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The jaunt organised by the town’s Rotary Club is open to everyone whether sponsored or not, and all sections of the community are encouraged to take part. They want to see cyclists, runners, walkers, Mums with push chairs, etc. The idea is to unite the two towns - Shildon being part of the birth of the railway and Aycliffe seeing the re-birth with Hitachi. Lots of activities for all the family at the Locomotion Museum including Free Steam Train Rides and refreshments. Shildon Mayor Patricia Pemberton is hosting the event and our Mayor and MP Phil Wilson will attend. Newton Aycliffe Ju-jitsu Club will be one of the many junior organisations taking part


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Manufactured in our Newton Aycliffe Factory dressed in their sportswear. Aycliffe Athena Gymnastics are on the programme of entertainment along with the MAD Choir, Clowns, Face Painter, stalls and exhibitions. Durham Music Service is one of the stars of this occasion. The jaunt starts at 2pm


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shops on the corner of Redworth Road on Aycliffe Business Park. The purpose is to serve workers on the Park, but in which way and what commodities is not clear from the application. There was once an idea to build a small retail outlet on the corner of Long Tens Way near Hitachi and might have included a Greggs, but that has not materialised. More and more retail and service industries have become established over the last 10 years indicating there could have been an Aycliffe Retail Park if the authorities had more foresight and encouraged it in the past, instead of letting other smaller industrial estates take precedence. Better retail provision was a priority in the recent Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan, but investigation showed we have missed the boat!

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Left to right: Carole Toman, Practice Manager Helen Robson and Tracy Fleming Bewick Crescent Surgery have been presented with a STAR award of achievement for the 3rd year running - the only one to achieve this in the Durham area. In order to qualify for the award it was necessary to obtain a successful Smoking quit rate of 45% in each quarter of the year. The numbers of people accessing the service have been steadily declining due to the Vipe and E-cig, and hard core smokers are now filtering into the clinic. Approximately 79 patients accessed the smoking

cessation clinics held on a Tuesday morning and Friday afternoons. These are available for those wishing to quit smoking, giving them flexibility to choose a time convenient to them. Bewick Crescent Surgery, work closely with Smoking Services and as a practice try their utmost to deliver a good service to patients who want to stop smoking. Overall Durham has the highest level 54% of smokers achieving a non-smoking status. which is the highest in the country. Well done Durham!

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BEER OKTOBERFEST AT HARDWICK HALL PULL on your lederhosen, grab a stein and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in County Durham. Hardwick Hall is hosting an Oktoberfest Bier Keller night on Saturday October 1 inside a grand marquee in the hotel grounds. The event is set to bring all of the magic of the famous Bavarian beer festival to County Durham, and already demand for tickets is high. The night promises a musical journey to the heart of the Bavarian Bier Kellers with the emphasis on enjoying copious amounts of fine German beer. The sights and sounds of a traditional German beer festival will be brought to life thanks to Amazing Bavarian Stompers who will be getting the audience on their feet. The Amazing Bavarian Stompers are a UK comedy Bavarian oompah band, who have appeared at major German beer festivals and now appear across the UK with their unique act. Guests at the Hardwick Hall Oktoberfest can look forward to singing, dancing and swaying to the music while they enjoy beer and a classic Bratwurst. The event will feature a number of guest beers, live music and DJ and steins will be available to purchase on the night. Fancy dress – particularly of the German variety – is actively encouraged. John Adamson, Director of Ramside Estates, is excited about the event. “We’ve had an amazing reaction so far to this Oktoberfest event and I think it is going to be a sell-out very soon,” he said. “We’ll be bringing all of the magic of the traditional German beer festival to County Durham, complete with oompah music and Bratwursts - it’s going to be a

fantastic night and everyone involved is very excited. “Fancy dress is most certainly encouraged, and we can’t wait to see the people of the North East don their lederhosen and join us for a night of hilarious fun, great music and fine beer.” Tickets for the Hardwick Hall Oktoberfest cost £12 and include a traditional bratwurst and a pint of lager. To book call 01740 620 253 or email [email protected]

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A Woodham Academy Teacher has been invited to be a key note speaker at a national conference on Religious Studies. The annual three day event, held at the University of Wolverhampton for the British Association for the Study of Religions, this year focused on ‘Religion Beyond the Textbook’. Panels of academic professionals including Head of Religious Education at Woodham Academy, Dr Lycourinos offered their knowledge and opinions on topics including; Secondary Education and Religious Studies and Psychiatry and Religion to a full capacity audience. Dr Lycourinos is a member of The British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), formerly the British Association for the History of Religions founded in 1954. The BASR aims to promote the academic study of religions through the international collaboration of all scholars whose research has a bearing

on the subject. The newly promoted Head of Department has also produced religious articles which are going to be published in the Journal. Dr Lycourinos, said: ‘The event created an interesting discussion with people sharing great interest in education in terms of national identity and religion. As a teacher I enjoy still being able to contribute to the wider academic community and sharing my experience and knowledge. My students find it very interesting, they’re intrigued by how big such conferences are and the discussions that take place.’


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Fu Fighters, four guys from all realms of the North East arrive at the Turbinia for the first time to give you a Powerful performance in tribute to one of the biggest bands on the planet for the past twenty years The Foo Fighters! No gimmicks, no divas just four huge foo fans that like to rock out to Dave Grohl and co. This band goes from strength to strength and has had some great gigs over the years including the O2 in Newcastle. Sit back enjoy (or get up and rock out) to the mighty tunes such as “All my life, Everlong, Best of you.....and every other hit the Foos have had plus extras and maybe.....if your lucky you may just get a couple off the new album”Sonic Highways”.......pop along for a loud ear popping Rock n Roll roller coaster......The Fu Fighters hitting the Turbinia this May...It’s something “I’ll stick around for”....

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Aycliffe’s County Councillors have funded the printing of a guide to the section railway of line from Heighington Station to the Locomotion Museum in Shildon. The pamphlet has been produced for the Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway by A rchaeo-Envi ron ment director Caroline Hardie, and it identifies features of interest. The County Councillors will be giving a copy of the pamphlet FREE to everyone who walks the Locomotion Way next Saturday 1st October on the Rotary Club’s ‘Community Jaunt’ – one of a day of events celebrating the 191st anniversary of the S&DR, the world’s first steam-hauled public railway. Local County Councillor John D. Clare explained: “When I was a teacher at Greenfield School, I used to point out the line through my classroom window, and remark how amazing it was that, immediately next to us, was the first railway in the world! Next Saturday’s celebrations are to build

awareness and enthusiasm as we approach the bicentenary of the Railway in 2025, and we hope that giving people the walk guide will be a motivator.” Aycliffe’s ‘Community Jaunt’ will start at 2pm from Aycliffe Station, and join the celebrations on arrival at the Museum. One of the FREE entertainments there will

be a steam train ride, also part-funded by the County Councillors. Aycliffe’s County Councillors are Eddy Adam, John D. Clare, Mike Dixon, Joan Gray, Jed Hillary, Kate Hopper and Sarah Iveson. The Guide is one of seven available online at: http:// www.sdr1825.co.uk/walks. htm

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Letter of Appreciation Dear Sir, While on foot patrol last Wednesday I come across a lady that had broken down on her disabled scooter. I waited with her until recovery arrived and while we talked she mentioned how happy she was that people asked about her wellbeing. She has written the letter below which she wanted me to pass on to Newton News. PCSO Steven Gill 7858 “On Wednesday 14th September on my way back home from doing my shopping on my disabled scooter. I broke down, I want to thank people who stopped and asked if I was ok and tried to help me. They did not know me and I want to thank a little girl with her mother that wanted me to have some sweets she had.” S. Cairns

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Film Show The “FEEL GOOD FILM SHOW” at St Clare’s Church on TUESDAY 27th SEPT features the musical drama “A STAR IS BORN” starring Judy Garland as a talented aspiring singer and James Mason as a former, but declining, matinee idol. It was called “One of the grandest heartbreak dramas” and great songs like “The Man Who Got Away” “Born in a Trunk” “Swanee” “I’ll Get By” and “You Took Advantage of Me” sung by one of the greatest entertainers ever make this a film not to be missed. Tea, coffee and juice will be served at 1pm, included in the £2, children £1, and the film starts at 1-15pm. A variety of chairs are provided for your comfort, and tables so that you can bring a spot of lunch to eat while you enjoy a great film in friendly company. EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME. For further details ring Ric Hargreaves 01325 316755.


