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

Burglar Alert
After recent Trimdon burglaries and attempted break-ins in the Station area Saturday night, keep an extra eye out for anything suspicious. It might be your house or a neighbours next.

Appeal For Information
1:/ Between 17:00 15/10/2014 and 06:30 16/10/2014 two properties have been broken into in Trimdon Village, one house situated on West Lane, the other Front Street South. Both houses have had an untidy search made within and property taken. Anyone who has any information in relation to both of these incidents please contact Police and quote DHM-16102014-0038 and DHM-15102014-0488.
2:/ Between 13:00 15/10/2014 and 17:24 16/10/2014 a property on Dunelm Road, Trimdon Village was broken into, an untidy search has been made within. Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident please contact us on 101 and quote DHM-16102014-0303.
A male from Shotton Colliery was arrested yesterday, 16th October in relation to the recent burglaries in Trimdon Village. The male has been bailed pending further enquires in relation to the incidents. Anyone one with any further information please contact us.
Pc 1636 John Seymour, Trimdon Dedicated Beat Officer

Illegal fireworks
Residents are being urged to be on the lookout for illegal fireworks after it was found that banned bangers were being used in County Durham. Details here.

Trimdon Foundry Elections
There are to be two elections for Parish Councillors at Trimdon Foundry, one on 30th October to elect 2 councillors, and one on the 6th November to elect a further 1. These elections are due to the resignations of former Cllrs. L Grigg, J France and J Grigg. Details of those standing for election will be available shortly.
Due to the cost to the Parish of these elections (they will be the second and third this year, and the first one cost in the region of £3500) there will be no Poll Cards issued, so please check this website for any further updates.
The Parish have appointed a new Clerk, Mr Geoffrey Price, who is currently Clerk to Coxhoe Parish Council. He will be taking on the Trimdon Foundry job in addition to the Coxhoe one. The Acting Clerk, John Irvine, will be working with Mr Price for two weeks on a handover.

Outdoor Gym
Photos from the official opening of Trimdon Colliery outdoor gym on Saturday 27th Sept.

Burgess & Hyder DentistsDentists
Burgess & Hyder dental group in Trimdon Village would like to let the people of Trimdon and
surrounding area’s know they are taking on new patients. Contact them on 01429881268 or via their website.

Trimdon Village Library Halloween CompetitionHalloween Competition
A colouring competition for juniors at Trimdon Village library, starts 30th Sept until 28th October. Click poster for full details.

ZUMBA at Trimdon Station Community CentreZumba
at Trimdon Station Community Centre, 7.30 – 8.30 Thursday, £3 per person, Children 7 – 12 welcome. Click poster for details.

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

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

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 Parish Council
Minutes for the Trimdon (Village) Parish Council meeting on 9th September 2014 are now available to view online courtesy of the Parish Council, including Minutes for earlier meetings

October Police reportLatest Police Report
The October 2014 update from the Trimdon Village beat officer here, with court updates and other incidents.

Trimdon Foundry Parish Council
Agenda for the meeting scheduled for 14th October 2014 can be found here, also information and minutes from previous meetings.

Flower Arranging
A flower arranging course at Trimdon Grange Community Centre may be available if enough interest is generated. The course would probably be near Christmas, and is expected to cost £30 for 5 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours. Any enquiries to the centre or

The Worst Princess
A theatre production for children under 7 at Station Road Community Centre, Thursday October 30th at 2pm, tickets £1.50 each.
The Worst Princess Workshops; a series of five workshops including story telling, costume building and more. Sign up by emailing the centre on or phone 882200.
Aladdin at Station Road Community Centre, 20th December at 2pm, tickets £4 per person (under 3yrs free).

Sedgefield Rugby Club poster - click to viewSedgefield Rugby Club
The club are looking for new players of all abilities aged 17+. Full details on the poster, call: 07732399541 or email:

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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