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Panto season has arrived and on the 30th of December Bowburn
Community centre host ALLADIN from 2pm tickets are only £1
each for all seats and are available from the centre .
Friday 30th November there will be a quiz £1/team
member at Crowtrees WMC ALL money raised will go towards the Bowburn
Interchange which will be delivered around the 10th December
Bowburn Fun day has being hailed a succes by locals with over 20 stalls
and attractions a meeting will be held shortly to attract more
volunteers and look towards next years .
Fun Night and Drama Bowburn
FunNight .-Friday at Bowburn Community Centre a special Drama from the
children 'Cry From The Heart' is inspired by the story of iconic figure
nurse Edith Cavell, the first woman to be featured on a colliery banner
in a clearly identifiable way. aswell as Spennnymoor Brass Band,Bar and
Bingo doors open at 6pm and tickets are priced at £3 for
adults and £2 for children so please get yourself down and
support the children .
Gala Day Bowburn
Bowburn will be expecting a large turnout following the
banner on Saturday into Durham after going up and down the colliery
streets buses will be leaving at around 9.15am from the medical centre
on a first come first served basis £1 return for adults and
50p for children leaving Durham around 4pm.
Don't miss an audience with Debra Chalmers Medium
Psychic. Tickets £9 available from Debra 07557351717 thats at
Bowburn Hall thursday 4th october .
Durham Youth Darts.- Presentation including our very own Bowburn lad
Jack Bell night to be held at Willington Victoria Club Sunday 22nd July
start about 7pm. Going to have a fun race night organised and anybody
welcome free entry . Raffles n tombola hopefully. Even daft dart knock
out on the night. Fetch all family members and support Youth Darts.
Freestyle Dance Class
Beginner freestyle dance class.- age 3+-Every Wednesday 5PM-5.45PM
Coxhoe W.M.C. Other classes available ring Chantelle Knox for more
Open for charity
'Volunteering for All: The Sequel’ Event.-10.00 –
3.30, Tuesday 17th July 2012 @ Bowburn Community Centre
Are you part of a group or organisation that involves volunteers? Then
this brilliant event is for you! It will include interesting and
informative workshops, packed full of information that everyone needs
to know if they work with volunteers!If you only attend one
volunteering event this year, make it this one.Key Note Speaker: Justin
Davis Smith, Chief Executive Volunteering England.The workshops:*
Equality & Diversity in Volunteering * Mental Health &
Volunteering * Ex Offenders as Volunteers * Young People &
The event is FREE to attend but booking is essential. A lovely lunch
will be provided and there will be plenty of good practice information
for you to pick up on the day. you can contact the Volunteer Centre at
CAVOS on 01388 811115 to book.
Rockabilly, Elvis classics.-Swing and fabulous foot-tapping songs from
the 50s.Wednesday 18th July, 2012 2:00pm PresentsTickets only
£4(Limited seats available)
Available from the Active Life Centre @CoxhoeRaffle during the
interval.Complimentary refreshments will be served after the concert.At
the Active Life Centre @Coxhoe
(formerly Coxhoe Leisure Centre)Linden Grove, Coxhoe, Durham DH6
4DWTel: 0191 377 1789
Fun Day Bowburn
Bowburn will be holding it very own FUN DAY ON sATURDAY sEPTEMBER 8TH
11.00AM-3PM between the commmunity centre and youth club
Pact Meeting Bowburn
Meeting.-Police and Communities Together. Come along and share your
views at Bowburn Community Centre on the 16th May 2012 6:00 pm.
