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Bank closure

Barclays Bank customers have received letters out of the blue, announcing the closure of the Sedgefield branch on 11th May: the decision is based on their finding that "fewer customers are using the branch to do their everyday banking." More...

Green is the word
Sedgefield has been alarmed about its built environment for almost as long as I have edited this paper. Affected lately by a big increase in its housing stock - both actual and threatened - and the subsequent loss of green spaces, the issue has taken centre stage at meetings of the Town Council and of dedicated residents’ groups, as well as informally around pub tables and between friends. The fight to control the growth of what was once a village is an even longer story which will persist well into the future, but I hope that Sedgefield News this month can shine a very small ray of sunlight onto the problem. First, a new report presented to government by The Wildlife Trusts has suggested that the environment should be at the heart of housing policy. In a departure from the usual subject matter of his articles, Steve Ashton explains this report.

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Woodland & Wildlife

Sedgefield Development Trust was born in the year 2000 with a mission to “improve, energise & regenerate the community of Sedgefield & surrounding area by undertaking projects & managing programmes directly or with other groups & organisations, that will contribute to the improvement of the economic, social, environmental & cultural quality of the life of residents, those who work in & around the town or are visitors to it.” More...

February Events At A Glance

Fri 2nd: U3A: 2pm in the Parish Hall. Roger Chappel: Bee keeping; Past, Present & Future. Members free, Visitors welcome, £3 at the door.
Sedgefield Veterans’ Coffee Morning: Parish Hall, 10am to noon.
Sat 3rd: Drop in Surgeries: Cllr John Robinson. 9 – 9.45am Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall; 10 – 11am Sedgefield Library; 11.15 – 12 pm Fishburn Community Centre.
Sun 4th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10.30pm.
Sedgefield Farmers’ Market: On the village green from 8.30am.
Mon 5th: Sedgefield Local History Society: Norman Cornish by Mike Thornton. Ceddesfeld Hall @ 7.45pm.
Methodist Wives and Friends: Musical Evening by George Hetherington. Methodist Church Hall @ 7.30pm.
Wed 7th: Sedgefield WI (1918-2018) Centenary Dinner: 6.30 for 7pm @ Hardwick Hall
Fri 9th: Cricket Club Quiz: First Friday night quiz. 8pm. Quizmaster, Tony Magee. Entry fee £1 per person.
Sedgefield in Bloom: Gardeners’ Question Time. 7.30 pm in The Parish Hall. tickets £5. Put your gardening queries to a team of RHS expert judges.
Sedgefield Country Market: Parish Hall 10am to 11.30am. Home baked produce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For information call 629441.
Sun 11th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10.30pm.
Tue 13th: Sedgefield Ladies Club: Cards & Gifts by Linda Nolan. Ceddesfeld Hall @ 8pm
St Edmund’s Church Event: Pancakes in the Parish Hall from 10am to 12:00pm.
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting: 7pm in The Fletcher Room, The Parish Hall. All Welcome.
Fri 16th: Sedgefield in Bloom Coffee Morning: 10-11.30 am @ The Parish Hall. Refreshments, stalls, raffle & tombola.
Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club: 7.30 pm. Main guest: Haley Sisters. Also featuring: Tom Thorne, John Weighell and John Wrightson Band. Admission £11, includes buffet. Tel 621347.
Sun 18th: New Generation Church: Sedgefield Parish Hall, 10.30pm.
Tue 20th: Ferryhill, Sedgefield & District Flower Club: “Something Old, Something New” by Demonstrator, Wendy Smith. 7.30 pm @ The Parish Hall, Sedgefield. Members Free, Non Members-£5
Thu 22nd: Sedgefield Memory Café: 10.30 - 12. @ Sedgefield Fire Station.
Fri 23rd: Macmillan Cancer Support: Coffee Morning @ The Parish Hall. 9.30 to 11.30am.
The Mayor’s Annual Civic Ball: Hardwick Hall: 7pm for 7.30. Tickets £30.
Sun 25th: Snowdrop Walk in Hardwick Park from 12 noon - 3pm. Enjoy a walk in beautiful scenery and plant snowdrops in support of the charity, Child Bereavement UK. For information, contact 8000 02 888 40 or visit childbereavementuk.org
Tue 27th: Mordon and District Ladies Circle: Jewels of Imperial China by Lesley and Suzanne. Mordon and Bradbury Village Hall, Mordon @ 7.30pm

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