you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching -
it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are
making people aware of the following scam:
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel
Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel
and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you
will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal
Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
see the Crime Stopper
Fair Seems to have been a
reported earlier in the month snow was expexted and it arrived on
Thursday but this did not put off lots of people in the village on
Saturday despite the weather lots turned up at the fair at .
and had tea coffee cakes hotdogs etc aswell as having a laugh and
having a go at the tombolla stalls and buying cakes everyone seemed to
enjoy themselves and it was a credit to everyone concerned and lets
hope they made lots of money, aswell as making people happy
Arrives with Bang(25/11/10)
our newshound letting us know the snow arrived with a bang as
thunder and lightening came with it snow blocked streets around the
village as is expected to last for some time as the cold spell from the
east continues .Please keep a eye on your neighbours especially the old
as they are more vunerable to the cold and if you go to the shop why
not ask them if they need something .
reported earlier in the month snow is expexted as early as this week
Team Look for application for manager (18/11/10)
sunday morning Football team are looking for new
manager for next season as the current manager Gary Parle will be
stepping down The club would like to thank Gary for all his efforts
over the years if anyone is intrested could you please contact
Secretary Gary Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expected at the end of Month(16/11/10)
coming in to our newshound are that snow will be here by the
end of the month with 36 inches expected in places the north east been
one of the worst to be hit as snow comes from the east so keep warm .
in Need (14/11/10)
Friday 19th November between
4.30pm and 6.30pm the young people from
Bowburn youth project have planned an open day for Children in Need
....... tea, coffee, soft drinks and CAKES will be available for a
Can you please spread the word around.
This is a great opportunity for the community to come to the youth club
and meet the staff and young people as well as being able see what a
fabulous job has been done to the building.
And of course - part with your money for such a good cause
Hope to see you then
Joanne Eden, Young People and Staff
Bowburn Youth Project
set to remember (06/11/10)
village will remember
those lost next week
so dont forget your poppys.
sky lights up (06/11/10)
went of last night
through the village lighting up the sky
despite the rain should we have a annual event in the village ?
Causes Havoc (03/11/10)
near the doctors surgery rain
caused havoc once again as the
village saw a large downpour in a couple of hours some people were out
with the brushes sweeping the water away .
North of the Bowburn
Interchange this morning saw another
crash blocking the road with fire crews ambulancemen and police all on
the scene a van and car were involved
Set For Halloween Please Take
children come out for Halloween
please take care when opening the
door especially the older people as they can be frightened very easily
and please keep those pets indoors as they can also be frightened
.There is also a Halloween party by Bowburn Youth f.c. at the
3 streets project are having a
fund raising chritmas shopping trip
to York on the 13th November, leaving Bowburn Community Centre (ample
free parking) at 8.30 am Cost £11. Also an excelent chance to
explore the attractions of York if you dont like shopping. The bus will
leave York around 5ish
For details and to book phone:- Sheila Sudder on 0191 3772802.
Safety. – The Police, with various partners, are planning a
“Not in My Neighbourhood” week of action in Bowburn
next week. It will include a community safety event in Prince Charles
Avenue, near the Co-operative stores, on Thursday (September 30), and
follows a recent survey of residents’ views and a meeting
with those interested in setting up new Neighbourhood Watch groups
etc., in Bowburn Community Centre, last night (Thursday, September 23).
Community Centre. – This month’s meeting of Bowburn
Community Association’s management committee is on Wednesday
(September 29) – a week later than normal. It will review
progress on the building’s refurbishment, now nearing
completion, and plan an Open Evening to celebrate this, on November 12.
