The draft minutes of the previous meetings are available from the links below:
The draft minutes of the previous meetings are available from the links below:
The Parish Council’s first firework display was a great event which was well attended and well received by people of our Parish.
Nearly 2,000 people attended the event on the fields adjacent the Active Life Centre on Monday 5th November 2018. Visitors to the event and the wider area were treated to around 20 minutes of fantastic fireworks and associated music. There was food drink and children’s rides available and people had a great time.
The display was slightly delayed because a member of the public was taken ill and needed an ambulance. We are pleased to advise that that individual is okay.
The Parish Council appreciates the support it received on the evening and the feedback it has received. It would like to say a massive thank you to the volunteers that attended to help ensure the event went ahead including Alan Bennett and Neil Prest.
This is the first time the current Parish Council has undertaken a fireworks display. It will consider both the positive and negative feedback it received in respect of the event and its organisation in making decisions about future events.
We have added an album of Community photographs to our Photo Gallery. Thank you to Ben Lyons, Rod Gary Hall, Sandra Baker Duffy and Russell Gow for your excellent photographs and your permission to publish them. The photographs capture what a brilliant display it was.
You can check the album out here. When you enter the album, click on the thumbnail for full size images. From there you can scroll through the photographs.
Following a lovely Remembrance Service at Quarrington Hillon 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.
The village then joined in the National ‘Battle’s Over’ event on the evening of 11th November, lighting beacons on the playing fields. Thank you for everyone who took part.
We Coxhoe celebrated 100 years since the end of the First World War on Sunday 11th November.
The usual Remembrance Day service took place on the morning.
On the evening, as part of the National ‘Battles Over’ event beacons were lit adjacent the Pit wheel on the Village Green. Both events were well attended and supported by the community, bringing people together to remember those that have lost their lives in defence of our country and freedom. Thank you to everyone who came along.
Photos taken at Coxhoe featuring the Beacons on the Village Green and schoolchildren at Coxhoe Primary school and their poppy collage have been featured today on the ITV Tyne Tees Facebook page:
Have your say – Consultation between Wednesday 7th November to Wednesday 19th December 2018
In Spring 2016, the NHS Durham, Dales, Easington & Sedgefield (DDES) undertook a public consultation about urgent care services. During that consultation, they asked the public and clinicians to tell them where primary care services should be located to provide additional evening and weekend appointments. Nine hubs (practices working together) across the DDES area were chosen as the preferred option by the public.
Following that implantation reviews having taken place which have highlighted that “the hubs were valued but some were significantly underused”.
This consultation is about proposals to address these issues and to improve 7-day access to primary care services in the DDES area.
You can get involved by attending one of the Public Engagement Events, including Sedgefield and Spennymoor, details of which you can find on the main link to the consultation below. You can also make your views known on line by clicking on the following link – Online Survey
For all consultation documents, engagement event dates andother information, please visit :
We have exceeded 1300 likes on facebook for the first time ever and wish to thank everyone for their support.
As a result we have one of the most popular, well supported facebook pages in Durham for a Parish Council and for this we are very grateful. We try to ensure that we have a vibrant website full of information about what’s happening in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill and what might affect it. Our website and social media is largely administered by a volunteer who gives up his time freely to help us make it happen.
Don’t miss out – keep a check on our website and social media pages and find out what is happening in our villages!
The next meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council will take place in Coxhoe Village Hall on Wednesday 7th November. The meeting will start at 6.30 and members of the public are invited to attend.
You can access the agenda here.
The draft minutes of the previous meeting are also available below:
Worried about the impact of fireworks on your pets this bonfire night?
The Parish Council is aware that fireworks, part of our historical celebration of Guy Fawkes night, can be distressing to pets. There is advice out there for pet owners during the current period. Some of that advice, from Vets Now, can be found by clicking on this link.
Coxhoe Scouts are holding a Christmas Fair, fundraising event on 8th December between 10am and 12noon in the Village Hall. The Scouts are supporting two charities – Stray Aid and Great North Air Ambulance as well as raising funds for the Scout Group itself, which does a fantastic job for our children and young people.
There’ll be a range of activities including:
1. Stuff a sleeping bag
2. Guess what’s in the bag
3. Onesie in a pop-up tent
4. Scout balderdash
5. Pin the Necker on the Scout
6. Antler Hoopla
7. Snowball Throw
8. Balloon Chain
9. After 8 Challenge
10. Scout Memory
They are also doing a raffle, lucky dip, craft stalls (made by the Scouts), bric-a-brac, slime stand and teas, coffees and cakes from our Christmas Cafe.
Please come along and join in the fun while supporting two fantastic charities and the Scouts.
If you’d like to participate as a seller at the event, They have table-tops for hire at a cost of £10 per table.For more information or to book a table-top, please contact Paula Prest on 07944242513or email email@example.com.
Coxhoe Parish Council and the Active Life Centre@Coxhoe has submitted bids for grant aid to an annual funding competition.
The East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Board would like to invite you to attend its ‘Up 2 U’ Participatory Budgeting / Forum Event to be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 between 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at The Active Life Centre, Linden Grove, Coxhoe, DH6 4DW
The It’s Up 2 U scheme is a method of ‘Participatory Budgeting’ that allows people to take part in deciding the allocation of an amount of public money. In practice, this can range from funding community and voluntary groups to deliver projects of local value, to allowing residents to shape what and how mainstream services are delivered in their areas. East Durham Rural Corridors’ Area Action Partnership has put £33,000 into the It’s Up 2 U scheme. Four votes will be allocated to each of those attending who live, work, volunteer or study in the AAP area and are aged 11 or above.
The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP covers the parishes of Old Cassop, Bowburn, Parkhill, Cassop, Old Quarrington, Quarrington Hill, Coxhoe, Kelloe, Trimdon Station (Deaf Hill), Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Bradbury and Mordon.
The overall aim of the scheme is to support projects in the AAP area that have the potential to improve the lives of residents, increase activities and opportunities on offer and enable change. The scheme aims to support community groups and organisations to deliver projects that will help address the priorities chosen by local people. Projects should address one or more of the priorities being tackled by the partnership in 2018/19.
Coxhoe Parish Council has made a bid for almost £7,500 to fund proposals to refurbish the cricket pavillion. the Active Life Centre has made a bid for a similar amount to upgrade their special events area including extra staging, a sound sysrtem, addional tables and chair covers.
Other groups submitting bids include:
Fishburn Parish Council
Fishburn Academy Band
Sedgefield Primary PTFA
Sedgefield Development Trust Ltd
Bowburn and Parkhill Community Partnership
Sedgefield Youth Football Club
Sedgefield Cricket Club
Fishburn Youth and Community Centre
Deaf Hill Ward Regeneration Partnership
If the two Coxhoe schemes do not get enough votes the money will go elsewhere and as you can see there are significant bids from Sedgefield and Fishburn particularly.
Please, please come along along and vote for the Coxhoe projects. Various free fun activities will be going on such as meeting Santa Claus and face painting and food and refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the day. Please note: Registration will close at 1.45 pm and voting closes at 2.00 pm.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP office who will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you on the day! Please, please
Contact the East Durham Rural Corridor AAP
Tel: 03000 261129