Peterlee and Horden - Down Your Way

Caitlin Stephenson, from the Academy of Shotton Hall, with her winning photograph.

Caitlin Stephenson, from the Academy of Shotton Hall, with her winning photograph.

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A Halloween party will be held at Roseby Road Wellbeing Centre tomorrow at 4pm. There will be ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food. From 9am to 11am pop along to make your mask, and early morning events, snacks will be provided. Sessions cost £1.50. Contact reception for morning information, 0191 5181160.

Well done to The Academy at Shotton Hall Year 11 student Caitlin Stephenson whose photo will be featured in a calendar after winning the Bright Water photography. Caitlin became interested in photography last year after taking a shine to the work of photographer Ansel Adams, who specialises in landscape photos. When Caitlin saw the competition, aimed to highlight the heritage and people of the region across the changing seasons, she knew she had to enter. Caitlin’s photo named ‘finding peace’ shown in the photo taken at Hardwick Park, will illustrate April in the 2017 calendar. She will attend a special award ceremony next month to celebrate her achievement. 

Residents of Moray Close area say they are plagued by cars and motorbikes using pavements and grassed areas as racetracks. Residents would like to see traffic calmers or bollards installed to stop anybody getting seriously hurt.

A Halloween disco will take place in Cotsford Junior School on Wednesday, November 2. Tickets are £1.50 and refreshments will be available including hot dogs for 50p, juice, cakes and sweets for 30p. There will be a prize for the best fancy dress costume, and children will be able to have their photograph taken in the photo booth for 50p.

A blood donor sessions will be held in Peterlee Methodist Church hall on Tuesday, November 1, from 2.05pm to 4pm and 4.50pm to 7.05pm. There are limited walk in slots and appointments can be made at www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.

Castle Dene Shopping Centre is holding a Shock Horror event on Friday from 10am to 3pm with some hocus pocus and ghostly goings on. Go along to the Gruesome Graveyard where you will be transformed into gory ghouls and blood-curdling beasts, with the help of Fiendish Face Painters and Devilish Dress Up Crew. What’s more, you can also win a Halloween Hamper.

East Durham College Travel has been celebrating its second birthday with a lovely cake from Scene Restaurant. Thanks to all the fantastic customers over the last two years.