It is with the greatest regret that we need to announce that the community of Haswell and Haswell Plough will not be represented at this year’s Durham Miners Gala.
We are saddened that we have had to make this decision. Despite numerous attempts, we have not been able to negotiate the use of the Haswell Banner, which is currently in the stewardship of the Hazelwell Centre.
With only a week until the Gala, we have out of necessity cancelled the arrangements that had been made for the people of the Haswell parish to participate and demonstrate their pride in Haswell’s mining past.
The Parish Council is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that we never face this situation in future.