FREE Lumiere Transport & Tickets

Free Transport to Lumiere Thursday 12th November 6.15pm

Stanley AAP have 50 spare seats / tickets on a Coach leaving from Stanley Civic Hall Thursday at 6.15pm and returning around 9.00pm. If anyone is interested in securing a place on the coach please contact Stanley AAP 03000 265 325.

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 7SP

South Moor

10.45 Memorial Park

Craghead

10.40 at the War Memorial

Stanley

10.15 Service at St Andrews Church
10.45 at the Memorial in St Andrews Church

Tanfield

9.45am for service at St Margaret’s Church with wreath-laying.

In addition to the events at the weekend, the Town Council will be holding a wreath laying event  on Wednesday 11th November at the Civic Hall. All residents are invited to join us for 2 minutes silence.

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 17 per cent on 2014), 35 of which were fires (14 fewer fires than 2014).

Of the 128 calls taken by Control, 73 per cent were received between 4pm and 9pm.

Stuart Errington, chief fire officer for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We are pleased that year on year more people are following our advice and attending organised firework displays; a much safer and economical way to enjoy bonfire night.

“It is a tribute to the hard work of our staff and our partners, including the local authorities and police, that we have been able to continue to drive down these incidents and keep people safe in County Durham and Darlington. We would like to remind those people carrying forward bonfire events into the weekend to continue to follow the Firework Safety Code.”

 

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For further information, please contact Clare Robinson, communications manager

Phone 0191 375 5600 or email  crobinson@ddfire.gov.uk

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 course. Large areas along the course of the burn have been prone to flooding for many years.  There is a large project supported by partner agencies to solve the problems that the Twizell has and to improve the recreation value for residents.  At last Tuesday’s meeting, Councillors decided to support this project by:

  • Funding new paths in Memorial Park
  • Funding new paths along South Stanley Nature Reserve and Langley View
  • Funding a sustainable drainage scheme in Pine Street, South Moor as part of the Heritage Trail

The Town Council has already stated it will support proposals for the Heritage Trail in South Moor remembering men of the town who died in the First World War by maintaining the signage after it is installed. The parts of the scheme that the Town Council is funding will allow more people to enjoy walks along the banks of the Twizell and will improve the look and feel of Pine Street whilst reducing the flood risk for residents of South Moor.

Powerpoint Slides on Proposal

Funding Application and Background Information

 

Blooming Good Fun Awards

2022 saw another fantastic 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 and second.

Twenty passionate green fingered members/groups of the Stanley Community submitted their gardens, yards and open spaces into the competition. All the entries were of a very high standard, sparking excitement and big debate between judges.

The Awards Night

A Fantastic evening held at the Civic Hall Stanley, with guest speaker Ann Burns ‘Northumbria in Bloom Judge’ congratulating all the entrants. The 9 placed entries received a certificates, trophies and cash prizes. The awards night was also attended by local agencies including Durham County Council’s Civic Pride Team & Stanley’s Area Action Partnership. It was a terrific evening to reward residents who help to develop a sense of community and pride across the whole of the Parish.

Sergeant Dave Clark of Durham Constabulary, speaking at the event, hailed the project a success and talked about how well kept spaces and environments contribute to a decrease in Crime.

The competition was divided into 3 categories; Gardens, Planters & Yards, and Public Spaces.

If you are a gardener and would like to get involved next year, please Contact Us and we will add you to our mailing list and provide details of how to enter.

County Council offering Winter Car Safety Checks

Keeping safe on the roads this winter

Motorists are reminded to be 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.

The County Fleet Manager has 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.”

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

or online :  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 residents.  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 Mandy Scott or 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

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.