Funders Fayre Bowburn
CVS Meet the
Funder's Fayre.- This years Funder's Fayre will be held on Tuesday 22nd
10.00-3.00PM so far Funder’s who have confirmed their
attendance are; County Durham Community Foundation, LloydsTSB
Foundation, Sherburn House Charity, Big Lottery Fund, Greggs
Foundation, Sir James Knott Trust
and The Area Action Partnerships.Each Funder will deliver a
presentation around what they want from applicants and what level of
is available; they will then answer any questions from the floor. for
further information about this event contact James: 0191 384 4801 or
Toy & Train Collectors Fair.- will be held on Sunday Bowburn
Community Centre, Durham Road, DH6 5AT 10.00am - 2.00pm Admission:
£1.30 Adults, £1.10 Concessions & Children,
Family Ticket £4.00 (2+2)firstname.lastname@example.org
Neiighbourhood Planning Event Bowburn
Planning Event.-The Event is being jointly organised by
Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council and Bowburn & Parkhill
Community Partnership.Event to be held at Bowburn Community Centre at
7.00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th 2012.All Local Community Groups and
Residents' Associations are welcome to attend. A Guest Speaker, Mr.
Gavin Scott from the County Council, will address the Meeting about the
new Neighbourhood Planning Powers.Everyone is welcome to attend .
Drama Workshop Bowburn
Over 20 local residents, of all ages, thoroughly enjoyed a drama
workshop in Bowburn Community Centre on Saturday 21st April, run by
arts development agents Jack Drum Arts. The session was set up by
Bowburn Banner Group, to see what interest there would be in planning a
musical and dramatic evening on the eve of this year’s Big
Meeting (the Durham Miners' Gala), about Bowburn's famous Edith Cavell
banner. The result was extremely positive and it is now "all systems
go" for this exciting project.
A series of further workshops will now be held, on Saturday mornings in
June and July, and the performance will be on Friday, 13th July. Anyone
interested in being involved does not need to have attended this first
taster session. Contact Laura Emerson, Jack Drum Arts (01388-765002) or
the Banner Group Secretary, Mike Syer (0191-377-1491), for further
now has its own radio station (24.04.12) Bowburn
its own radio station thanks to Bowburn FC originally set up for the
club Bowburn FC decided it would be better for the village and now
there is loads of info on there
click on this link to see what everyone is talking about please not
that this was a early edition
night (11.04.12) Bowburn
night Bowburn Community centre please come along
Success (31.03.12) Quarrington Hill
off to Dallas. - Local Lad Craig Dean set of for Dallas last
Sunday Morning on a trip of a lifetime after been selected to attend
the 2012 Dallas Cup Youth Tournament in the U.S.A. staged over a 7 day
period ending on Easter Sunday many of the worlds famous clubs will
attend including Eintracht Frankfurt ,Manchester United, Everton Boca
Juniors and Paris St Germain to name a few .
Relief (31.03.12) Bowburn & Coxhoe
Sport Relief. -Nine
girls from Bowburn and Coxhoe ran a mile for Sport Relief on Sunday
(March 25) with youth workers Joanne Eden and Emma Agar. The girls are
part of a county-wide running network, which was set up by youth
workers concerned about some young people's lifestyles and low self
esteem. They now have regular training sessions at Bowburn. This was
the first of many runs planned.
Day (31.03.12) Cassop
Easter Fayre & Fun
Day. - Today 11:00am Cassop Community Centre Kids activities,tombola
Easter Bonnet Competition bring your own along plus much more.
Council (31.03.12) Coxhoe
Council. - Parish Council Meeting 4th April at 19:00 at Landsdowne
Times (31.03.12) Coxhoe,Bowburn,Park Hill,Quarrington
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Academy Charity Night (31.03.12) Coxhoe
people fundraiser 2 night at Coxa Club kickin off at 7.30, hypnotist,
disco and some cracking raffle prizes! Tickets £4 available
behind the bar and a limited number will be on the door x
Lad Loses Prize Pheasant (26.03.12) Bowburn
local lad has had his cock Pheasant stolen from the allotments in
Bowburn if anyone does have any information please contact the police
set for Yearly Fun Day (16.03.12) Bowburn
local group of people recently organised a meeting to discuss a fun day
in the village and hopefully it will continue each year
bigger each year .One committee member said "This year we are hoping to
have a few events and stalls but any money raised by the organisers
will go into a funday pot so each year the day will get bigger we will
try to attract a few firms to help out and try to get local groups
involved we are not here to make money but if we do then the money will
be put back into a pot for the following year so each year we can get
bigger a recent meeting went well and some groups have come forward to
say they want to be involved on the day making money for there causes
aswell which is only good for the village .If anyone firms groups
individuals etc would like to be involved then we will be holding our
second meeting at Bowburn Youth Club at 8pm on the 19th April so please
come along ".You can also catch up with us on facebook on our page
Bowburn Fun Day Sponsored By ?
