Snow On Way(27.12.09)
snow is expected towards the end
of the week
causing problems for people celebrating the new year please be sensible
drive carefully and book those taxis early on behalf of all at the
village website we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and
once again thank everyone for there support .
Xmas to old and new visitors
traffic survey on Tail upon End
was complete; almost 60% of drivers were over the speed limit of 30mph
its that time of year snow is
expected on high
ground tonight with most people to see the snow on Thursday so please
take care on the roads and wrap up well.
next Bowburn Parkhill Partnership
will be on
tommorrow night at the communnity centre 6.30pm start.
Two Nearly Completed.(31.11.09)
of Phase 2 is complete and the
systems have been tested. There is some seepage in the area of the
cottage but that should be stopped in Phase 3. The base of the footpath
is complete but the top coat will be done when all work are finished.
Once connected CCTV for the park will be up and running immediately.
The Co-op CCTV camera will be connected separately.
you like a Dental
Group are working in conjunction with the County Durham PCT to research
and identify the current dental state and requirements of the Bowburn
identified as an area of ‘high need’ for an NHS
dentist by the County Durham PCT.
date of the NHS dentist will be confirmed in early 2010.
research, Burgess & Hyder would appreciate the help of
residents of the village by filling in a questionnaire
copy of the
questionnaire can be downloaded by
clicking here, or you
can pick up a form from any one of the following locations
completed, the forms
can be handed in to any of the locations above.
Dental Group would like to thank you for your assistance.
Centre work done
some concern about Broadway
show it was
that refurbishment works will not start until after Xmas which means
that the ‘On Broadway’ concert will go ahead on 4
please see below, tickets £2 and concessions £1.
a request for Tombola Prizes and Food donations from the Bowburn and
Parkhill Partnership for the concert as they are benefiting from the
fundraising evening.Please support this musical and have a great night
figures upto 5 weeks before the 20th Octobers Bowburn and Parkhill
Partnership meetings crime figures in Bowburn were reported that 1
Attempted Robbery followed by an arrest in the village plus 1
Burglaryand 8 Thefts with an arrest for a garage door but there have
been repeated caravan thefts so please try to keep everything locked up
in these cold winter days .
Christmas Concert is arranged at the
Centre featuring On Broadway who will be doing hits from the
shows plus some Christmas favourites.
be purchased and reserved from the the centre
(phone 0191 3770571)
a few Xmas Shopping
are a few spaces left for the 3
Xmas shopping trip to York on Nov 21st priced £12
phone 0191 3772802.
Saturday the 7th November 2009 there will be a
bus leaving Bowburn co-op and heading to Blackpool to see the lights
the bus will leave Blackpool at 7pm so you can even do some xmas
shopping while you there .If anyone is intrested in going the price
will be £14 for adults £12 for Pensioners and
£9 for children if anyone is intrested you can either contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Gary Hutchinson on 01913771681 to confirm
your seat please note anyone drunk will not be allowed on the bus this
is a family event and everyone is welcome but will also be on a first
come first served basis .
North East of England Orchid
Society will hold
its agm at Bowburn Communnity Centre next tuesday at 7.30pm there will
also be a talk called Jac Wubbens 50yrs in Orchids.
Club to get Facelift
local Youth club formerly the boys
getting a facelift in the half term this follows already lots of
improvements inside for more information on the Youth club you can
contact email@example.com for more information .A Open day will also
be held soon to show off the work that has been done .
to the network site facebook
writing that a white van with blacked out windows has been seen around
the area talking to children please let your children know as reports
are they have been trying to persuade them to get into the van this has
not been confirmed but is on facebook so please keep an eye on your
new manager has come into the
on Sunday Jon would like to thank everyone for there custom over the
years Jon had a large dominoe and pool handicap on sunday and had a
Karoke on Saturday where the locals turned out in force .Jon said if it
had been like that all the time then he would have probably stayed in
but has enjoyed his time in the pub.
village fish shop has re-opened
work inside the shop including turning the range around since Kevin
Davison formerly of Brandon has come into the shop he has now done both
in and out and is happy with the way things are going.
number of flower pots have been
in the village lately and local people are furious with names been
mentioned around the local pubs .The message is dont get involved and
let the police deal with it.
