Easington - Down Your Way
St Mary's Church held a farewell supper for parish assistant David Bowers and his wife Sally before their departure to Manchester. David has served the church for 28 years and was involved in the grant application for the church/community hall and many other aspects of church affairs. He was also responsible for the publication of the Parish Patch that covered all aspects of church and community life since 2000. They were presented with membership for the National Trust and the Lowry Centre in Salford. Musical entertainment was by David Biermann.
A charity night will be held in Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday,May 14, from 7pm -11.30pm with the UK’s hottest new tribute band Elvis Nixon. Tickets are £4 to include raffle and bingo. Ring 5270635.
The Barn at Easington has been creating a playground at a Sunderland primary school. The willow work is by the marvellous Jane Gower.
A Mad Hatters Tea Party at Easington Colliery Methodist Church raised over £665, the best amount raised to date. Thanks to the folk of Easington Colliery for all their support.
The Barn at Easington held a fun day at Easter to celebrate spring. Activities included egg painting, Easter garden, plus the famous Barn Egg rolling championships. The best Easter outfit won a night in one of its static caravans.
Hawthorn Parish Council was successful in its application for funding of £780 to provide a computer and scanner in order to fulfil the statutory duty of ensuring all information is available on the council website at www.hawthornparish.co.uk
A Working with Children Level 1 course 2 will start at Healthworks on Thursday from noon- 3pm. The course is open to all families across Easington, South Hetton and Murton with children aged from birth to five years. You will learn basic knowledge and understanding of children’s needs in a variety of settings. Free crèche available, contact Easington One Point Children’s Centre on 03000 268 486.
The Easington Community Garden has been awarded funding to plant perennial plants in the Dennis Donnini Memorial Garden. Plants will be purchased from local garden centres along with ones grown in the Community Garden. At the moment the Community Garden has transport issues and health problems and help is being sought to move plants from the garden and to dig them in along with the ones from the garden centres.
Durham County Council’s central and east area planning voted to grant outline planning permission for 26 new homes on land north of Little Thorpe. Some existing residents and Easington Village Parish Council objected to the scheme, citing poor visibility from the site onto the highway, obstruction of rights of way and over-development.