Herringtons, Farringdon and Lakeside - Down Your Way

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP talking to members of St Chad's Labour Party.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP talking to members of St Chad's Labour Party.
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Members from the St Chad’s Labour Party were part of more than 100 guests at the annual dinner and fundraising event held at the Chilton Country Club Hotel. Guest speaker was Hilary Benn MP, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, who made a passionate address on Labours values and principles and firmly made the case for Britain staying in Europe. Mr Benn doubled as an auctioneer on the night and got an excellent price for fruit and vegetables grown in the East Herrington garden of the constituency secretary, Leslie Scott.

East Herrington Townswomens Guild meets tonight in St Chad’s Church hall at 7.15pm, one week earlier than usual.The speaker is from Collective Legal Solutions who will give a talk on Tax Care and Toyboys. Names are being taken for a day trip to Woodhorn Colliery Museum to see the Poppy Display on October 28 and for lunch at Hylton College on November 19. The next guild walk will be on Thursday, meet at Reds at 10am. Visitors and new members are welcome. For further information, ring Dorothy on 5281720 or Lily on 5280758.

Lakeside and Gilley Law Community Centre has rooms available to hire for toddler groups, keep fit classes, puppy training, meetings, birthday parties receptions and social group events. Bookings for day or evening sessions, long term or one off bookings can be accepted. There are rooms available with up to 100 capacity along with kitchen facilities.Hire charge are £15 per hour. Contact June Martin on 522 8585 for details.

The Herrington village show group has been nominated in the Community Group section of the Best of Wearside awards, run by the Sunderland Echo in association with Wearside business. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday, November 19.

Councillors Stuart Porthouse, Gillian Galbraith and Darryl Dixon are holding ward surgeries on tomorrow from 11.30am to 12.30pm in the Jubilee Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon. A surgery will also be held on Saturday from 11am to noon in the Methodist Chapel, Crow Lane, Middle Herrington.

Sunderland South Forum will meet tomorrow in the Jubilee Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon, at 1pm (12.30pm light buffet). The speaker will be Mike Lowthian, Age UK Sunderland. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is made to feel welcome. For more information, contact Lorna on 5228447.

A Christmas market will be held in the Ivy Suite at Wearside Health and Racquet Club, Doxford International Business Park, on Tuesday, November 3, from 6pm to 9pm. There will be more than 25 stalls with lots of gift ideas for Christmas. Entry is free. The event is being in support of Herrington Flower Club.

Herrington Flower Club will hold its Christmas meeting on Monday, November 9, in St Chad’s Church hall, Durham Road, at 7.30pm. The meeting will feature John Datton demonstrating Christmas Magic. Tickets are £5 and include refresments. Visitors are welcome.