Village and Surrounding
(20/02/13)Local campaign launched to help
vulnerable people beat the cold Vulnerable
residents in County Durham who are struggling to keep warm at home are to be
offered free home energy checks to help them stay cosy, healthy and save money
on their fuel bills.
sustainability organisation, tadea, is working alongside Durham County Council to
provide the free home energy checks, which will see energy efficiency experts
visit residents’ homes to provide them with free, practical advice designed to
help them beat the cold.
The free home
energy checks on offer, which will take around one hour to complete, will help
people who are struggling to come to terms with rising fuel costs at a time of
increased financial hardship.
cold conditions can severely impact on people’s personal health: cardiac
problems, strokes and respiratory conditions can all be exacerbated by failing
to keep warm enough at home. The consequences can be tragic: over 1,400 people
in the North East died during 2010/11 because their homes were too cold.
provided in the home visits will help residents to cut fuel bills, combat damp
and mould and learn how they can use their heating systems more efficiently.
Advisors will also help people to understand their bills, manage fuel debt and
find out what financial assistance they may be entitled to.
There are three main groups being targeted: residents
aged over 60, those who have a disability or long term health condition, and those
with a child under four living in the household are eligible to qualify for a
free home energy check.
who do not meet these criteria are still eligible for help and can get
over-the-phone energy efficiency advice by calling the tadea advice line free*
on 0800 124 4320.
Mr. Adrian Hawkins, of Stanley, County
Durham was helped by tadea when he was struggling to pay his fuel bills. He
“These home visits could prove a lifeline for many. Giving up just one
hour of your time could help you to cut your fuel bills and stay warm and
healthy at home.
“I’ve reduced my monthly fuel bills by over £40, and I’ve been given
advice on a number of energy efficiency improvements I can make to my home at
no extra cost. I’m eternally grateful for the support I’ve been given and if
you’re looking to beat the cold, expert help is at hand.”
tadea’s Health Projects Manager, says:
“In these difficult economic times, we’re finding that an
ever-increasing number of people are being forced to make the almost impossible
decision between choosing to heat their homes and feeding themselves and their
families. This is clearly a serious problem, and one which carries severe
social implications for the North East region – which, at over 30 per cent, has
one of the highest rates of homes in fuel poverty in the UK.
“These free home energy checks mean that friendly, practical,
face-to-face advice is available to vulnerable people – advice which will help
them to keep warm, stay healthy and cut their fuel bills. These visits could
prove a lifeline for many, and we would like as many people as possible in the
area to sign up and get the help they so desperately need.”
If you meet
the eligibility criteria and would like to a free home energy check, call tadea
free* on 0800 124 4320. You can also
register online by visiting: www.tadea.com/whhp
*Calls from a mobile may be
For further information
information, contact Stephen Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org; 01228 400417 (Tuesdays – Thursdays,
0900 – 1700). Alternatively, contact Victoria Chisholm: victoria.chisholm@tadea; 01642 373048 (Mondays - Fridays)
Who is tadea?
tadea is a
not-for-profit organisation providing sustainable project management and advice
services. Our expertise includes energy efficiency, renewable technologies and
closely with individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector, tadea
helps you to reduce the amount of energy you use at home, at work and whilst
What we do:
efficiency projects and scheme management, home insulation schemes and
health improvement projects.
and consumer advice services, available on the phone, online and
assessments for domestic properties, including Energy Performance
Certificates and energy audits.
audits for businesses, including Display Energy Certificates, air
conditioning inspections and project management services.
services such as data collection and monitoring, feasibility studies and
marketing and communications expertise.
Find out more at: www.tadea.com
(18.02.2013) Local History Group Bowburn
Check out this brillant new website just click on History Link on the left and then Local History Group.
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Bowburn FC Raffle
Bowburn FC are holding raffle
to try to
rise vital funds to keep the club going anyone intrested in buying a
strip they are £1 and can be bought from all players and
The next Parish Council Meeting will
place on Wednesday, 27th February 2013. This month it will be held in
Coxhoe Village Hall, Coxhoe and will start at 7.00pm. Members of the
public are invited to attend all meetings and at the beginning of the
meeting there is the opportunity for you to have your say. Please come
The Parish Council would particularly like to encourage people to
attend our meetings who might feel missed out because of age,
disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race
religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a
long-serving councillor, who has died.
Margaret Robinson, known as Maggie, was a member of
Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council for 28 years, including 13 years
She was also a member of Durham City Council for ten years until its
abolition in 2009.
Mrs Robinson, of Parkhill, Coxhoe, also served as a governor of Bowburn
Junior School and on the management committee of Bowburn Community
A spokesman for Cassop-cum-Quarrington Parish Council said her fellow
councillors saluted her.
Mrs Robinson, who outlived her first husband, is survived by various
relatives including her second husband, Stan.
She died on Sunday, January 20, aged 77 and her funeral was held at St
Mary’s Church, in Coxhoe, on Thursday (January 31).
(23.01.13)New Look Website Coming Soon
Will be getting a new look soon to try to
help the site after figures dropped if you would like to see anything
on the website that is not already please let us know at
Bowburnnews@aol.com and we will do our best to try to help.We need
stories birthdays events and more so please help
your village website .Please note as changes are made some links will
not work but if you do see a link that does not please let us know as
we have noticed a number of old links are not working mostly due to the
owners who have changed names etc so we need to be on our toes all the
time once again thanks for the patience ..
(22/01/13) Dates to Remember
Valentines Day 14th February
Mothers Day 10th March
Donna WILDE 19th february Line Dancing Bowburn WMC FOR
DETAILS Tel: John 07971-212977
Keep Fit class every Tuesday night at 6-30 at Christ The King Church.
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
Made4TheCage 9 Bowburn'S ANDREW PUNSHON
Vs STU TYRIE
February 16 at 4:00pm
Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton le Spring
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
PACT Meeting January 2013
We are very keen to ensure that we are tackling issues which matter to
you in your community. With our colleagues in the local authority, we
have developed PACT meetings to ensure that you have a chance to engage
with local officers from your beat team
Start Date 24/01/2013 17:00
End Date 24/01/2013 18:00
Address The Sure Start, High Street, West Cornforth, DL17 9HP
Contact Name PC Barclay, PCSO Armstrong
Telephone Number 101