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A plea from Homework Help
In exam season and out of season, Homework Help continues to... well, help people with their homework!
If you'd like help or can offer help, please leave a message or contact homework@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk - even if we are in the last half-term before the summer holidays. We particularly need some short-term help with KS3 English and maths but knowledge in any subject is always good to add to our repertoire.
Citizen of the Year 2018
Sedgefield’s Mayor Mavis Wayman presented Sarah Guest with the Sedgefield Citizen of the Year Award, celebrating Sarah’s contribution to our community. Many of you will know Sarah from her years of teaching at Hardwick Primary School, where she was also the SENCO lead and music coordinator.

Her enthusiasm for music resulted in some magical performances, and her love of music continues as a member of the Lyric Singers and SCA Ukulele Group. However, it is her role as a volunteer in our local community for which she is recognised with this much deserved award.

Sarah is a Trustee of Sedgefield Community Association, which manages Ceddesfeld Hall, providing a multitude of activities and opportunities for young, old and everyone in between. She is Chair of the Medieval Fayre Committee; member of both the SCA Policy and Bar Committees and a volunteer behind the bar; she runs the SCA website, Facebook page and contributes to every issue of Sedgefield News. Sarah organises Open Mic Nights and is the contact for the Folk Festival; she organises Sedgefield Day and co-founded and organises Sedgefield Bookends.

In her nomination she was described as ‘clearly a very active member of the community. She gives of her time freely and willingly to promote and organise activities in Sedgefield, whilst also supporting activities run by others’. Congratulations Sarah and thank you!
Young Citizen of the Year 2018
The same event saw the presentation of the first Sedgefield Young Citizen of the Year Award. There were some really strong nominations and three young people were recognised. Joseph Dredge and Adam White both collected runners-up shields and prizes, while Victoria Sirrell (below)was the overall winner. All three youngsters are involved in many different groups in Sedgefield and are great, positive role models for us all.

Victoria has been a member of Girlguiding in Sedgefield since the age of 5 as a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger and young leader. Last year she took on the role of leader for Sedgefield Rangers when 14 girls were too old to continue in guides, enabling them to continue in the movement and encouraging them to attend international selections, at which 4 of the girls were successful. We needed someone to help with Brownies and again Victoria stepped in.

If she hadn't, the Brownie unit would have closed. Joanne Tinkler, Guide Leader said ‘Everyone in guiding is proud of Victoria and I'm sure that this award will show her what a wonderful young lady she has grown into’.

Adam & Joseph, runners-up to the Young Citizen of the Year, also received their awards from the Mayor of Sedgefield, Councillor Mavis Wayman.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented through a partnership between Sedgefield Town Council, Sedgefield Development Trust, Sedgefield Rotary Club and for the young citizen award, Sedgefield Youth Club.
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Community Life


Development Trust Projects

See what's on near you this month, updates by Tom Guest. Don't forget to submit your event poster/details, reviews or videos.
Head off to the diary for all the latest dates for: Veterans Coffee Morning, U3A, Drop in Surgeries, New Generation Church, Methodist Wives & Friends, Local History Society, Sedgefield T Dance, Sedgefield WI, Sedgefield Country Market, Cricket Club Quiz, Ladies Club, Sew Easy, Sedgefield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, Live Music Night at Sedgefield Cricket Club, Sedgefield Family History Group, Sedgefield Memory Café, Bradbury and Mordon Ladies Circle and more...
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Interesting Facts

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Community Projects

£'s saved by Sedgefield Residents

The next Sedgefield Energy Switch auction period key dates are:

  • 2nd April 2019-Registration Opens
  • 20th May 2019-Registration Closes
  • 21st May 2019-Day of Auction
  • 3rd June 2019 -Offers letters issued
  • 2nd July 2019 -Offer acceptance closure
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Stall Holders

The market is held from 8.30am to 12.30pm on the village green. A FREE community stall, music tent & health bus are available throughout the year. The free stall is available to clubs and societies for promotion or fundraising. To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity call Roger Clubley: 01740 620609, email farmers@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk.

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Homework Help continues, and there is room for more students as well as more helpers! We are also looking to set up sessions in Fishburn. If you would like to volunteer, or to request help with homework or careers guidance, email: homework@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

Subjects Available

English, Maths, Sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), French, German, Spanish, History, Politics, Careers guidance, Help preparing university applications and interviews & Essay writing

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Main tasks to focus on over the next few months:-
🌿 Undergrowth clearing around the trees - by slashing weeds and leaving the weeds as mulch or by pulling weeds and removing them from the base of the trees.
🌿 Pulling the plant competition from out of the plastic sleeves e.g grass, nettles.
🌿 Litter picking.
🌿 As undergrowth gets bigger, clearing pathways among the trees is useful.
Can you help?
Please contact woodland@sedgefielddevelopmenttrust.co.uk for more details.
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