A Tribute to Anna from Brain Colourful Farewell for Tumour Research Chairman ‘Inspirational’ Anna

Anna was just 23 when she was told she had a brain tumour. Understandably devastated and angry, she nevertheless held her head up high and decided she would live her life, however long it might be, to the full. She met her wonderful partner Andy and they were due to marry on Saturday 17th September but, very sadly, Anna passed away in the early hours of the morning on Friday 16th September.. She was always a fighter. Initially told she may have as little as three months, Anna was given hope by neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill, who leads the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Imperial College. She left her first consultation with him in “tears of happiness” not because he had changed her diagnosis but because they would fight “Trev”, as she dubbed the growth in her brain, together. Anna underwent surgery followed by the gruelling regimen of radiotherapy and

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A community café invites everyone to join them in supporting the World’s Largest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. More Time café, based next to the Blue Bridge on Horndale Avenue, are starting their Cake & Cuppa event at 11am on Wednesday, 28th September. It is open to everyone, with smaller fundraising events occurring over the space of a few hours. There is also a cake-baking competition, in which participants have the opportunity to win a luxury food hamper. Simply bring your cake on the day to be entered into the competition. You do not need to pre-book to attend, simply turn up at 11am and prepare to have ‘cake, coffee and a good giggle’ with likeminded people! If you need any further details, please call Melanie, on 01325 731350

chemotherapy which, inevitably, took its toll. She suffered from the excruciating tiredness, dreadful sickness and hair loss known all too well to other cancer patients and those who care for them. As her enviable long blond tresses fell out, she acquired a couple of wigs and admitted she would much rather live without hair for the rest of her life than give in to the tumour. Bright, vivacious, kind, and beautiful, Anna was one of those to whom others are naturally drawn. She had a great sense of fun and a marvellous joie de vivre. After graduating with a first class degree in languages and European studies, she had plans to learn Mandarin and there is no doubt she had the brightest of futures ahead. A month after her diagnosis, Anna started the blog Inside my Head. She was characteristically open about her situation when she met and fell in love with Andy and so excited as they set up home together and planned their wedding. She had hoped there would be a family in future but, after being told this might be impossible because of her treatment, she and Andy welcomed their beloved puppy, Enid, into their lives and Anna described her as “my baby for now.” To Andy and her family, Anna was still “Anna” and not “Anna with a brain tumour”. This was important to her although she never shied away from reality, giving her time selflessly through interviews to help raise awareness of the disease and the appalling lack of funding to improve outcomes for patients.

She proved herself to be a great fundraiser too, showing a gritty determination as she set herself the target of raising £100,000 for the Brain Tumour Research Campaign in order to help Kevin and his team at Imperial continue their pioneering work. Anna was proud to stand alongside the national charity Brain Tumour Research, telling MPs of her experience and helping to shape the Petitions Committee report Funding for research into brain tumours. Another bright light has gone out. Another young person has been taken by a brain tumour, this most cruel and crippling of cancers which kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other … just 1% of the national spend has been allocated to this devastating disease. Anna loved the fact she could make a difference and certainly did that and I am so proud I had the opportunity to know her. Wendy Fulcher, founder Brain Tumour Research & campaign, chairman

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Rose Lodge Care Home, Carers Way, are holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning and Memory Tree on Friday 30th September from 10:30am. Featuring cakes, refreshments and memory tree display. All donations go to Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information please contact Rose Lodge on Tel: 01325 271301.

Today’s funeral of courageous cancer victim Anna Louise Swabey, the ‘truly inspirational’ 25 year old from Newton Aycliffe whose tireless campaign on behalf of the Brain Tumour Research charity has been reported around the world, was designed to be a colourful affair. In line with Anna’s wishes, those who gathered at Wear Valley Crematorium to say their final farewells were asked to wear bright clothing. Black ties were banned. “Anna wanted her funeral to be a celebration of her life and not a sombre affair”, said her sister, Victoria, this week. There was also a request for no flowers. Instead, friends, well-wishers and supporters of Anna’s untiring efforts for the Brain Tumour Research charity were asked to make a donation towards the work of BTR and Marie Curie. Anna always hoped to raise £100,000 before her death to fund more research into brain tumours. As Newton News went to press, her efforts had already brought in around £98,000. Few people doubt that her target figure will be exceeded by a substantial amount. Anna, who had been battling the most aggressive form of brain cancer for the past 20 months, died peacefully at her Newton Aycliffe home in the early hours of Friday, September 16th, surrounded by her close family. She was to have been married to the love of her life, fiancé Andy Bell,

the following day. In a statement shortly after her death, the family said: “We cannot put into words the heartbreak we all feel, but amongst our sadness, we are so proud of Anna’s courage, her spirit and the determination she showed throughout her illness. If ever there was a person to show us how to live, it’s Anna Louise Swabey, our beautiful, brave girl.” Tributes immediately flooded social media websites with people throughout the UK and overseas praising Anna’s determination to ‘make a difference’ before her death and recognising her very special qualities. News of Anna’s death, though not unexpected, caused particular sadness among members of the Rotary Club of Newton Aycliffe where Anna was an honorary member. They had followed closely her fight against the brain tumour she always knew would eventually cause her death and which, with her typical sense of humour, she called ‘Trev’. Rotary President Nora Scott told Newton News: “Members took Anna to their hearts from the moment she came to the club to talk about her campaign to raise awareness of the need for more government funding for brain tumour research. Everyone was impressed by her determination not only to secure a better deal for other brain tumour victims but also to battle her illness - even though she knew that no new treatment of any kind would

benefit her personally. Anna was an example to us all how to overcome our problems and work and feel for others. She was a truly inspirational young woman.” Earlier this year, Anna’s outstanding efforts on behalf of the brain tumour campaign earned her a coveted Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland “UK Young Citizen of the Year” award and a Durham County Council Chairman’s Medal. Only three days before her death, it was revealed that Anna was to be presented with Rotary International’s highest honour - a Paul Harris Fellowship from Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club - for outstanding service. It is planned to make the presentation to Anna’s family sometime in the near future. Anyone wishing to donate to Anna’s fund for Brain Tumour Research can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/InsideMyHead Ron Eyley, Rotary Club P.R.O.