Wins Darts Tournament (13.03.12) Bowburn
Lad Jack Bell from Bowburn won the International Darts Festival
on the Isle of Man recently Jack aged only 13 won the u18s Winmau youth
beating Edward Le Bailly 3-1 in the final on the Sunday night on stage
in front of a large crowd of around a 1000 people, winning himself the
title and a cash prize. This is Jacks biggest win so far and made is
family very proud .
Night (05.03.12) Bowburn
This Friday at Crowtrees
W.M.C. £1/ENTRY up to 6 players /team in aid of Bowburn and
Parkhill Partnership running costs .
Players Wanted (05.03.12) Bowburn
80’s Disco Night.- Friday 80s-discoTwo course chef choice hot
and cold buffet including cold desserts. Put your dance moves into
action and enjoy the music of the 80’s. Fancy dress -
optional. Arrive 7:00 pm for buffet 7:45 pm.£10.95 per person.
Durham Organic Assosiation.- Wednesday March 14th 2012,
7.30pm at Bowburn Community Centre. Group member Alan Teather will give
us a talk 'Self sufficiency, Survival and Recycling.
Club Acts.-Crowtrees W.M.C. presents two vocalisits Saturday
night Noel Curtiss and Sunday Night Stan Lee
Lucky Envelope Draw.-Bowburn FC will hold its lucky draw this Sunday in
the Oak Tree between 1pm-130pm 50p/ticket from behind the bar jackpot
now over £150 .
:Fundraiser for Starr dance academy 7 till 11 coxhoe club... Tickets
available now at the club over 18s... Disco, hypnotist n
raffel.. £4 ticket... 31st March
classes on Monday mornings and afternoons @ £1 per
session(plus 50p for tea/coffee &biscuits,if needed) covering
all aspects of computer,internet, digital cameras and digital imaging
from absolute begineers upward. Sessions are 10am to 12noon
and 1pm 'till 3pm and you can bring your own laptop if you wish.There
are usually spaces so just turn up or call in or ring 3770571.
8pm-9pm Coxhoe Village Hall
Zumba -EveryThursday 8pm-9pm Coxhoe Village Hall
Zumba-Every Wednesday 7pm-8pm Bowburn
(17.02.12) West Cornforth
Zumba-Every Thursday 6.30pm-730pm West
Cornforth Community Centre
Open Day (16.02.12) Bowburn
Hotel-Wedding Open Day Monday 20th February for more details ring
Parkhill Partnership Meeting-Bowburn Community Centre Tuesday 21st February 6.30pm everyone welcome
please come along and have your views and find out whats happenning in
Fun Day Team
Look For Ideas (16.02.12)
FunDay/Night could become a reallity as a local group of people have
organised a meeting next Thursday night 8pm in the Youth Club to
discuss the possibility of holding a event If you would like to go
along the more the merrier and why not have your say on what you want
on in the village.
Cycling Team Look For
based Team Snook Cycling
are looking for ideas for charity fundraising rides in 2012. The team
just over £1300 in 2011 from rides such as a double ascent of
the infamous Alpe
D’Huez climb in the French Alps, just months before it was
used in the Tour de
France and the 170 mile Way of the Roses route from Morecambe on the
to Bridlington in the East. These rides added to a successful 2010 for
family-orientated team when 3 of its members successfully achieved the
du Mont Ventoux challenge in Provence, a feat managed by only 211 Brits
them since it was created in 1988.
Nina Snook commented
“the team began life with a C2C effort in 2009 and since then
have followed the
life and career of Durham’s Tom Simpson who was the world
champion in 1965, the
only Brit until Mark Cavendish last year. Simpson died on the Ventoux
years later and so we wanted to pay our respects to a legend of world
who was born in Haswell.”