Affiliated organisations are reminded of their duty to send
representatives to committee meetings, in order to qualify for reduced
room hire rates
of Miners’ Lodge
Bowburn Community Centre
Saturday 11th September 2010
10.00am till 4.00pm
At least 40 banners from the Durham coalfield will again be gathered
specially for this year’s Heritage Open Days weekend event.
includes some rarely-seen examples from both before and after
nationalisation in 1947, as well as more recent replicas and community
The exhibition is expected to include the banners from the
following lodges, mining communities and related organisations:
Blackhall, Boldon, Bowburn, Brandon, Browney, Byermoor, Craghead,
Crookhall, Dawdon, Deaf Hill, Durham Aged Miners Homes Association,
Durham Miners Support Groups, East Hetton, Eldon Drift, Esh Winning,
Fenhall Drift, Greenside, Hamsterley, Hole in the Wall, Horden,
Houghton, Houghton, Kibblesworth, Kimblesworth, Houghton, Lambton,
Murton, New Herrington, N.U.M. (N.E. Area), Randolph, Ravensworth,
Sacriston, Seaham, Shotton, Silksworth, Spennymoor, Springwell,
Trimdon, Trimdon Grange , Vane Tempest, Waterhouses, Wear Valley.
Banner enthusiasts and former miners will be present throughout the day
to explain the significance of these magnificent treasures and to
discuss with visitors the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala
of Durham’s mining communities.
Information about each banner and their collieries will be displayed.
There will be a display of photographs by Durham Photographic Society
and books & memorabilia for sale.
Refreshments will be available.
For further information, contact:
Mike Syer, Secretary, Bowburn Banner Group
Some of the comments left by visitors to the 2009 Exhibition:
“A unique event as the public can view the banners closely
see banners too old & frail to be paraded at the
– A valuable event for the county.”
“Amazing - Important to show & be proud of our mining
heritage - especially children (brought my 2-year-old
“Best show in town.”
“Better every year.”
“Cultural heritage a symbol to all North East
“Fabulous exhibition, showing a very proud heritage which the
should not forget! Food for thought!”
“I thought it was very good. I would like to come again next
year! (Aged 8)”
“It was great fun. Brilliant. I hope they do this
“Keep things going. It’s great to keep the mining
“Stunning show. Would like it to be held every year to keep
“Thank you to everyone for putting this together. The younger
generation have a lot to thank these miners for.”
“The exhibition should have been on for more than a
“This has been a very interesting exhibition today. This
be an event for future generations to come.”
“Very good display of banners. Arranged very well for viewing
both sides and for photography. Very detailed information displayed
with each banner.”
“Very nice to have been. Well organized & people very
“Well displayed. Can easily see both sides of all banners.
label system. Congratulations to all.”
“Well thought out display - Amazing to see so many banners,
so well preserved. Please keep it going.”
At the start of World War I, over a million UK miners were producing
nearly 300m tons of coal a year. One seventh of this came from the
Durham coalfield, where one tenth of the entire population worked
Half a century earlier, miners had literally been the bonded servants
of their masters, the colliery owners. Through effective organisation
and successive Acts of Parliament, their wages and working conditions
markedly improved. The Durham Miners Association, formed in 1869,
played a major part in this.
Mining remained a dangerous occupation, however: about 1,300 men and
boys died in UK pits every year and thousands more were seriously
injured or crippled by industrial diseases. (The Durham Mining Museum
lists the names of 20,990 men and boys killed in colliery accidents in
the North East. Many more are unknown.) Moreover such gains as they had
made were always threatened by economic and political forces
witness the huge wage cuts, the pit closures and the bitter disputes of
the 1920s. Even after nationalisation, in 1947, the mighty NUM could
not hold back the oil revolution of the 1960s or a hostile government
in the 1980s. The last deep mine in the Durham coalfield closed in 1993
and there are now none left in the north east of England.
From the 19th century, miners’ union lodge banners were
of pride and unity. They bore images and mottoes encapsulating the
values of organised labour – such as “The
Labour”, “Brotherhood of Man” and
Strength”. They often had deeply religious rather than
themes – such as “Go Thou and do
“Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me”. Portraits
of the banners honoured heroes of the miners’ own union or of
wider labour movement. One of Bowburn’s banners, uniquely,
portrayed Edith Cavell, a British nurse executed during World War I, as
a tribute to her heroism.
