Easington - Down Your Way

Chairman of Durham County Council Eddie Bell cuts the ribbon to open the new Age UK office on North Road Durham. Picture  by Paul Norris.
Chairman of Durham County Council Eddie Bell cuts the ribbon to open the new Age UK office on North Road Durham. Picture by Paul Norris.
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Chairman of Durham County Council Coun Edward Bell cut the ribbon with help from David Haw, chairman of Age UK County Durham officially opening the new location in Durham City. As part of the agreement, the council has refurbished a new, more prominent location at 68 North Road, adjacent to Hopper House, which will house Age UK County Durham’s drop-in information and advice service and trading outlet. The charity’s head office has also moved to new premises on Belmont Business Park. The new premises have private interview rooms, which will help those who need advice and support.

Midnight Dynamos will be appearing at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday. Entry is £5 on the door.

Volunteer Rich Parker from Easington,  seeing off Anthony Applegarth.

Volunteer Rich Parker from Easington, seeing off Anthony Applegarth.

The Senior Section Taster Night for Girl Guiding will be held in St Mary’s Church Hall for girls aged 14 to 25. Go along on October 20 from 7.30pm to 9pm to see what it’s all about.

A new six-week street dance workshop will start in Healthworks on Tuesday, November 1, from 5pm to 6pm. Step Forward and Dance workshops are free and a great way to have fun. The workshops are suitable for male and females aged 19 and over. Contact Healthworks reception on 0191 527 4150 for more details and to book your place (booking is essential).

Well done to Anthony Applegarth, from Sainsbury’s, for completing the Big Bike Ride challenge for Macmillan. Anthony has raised a fantastic £200 for local people affected by cancer.

A course Working Level with Children Level 2 will start at Healthworks on Thursday from noon to 3pm for 25 weeks. It is open to families across Easington, South Hetton and Murton with children up to five years, who wish to start a career in early year’s environment. A free crèche is available, limited places, booking essential. Contact Easington One Point Centre on 03000 268 486.

Easington Village Women’s Institute will meet in Seaton Holme 0n October 17 at 7pm. This is a Broth and Stotty supper followed by George Nairn on The Great North Road from Scotch Corner to Scottish Borders.

St Mary’s Church Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays in the church hall, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Pop in, Ann and Noreen always have some great crafts and games and there’s normally some cake too.

A ceilidh with live band Joint Stock and caller will be held on Saturday at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church Community Hall. Tickets at £10 including supper are available from the church or call 01915270043.