It's the Sedgefield News but online, including monthly updates from Steve’s Nature Diary. Note, all the latest Arts and Entertainment updates by Tom Guest have moved to their own page.Read more
All the latest events from around the village. The team provide the 'What's On' details in the Diary & don't forget our Social Media feeds, Facebook & Twitter. Keep them up to date and you can be featured here. Plus the regular meetings list.Read more
Read the latest updates on the Trust projects, Sedgefield Village Neighbourhood & Crime Watch, PC Todd’s report, Pub Watch, The Sedgefield Plan and the Community Association. Plus, all the hot topics in your letters.Read more
Following an Ofsted inspection in March, Sedgefield Community College is delighted that the work of students and staff received the highest possible grading in all categories.
Join us on Sunday July 9th between 1 & 5 pm when eighteen keen gardeners have agreed to open their gardens in various parts of the village. Also open to visitors will be one very different garden at Wynyard Station, the Manor House Rose Garden and all the gardens created by the Bloomers in the grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall. Tickets, available on the day from a gazebo on the green, cost £4. Children go free.
After 33 years as a GP in Sedgefield, Dr Peter Jones will retire on the 31st May. Originally from Manchester, Dr Jones moved to Sedgefield in 1984. He studied medicine at Newcastle University and worked in Australia during a gap year, and ever since his return he has been at the heart of the community.
Labour remains in control of Durham County Council after the recent local elections, with Sedgefield electing Labour’s John Robinson and the Conservative’s David Brown as its councillors. David Brown narrowly received more votes than his fellow Labour councillor and replaced Rachel Lumsdon, the Labour councillor for Sedgefield since 2013.
Angela Bannister likes to be active. “I’ve got to be on the move all the time and when you’re retired you’ve got the time to do anything you like,” she told me a week after being named as Sedgefield’s Citizen of the Year 2017. Fortunately, what Angela likes to do mostly involves working with people, organising events or simply helping to get things done. As she says, “We have a lovely village, and if everybody does a little bit of something, well that just helps make things go round.”
It was great to see so many youngsters enjoying the Easter Egg Hunt. All of the children managed to find eggs and collect prizes. Special awards were also given to the winners (in different age categories) of the Easter bonnet competition and for the best decorated egg. Following a raffle draw, Emily Kime was selected as this year’s Flower Queen with her attendants, Emilia McGirr, Kiera Quinn and Eva Young.
One of the great reasons to live in Sedgefield is the close proximity to the countryside and being able to walk through the Showfield and over to Hardwick Park. Everyone wants everyone to enjoy local walks, and as local farmers, we appreciate that lots of people like their dog to enjoy the countryside with them. However whilst people love to see the rural countryside and grazing sheep, lambs running and jumping, there are real dangers to sheep and their lambs when crossing the Showfield with your dog when it’s not on a lead.
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Thu 1st: Bright Water Walk. Barmpton and Ketton. 3½ mile walk. Meet in Barmpton Village @ 1pm. For further information visit www.discoverbrightwater.org
Fri 2nd: U3A - Ceddesfeld Hall at 2pm (Note change of venue) David Rodway on Northern Gardens through the Seasons, with music. Members free. Guests welcome, £3 at the door. Further details from 01740 629276
Sun 4th: Sedgefield Farmers’ Market on the Village Green from 8.30 am
Mon 5th: Methodist Wives and Friends. AGM 7.30pm. Local History Society. Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45: Wonder Factory. The Story of Paton & Baldwins by Chris Lloyd
Tue 6th: Sedgefield Gardening Club. Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.30pm; Breeding Chrysanthemums by Gordon Dowson.
Wed 7th: Sedgefield WI. 7.15pm Parish Hall. PCSO Faye Callan on The Herbert Protocol. Members’ competition; a pretty pebble or stone’. Guests welcome.
Thu 8th: General Election. Polling station open 7am - 10pm. Sedgefield Show Meeting. Social Club 8pm. Sew Easy. Parish Hall Boardroom 7pm to 9pm. Gloria Wills 622447 for info.
Fri 9th: Sedgefield Country Market. Parish Hall 10 to 11.30am. Home baked produce, Crafts , Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For information call 01740 629441.
Sat 10th: Sedgefield Library. 10 -11am. Drop in surgery with Cllr John Robinson
Sun 11th: Open Farm Sunday Hopper House Farm from 11am to 4pm
Thu 15th: Bright Water Walk. Hardwick Park to Bishop Middleham. 3 mile walk. Meet at Hardwick Park Visitors Centre (Parking Charge in force) @ 10.30am.
Fri 16th: Willowdene Care Home. Coffee Morning and Elevenses. 10am to 12noon. Open day featuring refreshments and a selection of sandwiches, cakes, snacks
Mon 19th: Sedgefield Family History Group. 7.15pm at Ceddesfeld Hall. Stepping Back to Stockton on Tees, with Julie Allinson
Tue 20th: Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club. Parish Hall, 7.30pm. Julie Cook demonstrates Colliding Colours. Members free; Non Members £5.
Thu 22nd: Sew Easy. Parish Hall Boardroom 7pm to 9pm. Call 622447 for information.
Fri 23rd: The Inner Wheel Club of Sedgefield. Flower Demonstration by Val Guest followed by Afternoon Tea from 1pm to 4pm at Sedgefield Parish Hall. Proceeds to South Cleveland Heart Fund. Tickets £10: Ann Carr 01740 629070
Sat 24th: Yanomamo. Musical performed by SLYC. Parish Hall at 7pm.
Sun 25th: Bright Water Walk. Great Aycliffe Way. 6 mile walk. Meet in Oakleaf Sports Complex @11am. For further information visit www.discoverbrightwater.org
Tue 27th: Bright Water Walk. Barmpton and Ketton. 3½ mile walk. Meet in Barmpton Village @ 1pm. For further information visit www.discoverbrightwater.org
Fri 30th/Sat 1st July: Sedgefield Lyric Singers Summer Concert, Parish Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets from Tickety Boo or members of the choir
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The Frontline-Sedgefield is the North-Easts newest living history event, depicting soldiers through history. From Anglo Saxons Vikings, Romans, Civil War right through the First and Second World Wars to the present day.now in it 2nd year Held at Hardwick East Park, Sedgefield County Durham this three day event (Friday is schools only) will be attended by many living history groups and displays of Military vehicles of all ages.. Follow the links for full details. www.frontline-sedgefield.co.ukDownload poster
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