The Durham Miners’ Gala has been held annually, apart from
wartime and major industrial disputes, since 1871. At one time a
quarter of a million miners and their families flocked into Durham and
made the city their own for the day. The lodge banners were a proud
rallying point not just for the miners themselves but for everyone from
their mining communities. They were a focal point behind which they
marched (or danced!) and round which they gathered together on Durham
The banners gathered in this exhibition will include several over 50
years old and at least one over 100. Some have been repaired and
conserved, while others are frail and badly in need of conservation.
This is a rare opportunity to see these treasures, which will never
again be paraded outdoors. They have been kept in churches, schools,
community centres and even attics and cellars. This will be the last
chance to see some of them until funding can be found for their repair
Thanks are due to David Hopper, of the Durham Miners’
Association, for his support of this gathering and for lending banners
from the Miners’ Hall, in Durham, for display on the day.
consultation. –The Durham Police Consultative Community Group
(PCCG) meeting this month will be in Bowburn. Though it is open to
members of the public from a much wider area, it is hoped there will be
a good turn-out by local residents. The meeting, in Bowburn Community
Centre, starts at 7pm. The next morning (Friday, September 10), police
and community representatives will hold a walkabout in the village, to
help identify trouble spots. This follows a survey conducted over the
last few weeks, in which residents have been asked about policing and
Youth football. – Bowburn Youth Football Club will be
visiting Bowburn Infant and Nursery School on Tuesday (September 7) and
Bowburn Junior School on Wednesday (September 8), with their new
strips. These have been bought with £2,900 donated by local
businesses and individuals
remember that the Bowburn Banner Group AGM is on Monday (6th
September), starting at 7pm, in Bowburn Community Centre, followed by
an special committee meeting. Agendas available on the night.
All welcome. I hope you will encourage others to come.
The special meeting is to finalize arrangements for our Heritage Open
Days event - the "Celebrating Miners' Lodge Banners" exhibition - on
the Saturday (11th September) - and to deal with any other urgent
Again, I hope you will pass word on about the exhibition and encourage
others to come along on the day
note that there is a meeting of PACT (Police And Community Together) at
Bowburn Community Centre next Wednesday, August 25, from 7 till 8pm.
Representatives of the police, the Council's environment team, housing
and education will be present.
They hope members of the public will come and let them know what issues
concern them most locally, so a "Not in Our Neighbourhood" week can be
organized some time in the near future, to make a concerted attack on
problems identified. They will also be producing a questionnaire, for
written responses about issues of concern.
making. – The Clayport
Matters are holding a taster
session in traditional rag rug making at Bowburn Community Centre on
Wednesday (August 25). All welcome. Call in any time between 10am and
2pm. A series of sessions will start on September 29 and run till
December 1. For further information, tel: 0191 3770514 or email:
Brenda Collins will
perform two whole turns at tonight’s charity
(Friday, July 9) at
Bowburn Community Centre, as they are being filmed for future
promotions. Tickets, at only £3 (adults) and
which includes a door prize raffle, may be available at the
but can be booked
by ringing 0191 3771491.
Banner and Childrens Banner will
again be joined by the Tursdale Mechanics Banner on Big
Meeting Day (Saturday, July 10) parade and also one from the
Co-op. The banners will be paraded from Bowburn Infant
School through the streets to Bowburn Junior School, between
and 9.30am, and then through Durham from the New Inn. They
be accompanied by Fat Al’s Big Band, as last year.
into Durham will be provided from Lawson Road at 9.30,
returning from Durham
gillham and derek pearson are doing a 140 mile bike ride from
whitehaven to sunderland from coast to coast to raise money for
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. we are doing it on the weekend
of the 30th july and will be done over 3 days and starting at
whitehaven and setting off on the friday afternoon. we are doing it in
memory of dereks son Mark Lawrence Pearson 87-94 who died at a very
young age from leukaemia and to raise some money for the charity.
message below from a campaigner
"""A public meeting (open to everyone parents or not) is being held on
Tuesday 15th June at Durham Johnston School at 6pm. PLEASE can you
encourage as many people as possible to attend as it may be the last
chance we get to change the admissions arrangements so our children are
not unfairly disadvantaged. A quick email to the adjudicator
registering your concern about the new admissions criteria will also
make a difference; we need as many people as possible to do so as soon
as possible. We also need as many people as possible to attend the
public meeting on the 15th June.