Newtonian Leyanne Joins Aycliffe UTC Newtonian Leyanne Pennington-Foster has been appointed to the important post of Marketing & Recruitment Co-Ordinator at the Aycliffe UTC. She studied Marketing and Business Management at Sunderland University and worked at Woodham Academy in the exams department while studying. After graduating Leyanne secured a placement with the UK’s largest housing association, based in Gosforth, receiving a promotion and an extended contract as their Marketing Officer. She has managed events for IKEA, Swedish Housing company BoKlok and was involved in bringing the first flat pack housing to the UK.. Leyanne worked for a Stockton company who built, managed and maintained power plants and other energy assets. While working for this company for seven years, she promoted them through marketing and brand management, working on research and tender projects to secure £multi-million worth of new business. She visited a variety of Power Plants across the UK, UAE and Africa. The experience of working daily alongside a variety of engineers and plant managers gave her real life industry experience which will benefit UTC South Durham students. “Leyanne told Newton News “When the opportunity at the UTC came up, it was simply

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ideal and I’m excited to be part of the first team to bring a new educational establishment to Newton Aycliffe for students ages 14-19, offering high quality education specialising in Engineering, Maths and Science. I am really passionate about campaigning to get girls into engineering and breaking gender stereo types within industry”. Leyanne is married to Anthony, a Secondary School Teacher, and they have two sons aged one and four. She attended Byerley Park, Greenfield and Darlington Technology College enjoying some rich experiences including recording a song as part of a group of Greenfield students at Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded their albums. Leyanne interviewed people on Skysports and Soccer FM, presented QTV for Darlington FC and worked on “60 minute Makeover”

Saturday 1st October Starting at 2pm All Sections of the Community Invited Invited Walkers, Cyclists, Joggers, Wheelchairs, Wheelchairs, Mums with pushchairs etc. FREE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES & REFRESHMENTS AT THE THE LOCOMOTION MUSEUM MUSEUM

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A successful cyber event was held in the town centre last Friday. Our Neighbourhood Police Team, Durham Police cybercrime unit, Tesco, Natwest and PCP attended as did the mini police from Woodham Burn Primary School. PCSO Steven Gill 7858 said: “It was a great event with a lot of information passed on to the community to help prevent cybercrime and fraud.”

Partners have really blossomed within the roots of Great Aycliffe Community Aid Partnership. Secretary Ron Mitchie swapped roles with Assistant Secretary Joan Clark recently and subsequently accepted his proposal of marriage. Ron and Joan met at Spennymoor at a CAVOS meeting in early March 2013. At that time Ron was secretary of Agnew Community Association and Joan was secretary of Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre. Joan introduced Ron to XCEL church where they both attended. Joan joined Agnew Community

Association in July 2014 and very soon took on the vacant post of Chairperson serving for a year. After leaving Agnew, their paths crossed again in August 2015 when Joan was ill and Ron offered welcome support. Subsequently they both started to attend Life Church each Thursday at Greenfield School. It was there on 1st July 2016 in front of the congregation that Ron asked Joan to marry him. The wedding took place on 22nd August at Darlington Registry office with Joan’s daughter Samantha Brittle and Ron’s friend Ken Fox as witnesses. On 10th September Susan Sadler, Pastor of Life Church, conducted a beautiful blessing at Darlington Golf Club. Pastor Geoff Walvin of Harvest Christian Church, who meet every Sunday at the Bethany Centre in Woodham, opened and closed the ceremony in prayer. Ron was keen to show all his name in gold lettering up on the wall of the Member’s Bar as the winner of the Golf Club Victory Cup way back in 1985.

HC-One, the UK’s third largest care home provider with the Defoe Court Care Home in Newton Aycliffe as well as six other care homes in County Durham has announced a £100,000 donation to The Silver Line in the week that the charity received its one millionth call. The HC-One Foundation is a Founding Partner of The Silver Line and previously donated £150,000 to the older people’s helpline as part of this programme. The Silver Line (0800 4 70 80 90) is the only free, national, confidential helpline open every day and night, offering information, friendship and advice to older people. Just days after receiving its one millionth call The Silver Line launched an urgent appeal to raise £1.65 million to keep its vital night time service going. HC-One’s new donation of £100,000 will go towards the national appeal Over two-thirds of calls to the helpline are at night and weekends, and The Silver Line’s research shows that over half of all callers say they have no one else to speak to. HC-One’s £100,000 donation will cover the cost of 20,000 calls to the helpline. As the only member of the Founding

Acorn Players The Acorn Players start their new season with a meeting at RAFA Club in Barrington Road on Monday 26th. September - 7:00pm till 8:30pm. Anyone young or old who are interested in joining the group will be most welcome. Through unforeseen circumstances our usual November production has been postponed and our new show will now be in mid February when we will perform “Jack and the Beanstalk” Looking forward to seeing old and new members.

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Partner programme from the care sector, HC-One is leading the way in supporting The Silver Line’s Million Calls appeal. HC-One’s Chairman, Dr Chai Patel, has a long history of philanthropy and he has imbued this charitable spirit into HC-One’s philosophy and its support of The Silver Line. HC-One is dedicated to providing the kindest care for every Resident and developing each home’s relationship with their local community, including the Defoe Court Care Home in Newton Aycliffe and six other care homes in County Durham. It is proud to support The Silver Line as the charity is specifically for older people, providing them with support and a friendly voice to talk to. Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder of The Silver Line, said: “I knew there was a need for the helpline but to answer one million calls in such a short space of time is desperately sad. “Our callers tell us that nights can be the worst times of all

when they really need someone to talk to and confide in. “We’re really grateful for this amazing donation from HCOne which will go towards helping us to keep the vital night-time service going. “We urgently need more donations from wonderful friends and supporters, like HC-One - who are doing so much to ensure we are always there for the people who need us most.” Dr Chai Patel, Chairman of HC-One, said: “We know that too many older people are affected by loneliness, and The Silver Line shows there is an effective solution to tackle isolation. “HC-One is very proud to support The Silver Line’s national appeal with a donation that will pay for 20,000 calls. That’s 20,000 times people will be able to access the companionship and support they need. “HC-One are delighted to be part of such an important project, and playing an active role in our local community.”

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A group of students are eagerly awaiting the release of a national book which includes several pieces of their original work. The Year 8 students from Woodham Academy took part in a creative writing project during the summer. The brief was to produce a piece of work, no more than 100 words long using the topic ‘spine chiller’. The whole 8J class worked on the project, using jigsaws to learn how to piece a story together. 22 students were chosen by publicist Young Writers UK to have their work published

in the book ‘Spine Chillers, Twilight Terrors’ which is due to be released in November. The book will be sent to school and libraries across the UK and Ireland. The top 5 stories from the book will go on to win a Kindle Fire with their school being presented with a cash prize. English Teacher Mrs Drew, said: ‘I am extremely proud of the student’s achievements, they’re a very creative and imaginative class. We really enjoyed working on this project. Well done to all the students, you are a credit to the school.’

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T.A. Council Untruths Regrading T.A.’s Dear Sir, When will the media stop passing on the Councils untruths and listen to the TAs? We do NOT get paid 52 weeks a year! The days we work plus statutory holidays plus bank holiday are added together and salaried in to 12 equal payments. Under the new proposal, if I work an extra 4.5 hours a week, I will only lose £2200 a year from my salary. If I stay on my contracted

32.5 hours a week, I will take a pay cut of £4,400 a year. Would any working person accept such a pay decrease? The so called compensation offered is not compensation but keeping our salary the same for 2 years then losing the enormous amount. 30 years experience and qualifications count for nothing where Durham County Council are concerned. Trish Fay

K9 HELP CHARITIES A local sports club is putting to good use a new sprung floor that has recently been installed at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre. Athena Sports Academy have recently taken up residence in the Leisure Centre; however, one major drawback was the lack of a sprung floor. With support from Durham County Council’s Culture and Sport Services, the award winning club successfully approached Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP) to help fund the purchase and installation of the floor. GAMP helped fund the project through the Neighbourhood Budget allocations of Durham County Councillors Eddy Adam, John Clare, Mike

Dixon, Joan Gray, Jed Hillary, Kate Hopper and Sarah Iveson, and along with additional funding from Durham County Council Culture and Sport Services the club were able to purchase and install the new floor. Brittainy Fuller, from Athena Sports Academy, said: ‘The club would like to thank everybody who helped Athena with this project. The sprung floor will benefit the whole club from preschool and adult gymnasts to our dance classes, and we’re really excited to be launching our new FreeG sessions very soon. Some of our young people are competing nationally and internationally this year and being able to train on a sprung floor will help massively’.

