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A lunchtime drama                                                                                 Chilton Town Council is           festive spirit there will
club at Dean Bank                                                                                 inviting residents to join        be a band which will be
Primary       School                                                                              them on Friday, November          playing Christmas carols
has         received                                                                              20th at 6.30pm to watch           and members of St Aidan’s
recognition of its                                                                                the town’s official switch-       Church will be circulating
sterling work by                                                                                  on of the Christmas Tree          with sweet mince pies and
one of the UK’s                                                                                   and lights around the town        refreshments.
top drama schools.                                                                                square (please note the street    For the children, there will
Twenty          three                                                                             lights will be on earlier and     be some fun fair rides and, of
pupils from the                                                                                   are not part of the official      course Christmas would not
drama club, which                                                                                 ceremony).                        be complete without a visit
is run by author and                                                                              This year, the Gala Day           from Santa.
poet Sue Percival,                                                                                Princess winner, Nicole           For further details, contact
were       examined                                                                               Macey Allen and the Mayor,        the Town Council on 01388
by a judge from                                                                                   Councillor Leonard Potts,         721788.
LAMDA (London                                                                                     will be performing the official   To keep updated on events log
Academy of Music                                                                                  switch-on.                        onto www.chilton-durham-tc.
and Dramatic Art)                                                                                 To get everyone into the
and all passed with
flying       colours.
Among the group,
                                                                                                               FRiEnDS SAY
9 merits and 5
distinctions were
awarded.                                                                                          The Friends of Dean Bank          “We would like to say a
The club was                                                                                      School have expressed their       big thank you to Black
                            The youngsters from Dean Bank Primary School Drama Club.              thanks to everyone who            and Decker for their kind
founded       around
                                                                                                  helped and supported their        donation.
three years ago, and has games.                                 July 15th; an extremely rare      halloween/bonfire      family     The next fundraising event
grown in popularity over the This year, so many pupils          honour indeed.                    fun night. “Children came in      for the school will be a
years. The youngsters perform from the club forwarded           Acting headteacher, Sarah         fancy dress and some were         Christmas Fair, which is to
drama, practice speaking and so many applications that          Peart, said that the club         quite scarey,” commented a        be held on Friday, December
listening exercises, and learn LAMDA sent a judge to visit      had made a positive impact        spokesperson for the event,       11th, at 1.30pm in the school
recitations, as well as playing the school on Wednesday,        even before the certificates      “A great night was had by all.    hall.

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              GEORGiA’S                                                             SPORTS FACiLiTY SET TO bE
             GOT TALEnT                                                            COmPLETED bY TARGET DATE

                                                                                           Construction work at the new million pound sports facility is right on track.
                                                                                Ferryhill’s new million pound      age groups under 8’s up to        Ferryhill     Town       Youth
                                                                                sports facility is on target for   under 16’s.                       commented, “We go to the
                                                                                completion by February 2010.       The Town Youth are currently      park once a week to take
                                                                                The project, lead by Ferryhill     playing their home fixtures       photos and are really happy
      Georgia is keeping her fingers crossed for a second                       Town Council in partnership        at Ferryhill Business and         with the work and seeing all
           audition on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.                              with Ferryhill Town Youth          Enterprise College, who very      the different stages to the
Ten      year-old     Georgia              at The Assembly Rooms                FC, involves the construction      kindly agreed to the temporary    building and the pitches. We
Hewitson from Dean Bank                    in Newcastle on Monday,              of a new 6 room changing           relocation there whilst the       can’t wait to get back there
Primary School is hoping                   November 9th.                        block, together with cafeteria     construction works are being      to our home ground. A big
to follow in the footsteps of              She sang ‘Who will buy’ from         area as well as the creation of    undertaken.                       thank you to our partners in
George Samson and Diversity,               the musical Oliver twist.            two new football pitches on        Other teams who will return       this project, Ferryhill Town
and wow the judges on ITV’s                If she is successful in this first   the former Ferryhill Athletic      to Dean Bank Park for their       Council, for all their help and
Britain’s Got Talent.                      audition, she will be invited        football ground, and the           home fixtures include Ferryhill   guidance through this massive
Georgia, who is in year 6,                 to attend a recall date on           complete renovation of the         Workingmen’s Club, and The        project, especially Mr Jamie
applied for the show online                Tuesday, January 30th, next          5 pitches of various sizes in      Greyhound over 40’s.              Corrigan, Executive Officer.”
in the library and auditioned              year.                                Dean Bank Park.                    Portfolio holder for Dean         Although the new buildings