Cycling will once again
complete the Tom Simpson Memorial Ride in Harworth, a ride organised by
local cycling club and that raises money for CRY – Cardiac
Risk in the Young –
later this month and hope to organise other rides including Paris to
during the summer. The team’s feats can be followed on
Facebook, Twitter and
their own website: http://snookcycling.wordpress.com
You know f rom previous notices the website is going through
revamp one of the concerns was updates on the site we are
to fix broken links and update pages we have but if you see any please
let us know firstname.lastname@example.org we are currently updating the Community
Centre part at the moment so you see small differences as we go
thankyou for your support once again and please let your friends know
and join the forum .
today to Edna Hann on her 60th Birthday .Edna will be celebrating today
with the family
Black Ice Causing
Bowburn & other areas
morning black ice has caused major problems on the roads this morning
as drivers dont relise and think its rain The a66 is shut and a1m is
very slow aswell as the a19 rain washed away the grit and has froze so
please be carefull.It is expected to be worse tonight .
is just coming in that a young man has entered Tesco with a
Machette and pool cue and that customers and staff are coming out of
the building police have arrived at the scene.
15th February 2012, 6.00pm
Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road.
and Communities Together. Come along and share your views.
Ice causes Problem on
local roads (06.02.12) all
has been lots of small bumps in the area this morning caused by snow
turning to ice it is expected to melt as the day goes on but please
take care and break gently
Snow causes Problem on
roads (04.02.12) Coxhoe
woman has just crashed her car with snow falling heavy at the bottom of
Coxhoe causing a delay but everywhere seems to be having problems as
the snow has fallen fast over the last hour .
www.bowburn.net sees more
interest (29.01.12) Bowburn
has had quite alot of intrest from villages around advertising events
free of charge and have also been asked if we can add stories which we
have agreed to do so if anyone has any news views from around the local
area please let us know at email@example.com.
Andrews Methodist Church will hold a shoppers service on sat 4th
from10am to 1030am .The speaker will be Deacon Jenny Heath from
Labour Members £5
Christ The King(25.01.12)
Anglican Church (Christ the King) is celebrating Candlemass on Thursday
2nd FEB @19.30 Martyn,Bishop of Beverley will be there,and there will
be a bit of a party and fireworks after.All Welcome.
apologies for the interupted updates the problem has now been fixed and
you will see a difference hopefully over the week as changes occur we
would like anyone to send there stories,
celebrations,report incidents etc to firstname.lastname@example.org where
will expect daily updates very soon.So although you may have been
dissapointed latley with the site hopefully this will be sorted and
once again on behalf of the team we must aPOLOGISE
football will be holding a race night on the 27th of this month at the
Oak Tree Pub 1st race 7.30pm and there will also be a female singer
tickets are available from Gary Hutchinson vicky Dunn and Joanne Ridley
at £1 this is guaranteed to be a sell out and with only 100
tickets on sale it will be first come first served you can also buy a
horse £2 or sponsor a race at £5 .
Happy New Year(01.01.12)
behalf of the team here at www.bowburn.net we would like to wish
everyone all the best for the new year.
Annual Feast of
the King Church are having their annual Feast of Title on Sunday 20th
November at 3.30pm therefore there will be no service at 11am this
Sunday. All are welcome to attend this service which is followed by a
supper and a few fireworks. We are honoured to welcome the Bishop of
Whitby to this fabulous occasion and we hope to see you there as well.
Slimming World Coming Soon(10.11.11)
swimming world for the Bowburn and Shincliffe communities starting
Tuesday 10th January at Shincliffe W.I. Village Hall and will be held
weekly at 7pm.
MEETING NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT(03.11.11)
an AAP meeting (Area Action Partnership) in Coxhoe Village Hall, 17:00
on the 15th November. Bowburn's part of the East Durham Rural Corridor:
they have grant money to allocate, and if you want to see the money
allocated to Bowburn (and not, say, Sedgefield), get yourself across to
the meeting & have your say!