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Dear Newton News, With reference to your recent article ‘Council Increase Teaching Assistants Compensation’ First it is not compensation but our wage that they are giving back to us. They are merely delaying the implementation date, if you leave within this time you will have to pay back the ‘compensation’. This delay can allow schools to consider the roles of teaching assistants, surely they know what we do, we work there. It may in turn trigger regrading or re-evaluation equally it may not. If the whole process is about equality and fairness, then regrade

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The next meeting of Shildon and District Flower Club will take place on Monday, 3rd October at 7.30pm at Shildon Civic Hall. Prepare to celebrate all things autumnal as acclaimed demonstrator, John Chennell from Wellingborough presents an evening of flower arranging entitled Seasonal Splendour. Free to members. Visitors £5 on the door. Members are reminded that annual subscriptions of £26 are now due and can be paid on the evening.

all TAs. If as Jane Brown says she has met with unions at least once a week it’s the first I’ve heard of this, unions have given us some update but not that frequently. They also kept the meeting in July a secret, why? Bringing Durham into line with other councils, it may, but they regraded staff. The Mayor of Aycliffe Jed Hilary voted for the cuts to the TAs salary in the consultation, it wont be forgotten come the next council elections. It seems our Labour Council is doing the job of the Tories for them. A very unhappy TA. Name & address supplied

Woodham Burn offers educational places from 2-11 years, and out-of-school facilities from 7.45am – 6pm every day, including school holidays. Gill Crawford and Andrea Rogers from K9 Pursuits presenting a cheque to Bob the mascot of ‘The Paws Up’ Charity. The money was raised from dogs, customers and friends of K9 Pursuits participating in a Doglympics event on 22nd August. £650.00 went to Paws Up and another £650 is going to The Help Mathew fund.

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Blooming Gorgeous BRAVING THE SHAVE Road Parking Improvements Jack Jardine “braved for shave” in support of his auntie, currently fighting breast cancer. She’s just finished her last session of chemotherapy a week ago and is an inspiration to all. Jack showed his support as she lost her hair by losing his own. “I’m incredibly proud of how strong and brave she’s been having three children and one only a few months old” said Jack. He is 19 years old and works at Taylor’s also known as the Trading Estate Post Office and so far has raised over £250 for charity. If you want to help, pop in and make a donation. Roots Hairdressers across the road from the Post Office offered to do the head shave and Keith Bailey’s daughter Jemma, a skilled Gent’s Barber, performed the task.

Great Aycliffe Town Council’s annual Community Enhancement Award was awarded to this year’s winners Mr and Mrs Vincent of Heatherburn Court by the Mayor, Councillor Jed Hillary. The Mayor was given a tour of the stunning garden which is clearly a labour of love; the colourful display greets any visitor to the street as they round the corner of the property.

Mr Vincent explained he starts to think about his flower display very early in the year, growing the plants on from seed prior to planting out in the garden. Great Aycliffe Town Council would encourage everyone to get involved in this competition. While providing a great deal of satisfaction to the gardeners, the floral displays can also provide just as much pleasure to others in the local community.

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Funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP) has been used to help alleviate parking problems at Gilpin Road.. Supported by GAMP, the scheme included the creation of a lay-by to help improve off street parking in the area. Funding for the project came

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from the Neighbourhood Budget allocations of Durham County Councillors Jed Hillary and Sarah Iveson. The project was delivered by Durham County Council Highway Services and was in response to residents’ concerns over increased traffic flow

resulting from recent housing developments. Cllr Jed Hillary and Sarah Iveson, said: ‘Although schemes like this can be expensive to deliver, we are hopeful that the improvements will go some way towards helping solve the parking problems in the area’.

Cheques for Freya & Emily Margaret Hill and her husband have donated two cheques of £25 each to two young girls in our community with severe illnesses. Freya and Emily have been featured in Newton News many times and there have been various fundraising efforts to help them and their families. Margaret told Newton News: We have enjoyed a good, long life together and want to give support for these two youngsters.

Harvest Fayre, Service & Lunch The Harvest Fayre with Home and Garden Produce, refreshments and raffle will take place on Saturday 1st of October at 10.00am. On Sunday the 2nd we will celebrate our Harvest Service of Holy Eucharist at 9.30am and welcome you to the service and refreshments afterwards. This year we are supporting the work of the Food Bank. A Harvest Lunch will replace the Souper Lunch on Wednesday 5th of October at 12.30pm. A main course and pudding will be served. The price still at £3.00. Please reserve your place, ring Nora 01325 789344.


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Verney’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary Nursery’s Ofsted Achievement children Mark and Mandy with three grandchildren. Tom was member of the Big Club and a modeller. Teena enjoyed swimming, jigsaws and knitting. There was a family meal as

part of the celebration and, like all their anniversaries in previous years, the couple travelled to their favourite UK holiday spot Filey for a week in a luxury static caravan.

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Tom and Teena Verney celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 17th September 2016 and our Town Mayor Jed Hillary was among the first to congratulate the happy couple who live in Skirlaw Road. Tom was born in Bishop Auckland and he met Teena at the Savoy Dance Hall in Ipswich where he had travelled to gain employment. And it was only by chance as Teena was standing with another girl who Tom went across to ask for a dance, but someone got to her first so Tom was obliged to ask Teena. Three weeks later they met again and after a two year courtship, where Tom

travelled 6 miles on his Vespa Scooter to see Teena, they were married. One time Tom put flowers for Teena in his jacket and when he took them out all the heads fell off. After another two years living with Teena’s parents Tom suggested they returned to the North East to live with his parents in Ferryhill. Not long after Tom got a job with a rented house in Aycliffe, but after 13 years suffered an industrial injury, and he was employed at Remploy until he retired in 1988. Teena, who was trained as a machinist in Ipswich, took jobs in Aycliffe with Aycliffe Hospital, Flymo and Beaverfoam, before retiring. The couple have two

Why not come along to our friendly sewing sessions and learn some great skills at Greenfield Arts. The drop in course offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop a range of different kinds of sewing skills whilst building confidence and meeting new people. You can work at your own pace with 1 to 1 guidance from our specialist tutor Rosi Thornton who has a wealth of experience and specialist skills which will help you with your own individual projects. Re Jig

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Following our Ofsted inspection 2nd September 2016 Playday Nursery are pleased to announce that they have been judged ‘Outstanding ‘ in all areas. Playday Nursery at Simpasture Gate, Newton Aycliffe (Established since 1995) is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. We cater for children aged 0-5 years, and we offer full and part time places and accept 15 hours 2 year funding plus 3 and 4 year 15 hours free early years’ education. The Ofsted inspector said “The quality of teaching is outstanding. The highly qualified staff provide exciting and very creative activities for children to explore. Children’s interests are exceptionally well catered for. There is an outstanding range of resources available for children to access.“ “Children demonstrate very high levels of confidence and self-esteem. They invite


others into their play and show perseverance when tackling challenges. They have excellent opportunities to extend their physical skills in a highly stimulating outdoor garden. “ The outstanding judgement is hard to achieve and is only awarded where there is clear evidence of exceptional provision that exceeds

expectations. Linda Watts manager said “The staff have worked very hard as a team to attain this outcome, showing dedication and commitment. We are all very proud of our achievement” To learn more about Playday Nursery visit our website www. playdaynursery.net or call 01325312050 to arrange a visit.

