Entries by Alan Shaw

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 […]

Seeking the family of Thomas Tallentire (d.1918)

The Town Council is trying to trace descendants/ relatives of Thomas Tallentire. Early in WW1, Tom joined the 15th. Battalion DLI, and then was attached to the I.B.D – Infantry Base Depot as a yellow arm-banded instructor (canary) at Etaples. Tom put the new drafts through their paces. He was then sent back into the line […]

County Council offering Winter Car Safety Checks

Keeping safe on the roads this winter Motorists are being urged to stay safe on the roads this winter by making sure their vehicles are fully prepared. Durham County Council provides MOT testing and winter vehicle health checks at its servicing centres for members of the public and businesses. Health checks involve looking at tyres, […]

Request for Volunteers – Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We urgently need dog walking volunteers in Annfield Plain, Stanley for a local resident who is not able to walk their three little […]

Council to support new Community Hub proposal

At Tuesday’s Council meeting, Stanley Town Councillors voted unanimously to support a new social project aimed to address social, training, health and wellbeing needs for a range of residents. The project, provisionally named ‘PACT House’, will be a collaboration between Stanley Police, the Town Council and other key partners and will be a ‘one stop […]