Trimdon Village, Trimdon Station, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Colliery and Deaf Hill

Parish Meeting – Complaint
Trimdon Foundry parish councillors failed to attend a meeting arranged for Friday 29th August, prompting a written complaint from a resident who did attend. Full details here, updated 1st September 2014.

Fee Policy - Please inform each learner of the fee policy There is fee policy criteria for this course which is as follows: • If the learner is in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA),  Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit the course is FREE.   • If the learner is in receipt of a means tested state benefit including: Council Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Contributions Based non-Work Related Activity Employment Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit (with a household income of less that £15,276) and Pension Credit the course will be FREE. • All learners must produce evidence of benefits, in their name. • If the learner is not in receipt of either of these benefits a charge of 2.50 would be applied therefore the cost per learner for the 10 hour course would be £25.00. • With regard to payment, the tutor will inform learners that they will be contacted via telephone to ask them to make payment of their course fees by debit or credit card. If a learner does not have a debit or credit card, they can request an invoice to be sent to them at the point they are contacted by Denise Hopps or Finance.  Alternatively learners could pay you direct and an invoice would be submitted to you for fee paying learners.

Family Time
Cooking food safely and basic first aid course at Trimdon Grange community centre, 29th October 2014. For full details click poster.

The Starlights
Starlights are a newly formed Marching and Display Jazz Band. Although based in the Hartlepool area, they are looking for new members in the Trimdon area. Should they receive enough interest in the Trimdon area, then the current band and practice session would move to the Community Centre in Trimdon. The practice time would be 1pm till 5pm on Saturdays, to get the band ready for competitions around the north east next season. They have no age limits and do not discriminate. For further details please contact Amanda on 07462470120

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council
The details of the meetings held on 15th July 2014 are now online, also details from previous meetings.

Foundry Parish Council
At the meeting held on Tuesday 12th August 2014, councillors Larraine Grigg and Joe France tendered their resignation with immediate effect. The Parish Clerk Kay Tweddle also resigned at the same meeting, but will continue working until 24th August.

Have Your Say
Use our Guestbook to leave a comment about anything going on in your area, or even just to say you’ve visited the website. Last update 16th August 2014

Durham County CouncilFunding for youth projects
A £30,000 fund, provided by the AAP, for projects and activities aimed at young people in our area is available for eligible not-for-profit groups  Details here.

Trimdon Parish Council
Minutes for the Trimdon Parish Council meeting on 10th June 2014 are now available to view online courtesy of the Parish Council, including Minutes for earlier meetings.

Can You Help?
(updated 23rd July 2014 – last entry re: Chaytor and Austin family research)
This section is available for anyone who would like to ask genealogy or other queries of Trimdon families. Many people ask for information regarding their family tree etc. – perhaps you could help? Read more



Trimdon Foundry Parish Resignations
A statement from ex-chairman and councillor Jim Grigg regarding recent resignations by parish councillors and the parish clerk. Full statement here.
Also see Northern Echo article on the resignations.

Shorts and Shades *Revised Date
Trimdon Grange Community Centre present ‘Shorts and Shades’ Summer holiday BBQ fundraiser, Saturday 27th September 3pm – 7pm. Tickets on sale now: Adult BBQ ticket £3.00, Child meal £1.50 – Full details on the poster.
Trimdon Grange Community Centre’s timetable and ‘what’s on’ has also been updated with the latest info here.

Click to read full reportLatest Police Report
The August 2014 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer

PACT Meeting
Due to the Bank Holiday on 25th August, the next Trimdon Grange PACT meeting date will be 20/10/2014 instead of 03/09/2014

Remembering Bygone Days
with Age UK at Trimdon Library. Come along to Trimdon Library for an afternoon of fun and laughter remembering friends and families bygone days. Whether you were a member of the military or a civilian, we would love to hear your experiences. Anyone available for a six week enjoyable experience is welcome to join in. Free tea and coffee and cakes will be provided. Tuesday 2nd September – 7th October 2014, 1 – 2.30pm

Funding for Community Groups
Funding of up to £5,000 is available for voluntary and community groups in County Durham. If you would like to talk to us about funding available both for groups and individuals and the application process we have arranged a drop-in funding session at TRIMDON STATION COMMUNITY CENTRE on Tuesday 16th September 2014 between 10:00am – 11.30am. For more information please e-mail

Loan Sharks
Durham County CouncilA project to tackle loan sharks is giving residents in County Durham the chance to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers. Details here.

Trimdon Times Magazine
Trimdon Times” was suggested as the title for a new quarterly magazine produced by Trimdon Village Hall and announced as such on their facebook page on 1st August 2014. This new publication has no connection at all with the Trimdon Times website or Trimdon Times facebook page, and I am now told it will be named “Trimdon News”. Their facebook announcement has been updated to reflect this. The magazine is expected to be published in September.

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Articles and photographs for submission gladly accepted from anyone, copyright of any such items remains with the original owner and will not be reused or forwarded elsewhere without the owners consent
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