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Labour Candidate Selection GREENFIELD RAISES ASPIRATIONS AND TRANSFORMS YOUNG LIVES Dears Sir, It would appear from Cllr. Derek G Atkinson’s letter in last week’s Newton News that the local Labour Party is running scared of the ‘Momentum’ faction which has hijacked the national Labour Party. Cllr. Atkinson declares his support for the policies of Owen Smith (Leadership[ contender) and advises that our MP Phil Wilson is of the same mind. However, I don’t see how a policy of calling for another Referendum on the E.U. can be ’progressive’. Rather, it is most certainly ‘regressive’! Owen Smith is calling for another Referendum and is ignoring the fact that the majority of voters in the Labour heartland of the North East voted to Leave the E.U. It would appear, therefore, that the local Labour Party is running scared of the ‘looney left’ that has infiltrated their national party and consider that survival of an unelectable Labour Party, under the leadership of Owen Smith, is more important than carrying out the wishes of the majority of voters in the North East by assisting the Government in making

Brexit work for Britain. The Brexit vote has changed the face of British politics until such time that the electorate are satisfied that we are out of the E.U. and the British Parliament is once again sovereign. The Leave campaign won the Referendum. Leave means Leave. This is especially the case when post–referendum polls indicated that 65% of the electorate accepted the Leave result and considered the Government should commit to leaving the E.U. Why does the Labour Party expect the Leave voters to suddenly become remaniacs? Cllr. Atkinson and MP Phil Wilson should be aware that Jeremy Corbyn will, almost certainly, be re-elected as Labour leader and that the British electorate will not elect a party which supports his communist views on the non- defence of our democracy. If Corbyn is re-elected I foresee that sitting Councillors and MPs,who oppose him, face de-selection to make way for ‘Momentum Looney Left’ candidates. I consider it to be incumbent

upon Phil Wilson to advise those who voted him into office whether he will stand as an independent MP on a manifesto similar to the one he was elected upon, or seek re-selection as a ‘Momentum’ candidate! This, instead of accusing the Independent Electoral Commission of gerrymandering and being undemocratic in its attempt to make all MP’s face a similar number of electors. The existing constituencies gave Labour a ten seat ‘unfair and undemocratic’ advantage at the last three General Elections; Tony Blair knew this and did nothing about it. Further, describing the Electoral Commission’s suggestions as being “Conservative gerrymandering” is wrong, inappropriate and could be considered inflammatory. British Government gerrymandering in Northern Ireland, following the Partition of Ireland, is generally accepted as being one of the causes of the 1960s ‘Troubles’ in the Province. That was real gerrymandering! Alastair P.G. Welsh

students “respond positively to the school’s high expectations and are proud of the school and its orderly site”. Mr Priestley, Executive Headteacher, said “It is these high expectations, sense of pride, personal achievement and mutual respect which are the essence of Greenfield. We

As new students arrived at Greenfield Community College on September 5th there was a buzz of excitement in the air. The new intake was met by their supportive transition mentors who put them at their ease and explained what would be happening, giving them the challenge of building on the tremendous success of the outgoing year group and aspiring to be the best. Numerous opportunities to succeed academically, to build up new skills and confidence, to participate in sport and the arts and sciences and much more were laid before them – important ingredients for becoming a truly global citizen. Students were reminded about the importance of Ofsted acclaimed Time 4 Success, where positive relationships are fostered between all year groups and which helps all students to become independent enquirers. “The Time 4 Success initiative continues to be highly successful in enhancing students’ reading and literacy skills and raising their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. There are extensive opportunities to engage in music, drama and sport, and students are

encouraged to participate in links with others schools across the world” (Ofsted). Greenfield staff believe in developing the whole child and will go the extra mile to support and challenge students so they can fulfil their potential. As a school dedicated to ‘quality teaching’ teachers constantly review their practice and strive to deliver lessons of the highest quality where “students have a clear understanding of their work and what they need to do to improve, and a purposeful and supportive atmosphere leads to high levels of concentration, participation and enthusiasm” (Ofsted) The new Year 7s endorse this. “The teachers are really helpful”. “We love T4S, our tutor and the older students have really helped us settle in”. “It’s a fantastic school” “I was the only person who came from my primary school but I have made lots of new friends”. Others said “It has been great meeting new friends and experiencing lessons we have never done before”. Another commented “Maths is great at Greenfield. It is my favourite subject”. Ofsted reports that Greenfield

are proud that our young people leave us as confident, active and responsible citizens, ready to take their place in a fastchanging world”. To find our more visit greenfieldschool.net or telephone 01325 300378 to arrange a personal tour and get a feel for the school.

Aycliffe Edged Out in Seven Goal Thriller Aycliffe’s hopes of improving on their 3rd place position were knocked back with a 4-3 defeat at home to Penrith. Aycliffe started brightly & went ahead after 4 minutes through a Dennis Knight shot from outside the area. They were unlucky not to extend their lead when they hit the bar on 11 minutes. Dennis Knight bettered his earlier goal with a 25 yard screamer to make it 2-0 on the half hour. Penrith came back into the game and Martyn Coleman pulled on back to make it 2-1 at half time. Penrith came out strongly in the second half and added 2 goals in the first 7 minutes through Andrew Murray-Jones and

Richard Faustino, the latter being another long distance screamer. Aycliffe got back to 3-3 through John Campbell, before Coleman got his second to put Penrith back in the lead at 4-3. Aycliffe pressed but couldn’t get the equaliser, despite Penrith losing Samuel Bell to a second yellow card. Penrith goalkeeper Josh Richardson pulled off a great save at the end to ensure that Penrith took all 3 points. Aycliffe are now in a run of five consecutive games at Moore Lane. They face West Allotment Celtic on Tuesday 20th September, followed by Marske Utd on Saturday 24th.


First Aiders Pease Way Speeding Urgently Required The Rotary Club is appealing for two First Aiders to cover the Community Jaunt on Saturday afternoon 1st October from 2pm until 3.30pm. People with First Aid Certificates at work are needed just to be on hand if required. Please ring Syd Howarth at Newton News on 300212 or after hours 320901. E-mail [email protected]

Dear Editor I have been reading with interest the recent letters from Mr Thompson and Ms Stout regarding speeding on Pease Way and must agree with everything they both say. I have lived in the Pease Way area for over 50 years now and have to use Pease Way every day to access my property and this road is becoming more like a race track every day. The pinch points do nothing but serve as a ‘challenge’ for many motorists and bike riders to see if they can beat the oncoming traffic. Very recently on a Sunday morning I was waiting to cross Pease Way with my dog and witnessed two motorbike riders

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coming at excessive speed onto Pease Way from the roundabout and one of the idiots was showing off by doing wheelies on his machine as he sped along. As he passed me, he did a wheelie right in front of me to show off, trying to be clever and as he went through the pinch point just after the bus stop, he did a wheelie right in front of the car giving way to him. These lunatics obviously think they are being clever when all they are doing is making themselves look ridiculous and childish - they have no regard at all for their own safety or that of other road users and pedestrians. Another frustrating issue is the pinch point just off the roundabout near the entrance to Beechfield. Traffic exiting Beechfield for some reason think they have priority over traffic coming off the roundabout and force their way out expecting the traffic on Pease Way to give way to them. The traffic calming measures on Pease Way need to be addressed urgently before someone is seriously injured or killed. Name & Address supplied

Great Fun at Loco After the Jaunt

The event will include Entertainment: Gymnastic; Dot & Zooky, MAD choir, the Tearaways, Stalls, Railway themed exhibitions, including the NUR banner from the waggon works, Shildon Model Railway, Park Life games, Health Express, Shildon Leisure Centre’s Staff & stationery bikes, Fire engine, Police, Clowns and face painting. This will be a wonderful afternoon with Free Steam train rides and 4.30pm the

TRI CLUB REPORT Two events to report on from last weekend, as we’re still waiting confirmation of the Teesdale Triathlon results, which will be printed next week. On Saturday 17th, three of our club members entered the Kielder Swim, an event holding three different

Aycliffe Running Club Aycliffe Running Club turned out for the recent Great North Run on Sunday 11th September. The 13.1 mile course starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and finishes in South Shields. First home for the club was Tommy Scott in 1.37.07, he was followed in John Burnside, who was running in his 36th Great North Run, completing the course in 1.43.48. Next came Martha Mcbarron in 1.51.16, Rob Jayne in 1.51.56, Claire O’Conner in 1.53.05, Gary O’Conner in 1.53.05, Sandra Collins in 1.54.29, Mandy Heywood in 1.57.11, John Heywood in 1.57.27, Steve Smith in 2.09, Dave Blewitt in 2.09, Sam Ewell in 2.17.34, Dean Barclay in 2.20.30, Lisa Dowell in 2.20.35, Craig Robinson in 2.29.05, Julie Nisbet in 2.29.05, Diane Savage in 2.43.04 and Penny Johnson in 2.43.04. On 15th September three members of the club turned out for the final summer Tees Trail series of 5k races, which took place at Cowpen Bewley. Dave Blewitt was first home for the club and 25th overall in a time of 22:22, followed by Steve Smith, placing 28th in a time of 22:41 and Alan Wilks placing 33rd in a time of 23:23. Being the final race in the series, overall series prizes were presented. These were awarded Ray Todd, Anne Kellett and

