Following recent meetings and surveys, Durham County Council are undertaking some informal consultations on some potential proposals in the village with immediately affected frontages. The County Council will consider the results of these informal consultations prior to deciding whether to carry out formal consultations on any schemes either amended from these informal consultations or otherwise. Find out more here.
The next monthly meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council take place on Wednesday 6th March 2019. Starting at 6.30pm the meeting will be held in the Parish Offices at Coxhoe Village Hall.
Age Uk County Durham are holding a luncheon club event on Thursday, 28th February 2019 between 12 noon and 3.00pm.
The event is being provided in association with Durham County Council and other partners. Age Uk are inviting you to join them for a freshly cooked meal and an information roadshow. The aim is to lead into a regular lunch club at the Village Hall. Food is being provided by Café Seventeen and will consist of broth and a bun with sponge pudding and custard to follow. The cost is £1.50 per head.
Please contact Age Uk on 0191 374 6568 to find out more and book your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is open to the over 50’s.
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Coxhoe Parish Council has released its Grounds Maintenance Contract Tender on 10th January 2019.
Find out more about the tender, process and timescales here.
The Agenda for the first Parish Council of the new year is now available on-line.
The meeting, which has busy agenda, including the setting of the budget and precept for 2019/2020 takes place at 6.30pm on Monday 7th January 2019 in Quarrington Hill Community Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend.
You can access the agenda via this link.
December’s Christmas edition of the Coxhoe Chronicle is now available on line.
The publication is currently at the printers and will be delivered in the coming weeks to households and businesses within the Parish Boundary by volunteers.
The front page of the Chronicle leads with the recent remembrance and fireworks events and features photographs by Coxhoe residents including Emma Bell and Rod Gary Hall.
Download your copy now by clicking on this link.
Following a lovely Remembrance Service at Quarrington Hil lon 9th November, Father John Livesey blessed the Quarrington Hill Tommies that were funded by the three Durham County councillors, Cllr Jan Blakey, Cllr MauraMcKeon and Cllr. Stuart Dunn. The children then unveiled an interpretation panel listing the servicemen from the village that died in WW1 and a map and photos showing how different the village was 100 years ago.
Quarrington Hill paid respect to their fallen on Friday 9th when wreathes were laid along with 47 crosses by children from Cassop Primary School who traditionally marched from the school to lay a wreath. Thanks go to Ex Drum Major Rob Self who made the long journey to play the bugle for the occasion.
Their tribute continued on the evening of the 11th November when they joined with 1,000 towns and villages around the UK in a nationwide beacon lighting ceremony. The night started at 18:40 with a short reading by Alec McDonald, followed by a speech by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Derek Winter, and a poem read by Parish Councillor Graham Mills. Beacons were lit by Clive Lawson, Derek Winter and forces veteran Danny Whinham. A big thank you to Parish Councillor Julie Smith and Clive Lawson for co-ordinating this event but also thanks to all the village residents for coming and showing their support and respect at both ceremonies.
Coxhoe Parish Council is going crackers and is to host a free firework display this year!
This year, the Parish Council is delighted to offer all residents of the Parish the chance to celebrate Bonfire Night in style with it’s very own Parish Fireworks Display Event, which will be set to music to suit young and old alike.
It will take place on bonfire night on Monday 5th November starting at 5.30pm. The display will be held in the outside playing fields adjacent to the Active Life Centre. Entry is entirely free to residents of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill only. Entry will only allowed to those wearing official event wristbands.
We have organised this FREE event to ensure everyone has access to a display and also to support community cohesion. There will be opportunities to purchase things like Fish & Chips, Burgers, Doughnuts/Crepes and drink, glowsticks and there will be fairground rides for small children too.
There are ‘ground rules’ to be adhered to on the night:
- One entry point to the display via Active Life Car Park
- No dogs allowed
- No alcohol
- No personal fireworks
- All children to be accompanied by an adult
- Admittance is through wearing official event wristbands only
- No parking in or around Linden Grove (Disabled Badge holders to park in Active Life Centre Car Park; and
- Residents of Quarrington Hill travelling by car are asked to park in the Village Hall Car Park and walk through St Mary’s Church to Active Life Centre
Event Wristbands, that are needed to be worn on the evening by everyone attending, are available from from Active Life Centre (not Coxhoe Village Hall), Linden Grove, Coxhoe DH6 4DW (proof of residency in the Parish must be shown on application). There will also be two opportunites to collect wristbands from t Quarrington Hill Community as follows:
- Wednesday 24th October 6pm-8pm; and
- Tuesday 30th October 10am – 12noon
For any further details please contact Karen Williams on 0191 377 3658 or email email@example.com
Also check out our scheduled event on our facebook page and let us know whether you are interested in coming.
A Suffragette Rally, organised by Coxhoe Local History Group, will take place on Saturday 22nd September between the hours of 11am and 1.00pm.
The Rally will consist of a parade from the north of the village to the Village Green where participants will celebrate the contribution women of Coxhoe have made to the culture of the community over the years. women continue to lead and support village organisations such as Kidzone, Skidzone, playgroup, Village Hall, Active Life Centre, Parish Council, schools, churches, chapels etc.
Tea and cakes will follow at the Lions Corner Tea House (The Village Hall).
Previous to the event there will be craft activities making decorated straw boaters, sashes, bunting, placards (using replica posters etc.
Gentlemen who support the cause may attend and assist in the event.
Please support the rally, celebrate the role of women in our community, wear the colours, bring your banners and placards and dress in style.
For further information contact the History Group.
Coxhoe Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have been busy this term, we’ve been out and about in the Village for fact finding walks and photographic scavenger hunts with cameras purchased throughtheir funding award from Aviva Community Funding.
Our Cubs were honoured to participate in raising the St. George’s Cross Flag at the Village Hall for
St.George’s Day. Scouts paid a visit to the police cells at Spennymoor under the watchful eye of PCSO Steph Young, who also visited the Beaver Scouts to talk to us about policing in County Durham. The Group recently took advantage of the lovely weather and carried out a litter pick around the Village. With Cubs going a little further afield with a visit to Thrislington Quarry, during which they learned so much about quarry operations. Beavers have been busy building to meet the requirements of the
new Builder Badge. Continuing the building theme they also visited Hardwick Park to build
Beaver Scouts are the youngest members of the scouting family aged between 6-8 years (meet on a Tuesday evening 5.45-7.00pm), Cub Scouts 8-10.5 years (meet on a Monday evening 6.00-7.15pm), Scouts 10.5-14 (Monday evening 7.30-8.45pm). If you or your child are interested please contact: Paula Prest firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.