Anyone with information please call your local police A.S.A.P
you want to go Xmas
streets' group are having a
shopping trip to York on Saturday 21st November, leaving from outside
Bowburn Community Centre at 8.30 am. Price £12
Anyone interested phone 0191 3772802 A.S.A.P
Day Meeting Cancelled
fun day meeting organised for
has had to be cancelled Local people are hoping to get a Fun
Day organized in Bowburn next summer. The first meeting was to start
planning this was to be on Bowburn Football field this Tuesday (October
6), starting at 7.30pm.but has had to be cancelled another meeting will
be organised shortly but the people organising it are waiting on news
that the football field where it is to be held is been re-laid next
as new drainage is laid For information, 0n the fun day you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org more details will appear here soon.
meetings of the Bowburn
Partnership and of Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council will be on
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st, starting at 6.30pm and 7pm
respectively, both in Bowburn Community Centre
are due to be opened this
9 for the first phase of Bowburn Community Centre’s
refurbishment. This will include a new gas boiler and electrical
re-wiring, work on which should then start within about a month.
was set to be
campanile (bell tower) of Christ
Church, better known as the “rocket”, was set to be
cleaned next Thursday (October 15). before the wind blew it over on
took part in
a mining exhibition at Houghton-le-Spring last Saturday (October 3).
Its next outing is to the Thomas Hepworth memorial service, at Heworth,
on Saturday October 17.
will be a pie and peas supper in
the King church hall on Tuesday (October 6), starting at 7.00pm. For
tickets, 'phone Maureen Robinson on (0191) 377-0814.
high winds certainly took their
blowing over the church spire. The 'Rocket' , as it was nicknamed
county wide, ended up on the floor next to it's metal base. Luckily no
one was hurt.
How it used to look
courtesy of G
the spire was scheduled to
professionally cleaned on 15th October!!
Lady Mugged On
is coming in that a Bowburn lady
morning at a local bus stop .Police are appealing for witnesses
.Reports unconfirmed are that Police have arrested a local youth
.Reports say that The lady was knocked to the ground before the mugging.
fund set up to raise money for a
local boy who
meningitis and lost both legs and his finger tips has now gone over the
£100,000 barrier, despite needing alot more money the family
cannot thank everyone enough for there support to read Robbies story
and catch up with the latest news visit his website above at the top of
this page .www.robbie-jones.co.uk
Youth FC get a new web site and
can access the site from the sports
directly at: www.youthfc.bowburn.net
40 banners will be on display in
Community next Saturday (September 12), in an exhibition entitled
“Celebrating Miners' Lodge Banners”. This is the
third year an event has been organized here, as part of the national
Heritage Open Days weekend. Last year it attracted over 300 visitors.
Admission is free. Open 10am till 4pm. Refreshments available.
toy and train collectors
Community Centre this Sunday, September 6th.
is to be a public
Admissions Process for Durham Johnston Comprehensive
School, at Bowburn Community Association on Wednesday,
September 10th, starting at 7pm.
This will be a chance to answer questions, and feedback on where things
stand, and what can still be done.
Time is extremely tight for the parents of children in the new Year 6,
as the admissions process for next year starts in mid September, and if
the Council are to be able to do anything for this cohort, they need to
Youth F.C. Take
Football club took its children free to Flamingo Land Today over 100
people took up the offer and left from the community centre this
morning which is probably why Bowburn was quieter than normal today at
8am, arriving at 10am.
members said that
enjoyed themselves especially the children as it was free if they were
members of the club, others got big discounts , the buses, Lees
arrived back at about 7.15pm and despite our famous British weather is
was a very successful day which shows why the club is growing all the
time. Bowburn Youth Football club has gone through hard times over the
years but now seems to be going in the right direction with the present
committee, one committee member said, we have never said we
a perfect club but listen to everyone including the children to do the
best we can and a day where we give like today can only prove the
children come first ,we will try to organise other events once again if
not free hopefully big discounts, lots of children have left in the
past but we seem to be getting a lot of them back which means
we must be doing something right and new children are arriving all of
the time. like i have said we make mistakes but hopefully we can learn
from them and today we hopefully got it right but next time we will try
to do it bigger and better. On behalf of the club, thank you to
who made this a success especially Martin, Joanne and Alan Richardson
who worked hard behind the scenes.
set to leave Cooperage
lad John Guarnaccio is
Cooperage public house on the main street the signs went on the front
of the building last week as rumours circulated that the money is just
not about and John only been able to pay for rent and stock .John has
helped different groups like the darts and pool teams as well as the
Cooperage football team over the years and the website would like to
wish him all the best for the future .A number of people are interested
in taking over according to our sources but this is to be confirmed and
with the Hare and Greyhound already boarded up Bowburn could do without
week (week-ending August 29) on the next phase of improvements to
Bowburn Park. Drainage works will be done first, followed by footpaths,
lighting and CCTV. The top footpath through the allotments will be
temporarily closed to pedestrians from September 10.