Durham Music Service will be performing. So please come along and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Locomotion at the 101st Anniversary of the S&DR Family Fun Day @ Locomotion, Shildon. There is Free Parking, plus much more! Alongside this will be the ‘Community Jaunt’ from 2.00pm at Newton Aycliffe Train Station following the Railway Path linking Newton Aycliffe and finishing at Locomotion, Shildon- see advert on Page 4

John Burnside. Sunday 18 September club runners participated in Sedgefield Serpentine 6.5 mile trail race. The undulating scenic off-road route was multiterrain on gravel paths, tarmac and across fields. The run started at Sedgefield Cricket Club and headed across the field and through the underpass into Hardwick Park then across to Bishop Middleham, back over Knotty Hill golf course into Hardwick Park and back to finish at the cricket club. Weather was bright and sunny. First home for the club was Dez Fielden coming in 8th overall in 40:19. He was followed by Dave Blewitt in 48:35, Martha McBarron in 51:51 and placing 1st in her category of female over 55, Roger Haslett (a new member) in 53:16, Michelle Zamir in 53:29, Trish Kay in 54:43, Nick Gilling in 57:35, Gary Minns in 58:33, Angela Barrett in 60:51, Judith Porter in 63:14 and Susan Clark in 69:28.

distances – The Mile (1600m) – the Iron (3800m) – and the Marathon (10000m). Dan Halladay showed his true swimming strength and experience by winning the 10000m Marathon swim, exiting the water in an amazing 2:18:09. Later that morning, both Martin Sedgwick and Michael Casey, entered the Iron Swim, neither swimming this distance before, with Martin exiting the water in a time of 1:18:08, 22nd male, 45th overall and Michael finishing in a time of 1:25:05, 28th Male, 57th overall. This is a fantastic achievement for Michael, as when he started training with the club four years ago, he could not swim 25m, let-a-lone 3800m. Over in Mexico, Melanie Rowland proudly represented her country with hundreds of other age group triathletes, as well as the elites, in the Cozumel ITU Triathlon World Championships. She competed in the standard Olympic distance, finishing a brilliant 40th in her age group in a time of 2:58:22. In the hot and humid conditions of Mexico, it is credit to Melanie’s effort and hard work to have finished the race under three hours. If you would like any information or perhaps join a club session for free, please don’t hesitate in contacting Aycliffe Tri Club via our website http://aycliffetriclub. wix.com or find us on FB.

MORE CUP WOE FOR SPORTS CLUB FC For the second week in a row Newton Aycliffe Sports Club crashed out of cup competition, this time at the expense of Peterlee Catholic Club in the County Cup. The high flying away side showed Aycliffe they meant business slamming a shot off the post in the first 5 minutes. With the home side on the back foot the deadlock was broken on 8 minutes with Peterlee cutting in from the left hand side and slotting home past the stranded Andy Hartley. Midfielder Dan Robinson missed a great chance to draw level after the Catholic Clubs keeper was left stranded only to see his tame effort blocked by the last defender. Peterlee then got their second goal of the game, a corner poorly defender and headed in on the fifteen minute mark. The Sports Club then applied a bit of pressure in the Peterlee half hoping to get themselves back in the game but failed to breakdown the away teams

solid defence. Peterlee made it 3-0 just before the break as Sam McKerrs mistimed sliding tackle allowed the centre forward to break through and score. The second half started pretty much as the first had finished and Peterlee made it 4-0 on the 50 minute, a free kick over the wall which flew past homeside keeper. However, with plenty of time still on the clock, Anthony Campbell clawed a goal back taking advantage of a poor clearance from the keeper, holding off attempts to tackle him and slotting home. Any chance of a comeback though was quickly stopped as Peterlee made it 5-1 on 80 minutes. A penalty for the home team was slotted home by Chase McMullen to round off the scoring for the tie. NASCFC Scorers: A Campbell, C McMullen. MOM: A Hartley Next week sees a return to league action as the Sports Club take on Spennymoor Voltiguer at Moore Lane.


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HAVE YOUR SAY ON Buy a Slice from the CRICKET PCP Cake Lady SCOREBOARD LOCAL ISSUES Newton Aycliffe Cricket Club’s 1st team, sponsored by Franks the Flooring played their final game of the season at home to Yarm 1st XI in the NYSD 2nd division and came out on top in a tight game by three wickets. The visitors, who needed to win to avoid relegation, won the toss and elected to bat first and scored a respectable 176 all out after 49.4 overs. James Layfield-Carroll was the pick of the home sides bowlers taking 3 for 21 from 9 overs and he was supported well by Colin Myers (2 for 13) and Jack

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Slatcher (2 for 44). Aycliffe got off to a dreadful start after losing three quick wickets with only four runs on the board. However an excellent 4th wicket partnership of 68 between Sam Telford (sponsored by Mr & Mrs Telford), who top scored with 55 and Michael Howe (30 runs) put Aycliffe back on track. When they were both dismissed, captain Luke Telford took control with a fluent 44 and with good support from Chris Palmer, who chipped in with 18 runs, Aycliffe reached their winning target with three wickets and 11.1 overs in hand. Aycliffe first team finished their season with a playing record of played 24, won 9, lost 9, drew 6 and finished 5th place in the division with 313 points.


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Residents in Great Aycliffe & Middridge can find out how local issues are being tackled when the local Area Action Partnership (AAP) holds their next board meeting later this month. The GAMP Board will be meeting on Tuesday 27th September 2016, between 6pm and 8pm, at Middridge Village Hall, and members of the public are invited to go along to observe proceedings. Over the last five years Durham County Council has faced large financial challenges as funding from central government has gone down year after year, while costs such as fuel and demand for our services have gone up. The challenge has not ended and the council need to continue to make savings, including over £29 million during 2017/18. Each year it becomes harder to find savings and not affect frontline services. So, this autumn, as we start to think about budgets, we are asking for your views and ideas on new savings proposals. There will be a presentation at the meeting by a senior council officer, explaining

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Proceeds to Farm Africa Admission £3 Children under 11 years - 50p Decorating of the Church Saturday 24th 10am-12noon Volunteers invited DONATIONS needed of Brica-Brac and other good condition items for Newton Aycliffe good causes. Ring Honest John 316 630 RSPCA North Tees & District cats and kittens for adoption, fee applies to cover 1st and 2nd vaccination, also neutering and ID chip. Please Tel 311 215 JAFFA are you aged between 5 and 12? Then why not come and join us at JAFFA. Mondays 3.45pm to 5.00pm at Burnhill Way Methodist Church, Newton Aycliffe for bible stories and activities. FREE FITNESS! Every Thursday 6-7pm, Newton Aycliffe. Come join us: Fun, Free Fitness. Check us out on Facebook at Fitclub Newton Aycliffe! More info text or call Jules on 07966 968 388

the council’s approach and proposals for the future. The views and local knowledge of those involved in AAPs has been of great value and your feedback has guided us over the last five years. Your views from this consultation will guide our approach for the next three years. The Board will also be receiving an update presentation on Child Sexual Exploitation at the meeting. Local people can also raise any neighbourhood or local policing issues that they would like the Board to address. These need to be put in writing and sent in advance of the meeting. To help us prepare relevant paperwork in advance, anyone who would like to attend the Board meeting should register by ringing 01325 327441, or by emailing [email protected] gov.uk

