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Sedgefield Development Trust

This website is a community enterprise, one of the projects of Sedgefield Development Trust Limited (SDT) and is the online version of the Sedgefield News.

Sedgefield News is distributed at the end of every month by a team of over 80 volunteers. This web site is updated on the 1st of each month inline with each monthly edition.

Produced by volunteers for the people of Sedgefield, Bradbury, Mordon and Fishburn

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It’s probably true to say that for many of us, the market’s safe and successful return to trading has been a beacon of hope at a time when we have been largely deprived of community life. As in so many walks of life, a scheme which requires voluntary effort and cooperation brought out the best in everyone involved - the organisers, volunteer force, stalls team, traders, the friendly COVID-19 stewards and above all, the long, patient queues of customers. We owe them all thanks.

At the beginning of the last, difficult 15 months of lockdowns, came immediate shutdown. However, our market was very much in demand by businesses and customers alike, so during the next few weeks, the rules of the first lockdown were studied carefully. This was followed by a painstaking process of finding a way to bring our familiar monthly Sunday mornings back.

Actually, familiarity was out of the question of course. Even when the weather wasn’t forcing a change of venue, as happened 3 times during the year, anything free & easy about farmer’s market shopping had to change. Sociable Sundays may have been our tagline for years, but now there could only be distanced banter.
First to go were the SDT information and live music tents, the charity stall and coffee wagon - everything that encouraged lingering on the green. Stalls were limited to those considered essential in market terms - food, drink and plants.

Two colleagues were recruited to run the market on the day while the market manager stayed safe in the background to make these arrangements. Stewards provided safe entry and exit points, hand sanitiser and advice. Stallholders asked their customers to order in advance so they could pick up orders and keep moving round the one way system. It has worked and now the market will gradually grow again.
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Sedgefield still continue to have the highest switching rate in the country.

Energy Switch

Sedgefield Energy Switch is an initiative from Sedgefield Development Trust

Working together with iChoosr, we're trying to help Sedgefield residents save money on their domestic gas and electricity bills.

Key dates:

  Tuesday 30th March-Registration Opens
  Monday 17th May-Registration Closes
  Tuesday 18th May-Day of Auction
  Monday 31st May-Offers letters issued
  Tuesday 29th June-Offer acceptance closure

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Registering for the energy switch commits you to absolutely nothing. Once registration closes, there is a tendering process after which you will receive a personal offer. You then simply choose to accept or not, if you think it is worth it.

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Sedgefield Development Trust Projects

SDT is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee and is owned and controlled by the community. All surplus income raised by all SDT projects must be used to benefit the communities of Sedgefield, Fishburn, Mordon and Bradbury.
SDT is a member of the Development Trusts Association. Company No 4312745. Charity No 1100906.

Sedgefield Farmers Market
Farmers Market

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

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Sedgefield Farmers Market
Woodland & Wildlife

A community conservation project which relies on volunteers who donate their time to the upkeep and development of the woodland site near the NETPark.

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Sedgefield Homework Help
Homework Help

Homework Help volunteers help students and pupils with their homework, to gain understanding and confidence so that they can do more on their own.

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Other SDT Projects

Our trust members and volunteers have contributed immensely to our growth and community projects and with your support it will continue long in to the future.

Roger Clubley, Chairman, Sedgefield Development Trust.

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