arts & Entertainment.

All the details you need to know about the monthly events in and around Sedgefield including, the local history society, U3A, Quiz nights, County market, Veterans, WI, Sedgefield in Bloom, Rock & Blues club, Players/SPYS and more.

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Our Local Sport.

Chris Lines brings you a sports round up from local clubs such as Athletics (Sedgefield Harriers), Sedgefield Football Teams, Squash, Rugby, Cricket, Bowls, Boccia and more.

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Sedgefield Development Trust Projects

Farmers Market

The market is held every first Sunday of the Month, on the village green, from 8.30am to 12.15pm. We have up to 20 stall holders with a wide range of local produce.

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Energy Saving

The Thermal Imaging Camera loan scheme is a new project brought to you by Sedgefield Development Trust. We want to help you spot heat loss around your home with one of our FLIR thermal imaging cameras, which you can loan for free. Its simple to use though your smart phone and it helps you to find draughts in your home..

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Woodland & Wildlife

A newly planted community woodland at NETPark, Sedgefield. With an aim to increase biodiversity and develop a green space for the community.

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Homework Help

Our volunteers help students and pupils with their homework, to gain understanding and confidence so that they can do more on their own.

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Friendly Fixers

Do you enjoy getting handy with a hammer or a needle?
Would you like to share your skills and learn new ones?

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Bike and Active Travel

A group set up to promote Cycling and active travel in and around Sedgefield.

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