School asks for support from
Free School is a
new, state-funded Secondary school which will open in September 2013.
It is intended particularly to serve families living in the villages to
the South of Durham City, who are currently ‘bottom of the
pile’ for Secondary School admissions
centre asks for support(03.11.11)
on the links to find out more on
the future of the leisure centre its our closest centre and needs our
Wins Award story from our friends at the
VILLAGE school has won an international award for the second time.
and Nursery School,
in Bowburn, County Durham, has been given the British
International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the
world into the classroom.
school has links to Belgium, Germany and Latvia through the Comenius
Project and Nepal through the Global Schools Partnership.
days are held in school throughout the year.
Fay, from the school, said: "I am very proud of our achievement. Our
children have learned so much about other cultures and countries while
having fun at the same time.
our five to seven-year-old pupils sing in Norwegian and Dutch is
Rolfe, from the British Council, congratulated all 800 UK schools to
receive the accreditation this year.
brings fun to heritage day(06.09.11)
brings fun to heritage
Beamish Museum will put on activities for children at this
Saturday’s banner exhibition at Bowburn Community Centre.
Gillian Robinson, Assistant Keeper of Social History at the
museum’s Regional Resource Centre, assisted by a volunteer,
run “design your own banner” and “dress
up as a
miner” attractions, as well as taking a mining object
box, with mining objects that people can handle.
“These have proved very popular in the past”, said
who is also bringing two banners from the museum’s
“I’m very much looking forward to taking part in
important heritage event”, she said.
The museum’s banners have not been seen in public for many
and will join over 50 others in the exhibition. “Many of
have been here before”, said Mike Syer, secretary of Bowburn
Banner Group, which is organising this annual Heritage Open Days event
for the fifth time. “However some have not come recently and
least six banners are appearing for the first time. We expect well over
300 visitors again. Many of them will bring cameras to add to their own
collections of banner images. Bowburn’s recently refurbished
community centre, with its two large halls, is a perfect place to hang
so many banners together, with space around them to take pictures. They
can also see some of the superb photographs taken by members of Durham
Photographic Society, which will also be on show.
“We’re delighted that Beamish is going to add
children’s activities to these attractions, for the first
This will surely help more young people to appreciate the heritage of
“We’re also grateful to the East Durham Corridor
Action Partnership, whose funding has made this exhibition possible,
and to the Durham Miners Association, whose help with transport and by
lending several of the banners, has been crucial”, added
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am till 4pm on
Saturday, September 10. However visitors are advised to arrive before
3pm, as some banners may be taken away before the official finish.
Admission is free. There will be various stalls, with books and
memorabilia on display and for sale, and refreshments will be served
from the community centre’s new kitchen.
Bowburn Community Centre, which has two car parks, is about 50m north
of the traffic lights on Durham Road (A177), Bowburn, and about 500m
south of the A1(M), Junction 61. There are regular bus services to and
from Durham, and the building is fully accessible.
bench was stolen from Marlene
avenue between 7pm and 7am from a bungalow of a lady of 88yrs old the
lady doesnt get out much but when she does she just likes to sit and
watch passers by only for enjoyment to be ruined by thoughtless people
re-opening of football field(21.7.11)
to let the village know that on the night of Thursday the 21st between
10.30pm and 7.00am my vehicle and another parked outside my property
were “tampered with” by metal thieves…!
They obviously were looking for copper pipe located in the pipe carrier
located on the vehicle roofs..
Locks were cut off and the carriers damaged in their efforts to
potentially nick a few quid’s worth of copper..!
