Easington - Down Your Way

Volunteer Elizabeth Welsh, Police Community Support Officer Tom Simpson, East Durham Homes' Peter Eldrett and Angeline Athey during the litter clear-up in Easington.
Volunteer Elizabeth Welsh, Police Community Support Officer Tom Simpson, East Durham Homes' Peter Eldrett and Angeline Athey during the litter clear-up in Easington.
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A local landlord has helped to make the streets of Easington cleaner and safer at a recent litter-pick. East Durham Homes, as part of County Durham Housing Group, has worked with the police and local residents to remove rubbish from the playground and skate park near North Crescent, making the area more child-friendly for the summer holidays. Volunteers collected 10 bags of rubbish in total, with representatives from Easington and District Neighbourhood Watch Group and Easington Community Garden. Peter Eldrett, Customer Involvement Manager at East Durham Homes, said: “We continually review our estates to ensure they are maintained to a high standard. The play areas around Easington were flagged as needing our attention. I am delighted with the support we received and success of our volunteers’ efforts.” East Durham Homes holds regular estate walkabouts with local residents to identify areas for improvements.

A sponsored Teddy Walk in aid of Bradley Lowery’s Fight against Neuroblastoma organised by the Easington Co-op and Healthworks Well Being for Life will start at Healthworks and finish at the Co-op, Blackhall on Sunday 18 September at 2pm. You can bring a teddy or get dressed up for the 4.2 mile walk. Sponsorship forms can be collected from Co-op Easington, Co-op Blackhall and Healthworks. If you are unable to complete the walk, but would like to contribute, there are donation buckets at each of the three locations.

Healthworks has a new programme for assisted exercise which is aimed at those of you who have limited mobility. Have you had or do you have a condition that has / is stopping you exercising in the gym, but are now ready to move forward? Healthworks can offer you free 10 one-to-one supported sessions that will work with you to increase your fitness and mobility. This programme will included the use of the Motomed machine (a passive, assisted or fully active exercise system used worldwide by people with limited mobility) and other appropriate resources. Following this programme you may increase your fitness and ability to become an independent gym user. To find out if you are eligible please contact reception 0191 5274150.

Easington Village Woman’s Institute meet in Seaton Holme on Monday, September 19, at 7pm. The speaker is Tony Nicholson on the Demoniacs (18th-century Hell Fire Club). Visitors welcome.

Bernie and the Blue Notes will be appearing at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on 17 September.

To everyone who attends or would like to come to toddler group at Hawthorn Community Centre – the group were back after the summer holidays from 9th Sept at 9.30am.

A Table Top Sale will be held in St. Mary’s Church Hall on Saturday, 17 September, from 11am -2pm and refreshments will be on sale. Anyone with craft or other types of goods can rent a table for £10.