Banner group (25/08/09)
Banner Group meets on Wednesday
(September 2) to finalize plans for this year’s exhibition of
miners’ lodge banners in Bowburn Community Centre on
Saturday, September 12.
Cup match. (24/08/09)
The Cooperage FC meet West Rainton
at home in a
cup match this Sunday (August 30). Kick-off at 10.30
Raid Hits Village
with a drugs raid at 7 oclock this morning in Philip Avenue one local
person saw Police near to the Griffiths Court Junction thank you to a
newsspotter for letting the website know for obvious reasons I have not
put his name if you hear any news then let us know at
Heightley Remembered by village
village turned out again
the rain for
annual remembrance of Alan Heightley a popular lad who lived in the
village 40 people entered a golf tournament and there was also events
happening in the Cooperage Pub today and night .Clive Mcfeggann won
the golf tournament.
caused lots of roads in
village to be flooded last night and this morning as it kept
on coming down. Also some houses were badly damaged as water
came in under the doors and through windows and damaged roofs .Links
into Durham were also closed as the wear broke its banks in a number of
locations and the main slip road onto the motorway looked more like a
river as emergency services worked overtime to try to keep traffic
flowing but the water was really the only thing flowing for a few
Day A Success
was a very good day and
all at the Durham Gala .Bowburns banners were not only followed through
the village but also into Durham where buses were also laid on for
people to get there .In front of The Royal County Hotel the band played
three songs including a very popular we are on the way to Amarillo
where the crowds joined in before going onto the show field ,also
special thanks should go to the organisers of the roads been closed in
the village this year as they were shut and opened in no time at all
letting the traffic flow . There was three banners this year including
Bowburns own banner ,the Junior school banner and also the Tursdale
Mechanics banner that raised a few eyebrows to say the least .The
banners were lifted from the show field at 3pm and led through DURHAM
once again before heading back for the buses and back to the village.
new park has been vandalised
today with parts of the safety floor pulled up. Local children have
enjoying themselves lately and soil around the edge of the park has
been rolled and grassed over the last few days with stones and rocks
also been skipped if anyone has any
information please inform the police a.s.a.p.
has our seat gone?(21/06/09)
number of people have asked recently
seat has gone near to the entrance to Bowburn Hall one resident
recently said" I have been sitting there years watching the traffic on
the motorway then first of all they let the place get overgrown you
cant even see the road signs then they come along and shut the footpath
and move the seat surely this can be tidied up and the seat replaced
and I bet this doesnt go on the website " well as promised it has this
is a village website so your views are more than welcome and this
should have probably gone on the forum but there you go.
100th Birthday of Bowburn Infant
be celebrated on Friday (July 10th). The event will be officially
launched at 1.30pm and this will be followed by various
children’s activities, to mark the occasion.
Youth FC (20/06/09)
Youth FC will hold its annual
night on Saturday 27th June at Bowburn W.M.C. where it will be free to
get in and there will also be a raffle buffet and disco with the doors
opening at 7pm If any child is intrested in joining the club please
email email@example.com or check our website at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and contacts.Good luck to
all players .
next Parish Council litter pick is
Saturday (July 4th). Anyone interested in joining in can just
turn up, at 9.30am in the Community Centre car park, or
’phone Sylvia Raine first, on 0191-377-2728
15 June to
Saturday 20 June at The Gates shopping centre, Durham City, next to
Holland and Barrat.
Mon - Fri: 10.30 - 2.30pm Sat: 10.30 - 3.30pm
(Exact times of items to be confirmed)
SECURITY Home, Shed,
16: PERSONAL SAFETY
home; Out shopping; In the community
ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR Dealing with it; Damage; Graffiti;
Street drinking; Off road bikes.
ROGUE TRADERS Bogus callers; Bogus Charity
Collectors; Door to door sellers
security, Bike security; Cycle security
Golf Day (10/06/09)
Charity Golf Day
takes place on
Friday 3rd July.