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Talented PCP Volunteer Sheila Taylor gives something back to her sweet toothed donators by baking cakes in return for sponsorship. Sheila first became involved with Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) when she attended a Colour your Life art course at the Pioneering Care Centre. She enjoyed having the opportunity to be creative whilst meeting new people. Being a skilled crafter and compassionate she began helping others in the group who were lacking in confidence. PCP soon snapped her up as a volunteer and she now supports the drop in art group every Monday 10am - 12noon. Sheila does a great deal to help many people in her local community and PCP are pleased to pass on her achievements. Sheila says: “Acting as a volunteer gives me a lot of pleasure. I enjoy getting to know the members of the Colour your Life group and supporting them with their chosen art and craft work. It also means I can offer them a listening ear when times are tough as well as sharing in their good news. This year I have also been fundraising for a number of charities as part of my own personal challenges. These have included a 25 mile hike along Hadrian’s Wall for Macmillan and a 5k Pretty Muddy Challenge for Cancer Research and in October I will be taking part in an 8k memory walk in South Shields for the Alzheimer’s society. I always feel uncomfortable asking people to sponsor me so I thought I would make cakes and sell them. I am part of a small singing group who



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meet at Greenfield School so I started there. My singing friends were very enthusiastic to help me while enjoying the cakes they purchased. Then I wondered if my friends from Colour your Life would assist. After checking that I could do this, I brought in sample cakes and sold them for a donation by the slice. This was the beginning of a successful and popular fundraiser. I have been referred to as “the cake lady” many times!” ‘Buy the Slice’ has now become an expected element to the Colour your Life Monday group. To date Sheila has raised £215 from this venture alone but collectively raised £310 for Macmillan and £170 for Cancer Research. For further information about volunteering opportunities or the Colour your Life project contact the Pioneering Care Centre, Carer’s Way, tel: 01325 321234 email: [email protected] pcp.uk.net website: www. pcp.uk.net. Or find PCP on Twitter: @PioneeringCare and Facebook: /PCPandCentre

As we have celebrated the author Roald Dahl in many of our schools this week, he would have been 100 years old, we have decided to show the classic children’s film ‘James and the Giant Peach‘ at our monthly film club. The film is about an orphan boy who lives with his two cruel aunts. He befriends humanlike bugs that live inside a giant peach. Their adventures take them all around New York city. KIDZFLICKS - is a cinema club open to all local children and their families and friends who enjoy the cinema experience without the expense. All seats are only £1 with sweets,pop-corn,icecreams and crisps available from 20p. The film club is run by the children’s team at St. Clare’s Church and based in the community front hall. We open the doors at 1.30pm and the film will begin at 2pm. Parents are welcome to stay or may return to collect the children at 3.30pm. The film club is always on the first Saturday of each month so we invite you along on Saturday 1st October at 2pm.

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I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer holidays and are looking forward to returning to Beavers, Wolf Cubs and Scouts to tell me all about what you have been up to. Here is a photo of some of the Cubs that took part in the ‘Cuborree’ at Linnets Clough to celebrate 100 years of Wolf Cubs. It was a fabulous weekend with all taking part in lots of different activities, making new friends and meeting up with old friends. 1st Aycliffe Baden-Powell Beavers are back on Wednesdays at 6pm and Wolf Cubs will now start at the new time and day on a Thursday night starting at 5:30, with Scouts starting at 7pm. If you have any children or young people that would like to

Norman Cornish Unseen Art at Greenfield Greenfield Arts invites you to our latest exhibition by Norman Cornish, open from 10am on Thursday 29th September 2016 for 6 weeks. This exhibition will include previously unseen works and the Tyne Tees TV documentary ‘The Shapes of Cornish’ from the early 1970s (30mins). For further details, check out the website or speak with one of our lovely team members on 01325 379048 or [email protected] greenfield-arts.co.uk. “I paint human beings. I paint their hopes and their shapes and their attitudes and the feelings I have when I look at them. The images come from the people. They create them. I am just the medium.’’ Norman Cornish “In our memories and also of course in history books most of the so called great events are usually well recorded, but sometime the ordinary things that happen in our lives are

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St John’s Triumph in “Training Dragons…” This year’s Summer School at St John’s School And Sixth Form College, Bishop Auckland took on a whole new dimension. More than 120 students were challenged with the unusual task of trying to train dragons. The Summer School was based entirely around the popular Cressida Cowell book series and movie, “How to Train Your Dragon.” How to Train Your Year 7 was packed with exciting and interactive activities based on Vikings and dragons, with something to suit everyone. Some favourites included Viking Egg Boat Valhalla, Dragon arts and crafts, Knattleikr on our brand new 3G pitch, a Viking Scavenger Hunt around school, iPad movie trailers, Celebrity Vikings and Dragons and even a movie, complete with Viking popcorn!

The week of activities culminated in a huge Viking Battle complete with battle shields, tug of war and Viking Knattleikr, or rounders! This was followed by a celebratory awards ceremony and the school hall was filled with students, parents, carers, dragons and Viking shields. How to Train Your Year 7 provided a great opportunity for our new Year 7s to get to know each other and supported the transition from primary school to St John’s. It helped them become familiar with our school and some of our staff, whilst increasing their confidence and making them feel more at ease with the whole transition process. We are delighted to say that our Year 7s were all successfully trained, and we don’t have any dragons or Vikings with us at the start of the new school year!

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Obituary STEPHENSON-BENNETT, Darren Richard of Newton Aycliffe formerly of Darlington. Tragically on September 3rd aged 28 years. Dearly loved Husband to Rebecca. Treasured Father of Bonnie-Marie, Nikita and Natalia. Much loved baby Son of Ivan and Carole. Dear baby Brother of Andrew and Christopher. Grandson to Jean, Brother in law to Julie and Emma. Funeral Service took place at St. Andrew’s Church (Aycliffe Village) on Wednesday September 21 at 1pm. Followed by interment at The North Cemetery (Darlington) BURROW September 12th, peacefully in hospital with family at his side, Finbarre Stephen (Barrie) of Newton Aycliffe aged 88 years. Devoted Husband of Margaret. A loving and much loved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Beloved Brother to Margaret and Agnes. Also a dear Uncle and good friend to many. Will family and friends please meet for Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday 27th September at 1:00pm followed by committal at the Wear Valley Crematorium, Coundon. Family flowers only please. Donations to Great North Air Ambulance, c/o Gibson’s Funeral Services, 25 Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6EN.

In Memoriam JENNIFER ANNE MURRAY July 25th 1946 - September 20th 2015 May God our Father take you to the kingdom of heaven and show you the love there you were shown on earth. Love you always, Howard JENNIFER MURRAY 25.07.46 - 20.09.15 Mam, your face is always on my mind, a smile I’ve seen a thousand times. To stay with us you fought so hard, into a million pieces went my heart. Great memories I’ll always keep with me, your love in my heart is for eternity. Love you Mam. Craig, Lisa, Jake and Elissa

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Congratulations JACKMAN & BROWN Len and Rachel Charlotte, congratulations on your Wedding Day on Saturday 24th September 2016. We wish you a lifetime of happiness. Love from Craig, SJ, Mackenzie, Madison, Cayden, Jade and John xx OWEN 22.09.16 Happy 30th Birthday Stuart. Have a fab weekend. Love, Mam and Dad xxx STUART OWEN 22.09.16 Happy 30th birthday to my Big Brother. Love you loads, Samantha and Ryan xxx EVA LEE Happy 6th birthday little chick. Love you lots like jelly tots, Mammy and Daddy xxx EVA LEE Happy birthday to our Big Sister. Love you, Haribo and Ella xxx HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY Eva. Have a wonderful day. Lots of love and hugs, Grandma and Grandad xxx HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY Eva. Love you, Great Gran Lily xxx HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY Batgirl. Lots of love, Auntie Karen, Uncle Matt, James and Thomas xxx HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVA. Lots of love, Auntie Jaynee, Luke and Jake xxx JORDAN KENT Congratulations Jordan on being one of only 12 pupils in County Durham to get a 100% attendance award during secondary school. We are very proud. Love, Mam, Andrew, Alex and the whole family TYLER DIXON To our wonderful Grandson, wishing you a Happy 4th Birthday from Nanny and Grandad Dixon and Nanna Jean. We love you to the moon and back xxxxxx

