Easington - Down Your Way

Easington Primary School children delighted residents with their carnival parade.
Easington Primary School children delighted residents with their carnival parade.
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Residents said a massive ‘well done’ to the pupils, parents and staff of Easington Colliery Primary School for an absolutely brilliant carnival parade. The carnival procession saw 500 children playing 100s of drums, dancing and singing in carnival costumes marching round the streets. They had trained all week with travelling carnival experts with costumes and props, music and dancing. The lion from the British Olympics 2012 making its first appearance since 2012. They have all worked so hard.

Thanks went to children at Easington C of E Primary School, who kindly donated non-perishable food to the East Durham Feed Project. The Feed project is in desperately in need of donations of non-perishable food. There has been an increase in the need for food parcels and with the summer holidays coming, the Project expects that need to increase. Since the start of the project more than 6,000 adults and children have had a food parcel. The school had a collection point for ‘Feed Fortnight’ last month.

The next PACT meeting will be held in Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre tomorrow from 6pm to 7pm. You may raise your concerns with police and county and parish councillors.

The Jax Daniels Band will be at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday. Entry is £3.

Tiny Treasures Children Services Thursday Parent and Toddlers at Easington Social Welfare Centre has changed to an afternoon slot, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Sessions costs £1.50 and a small snack is provided.

The Co-op Easington is holding a community fun day at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Friday from noon to 6pm. It is hoping to raise funds for its charity partnership, the British Red Cross, to tackle loneliness across the UK and local charities. There will be loads of activities for all the family mini fairground, soft play, bouncy castle, Spiderman, music by local community groups and Easington Colliery Band at 5.15pm. There will also be home baking, hot food, refreshments, raffle and tombola.

Easington Village Women’s Institute will meet in Seaton Holme on Monday, July 18, at 7pm. Speaker Barbara Beveridge will talk about Farm Wife Stories.

If you would like to take part in Easington Village Parish Council Hanging Basket and Floral Container Competition 2016 you will need to complete and return an application form. Forms are available at Seaton Holme, between 9am and 2pm, The Post Office (Village News) or via email gaynor.crute@unicomemail.co.uk. Forms must be returned either to the Post Office or Seaton Holme by noon on Wednesday,July 20. Judging will take place the week beginning July 25.

As part of Big Brass Bash performances by headline act New York Brass Band, supported by Les Traine-Savates, Beat ‘n’ Blow and the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will appear at Park View Pavilion, Murton, on Friday from 6pm to 9pm. It has been commissioned by Durham County Council as part of the BRASS Festival. For more information about BRASS Festival 2016, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, visit www.brassfestival.co.uk