For more information or to enter a team, please contact Jill Wood on
0191 301 8226 or email email@example.com
Norther Echo this week has local firm Henderson doors celebrating 40
years which after surving a closure threat last year and a fire
previousley shows the firm has turned it round.Bosses are planning to
invest over £900,000 pounds over the next 3 years.PC
was founded in 1921 before moving to the village in 1969.
next blood donor session for Bowburn is Friday 29th May at 2.30pm till
4pm then 4.30pm till 7pm at Bowburn Community Centre, you can call 0845
7711711 to make an appointment to save waiting on the day.
Streets Sale (13.05.09)
streets group is holding a
book sale on
Sat. 16th May in the Cooperage car park between 10am and 1pm. CD's,
Videos and DVD's also on sale.
is a proposed plan of the
development at the
Cape Universal site with entrance shown from Main Road
document can be downloaded by
Note: You will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view
Youth fc has a new website please check it out on
our sport pages
Care Under Threat
Village Care and other local companies have lost out to other companies
one from London to take over careing for the people of our village and
surrounding areas I am hoping to get a statement from Mr Lee Walker who
set up Village Care soon but apparently every so many years companies
after re-apply for contracts for careing in the surrounding areas but
this time Village Care has lost out even though they have one of the
best repretations in the North East below is a recent letter wrote on
our own forum from one person WHO WANTS Village Care to continue
careing for him and not someone from London .
your comments and support on our forum.
As some of you may know I am disabled, I receive a care package from
the above named company. But in June the Council is changing the way it
gives out the work to the care companies. Village Care is going shut
down unless people who use there services at the moment don't support
the company. The only way to keep it going is for everyone who uses
them to change to direct payment scheme.
I urge anyone who either uses or knows someone who uses there services
to get in touch with your social worker and ask to be changed to direct
If you want to know anymore info about this you are quite welcome to
One of the companies that may take over this area is based in
Lets keep local care for local people!!
Thanks for taking time to read this post
P.S. Is it possible for something to be posted on the front page of the
Ian as requested here is your own letter and hopefully we can help sort
this out for you and many others like you.
JOBS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE ,PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARE.
Thurston Project, run by
members of Durham University’s Student Community Action, will
give a performance of dancing, singing, acting, comedy and puppetry, at
Bowburn Community Centre TONIGHT (Friday March 13), from 7 till 8.30pm.
Helped by Jessica Collings, Elaine Gray and other dedicated volunteers,
around forty local 8 to 12-year-olds have been working on creating
their own acts for this show, since their successful “Musical
Extravaganza” last Christmas. Admission is free but donations
Donaldson will give a talk on
Growing Begonias for the garden or show, in
Bowburn Community Centre, on Tuesday (March 17). It starts at 7.30pm.
month’s meetings of the
Bowburn Community Partnership, Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council
and the Bowburn Local History Society will be held next week in Bowburn
Community Centre, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
(March 17, 18 and
at Bowburn Community Centre will
be held next Friday (March 20), 6.00–8.00pm. £1
children, 50p adults. Door prizes. Snacks and refreshments available.
of the Crowtrees Heritage
Group met archaeologist Penny Middleton again this week. The group is
commissioning a study of the Crowtrees Nature Reserve, to find out what
archaeological remains might be found, if a full dig can be organised.
The study is looking mainly for signs of the 18th century Crowtrees
Colliery, the railway incline and the hamlet which, with Quarrington
Hill and Cold Knuckles, once served that colliery. The latest meeting
was a second walk over the site itself, trying to link up visual
features with those Penny has identified on old maps and other archive
Bowburn Community Association have now
met officers of Durham City Council, following the shock revelation
last month of the state of the Council’s Bowburn Regeneration
Fund. The Association were hoping for a grant of £500,000 to
help fund an extensive refurbishment of Bowburn Community Centre. Now,
with Council assistance, they are prioritising the work most urgently
needed. They are determined to make sure the Centre stays open and are
confident that this will be achieved.
Parish Council volunteers meets
tomorrow for its monthly litter-pick. They meet at 9.30am in Bowburn
Community Centre car park, on the first Saturday of every month. New
volunteers are always welcome. For details, phone 0191-377-2728.
Project has thanked the
Durham Probation Service’s Community Payback organisers, for
work done at the DJ Evans Youth Club, near Burn Street. A high wooden
fence has been reduced in height, on the advice of crime prevention
advisers, and land around the youth club building has been tidied up.
