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All Saints’ Church Gardening Team is delighted that once again it has gained very high marks in the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ assessment for the area around the church, being awarded for the fourth year an “Outstanding” award.

The team has made many changes to improve the garden area by removing overgrown shrubs, keeping the lawns in perfect condition and planting to help wildlife conservation. A brochure of this year’s work is on display in the church along with the framed certificate supplied by Northumbria in Bloom.

Cleadon Village History Society will meet in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall, at 7.15pm tonight. The speaker, Philip Curtis, will talk about Sunderland between the Wars.

Oasis, All Saints’ Cafe Church, will meet on Sunday at 4pm in the Old Schoolroom. Take along a torch and help hunt for hidden saints. This is a different form of worship, especially for busy people needing a wind down before the busy week ahead. All ages are welcome.

On Sunday, there will be a Christmas Extravaganza in All Saints’ parish hall from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. It will include leather goods, Christmas crafts, fashion, furniture, Christmas cookie mixes and much more. Admission is free and there will be a free cup of tea or coffee.

On Tuesday, November 3, at 7.30pm, All Saints’ Church is holding its Starter for 10 – everything you ever wanted to know about faith but were too afraid to ask in the Chapter House. All are welcome.

On Saturday, November 7, the Rotary Club of Cleadon and District is holding a fireworks and bonfire evening on Oakleigh Gardens Field. The gates will open at 5.30pm and there will be a funfair, novelties and refreshments. The fireworks begin at 7pm. Tickets are available at £4 for adults and £3 for children, but admission at the gate will cost £6 for adults and £4 for children.

The Great North Sewing Bee has set up classes for those who are absolute beginners to those a little more adventurous. Happy Organic on Front Street hosts classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm. Call Monica on 07506 710957 for more information.

The Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints’ Church is coming soon. Tickets for the draw will be on sale soon and there are some wonderful prizes. The fair day on Saturday, November 28, will be opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside with entertainment by a local choir at 10.30am and the draw will take place at 1pm. Refreshments will be available all day. Stallholders and contributors are invited to a preview evening on Friday, November 27, at which Compass Acapella will entertain.

South Shields Community School Karate Club meets every Monday in the school on Nevinson Avenue from 5pm to 6pm. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, just go along.