Entries by Alan Shaw

Christmas Lights Switch On – 6th December

Next Sunday will see the festive season get started in Stanley! The Town Council has organised a fun family day for everybody. The Christmas Fayre returns to Civic Hall starting at 10am, with lots of stalls selling gifts for all the family. Bring the kids to Santa’s Grotto and stop for Coffee and cake, or […]

Town Council to ‘Ask Stanley’ in 2016

The Town Council will be launching a comprehensive consultation with residents of the Parish in the New Year.  We want to build a plan for the next 5 years that focuses on delivering things that people who live in the Parish think are important, so we will be asking every resident aged 13 or over […]

Town Council launches Blue Plaque Scheme

Stanley Town Council is launching a blue plaque scheme within the Parish to celebrate the area’s heritage. The Parish includes not just Stanley but surrounding villages including Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Tanfield, South Moor and Craghead. The intention will be to commemorate noteworthy individuals and locations across the Parish and develop a heritage trail for the […]

Environmental Awards for Stanley Projects

Two Environmental Projects from the Stanley area have been recognised this week in Durham County Partnership’s 2015 Environmental Awards.  The Catchgate Neighbourhood Planter Scheme, which was led by the Neighbourhood Watch with support from the Town Council and Tanfield in Bloom were both commended for their valuable contributions to the quality and appearance of the […]

Stanley AAP Forum Event and Small Grants Fund 2015/16 Launch

Stanley AAP is providing the opportunity for local groups and organisations to apply for a small grant to help them deliver projects and activities in the Stanley area. Funding of £30,000 has been made available by Stanley AAP and we would like to invite local organisations to consider submitting an application.  You can apply for […]

Remembrance Events this Weekend

Details of the Remembrance Events being held this Sunday around Stanley: Annfield Plain 1.45 Tesco Car Park march to St Teresa’s church 2pm Service at St Teresa’s. 2.30pm March from Church to Memorial in Park 2.45 approx Wreath laying in Park at Memorial Kyo Laws Methodist Church 10.30 ServiceShield Row Lane, Stanley. Co. Durham DH9 […]

Bonfire Incidents down

Bonfire night statistics collected by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service show a decrease in the number of incidents attended by the Service compared to last year. The CDDFRS control centre and operational crews coped well throughout bonfire night taking 128 calls (up 7 per cent on 2014) and attending 67 incidents (down […]

Twizell Burn Project

Members of Stanley Town Council voted to support a project initiated by the Wear Rivers Trust, Nothumbrian Water and Durham County Council to improve the area around the Twizell Burn watercourse in Stanley.  The Twizell starts it’s course around the Morrison Busty and has suffered from poor water quality, drainage and poor amenity along it’s […]

Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal

The appeal was first set up in 2006 for children in the Derwentside area and to date has helped over 3500 children have a happier Christmas day. Last year with your help and generosity 534 children in Derwentside woke up to presents on Christmas morning, 361 of those in the Stanley area.  In anticipation of […]

Blooming Good Fun Awards

[layerslider id=”15″]This year saw the second running of Stanley Town Council’s “Blooming Good Fun” initiative, a competition for residents to create the most spectacular gardens, yards and planters in the Stanley area. Participation increased from the first competition last year, with twice as many entrants. Twenty passionate green fingered members/groups of the Stanley Community submitted […]