Coxhoe is really looking good this Christmas. We have added the Christmas tree to the usual Christmas lights in the village which has made a real difference and which we have received great feedback. Even better Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill residents and businesses are going to town with their own Christmas lights and decorations making our Parish magical both during the day and after dusk. Thank you to everyone for your contributions.
Ladies from Coxhoe Casual Crafts who meet on a Friday morning in the Village Hall do quite a lot of Charity knitting, crocheting and sewing be it Poppies, Hats for premature babies, or making goods for our local Methodist Chapel Fayre.
One of their members Ann Taylor brought our latest project “Trauma Teddies” she has been making them for quite a number of years for different organisations and the Group thought that the Darlington and Durham Fire and Rescue Service was a worthy cause to give them to. The Group have donated the teddies so that they can be given to children involved in incidents that the Fire and to attend to put a smile on their face, to comfort them and know even in times of trouble someone still loves them. The group is still keep making them to continue to donate.
The Fire and Rescue Service have been delighted with their idea and recently posted the following on theri Facebook page:
‘We are very touched and give much thanks to Coxhoe Casual Crafts who have kindly donated hand made ‘trauma teddies’ for CDDFRS to give to children involved in incidents we attend. The crafts group hope the teddies can offer comfort to children across County Durham and Darlington and put a smile on their face in times of trouble, amazing thought, once again, thank you! ❤️ #CommunitySpirit #Amazing’.
Coxhoe is proud of our Ladies Group. They continue to show great local, national and international community spirit.
The agenda for the next Finance Committee which will take place on 10th December is now available via this link.
It is an important meeting as the Council will be considering the budget and precept for the 2019/2010 year before it is reported to the full Council for resolution.
The draft minutes of the previous meeting can be downloaded from the link below:
The Youth Strategy Working Group Committee agenda for the meeting on the 13th December are also available via this link. Minutes of the previous meeting are available from the link below:
The November Website Performance Report is now available on-line.
The report shows a 78% increase in users although decreases in time spent on the site and pages viewed. There were peaks during the first week in November as a result of the firework display and posts relating to the future of the Village Hall.
You can access the report, and previous reports here.
There are a range of events coming up in the run up to Christmas in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill.
The following is a list of things going on. If you are organising something and want it adding to our publicity please let us know:
Saturday 1st December
Shoppers service St Andrews Church 10am -10.30am Rev Janice Trimble
Saturday 8th December
Coxhoe Village Hall – Coxhoe Scouts Fundraising Christmas Fete 10am-12noon
Children’s Party Quarrington Hill Community Centre 3.00pm
Active Life Centre The Greatest Showman 6.30-12 midnight
Thursday 13th December
A Christmas Concert will be given by Voices Together at 7.pm St Andrews Church, singing Sounds of the Season Tickets £5.00. Including seasonal refreshments
Tuesday 11th December
Quarrington Hill Community centre Christmas Carol Service 7pm
Saturday 15th December
St Andrews Church Carols will be sung outside Chapel. From 10.00.am until 10.30am. Everyone welcome to join us All proceeds will be given to Dementia U.K.
Active Life Centre Panto Sleeping Beauty 6.30pm start (doors open 5.45pm)
Sunday 16th December
St Andrews Church Sunday morning service will be a Carol Service.
Sunday 23rd December
St Mary’s Church Christingle & Carols at 3.30pm (Please come dressed as a biblical Christmas character or animal!)
Monday 24th December
St Josephs Church – Carols beginning at 5.40pm followed by Vigil Mass at 6.00pm.
St Mary’s Church Village Carol Service at 6.30pm – Carols & Readings
Tuesday 25th December
St Andrews Church’s Christmas Day Service will commence at 10.00am during which communion will be served
St Mary’s Church Christmas Day Eucharist at 10am
Thursday 27th December
Post Christmas Coxhoe 10k Run Start and finish at Active Life Centre 10am
Sunday 30th December
St Mary’s Church Holy Communion at 9.15 am
The future of the Village Hall is now at risk.
The Village Hall is a community facility run by volunteer members of the community. Currently there are only four people on the Committee and the current Chair and Vice Chair are retiring in mid 2019. Should no one come forward to help run the hall then its future is in great doubt. It could be that in such a scenario the village hall might have to close its doors. For the many, young and old, who depend on the Hall, and to the village in general, this would be a disaster.
The Village Hall therefore needs volunteers urgently. Please come forward and help save this vitally important community hub. If you are interested please contact Karen Williams by email at email@example.com or or ring 0191 377 0344 and ask for Karen for more information.
The Parish Council will consider a public meeting should this prove to be necessary.
Find out more about the Village Hall here.
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.
The next monthly meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council takes place on Wednesday 5th December. The meeting starts at 6.30pm and is open to the community to attend. The first fifteen minutes of the meeting is set aside for questions by visiting members of the public. You can access a copy of the agenda here.
The draft minutes of the Monthly meeting held on 7th November 2018 and the special meeting held on 19th November 2019 are available from the following links:
Further draft minutes are available as follows:
The draft minutes of the previous meetings are available from the links below: