Easington - Down Your Way

Members of the Verve Flowers workshop with Ross Weightman.
Members of the Verve Flowers workshop with Ross Weightman.
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There was a brilliant turnout once again for the Verve Flowers workshop and lots of beautiful topiary flower pots were created by those who atteded. This was the last workshop with Ross Weightman, who started the business, as he will be handing over of the garden centre to new management. Beth, from Verve, and members of the Wednesday workshopwould like to thank Ross for all his support and encouragement over the last two years.

South Yorkshire hosted the Uner-11 North of England Regional Finals, which saw the coming together of 10 County Champions hoping to win one of two places available for the National Finals later this season. Both teams from Easington Colliery Primary School Under 11s Football team took part in the North of England Under 11 Regional Finals in showers of sleet and hail at Rotherham. Both teams went through to the National Finals. All of the children were a credit to themselves and their parents and carers.

The Ecumenical Lent Service will be held at Easington Colliery Methodist Church on Thursday at 7pm.

Easington Village Women’s Institute will meet in Seaton Holme on Monday, March 21, at 7pm. The speaker will be Valerie Moodie on A Fair Kind of Life.

The children at Rosemary Lane Nursery School will learn about the Easter story and will be holding some Easter fundraising events. They will celebrate with an Easter crafts day on Wednesday, March 23.

Easington Exercise After Stroke Group is holding a coffee morning to include an Easter raffle, tombola, name the dog and guess the cake weight on Wednesday, March 23, at Health Works from 11.30am-2pm. Everyone is welcome to support the event of which any money raised will go towards help keeping the Gym sessions for the After Stroke Survivors going at Health Works. This is a fantastic group that has helped, is helping and will help plenty more people after having a stroke. Originally funded by the NHS, but this has now been pulled and members are now busy raising funds as a group to keep it going as it is helping so many people progress after a stroke.

The Laura Lee Band will be appearing at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday. Entry is £5.

Congratulations to Easington Colliery Primary School five-a-side football team who qualified for the Final’s Night of the County Indoor 5 a side competition. They qualified from their group in the semi-finals at Birtley Leisure Centre at the end of February.

A fire was reported on March 6 in the unoccupied end terrace property, in Baldwin Street. Two fire crews initially attended, from Peterlee station, but a third appliance was requested as a precaution, from Seaham. The blaze was successfully brought under control, without injury. Residents were at home in a neighbouring property at the time, but, on becoming aware of the fire, safely evacuated.