If you have any queries or concerns relating to the cemetery please call into the Town Council office (Hutton House, Durham Road, Chilton, Co. Durham DL17 0EP) or telephone 01388 721788.
The next meeting to discuss the VE 75th Anniversary is scheduled for Tuesday 21st January at 2pm in the Council offices.
All are welcome, the first meeting took place on 4th December 2019 which was very interesting and lots of suggestions discussed.
If you wish to be involved you are more than welcome to attend. We are aware that not everyone can make the meetings due to other commitments. If you do have any suggestions please forward for discussion.
A Free couch to 5k group in Chilton is starting. The group will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks and is designed to help those wanting to start or get back into running.
Working with qualified run leaders on a weekly basis we take you through a progressive program which will hopefully enable you to have the fitness and confidence to run 5K in just 10 weeks.
Here are the details:
When: Tuesdays starting 28th January 2020
Where: Meet at Chilton Sports and Social Club
If you’d like to sign up please go to the following link and sign up for the sessions and add yourself to each week.
Please see attached leaflet regarding the above.
NOTE: The Town Council are NOT involved with the development. The offices are being used purely for public consultation so people can call in at an easy and accessible location.
(SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS)
We are currently collating information in relation to identified gaps in provision from service providers points of view based on a true identified need, it is vital that this information is collated early doors.
At this stage, it is not a promise of money – But this information will be very helpful for the work of the task group, who will be looking at gaps and how to address, and setting the criteria in preparation for Area Budget allocation 2020- 2021,it would help for any potential Neighbourhood Budget requests, future Holiday Hunger funding, or any other sources of funding that may be coming our way. We will have more details in relation to funding available at a later date!.
In the meantime – It really is vital that we know what gaps are out there in our 4 Together Partnership area to ensure that we are meeting an identified need within our communities.
If you could take the time to read through our remit below– and let us know if you have already identified a gap from a service providers point of view in relation to:-
Health and wellbeing, the quality of people’s lives, the things that can help support positive physical and mental health – such as the resources and opportunities for people to live a full life no matter what their circumstances, helping to assist to prevent illness, recover and bounce back from illness and any other problems-
Creating opportunities and environments for Children young people & families, and or older people to be Happier, Healthier & to thrive (feeling good about life and yourself)
what gaps do you feel there are/ or what needs more support / or made better for Children Young People & Families, and or Older People to be Happier, Healthier & to thrive?
We do not need full project ideas at this stage please, you can either fill in the questionnaire or just drop us a line – but it is important that you let us know at this early stage if you already have identified gaps in provision, and any plans you may have to try to address, just a brief sentence will suffice for now!.
If you as a service provider /group have findings from recent consultation and you would like us to include it in the work of the task group please let us know!
Feel free to pass this email on to other groups that you may feel could contribute with information from their prospective as a service provider in the 4 Together area regarding gaps in provision!
If you could respond back to me firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 January please, that would be great!
In May this year I once again was given the privilege of been elected Mayor for the year and have attended many community events.
My first event was Armed Forces Day where the community came together to Honor all our serving troops, service personnel families, veterans, reservists and cadets who are learning skills for the future. I then went to open the Gala which was well supported.
Durham miners gala day took place as usual on the 2nd Saturday in July where the Banner led by Wetherby Brass Band left the Catholic Club then onto the Chilton Sports and Social club and from there a wreath was laid on both memorials before going to the Wheatsheaf and then off to the Durham Big Meeting. On return we came back to the Social club for a buffet.
The Coach trip to South Shields went very well this year and it is hoped to have a trip again next year.
I hope residents can agree with me that the fireworks display this year was better than ever. I attended Church for the Remembrance Day service and laid wreaths at both memorials and this event gets bigger every year
This year the Town Council did a consultation to ask residents to choose some new Christmas motifs to add to some of our existing lights. The Light switch on at the end of November was very well supported by residents. The choir from Chilton Academy led a lantern parade along with stilt walkers to the Council offices where Reverend Lumsdon led the switch on event, children from Chilton Academy sang carols accompanied by Ferryhill Town Band and the gala princes helped to switch on the lights.
This year’s Christmas card design competition was won by Lex aged 4 from Chilton Academy.
Once again a Large Congregation attended St Aidan’s Church for Chilton Town Council annual Civic Carol Service.
None of these events would have taken place without a lot of hard work and commitment of all of the volunteers who work hard to bring all these community events to fruition, l would like to take this opportunity to thank them all, because without their help these events would not take place.
Christmas is a time when Communities, family and friends come together to Celebrate. But we should try if we can to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves at this festive time.
It is also a time when families remember loved ones who are no longer with us. We have a memory tree in the Town Council Offices and anyone wishing to remember their love ones, can purchase a tag for £1 and all proceeds will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for Chilton, all tag will be blessed at the midnight service in St Aidan’s Church.
This year I am raising money to support the Christmas lights next year and organization’s within Chilton. The next Charity event is on Valentines Evening at the Catholic Club, tickets will be on sale in January.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a New Year of Health, Peace and Happiness.
Cllr Elizabeth Bruce
Christmas arrived in in Chilton on Friday 29th November. A lantern parade organised by Chilton Academy led by the Mayor and stilt walkers arrived at the Town Square at 6.30pm where a large crowd gathered eagerly waiting for the switch on. During the event there were performances from both Ferryhill Town Band and Chilton Academy Choir. As the crowd sang volunteers circulated with sweet mince pies and ginger wine. Santa was kept very busy as he gave out sweets to the children and even visited the residents in Chilton Care Home.
At 7pm the Gala Princess accompanied by the Mayor officially switched on the tree and lights on the Council offices.
The Mayor “Its nights like tonight when you realise what a lovely community Chilton is, everyone always turns out for special events. On behalf of the Council would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the Christmas lights and also to everyone who completed the consultation on the new motifs. The Council have received lots of positive feedback about these. I would like to remind readers that the Civic Carol Service is on Thursday 12th December at St Aidans Church commencing at 7pm, everyone is welcome. Finally there is a Memory Christmas tree in the Council offices. Anyone who wishes to hang a message on the tree for a loved one can purchase a tag from the Council offices (Monday to Friday between 9am – 3pm). Memory tags are £1 available from the Council offices. All monies raised is in aid of defibrillators which the Council have decided would be beneficial to have a number sited around the Town”