There is probably more vehicles in the village that had the tube
carriers “looked in” but the owners will be
unaware..! the incident have been reported to police and an appeal for
any one with CCTV overlooking the Philip avenue and Robert terrace area
would be appreciated…
re-opening of football field(06.7.11)
band returns to Bowburn to launch football tournament Two new football
pitches in Bowburn Park will be officially re-opened on Sunday, July
11. Cllr Dennis Morgan, Chairman of Durham County Council, will
formally open the ground, at Bowburn, near Durham, at 9am. After that
the “pep band” of The Ohio State University
Marching Band Alumni will perform from 9.15 till 9.45am. A youth
football tournament will then follow. Bowburn Youth Football Club will
compete against Coxhoe Youth FC, in six age groups, for the new Trophy
donated by Councillors Williams and Blakey. (The age groups will be
under-8s Development, under-8s, under-9s, under-10s, under-11s and
guest team will then play the adult Bowburn FC team, which plays in
Division 3 of the Durham & District Sunday Morning League. Hot
dogs and other refreshments will be available throughout the morning.
The tournament is expected to finish between 12.30 and 1pm.
new football pitches were laid last summer, thanks to funding from the
Bowburn Regeneration Fund. This fund, created from the sale of land for
housing by the former Durham City Council, has already helped other
improvements in the village, including a children’s play area
in the same park.
Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni (also known as The Best Damn
Band in the Land, or TBDBITL for short) is playing a concert at Bowburn
Community Centre this Friday evening (starting at 7.30pm) and will be
marching with Bowburn’s banners through the village, and then
into Durham for the Miners’ Gala, on Saturday.
more information about the football tournament and Bowburn Park, please
contact Martin Ridley, manager of Bowburn FC and a leading member of
Bowburn PARC (Play Area Regeneration Committee) e-mail:
email@example.com tel.: 0794-912-3886 or Secretary Gary
Hutchinson if you ae intrested in joining Bowburn F.C. (adults)
more information about the Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni
and Bowburn’s banners, please contact Mike Syer, Secretary of
Bowburn Banner Group e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel.:
0191-377-1491 / 0775-344-1033
to get revamped ?(20.6.11)
to problems regular visitors will know about it has given us the chance
to look at the way it is currently set up do you like it ?do you want a
change ? unfortunately we have lost the old forum and a new one is been
set up but what do you want to see there? we already have had football
and general news as suggestions also do we need to keep old stories do
we just want new ones ?do we want smaller blocks of headlines and just
keep updating them ?we will still have the main links across the top
remember its the village website and we want to hear from you so let us
have your thoughts truthfully good or bad we wont me offended and
everything will be took into consideration let us know any broken links
etc and dont forget to register again in our forum .email us at
problem hits Bowburn.net (08.6.11)
have noticed that no updates have been done lately this was due to a
problem which has hopefully been sorted with the administrators
computer please keep checking for new updates and send all your latest
stories to email@example.com sorry for any inconvenience this has
Cooperage has recently re-opened with new Tenants.
Roberts would like to welcome you back to the Cooperage and looks
forward to making it a 'Local' once again
Birthday to Steven Guarnaccio 23 today fromall his family.
Plan. – An Action Plan for the Parish will be written
up shortly, based on last year’s questionnaire survey.
Residents are invited to drop in at Bowburn Community Centre on Tuesday
(March 22), between 6pm and 8pm, to help choose the top 10 ideas coming
out of that survey.
Centre AGM 15/3/11
meeting. – The AGM of Bowburn Community Association
will be held on Wednesday (March 23), starting at 6.30pm. Affiliated
organisations are reminded that they should send a representative to
this meeting, to be eligible for reduced rates when hiring rooms for
own Billy Snooks Takes Family on Bike Ride article from evening
days in the sun are the order of the day for most family holidays, but
that’s far too dull for the Snooks. Coreena Ford takes a look
at what this family is doing to raise money for the region’s
children’s heart unit. ADVENTUROUS family the Snooks would
rather tackle stages of the Tour de France cycle race when they get
together. Dressed in matching outfits – like the Von Trapp
family in The Sound of Music – the sporty team took on Mont
Ventoux in the French Alps last year, a 14-mile ride up a gradient of
9% that took each rider three hours. And in five weeks the group
– who range in age from 27 to 62 – will head to
France to ride up the Alpe D’Huez, a mountain with 21
terrifying hairpin bends. The group, from Coxhoe, County Durham, hope
to raise hundreds of pounds for the Children’s Heart Unit
Fund (CHUF) at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital. Their efforts
have come at a telling time for the unit too, which is being reviewed
as part of Government plans to reduce heart surgery centres from 11 to
six or seven. Andrew Snook, 33, works as a consultant for computer
company TSG, which has made CHUF its chosen charity after the heart
unit saved the life of its founder Graham Wylie’s daughter
Kiera, now 14 months old. Andrew, who has a four-year-old daughter with
his wife Stacey, 30, said: “Hospitals like the Freeman
perform miracles day in, day out and it’s important that
their work is recognised. Hopefully our fundraising will raise more
donations as well as awareness of the unit’s work.
