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Easington Lane Community Access Point is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork for the initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and green space projects.

Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award. This month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.​ Easington Lane Community Access Point is one of the groups on the shortlist.

We would like to thank Tesco, their customers, Groundwork and Beattie for the opportunity to apply for funding to improve and update our outdoor play facilities at our community centre. This will allow the many children that attend our toddlers group to enjoy and experience new and improved facilities and give their parents reassurance that they are safe and happy.

It will also allow us to encourage more families to attend our centre and access the many other facilities we have, while the children are in a safe environment playing and learning in the play area.

Voting is open in stores from September 26 to October 9. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

​For more information contact ​Ian Grey at Easington Lane Community Access Point.

Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall, in Front Street, will be holding an Autumn Fair on Saturday, September 17, starting at 10am. There will be raffles, tombola, cake stall, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, white elephant stall and lots more. Refreshments will be available and everyone is welcome.

Hetton Local and Natural History Society is hosting an evening on nostalgic photographs gathered from an extensive collection, on Monday, September 26, at 7pm. All are welcome to take their photos along and tell members about them. The meeting will be held in Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall with an entrance fee of £2, which includes tea/coffee and a biscuit. For more information contact Alan Jackson at alan.t.jackson@hotmail.com

Eric and Ivy Proud will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday, September 22. They are staunch members of St Andrew’s Church in Dalton-le-Dale. They will celebrate their anniversary with a family tea at Beamish Hall.

This Thursday evening at 8pm a piano concert will be held at St Michael’s in the Broadway. Hungarian Syuzannah Kasa will be performing. Tickets are £8 on the door.