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  • A feast for the eyes.
    Ken Wilson’s winning photograph of St Mary’s Lighthouse

    Ken Wilson’s winning photograph of St Mary’s Lighthouse, in the Manor House Photography Competition. Report on page 7. To see more of Ken’s work visit his website: www.kenwilson.photography

  • “Chop, chop, chop…”

    TWO SISTERS have had their hair chopped off by a teacher in their school assembly to raise money for a little boy suffering from a rare form of epilepsy. Grace Stanley, 7, and her 5-year-old sister Florence, from Sedgefield Primary School, County Durham, had just over 12 inches cut from their long hair to send to The Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

  • Coxhoe Recycling Centre
    Coxhoe Recycling Centre

    I am singing the praises of a group whose diligence and sheer determination to do a great job are benefiting our community and the planet as a whole!

Community Life Snippets
  • Citizen of the Year

    Every year you are asked to nominate someone who has made or is making a real difference to our community, to be considered for this award. The nomination form is inside the paper and you have about 3 weeks to make the case for your nominee.

  • If you have some time to spare...

    There is so much on offer in and around Sedgefield which only happens through the dedication of all kinds of people making all kinds of things possible - for us, for our children, for our elders, for our businesses.

  • Another way to help our community...

    Readers with school aged children will no doubt be familiar with Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme, which helps customers to support young people by collecting vouchers after every shopping visit to Sainsbury’s.

March Events At A Glance

    Wed 1st Sedgefield WI Parish Hall 7:15pm (nb. change from advertised programme) Talk by Jackie Mills - DFWI Cookery Judge. Members' Competition - an animal ornament, Fairtrade Fortnight Display. All Welcome
    Thu 2nd Sew Easy Fortnightly in the Boardroom, Parish Hall, 7 - 9 pm. For information call Gloria Wills on 622447
    Fri 3rd U3A Parish Hall, 2pm. Chris Lloyd: The Titanic and the Editor of the Northern Echo. Members free. Guests welcome, £3 at door. Further details, 629276
    Sat 4th Sedgefield Library 10am -11am in the Library. Surgery with Councillors Rachel Lumsden & John Robinson
    Sun 5th Sedgefield Farmers’ Market on the Village Green from 8.30 am
    Mon 6th Sedgefield Local History Society Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. Postcards on the First World War by George Nairn
    Methodist Wives and Friends Julia Powell Artist
    Tue 7th Sedgefield T Dance Parish Hall 1 - 3pm. All welcome, on your own or with a friend/partner Tel Ann: 629070 or Joyce: 622601
    Sedgefield Gardening Club 7.30pm in Ceddesfeld Hall AGM / Pie & Peas
    Thu 9th Sedgefield Show Meeting, Social Club, 8pm
    Fri 10th Country Market Parish Hall, 10 – 11.30, Home Baked Produce, Jams, Crafts, Cards, Plants, Refreshments, Tel 629441
    Sat 11th Sedgefield Cricket Club Quiz Night, 8pm. Presented by John Bryant
    Mon 13th DIDO in the Parish Hall. A day in, with entertainer Dan Walker.
    Tue 14th Sedgefield Ladies Club in Ceddesfeld Hall.
    Thu 16 - Sat 18th Sedgefield Players present Elaine Murphy’s 'Shush'. 7.30pm Parish Hall. Tickets from sedgefieldplayers.co.uk, Tickety Boo or 07763257846.
    Fri 17th Sedgefield Cricket Club Live Music Night, 7.45 pm Main guest Jester B + Old Age Travellers, John Weighell, John Wrightson Band. £11 inc buffet. Tel 621347
    Mon 20th Sedgefield Family History Group Ceddesfeld Hall 7.15pm Colin Hart on Skinningrove Social History & Development (Ironstone Mine & Iron Production.
    Methodist Wives and Friends Dorothy’s Well
    Tue 21st Sedgefield T Dance Parish Hall 1 - 3pm. Tel Ann 629070, Joyce:622601
    Ferryhill, Sedgefield & district Flower Club 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. NE demonstrator Lucy Smith, “Flotsam & Jetsam”
    Wed 22nd Willowdene Care Home Come Dine With Me Luncheon. Drinks reception from 11:30am, two course dinner served at 12:30pm. Free to attend but prior booking essential. Call Angela Penman on 01740 771310.
    Fri 24th Sedgefield WI Coffee Morning Parish Hall (Fletcher Room) 9:30 - 11:30am Everyone welcome
    Fri 31st Sedgefield in Bloom Coffee Morning 10-11.30 Parish Hall with refreshments, stalls, raffle, tombola

For more details about the events, regular meetings or one off's please go to the events page.

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Charity stall at the Farmers' Market

April’s charity stall at the Sedgefield Farmers’ Market will be Sedgefield Area Churches Together. There will be Easter-themed craft activities for children, hot drinks and hot cross buns on offer, paintings for sale for charity, a Foodbank collection box, an information point, and more. Do come along and say hello!

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Sedgefield Development Trust Projects

Our trust members and volunteers have contributed immensely to our growth and community projects. For more information about the Trust and it's projects or to advertise on Sedgefield Web please email us.
Sedgefield Farmers Market
A market run by VOLUNTEERS and helpers.

Farmers Market

The market is held every first Sunday of the Month, on the village green, from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Sedgefield Energy Switch
£225 has been the average saving in Sedgefield

Energy Switch

A new initiative from the Trust. Working together with iChoosr, we help Sedgefield residents save money on their gas & electricity bills.

Sedgefield Web
A resource that you will use again and again

Sedgefield Web

Sedgefield Web is a community enterprise which transforms the Sedgefield News into an online information hub.

Bee Keeping in Sedgefield
Are you interested in learning about bee keeping?

Bee Keeping

With the help of a grant brokered by SDT we will have more hives and colonies in 2017.

More Projects By The SDT

Sedgefield In Pictures

Work by award winning local photographer Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson
  • Photographs of Sedgefield Village and the surrounding area by Chris Ferguson