We would encourage you take this opportunity to voice your opinions /
concerns, if not in person by attending the meeting, then by writing
direct to the adjudicator (John Simpson) via Rachael Reid, using either
Office of the Schools Adjudicator
The Adjudicator is happy to receive written representations up to
Wednesday 23rd June.
be purchased and reserved from the the centre
(phone 0191 3770571)
of Venue (05/06/10)
next meeting of Bowburn & Parkhill Community Partnership will
be held in Lawson Road Communal Centre on 15 June at 6.30pm
Landlord set to Leave(05/06/10)
landlord of the Oak
Tree Pub Cliff
the estate is set to
hand his notice in next month with Derrick Taylor and Collen set to
take over good luck to them both.
to join the Parish
Council’s monthly litter pick tomorrow, Saturday (June 5).
Meet in Bowburn Community Centre car park at 9.30am.
Banner Group. (15/04.10)
Banner Group will hold its next meeting, on Monday
(June 7), at the Victoria Inn, Cassop. This is because work is now
under way on the first phase of refurbishing Bowburn Community Centre
and because publican Rob Cairns, of the Vic, will provide the bar for
the Banner Group’s concert on Friday, July 9. Featuring local
celebrity Brenda Collins, the concert will still take place in the
Commmunity Centre, as the main hall will by then have been re-wired.
Jones Football Day(30.03.10.)
will hopefully be out in force once more
5TH as the oldens v youngens once again play each
the football field to raise money for Robbie with a 2pm k.o. Also on
the night at Bowburn club there will be a disco £3/ticket
and a raffle for more information click on Robbies website
Interchange. – The latest
edition of Bowburn Interchange was being printed this week and will be
delivered throughout the Bowburn area over the next few days. The
newsletter can be viewed on-line at www.interchange.bowburn.net/pastissues.htm
are now being delivered throughout
the parish as part of a survey being conducted by
Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council. The views and information
collected will inform a Parish Plan to be produced later this year.
Community Association holds its A.G.M. on
Wednesday (March 24), in Bowburn Community Centre, starting at 6.30pm.
Members will be given the latest news about the forthcoming
refurbishment of the building
Cooperage F.C. the only adult sunday
team in the village are on the lookout for a new manager for season
2010-2011 season .Present manager Gary Parle will be stepping down at
the end of the current season after giving alot of timeup over the
years the club would like to wish Gary all the best for the future but
need to bring in a new manager .It is a large possibillity that if no
one comes forward the club could fold at the end of this season
and leave no adult team in the village in which there has
team since 1908 at least of what we know.If you are intrested please
contact Gary Hutchinson on 01913771681 and will be discussed in the
strictest of confidence if neccesary please note time is running out
before a decision will need to be made .
monthly meeting of the
Parkhill Community Partnership learned on Tuesday (February 16) why
work on the latest phase of the Bowburn Park refurbishment had been
suspended. The main contractor, Brownfields Contracts Ltd, had ceased
trading. What was supposed to be a 12-week programme started last
August but was not complete when bad weather stopped work in December,
and had not resumed. Service Direct, however, has now agreed to finish
off, starting on March 1. The footpath from Bowburn Junior School, in
Surtees Avenue, will be given priority and the other footpaths done by
the end of March. Landscaping, however, will wait till dryer weather.
Lighting columns, which are part of a separate contract, are due to go
in next week.
NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT BOWBURN.NET(01.01.10)
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
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check our website at
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com .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