Local residents and Town Councillor’s Alan and Elizabeth Bruce celebrated their Golden Wedding on Friday 2nd August 2019. It is usual practice if available for the Mayor to deliver flowers on behalf of the Town Council to couples celebrating their Golden Wedding.
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Chilton Town Council have organised a coach trip to South Shields on Saturday 10th August. Please call into the Town Council offices to purchase tickets.
Coaches will be picking up at The Wheatsheaf, Chilton at 9.30am. Returning from South Shields at 5.00p.m dropping back off at the Library. Tickets are priced at:
Adults (age 18+) – £4.50
OAP – £3.00
Children (3-17 years) – £3.00 Note: all children must be accompanied by an adult
Tickets are non-refundable. For further information please telephone 01388 721788.
DUE TO STAFF HOLIDAYS OFFICE OPEN HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS
WEEK COMMENCING, 15TH JULY
Note the Acting Town Clerk will be in the office:
Monday 15th July 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 16th July 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 17th July 10am – 3pm
Thursday 18th July 9am – 3pm
Friday 19th July 9am – 1pm
Office telephone number 01388 721788
WEEK COMMENCING 22ND JULY
Office will be closed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE TELEPHONE
COUNCILLOR E BRUCE ON 07483142437
Chilton Town Council are this year launching their first Chilton Environmental Awards.
The Council are inviting our green fingered residents both young and old to enter the various classes.
The categories are
- Best Front Garden
- Best Rear Garden
- Best Allotment
- Best Commercial Premises
- Young Gardener of the Year.
The judging will take place Wednesday 7th August 2019 and the winners will be invited to an awards evening to be held in September.
Please complete the attached entry form an return to the Town Council or alternatively email to email@example.com
Entry forms are also available from the Town Council.
NOTE: ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY NO LATER THAN 31ST JULY 2019.
In honour of Armed Forces Day the flag was raised earlier in the week at Chilton Town Council offices ahead of the celebration on Saturday 29th June. A large crowd gathered, including the Bishops Pipers, Scouts, Cadets & Councillor C. Potts representing the British Legion, onlookers watched as the Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Bruce led the event & laid a wreath at the war memorial on behalf of all residents.
During the event the Mayor unveiled a Tommy Silhouette which was made possible by funding from Councillor’s C. Potts and donations from L. Dixon and J. Houlihan. Reverend Alison Richardson kindly did a dedication to the Tommy and to past, serving and future armed forces personnel.
The Mayor “Thanked everyone who attended the event to show support to our Armed Forces. Special thanks to Reverend Alison Richardson, the funders of the Tommy Silhouette and local company Sheltee for fixing it into position”
On Monday 1st July 2019 the Town Council were saddened to learn about nuisance behaviour incidents at play areas over the weekend.
1) WEST CHILTON TERRACE/DENEBRIDGE PLAY AREA – graffiti on play equipment.
2) CHARLIE WAYMAN PLAYING FIELDS (near skate park) – a large bin was tipped out & set on fire. A local company agreed to supply and empty the bin free of charge for the Gala event. The Committee are now very upset as the day went very well, now concerned what the consequence will be due to the actions of the perpetrators.
Both incidents are mindless acts of nuisance behaviour both of which will most probably cost unnecessary money plus time and effort to rectify, police have been notified:
CRIME REFERENCE INCIDENT
Anyone with any potential information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting the crime reference.
Following a successful funding application to Chilton Town Council earlier this year Chilton Academy Friends were awarded £500.00. This will contribute to the transport costs to take approximately 290 pupils, staff and volunteers to a pantomime at Christmas.
On 25th June 2019the Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Bruce attended school & presented the Chair of Chilton Academy Friends, Hazel Coulthard and some pupils with the cheque. Mayor “Well done to all involved with the pantomime trip, I personally know how much the children look forward to this trip”
Hazel Coulthard “On behalf of all the children and parents I would like to thank the Town Council for once again supporting Chilton Academy Friends with this trip. This is one of the highlights in the schools social calendar & a wonderful treat for the pupils “.
Any local groups, clubs & societies in Chilton interested in applying for a Community Grant please contact the Town Council.
Fortunately the terrible wet weather we had running up to the Family Fun Day at the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground on Saturday 15th June eased off just in time for the outdoor event.
The event was extremely well attended and everyone seemed to be certainly having lots of fun. With an array of activities on offer there was certainly plenty to keep everyone entertained especially the younger visitors. Visitors enjoyed tennis, face painting, traditional games, archery, golf etc. Friends of the Park were kind enough to serve light refreshments throughout the day. During the event the Gala Princess/Attendant competition was held, all entrants were given a raffle ticket which was drawn at 12 noon. The lucky winner who won the Gala Princess was Evelyn plus 3 attendants were also selected including Emma, Ella-Rose and Deniz.
The Miners Welfare Trustees would like to thanks everyone who assisted at the event & everyone who attended.
The Mayor, Councillor Elizabeth Bruce held a raffle and thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets a total of £103.00 was raised in aid of her chosen charities; Christmas Lights plus local charities and organisation in the Town. All prizes were claimed. Further fundraising will be carried out during the year.
Chilton Town Council are proud and honoured to be remembering our Armed Forces personnel on Saturday 29th June 2019.
At 10.30am the Mayor, Councillor E. Bruce along with Town and County Councillor colleagues will attend a short service in front of the War Memorial. The Mayor will then unveil the Tommy Silhouette which the Vicar will then dedicate. The Mayor will be laying a wreath in remembrance, anyone else is welcome to do the same.
A procession will follow (on footpath) to the Chilton Gala which the Mayor will formally open at 11am. There will also be pipers at the event as well as World War 2 re-enactment group.
Chilton Town Council would like to thank those who kindly donated funds towards the purchase of the Tommy Silhouette, Cllr’s. L. Dixon, J.Houlihan and C.Potts. Special thanks to Sheltee who kindly erected the silhouette.
Please put this special day and event in your diary and come along and join us.
Chilton’s County Councillor Christine Potts is holding a surgery for residents on Friday 28th June 2019 in the Council offices (Hutton House, Durham Road, Chilton DL17 0HE) from 1 – 3pm.
Town Councillors will also be present.
Any residents with any concerns are welcome to come along.