An excited group of 13 East Durham residents met at the Horden Heritage Centre and Vintage Tea Rooms on the 6th March for a quick breakfast before heading off to the new Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland. The gallery is a permanent home for the renowned Gemini Collection of Mining Art, which includes more than 420 works by prominent local artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.
Looking for things to do with the kids over the Easter weekend? Join families from the Horden area for the 'Easter Crafts Eggstravaganza' at Roseby Road Wellbeing Centre on Saturday 31st March. All families are welcome!
Due to the increasing demand for food parcels over the last couple of weeks stocks are starting to run low! Any donations would be gratefully received so that we can continue to support the most in need people in our community via our FEED project.
Meetings to be held in Public
Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and North Durham CCG are working increasingly closely together. The two CCGs work in partnership with the same main providers of health services and together cover the same geographical area as Durham County Council. With that in mind the two Governing Bodies have agreed to meet ‘in common’ wherever possible and will continue to rotate and alternate venues across both CCGs.
Two meetings will be held in public on:
Tuesday 20th March 2018 at:
Teesdale Community Resources, The Hub, Shaw Bank, Staindrop Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD
Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) Committees in Common
12.45 – 2.15pm
Governing Bodies in Common
2.30pm – 4.45pm
Each Clinical Commissioning Group wishes to invite the public to observe their PCC Committee and Governing Body at work.
In order to ensure that appropriate seating is provided, please register your attendance (informing of any special requirements) with Mags Wells on 0191 371 3224 or email: Margaret.email@example.com
Questions for the Governing Bodies in Common should be submitted to Mags Wells by no later than 12 noon on Monday 12th March 2018. Meeting agendas and papers will be available prior to the meeting online at both: www.durhamdaleseasingtonsedgefieldccg.nhs.uk and www.northdurhamccg.nhs.uk
...And we were there on a fact-finding mission!
Almost 40 residents from East Durham took part in a fact-finding visit to Hull which is the UK City of Culture for 2018. The delegation was part of our East Durham Creates 'Go and See' Programme and included people from all walks of life in our community.
The purpose of the trip was to explore the impact being the City of Culture has had on Hull, and to experience the cultural regeneration the city has undergone first hand. The group were strategic in their aims and headed to Hull looking to bring back ideas that could potentially work in East Durham.
Thanks to the amazing generosity of people from near and far, the People’s Takeaway Crowdfunding Appeal surpassed the target figure of £10,000 meaning that a ‘cash-match’ offer from Comic Relief was successfully triggered. All told, this means a total of almost £22,000 is now available to support local people in desperate need…
For further information about the People’s Takeaway, download our newsletter below.
East Durham Creates is calling for submissions from groups, organisations or partnerships for a major arts project aimed at communities and audiences in the East Durham area.
This Place We Call Home is seeking to commission a high quality project that has artistic integrity and a strong connection to the local community.
The successful project will be delivered from April to August 2018, culminating in an event in Crimdon Dene in August 2018.
Application deadline: 2nd March 2018
The full Artistic Commission brief and application details can be downloaded here
For further enquiries please call 0191 518 5073 or email Artistic Associate Ben Ayrton
Want to make a difference to your neighbourhood? Then the Group Grant from County Durham Housing Group could provide a helping hand.
Their new scheme offers awards of up to £500 to support projects that make a real difference to people’s lives. More details are available here
We have a new newsletter out all about this years Annual Conference and our initiatives combating the effects of Universal Credit roll-out in our area. Download your copy here.
East Durham Trust
T: 0191 5693511
F: 0191 5693522