Easington - Down Your Way

Easington Gospel Choir.
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Easington Gospel Choir members raised an amazing £300 at the Church of the Ascension for the Durham Lesotho LINK at their recent concert.

Rosemary Lane Nursery School thanks everyone who helped to contribute towards all the fundraising last term. A fabulous £438 was raised on the chocolate raffle and tombola.

Six bags of rubbish were collected from Easington Nature Reserve.

Six bags of rubbish were collected from Easington Nature Reserve.

Karen Liddle School of Dance Easington is enrolling now. It is based in the Jupiter Fitness Centre, Seaside Lane. Call Sarah on 07971 145303 to join. New members can take advantage of a two week free trial period. Dance timetable is: Monday, 4.40pm-5.30pm, Wednesday, 4pm-5pm and Friday, 3.45pm-5.30pm

Operation Stop It is Durham County Council’s biggest ever crackdown on fly-tipping. “We live in a beautiful county. Sadly, there are a minority of people who don’t seem to care and who want to spoil it for everyone.” Caught on camera shows people fly-tipping and what to do with your waste. It is the first time these powers have been used against waste carriers in County Durham and you can call 03000 261 000 to report environmental crimes. Unlicensed waste carriers can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.

Children at Easington C of E Primary School enjoyed a non-uniform day to celebrate St George’s Day. Thank you to those who contributed a donation which raised £80 for the school fund.

Are you looking to make changes in your lifestyle to become healthier? Eat Wise Drop A Size is a free service at Healthworks where you can learn more about food and nutrition and get new recipe ideas. A weekly weigh in is also held.

Carl Redden is climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Alzheimer’s. To help with this fundraiser, a charity night will be held at the Village Inn on May 28 at 7.30pm. There will be a £2 cover charge, which will go towards the charity. All are welcome to go along

A big thank you to the volunteers who joined Councillors David Boyes and Angela Surtees on Tuesday. Six bags of rubbish were collected and trees thinned out at Easington Local Nature Reserve. It was a job well done. An amphibian survey was also carried out, when lots of tadpoles, insects and a giant leech were found.

Hawthorn Parish Council is very concerned to learn that the Stapylton Arms is being put up for sale. The council is looking to register the building as a community asset, together with the community centre and the church. Successful registration of such buildings / land allows the community up to six months to look at buying the asset or looking at how it can be retained for community use.