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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Housing Developments in South East Sedgefield

Many of you will have noticed that the building of houses on the fields to the south and east of Eden Drive and Thurlow Road has commenced. The entrance to the Story Homes development, St Edmunds Manor, leading from the A689 roundabout has been completed and the first houses can be clearly seen from the road. “Construction is well underway on the site. The build programme is on schedule and everything is progressing well”, Story Homes informed Sedgefield News.

These houses are part of phase 1 of the development. The first completions in phase 1 will take place in early 2018 and the builders are on target to open their show home at the end of January in the New Year. It is intended that the whole of the first phase will be completed by 2019/20. This first phase will provide 4 five bedroom detached houses, 22 four bedroom detached, 10 three bedroom semi detached, 8 two bedroom linked or semi detached and 1 three bedroom dormer bungalow – 45 houses in total.

Plans for the second phase are already determined but the start date will depend on phase 1 sales. As part of Story’s ‘Business in the Community’ activities local charities and community groups can apply for sponsorship by accessing their ‘Future Story’ scheme. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, after which awards of up to £1500 pounds can be made.

Any group interested should fill out an online form available at https://www.storyhomes.co.uk/sponsorship-form/. More information on the ‘Future Story’ scheme is available at https://www.storyhomes.co.uk/the-story-difference/sustainable-story .

Taylor Wimpey will shortly begin groundwork on the land off Eden Drive for the second development in this corner of the village.

This site abuts the St Edmund’s Manor project. It stretches westward to the rear of The Meadows and lies to the south and east of Eden Drive. The build will provide 197 two to five bedroom family homes, including 20 affordable houses. These will be a mix of detached and semi detached houses. Taylor Wimpey is confident that “The development has been sympathetically designed to retain as much of the mature landscaping as possible and views of St Edmunds Church”.

Article by Tony Magee.

November Events At A Glance

Wed 1: Sedgefield WI: The Parish Hall at 7:15pm. "An evening with Estee Lauder" by Binns. Members' competition - a beauty tip. Visitors welcome.
Thu 2: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom 7pm - 9pm. Call 622447 for information.
Fri 3: Sedgefield & District U3A: The Parish Hall 2pm.Brian Lister: "The Changing Waves of Radio". Members free, Visitors welcome, £3 at the door
STC’s Fireworks Display: Ceddesfeld Hall Grounds @ 6:30pm. Details on page 9.
Sat 4: Drop in Surgeries: Cllr John Robinson. 9 – 9.45am, Bradbury & Mordon Village Hall; 10 – 11am, Sedgefield Library; 11.15 – 12 pm Fishburn Community Centre.
The Mayor of Sedgefield’s Buffet Lunch: The Parish Hall, 12.30 for 1pm. Tickets £15 from Council Offices & Cllr David Brown 01740 622894. Proceeds to North East Air Ambulance & Macular Society.
Sun 5: Sedgefield Farmers’ Market: On the Village Green from 8.30 am.
Mon 6: Local History Society: Ceddesfeld Hall, 7.45pm. A talk on “Colliery Curers and Pitmen’s Potions” by Joe Chipchase.
Sedgefield Youth Club: Every Monday at the Parish Hall. Juniors (50p) 6-7pm, Seniors (£1) 7-8:30pm. Table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, tuck shop and more. For info contact natalie@Sedgefieldtowncouncil.gov.uk
Tue 7: Sedgefield Gardening Club: Ceddesfeld Hall, 7:30pm.
Fri 10: Sedgefield Country Market: Parish Hall 10am to 11.30am. Home baked produce, Crafts, Jams, Cards, Plants, Refreshments. For information call 629441.
Sedgefield Village Veterans Annual Remembrance Day Service: St Luke’s War Memorial, Winterton at 10.35am.
Sat 11: Cricket Club Quiz: 8pm at the Cricket Club. Quiz entry fee £1 per person.
Sedgefield Twinning Association: Ceddesfeld Hall @ 7pm. Social, fundraising evening for members and interested newcomers Chat, meet new people, enjoy a buffet and entertainment with a German flavour, all for £10. Ring or text Judith Edgoose on 07899 984464 or ring Nancy Wells on 01740 620467 for information.
Tue 14: Sedgefield Business Network Business Breakfast: The Parish Hall @ 8am. Sponsored by Kyle Cannings Ltd.
Thu 16: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom 7-9pm. Call 622447 for information.
Fri 17: WI Grand Coffee Morning: The Parish Hall, 10am - 11:30am. All welcome! Tombola, handmade cards, cakes, bookstall, etc.
Sun 19: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom 7pm - 9pm. Call 622447 for information.
Mon 20: Sedgefield Family History Group: Ceddesfeld Hall @ 7.15pm A talk by Tim Brown; "A Man, A Medal & A Watch: Christopher Woodwards Great War".
Tue 21: Sedgefield, Ferryhill & District Flower Club: Parish Hall, 7.30pm. Open Meeting. Demonstrator Kate Kerr, Scottish National Demonstrator "With Christmas in Mind". Members £5.50, non members £8.
Fri 24: Sedgefield Blues Club: Rebecca Downes plus Benjamin Bassford, Sold out.
Sat 25: Sedgefield in Bloom Dance: 7.30 pm at the Parish Hall. Dance to The Old School Band. Tickets from council offices,£10 inc pie & pea supper; bring your own drinks.
Tue 28: Mordon and Bradbury District Ladies Circle: Mordon Village Hall @ 7.30pm. A talk on “Reflections on Mordon” by Sheila Binks (former Morden resident and writer). All visitors welcome. For info contact 01388 720 502 or 01740 621000.
Thu 30: Sew Easy: Parish Hall Boardroom 7pm - 9pm. Call 622447 for information.


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