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 with the 14th. Battalion DLI and won the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field at Cambrai in November 1917. Promoted to Corporal and section commander he was killed-in-action on the flank command with his company from the 19th. Battalion DLI (Bantams) during the German Spring offensive in March 1918.
Tom, the pit man proved to be an exceptional soldier, a mentor and leader of men who paid the ultimate price, he holds a cherished place in the history of our town. He is remembered on the plaques at Memorial Park in South Moor. We believe that Thomas’s family may still live in the Stanley area and we would love to make contact with any relatives and would be very keen to find any photographs of him.  If you can help, please Contact Us

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, the battery, wipers, the engine, heating and ventilation, washers, anti-freeze and starter and charger systems.

All works, including MOTs, are carried out by fully qualified technicians and customers do not have to have repairs done there and then, however staff will advise of any work needed to bring the vehicle up to legal standard and withstand a long winter.

Michael Toas, county fleet manager, said: “Vehicle health checks can help make sure your car or van is ready for frosty driving conditions. With winter almost here and temperatures starting to drop, now is the time to think about when your vehicle was last checked as being prepared could help you keep safe and on the move.”

MOTs cost from £42 and are available for cars, minibuses and commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, while winter health checks are priced from £26.

To book an MOT or winter health check contact any of the following council service centres:

 

  • Annfield Plain Morrison Busty depot on 03000 265 638
  • Chilton depot on 03000 266 247
  • Meadowfield depot on 03000 269 342
  • Peterlee depot on 03000 264 100

 

For further information visit www.durham.gov.uk/MOT

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 dogs a 6 year old Shih Tzu, and two dear little 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who would love to go for a good walk. If anyone would like to volunteer we would be delighted to hear from them.
We wondered if you would be able to help us publicise our need for volunteers in the area.
We always need new volunteers so even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you,
Please call during office hours 01736 758707 email us at volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk or check out our website for more details www.cinnamon.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1134680 The Cinnamon Trust is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HE. Company Number 07004861

Tanfield Wins Gold

Tanfield Village wins GOLD in the Northumbria in Bloom, Britain in Bloom Regional Competition 2015. Check out the Tanfield in Bloom website here for more information.

New Community hub?

Council to support new Community Hub proposal

New Community hub?

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 shop’ for a number of support and community services, many of which are about to be displaced by the imminent closure of the Tommy Armstrong centre.  The Town Council has agreed to taking on the lease of the former Lloyds Bank building in Front Street Stanley to provide a base for a number of community projects, including a youth cafe, advice services and a number of others.  More information to follow.