“Our cycling holidays started a couple of years ago when my
cousin Billy, who’s 28, decided to do the Coast-to-Coast
cycle ride. “My dad Colin, who’s 62, wanted to do
it too ... and in the end, six of us took part and had a great time,
even though the weather was awful.” The group –
Andrew, his dad Colin, cousin Billy, Billy’s wife Nina, 27,
brother-in-law Allan Main, 40 and uncle William, 58 – loved
it so much they planned the Mont Ventoux trip, which took place last
summer, with all the family wearing matching shirts and caps. And on
March 30 they will journey back to France. Andrew said:
“We’re all hooked on road cycling now. Last
September we travelled in my uncle’s motorhome to Mont
Ventoux in Provence to cycle up the Tour de France mountain pass in
memory of Tom Simpson. “Tom was a professional cyclist from
Haswell, a pit village only a few miles from where we live, and he died
cycling up Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France in 1967. He was also the
only Briton to win the annual World Cycling Championship.
“Needless to see we had many people tooting horns in support,
shouting “Allez, Allez!” as we cycled up.
“My dad and I went up once. . . but the other four
free-wheeled back to the bottom and went up the mountain three times!
They were in the saddle for a painful 13 hours to achieve that! We
started looking at the other famous mountain stages of the Tour de
France and settled on the Alpe D’Huez. “The idea is
that we cycle to the top on April Fool’s Day, April 1, have
lunch at the ski resort at the top, then rally back down and go up at a
more leisurely pace. To sponsor the family, visit
Secondary School for Bowburn (and other places)?
you think Bowburn kids need a better option? Exciting plans are
beginning to take shape. Come along to the Community Centre at 8pm on
Wednesday 16th March to find out more.
Comes to Bowburn (01-02-11)
- Take the 30-minute total body workout provided by the circuit and mix
in the high-energy, Latin-inspired dance-fitness moves of the
Zumba® programme and you’ve got the Circuit with
Zumba®. A unique workout that’s only available at the
communnity mondays 6.45pm till 7.15pm tuesdays 10.00am till 10.30am
wednesdays 10.00am till 10.30am thursdays 6.00pm till 6.30pm booking is
essential The Gymz Durham DL14 7EH Mon 14 Feb to Thu 17 Feb, Mon 21 Feb
to Thu 24 Feb, Mon 28 Feb to Thu 3 Mar. Website: www.thegymz.co.uk
Bowburn now has its own dentists thanks to the Burgess
& Hyder Dental Group ,the new modern practice is located within
the Wellsprings Buisness Centre next to the Pharmacy on the main road
.The dentist is open early mornings and late evenings aswell as normal
day hours and also on Saturdays and is in a friendly professional
The dentist offers all nhs Dentistry and is now accepting NHS patients
for more information please contact 01913773465 or to book a
appointment, or why not visit there website www.burgesshyder.com
www.bowburn.net would like to wish them good luck for the future here
attacked from Space ?(12/01/11)
it got you attention not attacks from space but pot holes in the
village ,there has been a number of complaints about the potholes
around the village especially the ones between Henry Avenue and
Halgarth Estate ,where one driver took his car to the garage and it
cost £350 to be fixed according to local people . We
understand this is a national problem but the size of some of these
holes latley is not on and the way the petrol prices are going up
people will be forced of the road ,we do pay car tax but what