NIGHT in Bowburn
are hoping to raise
7th march at Bowburn Crowtrees w.m.c. with a Bobby Thompson night .This
should be a excellent night with great reviews with the object of the
night to obviously raise funds for Bowburn Youth FCs children from the
village ,also on the night there will be Sunderland and
United shirts signed to be raffled if you would like to either go or
buy raffle tickets for the shirts then you can contact the club for
more details where Jayne the secretary can help you out .If you click
on the sports link above then Bowburn Youth you can get the relevent
details and telephone numbers Jayne would like to thank everyone for
Crowtrees wmc lose
fc who are bottom of
division lost again today going down 2-1 to a late penalty at home to
Kelloe Davy Lamp ,Bowburns other adult team The Cooperage did not have
a game but entertain Washington Nissan next week at home in the 3rd
divisions top of the table clash good luck to both teams from
www.bowburn.net you can check out both teams and other sports teams
from the village by visiting the sport pages via the link above.
Broken into (28/02/09)
News is coming in
that the Bowburn COOP
recently broken into from the back with cigarettes stolen police are
apparently looking at cctv footage.
Ohio Band (09/02/09)
– At its meeting on
29th, members of the Bowburn Banner Group discussed news that the
Central Ohio Brass Band will not be coming to Durham this July. Some
members of this band came last year, joining the Ohio Brass Band to
march the Bowburn banner into the 2008 Miners’ Gala. They
impressed that they went home determined to persuade their own band to
come this year. However the economy then took a turn for the worse. The
banner group is still hoping that “The Best Damn Band in the
Land” – the Ohio State University Brass Band
come in 2010.
& Park Hill
Community Partnership meeting on Tuesday (January 20) learned that
funding for the refurbishment of Bowburn Community Centre has been
delayed. A report expected to go to this month’s Durham City
Council Cabinet had not been produced in time. A grant is sought, by
Bowburn Community Association, from the £1.9m Bowburn
Regeneration Fund, which was set aside in 2005 from the sale of Council
land in Bowburn for housing. The grant was supported in principle last
August by the Community Partnership, which endorsed a detailed
application for £500,000 on 18 November. However the
Council’s senior officers decided on December 2 that they
needed more information about commitments made from the Regeneration
Fund, before they could report to councillors. The Cabinet is now
expected to consider the matter on February 18
Are you Dancing?
Thompson Night (26/01/2009)
Bowburn W.M.C. Bowburn youth football club present A
Bobby Thompson Night tickets are £4 each and can be obtained
coaches and committee members or for more information you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org .This should be a brilliant night of
There is also a raffle
on the night where the prizes are newcastle and
sunderland signed shirts.
Monthly Meeting. (15/01/2009)
of Bowburn & Park Hill Community
Partnership and Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council will be held next
week, on Tuesday and Wednesday (January 20 and 21), in Bowburn
Crowtrees Heritage. (15/01/2009)
Crowtrees Heritage Group last week met members of the
research company, Archaeo-environment, who will be working with them on
the history of Crowtrees Colliery. This 19th century colliery once
played an important part in the local economy of Quarrington, the
township whose main settlement later became Bowburn. Its site is now
part of the Crowtrees Nature Reserve. The researchers will help work
out which features of the colliery and its surrounding area might be
worth further archaeological investigation – and which have
Bowburn collieries. (15/01/2009)
Local History Society will attend a
meeting of the Durham County L.H.S. in Gilesgate Church on Saturday,
January 24, when one of its members will give a talk on
“Researching Bowburn Collieries”. The talk starts
Proposed work at
Tarmac Ltd will have an all-day display in Quarrington Hill Community
Centre on Thursday, January 8 about its review and proposed extension
of quarrying at Old Quarrington and Cold Knuckles Quarries.
Their plans involve the removal of the ridge of land that carries the
ancient bridleway between Old Quarrington and St Paul’s
Church churchyard. That right of way would be diverted via the track
that now runs along the bottom of Cold Knuckles Quarry and, some 10 to
15 years later, restored to a new ridge to be created 100 metres or so
Tarmac plan to phase the work so that the new gap has a minimal impact
on views across the Crowtrees vale during that period. They have also
produced a detailed Environmental Statement, which covers all aspects
of the work, including its effect on wildlife in and around the
Crowtrees Nature Reserve, and the long-term restoration proposals