Peterlee and Horden - Down Your Way

The Academy of Shotton Hall open evening was a great success.
The Academy of Shotton Hall open evening was a great success.
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The open evening was once again a huge success with hundreds of families visiting getting a taste of life at The Academy at Shotton Hall.

Parents and children participated in a range of exciting activities such as mask making, treasure hunting, cooking and scientific experiments. Applications to the Academy for September 2016 are open until October 31 through Durham Local Authority.

Castle Eden Dene Lodge held a very successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.

Castle Eden Dene Lodge held a very successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.

Castle Eden Dene team have been awarded a conservation award from Durham County Council Sport and Physical Activity Awards for the work it has done over the last few years. Well done team.

Discussions were held and all feedback considered at Horden Parish Council meeting on the miners’ sculpture and the nickname of Marra was selected with 168 votes. The location on the main drive was also the preferred spot – thereby not removing a flower bed. The statue will be placed on a marble platform with a walkway around it so the grass isn’t trodden. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

A huge thank you to all those that came along to Castle Eden Dene Lodge to support the Macmillan coffee morning. A lovely morning was held with music and home baking. The event raised £222 for cancer support.

Work is under way on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Houghall Campus in Durham. There will be a host of improvements to the main building including a new lobby and reception area, improved classrooms and learning spaces. New buildings will accommodate a number of course areas currently located further down the campus site. A stunning new animal care centre, including aviary, dog kennels and a dog agility area will be built, while agricultural courses will also move from Houghall Farm as cattle, pig and sheep unit’s plus grain stores are also erected. Funding for the project was awarded to the college from The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with a £10m capital investment as part of the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

Are you brave enough to walk round Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve near the date of All Hallows Eve? Meet on Thursday 29 October from 6pm - 7.30pm.