Please find attached a digital copy of Chairman Cllr. Chris Hood’s annual report on behalf of Haswell Parish Council for the year 2017/18
Haswell Parish Council are delighted to announce plans for this year’s Haswell Banner Parade and the visit to the 2018 Durham Miners’ Gala.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural parade, once again there will be a parade through Haswell & Haswell Plough and a FREE BUS for residents of The Haswells to be part of the Haswell Parade at the 2018 Durham Miners’ Gala. If you don’t live in Haswell or Haswell Plough but would like to be part of the Haswell Parade with your family/friends in the village, it is £3.00 per seat.
This year will also see our parade led by the brilliant NORTHERN MONKEY BRASS BAND throughout The Haswells and at the Gala. Why not have a look at some of their highlights HERE
We are also looking for 6 people (2 Pole Carriers & 4 Rope Carriers) to lead the parade with the Haswell Banner.
To book your FREE RETURN TRANSPORT or register your interest as a banner man or woman for the parade please contact us either by calling Cllr. Olwen Gray on 07856 468641 or email email@example.com
Due to the success of our pilot scheme, we’re delighted to announce the launch of a new luncheon club for The Haswells!
The club will take place at St Paul’s Church Hall, Haswell every Thursday from 11.30am – 1.30pm. The cost is only £5.00 per week. Those attending will receive a two course meal and don’t have to worry about washing up! The club is also available to people from outside The Haswells wishing to attend.
Plus, we are also offering FREE TRANSPORT for people from The Haswells where we will come to your house to collect you and then return you home. This gives people the chance to get out and about and meet up with friends.
This weekly club is organised and funded by Haswell Parish Council, St Paul’s Church and Haswell & District Mencap.
To book your place and to arrange your FREE TRANSPORT, simply call 0191 5260987.
Haswell Parish Council would like to inform all residents of a telephone scam that is currently being used across East Durham, and has affected several residents of The Haswells today (Tuesday 13th February 2018).
The telephone scam starts with a recorded message, allegedly from HMRC, that states:
“This is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know that we are filing a law suit against you.”
The recipient is then asked to phone 0161 850 8563 and press “1” to speak to the officer dealing with the case.
Do not to reply to this message as they will then try to extract money from you.
If you receive either of these scam calls, simply put your phone down and then report it on the Action Fraud website or call 0300 123 2040.
For those residents who have been affected by this, please try not to worry. Even though this can be unpleasant to receive, be assured that this has not been specifically targeted at you. This is an attempt to find ANYONE vulnerable enough to respond. Please do not think you are being individually targeted – just follow the instructions to report it on the Action Fraud website or call 0300 123 2040.
All set for the first half-term of 2018?
Well if not, don’t forget that The Haswells February Fun-Fest is on from Monday 12th – Friday 16th February for the kids!
Brought to you by St Paul’s Church, The Lisa Dixon Centre, Giant Steps Nursery and Haswell Parish Council, all the events are free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
To download the full programme, just click on the poster below:
Haswell Parish Council are asking people from across The Haswells to help as we team up with our friends at Peterlee Town Council this Christmas time.
Santa’s Wish is a charitable giving project, aimed at bringing a little Christmas cheer to some people who are most in need.
Haswell Parish Council has now set up both a collection and referral point in The Haswells to provide a place for people to donate food and gifts to people who need it across the festive period. We can also refer families to receive packages of food and gifts to help their Christmas.
East Durham is one of the most deprived areas in the UK and has been hit hard by austerity cuts and more recently, by the introduction of the Universal Credit benefits system. As a result, more people and in particular families with low paid and zero hour contract workers as well those on benefits will be reliant on food-banks to get them through to their next payday because they can’t afford to eat and pay their bills.
You can donate at:
The Lisa Dixon Centre, Burt Close, Haswell from 09:00 – 17:00 from Monday to Friday.
It was recently agreed that Haswell Parish Council would sponsor a seat at the newly refurbished ‘Pitman’s Parliament’ at Redhills, Durham. As part of this sponsorship, our villages will receive a commemorative token, engraved with our requested message, and will be affixed to the seat we are sponsoring. We will also receive a special, duplicate of the token in a special presentation box.
Below are the four options we’d like you to vote on:
We would love you to vote for which token you would like us to use – please take two minutes to vote using our special poll. Thank you!
To vote, simply click HERE
Haswell Parish Council meetings have now changed date and venue, starting from October 2017.
All our meetings will be taking place on the last Wednesday of the month, still at 6.30pm.
We have also been kindly allowed to hold these meetings in the Church Hall at St Paul’s Church, Haswell.
A full list of the remaining meetings from now until April 2018 can be downloaded HERE
Haswell Parish Council would like to thank the Parochial Church Council at St Paul’s Church, Haswell for their assistance.
You may not want to believe it but…….it’s only 4 weeks until the next school holidays!
But don’t fear. We’ve got together with Giant Steps Nursery, St Paul’s Church and The Lisa Dixon Centre to fill your child’s holiday up with FREE ACTIVITIES AND MEALS!
‘The Halloween Holidays’, kindly funded by East Durham Trust’s SPIED Project and County Durham Housing Group, sees a wide range of activities for your little terrors right across the village between Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October 2017.
Click HERE to download the poster
PACT Meetings (Police And Communities Together)
The police will run the PACT meetings prior to the Parish meetings which will be held at 6pm. The dates for these meetings are:
• 25th July
• 26th September…
• 31st October
• 28th November
These meetings give officers the opportunity to talk to residents about current and local issues, and together they set the policing priorities for their neighbourhood.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING: Use your postcode to get access to local news and events from your Neighbourhood Policing Team, at https://www.durham.police.uk