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own hatrick and Aaron added a stunning goal in an 8-2 win. The Under 11 Russell Foster league team faced Sunderland Athletic it was an even start and after conceding an early goal Tom won the ball and scored the equaliser. In the second half despite Jake and Taylor linking up well and creating chances goals were conceded at the other end and the match ended in defeat. Man of the Match was Herbie for his efforts in goal. The Under 12’s faced North Ormesby in the League cup for their first game of the season, the opposition are higher in the league structure so it was to be a good challenge. Aycliffe had all the early chances and Cayless tested the keeper

but he was up to the task. The second half started with a 1-0 deficit, after conceding again the Aycliffe goalie was injured and had to be replaced. Cayless moved in to goal and made the saves to keep Aycliffe in the game. Hardy then scored direct from a corner before Clark got the equaliser, great comeback. Despite such a strong effort to get level in the match a goal was conceded and the game ended in a 3-2 loss. The Under 13’s had a tough cup game at Trimdon United who play in a higher league. Despite starting well they found themselves 3-0 down as the opposition striker was in great form. Dylan H and Zack got goals back before half time as the lads battled hard. The second half was spent on the back foot except


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for when Curtis finished well from a throw in by man of the match Dylan H. The final score was 8-3 to Trimdon. The Under 15’s were also in the League cup and came up against Hartlepool Pools Youth at Sunnydale. They went a goal behind before Stoker (2) and Hynes put them in to a 3-1 lead. The same two players scored again with Stoker completing a hatrick as a 5-1 lead was opened up at half time. The score moved to 5-3 before Hynes got his hatrick and the game ended with a 6-4 win for the team to move in to the next round. To get involved with our club in any of our teams contact us on social media via Facebook or Twitter or e-mail [email protected] gmail.com

It was a fantastic weekend for Team Spectrum at Bolton Open Roller Skating competition 10th and 11th September 2016 skating against 19 clubs from

Cup Fever Hits Youthy This weekend saw most of our teams competing in the TJFA League Cup. On a bright weekend the Oakleaf playing fields were awash of Blue and Yellow strips. U10 Falcons 4 vs 0 Hartlepool Youth Whites. League cup 1st round. Today the Falcons welcomed Hartlepool Youth Whites in the league cup. We challenged the players to pass the ball and attempt to play good passing combinations throughout the team. During the match we saw a strong performance with all the players linking up well to create plenty of chances which was pleasing to see. All the goals came in the first half with two from Aiden-Lee Peacock and also 2 for Dylan Stewart. Well done everyone plus a clean sheet again for Ryan Johnson. Man of the Match, Louis Parnaby. U13’s Eagles 9 - 3 Richmond Town Blues. Great squad performance this morning against a team from a lower division. Each and every one of the Eagles played their part in today’s good result. Some very good goals from Joe Halford x3, Kian Cook x2, Adam Lowe x1, Dylan Bowater x1, Rhys Wilkinson x1 and Jack Fleming X1. Man of the match was Joe Halford U14 Falcons 6-3 Seaton Carew We entertained a physical team in the League Cup today who are in a higher division than ourselves and we went into game as the underdogs. A fantastic Falcons first half was the difference between the teams as we opened the scoring with just 3 mins gone and highlights included Charlie scoring a sensational goal from the just inside the half way line which is a major goal of the season contender! Goal scorers: Adam Askew x3, Charlie Hirst, Reece Hayes and Cameron Cook. Fantastic performances in both halves earned joint MOM award for James Imiela and Joe Armstrong. Very strong

performance from the 16 lads involved today and we progress into the next round. Darlington TSC 4-4 Under 15s What a roller coaster of a game today we started well in a very tight game. Aycliffe managed to take the lead through a superb finish. With the game still very tight we had a few good chances and failed to take them only to see the opposition equalise with the last kick of the half! Start of the second half Aycliffe were missing in action with the opposition adding a further 3 goals with the score at 4-1 we looked deflated and totally out of the game. Into the last 20 minutes Aycliffe grabbed a goal heads lifted and we started playing again we quickly got back to 4 each and it looked like only one team was going to win it into the last seconds and after a goal mouth scramble we struck the cross bar . Well done for not totally giving up and it just shows it’s never over till it’s over. Thanks to Josh & Ben for playing in goal today. Goals: K Todd, A Dixon, J Kennedy and J Hind. Other Results: U7’s Eagles 3 – 2 Deerness Valley Storm U8’s Eagles 4 – 1 Shotton Colt Blues U8’s Eagles 2 – 5 Crookhall U9’s 8 – 4 Washington Wildcats U10’s Girls 5 – 0 Felling Magpies U10’s Eagles 6 – 1 Hemlington Juniors U11’s 5 – 1 Stockton Rangers U12’s Girls 3 – 3 Billingham United U13’s Falcons 2 – 10 Nunthorpe U14’s Girls 0 – 12 Leam Rangers U14’s Eagles 2 – 4 Northallerton U15’s Girls 1 – 3 Washington U17’s 4 – 2 Harrington. More information about our FA Charter Standard Community Club on our website www. nayfc.com

around Great Britain. Nicola Stevens (17) was placed 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 12th in her events bringing home a silver and bronze medal

Hannah Godwin (9) came 3rd, 5th, 5th, 9th, 9th and 12th and brought home a bronze medal for a routine skated to music from Bond. Jazzmyn Loring (6) skated in the under 8s category at only 6 years old she came 4th, 4th, 7th, 8th and 11th, narrowly missed out on medals. She rocked the rink with a performance to Queen medley. Marzy Magmaghnuis (10) at her first competition came 5th, 5th, 7th, 7th, 13th. The group also skated as a quartet ‘Nightmare’ and came 5th. The group have trained hard over the summer months but there’s no time for rest as they are starting rehearsals for their Christmas Show. Anyone interested in learning to roller skate can ring Tracy 07891 461 958 or like spectrum roller skating club on Facebook.

Vintage Vehicle Rally at Shildon Loco Vintage vehicles of all descriptions will be on display at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon on Sunday October 2nd 2016, for the annual Shildon Vintage Vehicle Rally. A host of vehicles are due to attend – ranging from an 1893 Marshall steam traction engine to a 2002 Jaguar X-Type in showroom condition. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a steam train ride with another vintage vehicle – as Furness Railway No. 20, the oldest standard gauge locomotive still operating in the UK, will be hauling the museum’s passenger service. Locomotion: is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Parking and admission are free. Please note that there is a charge for steam train rides. The museum reserves the right to change the programme. For more information, please call the

museum team on 01388 777999.


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Aycliffe Juniors got into the second full week of their season with teams in both league and cup action and some teams starting their season. The Under 9 Blacks (pictured) got their season off to a start with their first ever game as a new team for our club. They faced Birtley Town in the Russell Foster league and Lucas scored when he finished a great cross from Jay. The whole team were great and this included Jake, Jack, Noah, Robbie, Charlie and Sam but their efforts were not enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat. Lucas was named as man of the match. The Under 10’s played away at Darlington All Stars Jets in the league cup. In the first game there efforts were not enough to progress in the competition. In the friendly game a super free kick from Jake, the mornings man of the match, helped secure a 2-0 win. The Under 11’s travelled to Hartlepool St Francis also in the TJFA League cup. Lucas got the first 2 goals before the lead was halved, Jake P got the third goal for a 3-1 half time lead. In the second half Lucas completed a hatrick, Jacob scored his


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