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           COnCERT FOR KWAGALA                                                                                        FREE PET VET
                                                                                                                      VOUCHERS TO
                                                                                                                     REDUCE STRAYS
                                                                                                            Pet owners in the East             of the cost, to make the most
                                                                                                            Durham area are being offered      of this offer. This year alone
                                                                                                            something for nothing by           we have picked up around 300
                                                                                                            the animal charity, The Dogs       stray dogs and taken them to
                                                                                                            Trust.                             Stray Aid Kennels at Coxhoe,
                                                                                                            Durham County Council              a charity which takes in dogs
                                                                                                            has been given a number            from our area. It’s not safe
                                                                                                            of vouchers offering free          for the animals to be running
                                                                                                            neutering for dogs in an effort    round loose on our streets and
                                                                                                            to reduce the number of stray      dog fouling is something many
                                                                                                            and abandoned puppies across       residents feel very strongly
                                                                                                            County Durham.                     about. These vouchers could
                                                                                                            The vouchers have been             help reduce the number of
                                                                                                            provided by the animal             unwanted or stray dogs on the
                                                                                                            welfare charity The Dog’s          streets of County Durham and
                                                                                                            Trust and can be used at           that is good both for the dogs
                                                                                                            certain vets practices until the   and residents.”
                                                                                                            end of December.                   For more information about
                                                                                                            Senior Environmental Warden,       the vouchers, or to reserve
                               The children at Kwagala in Uganda.                                           Ian Harrison, explained why        one, contact enviro-call on
Well-known and respected           children - but she wanted to      devour education. Education            the council is involved, “I        0191 527 5040. Pet owners
singer, Joyce Shaw, is to hold a   create something that was         is the supreme thing for them          would really encourage any         who are given a voucher are
benefit concert at Windlestone     more of a family unit. And so     – they know that’s the only            dog owners who would like          urged to contact their vets and
Methodist Church on Saturday,      ‘Kwagala’ was born.               way to get themselves out              to have their pet neutered, but    warn them of the expiry date
December 5th at 7.00pm.            With the help of friends          of their poverty. They know            have not been able to because      of December 31st, 2009.
She brings with her a Ugandan
lady, Esther, who is the house
                                   and churches back home in
                                   England, they formed a Trust
                                                                     all about death – it’s close to
                                                                     them every day.”                                  mAYOR’S
mother of the Kwagala (love)
Trust which Joyce formed
                                   and were able to put a deposit
                                   on a piece of land in Kampala
                                                                     Joyce said she is excited
                                                                     about her performance in                       CHARiTY EVEnT
to take in abandoned and           and put together an all Ugandan   Windlestone on December                The Mayor of Chilton,              are available from the Town
orphaned children in Uganda.       staff to take in and look after   5th, as Esther, who she says           Councillor Len Potts is            Council Offices.
After 40 years teaching music      these helpless children.          is a very fine singer, will            inviting Chapter readers to his    During the evening there will
in secondary schools, Joyce        Joyce said there was such a       accompany her. All proceeds            next fundraising event.            be a tombola, raffle and bingo
began working with the African     remarkable difference in the      of the evening will be handed          It will be held on Thursday,       and all proceeds raised will
Children’s Choir Organisation.     children after just a couple of   over to Joyce for her work.            December 3rd, at Chilton           be donated to the Mayor’s
After a trip to South Africa she   weeks in the centre. They go      This will include the £3.00            Workingmen’s Club from             nominated charities. These
was sent to Uganda.                from starvation and deprivation   charge for admission to                7.00pm until 11.00pm.              are Help for Heroes, the Go
“In Uganda it was a brand new      to a loving, safe environment     the concert.       Windlestone         There is a fantastic line up       Ahead Club and Chilton 1st
choir of little ones,” she said,   and newfound health.              Methodist Church supports              of entertainment including         Cubs.
“For 12 months I took them         A big difference between          the Kwagala Trust through              ‘superb’    vocalist    Karen      For tickets and further
into Canada and the U.S.A.         Kwagala and more common           regular fund raising efforts as        McManers and comedian,             information, call into the
We visited 21 states in the        adoption-based organisations      a ‘friend’ of the Trust.               Danny Crocket.                     Town Council or telephone
Midwest and then back to the       is that Joyce wants to see the    Joyce maintains a ‘wish list’          Tickets are £2.50 each and         01388 721788.
U.K. for 3 months.”
When she returned to Uganda
                                   children stay in their own
                                   native country.
                                                                     of items that are needed to
                                                                     give an idea of what can be                 nOT GUiLTY PLEA
and saw abandoned babies in        “I want to keep them              donated to help change these           On August 8th, Steven              faith and that he had never
the streets, she knew that there   Ugandan,” Joyce said. “I want     children’s lives.        Should        Robert Glass, of Dean Road         suspected that they had been
was something she had to do.       them to grow up as leaders        anyone in the area wish to             in Ferryhill, was found to         stolen.
Without any kind of welfare        in their communities and          know more of the Trust or              be in possession of criminal       The 28 year-old was released
system, the babies were left to    get them fully educated and       indeed to donate in any way,           property, namely Honda car         on unconditional bail to appear
the elements.                      let them go out and network       contact Bob Kelly on 01388             parts, but was adamant that        at Darlington Magistrates’
Joyce had been around              and make it. They absolutely      720253.                                they had been bought in good       Court on January 12th.
orphanages        before     and
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 FiSH SHOP RObbERY                                                                RESiDEnTS bE WARnED -
Matters      having      been
previously adjourned for a fast
                                   The 19 year-old from
                                   Darlington Road in Ferryhill
                                                                                    Un-TAXED VEHiCLES
track report by the Probation
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                                   had planned and falsely
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                                                                                     WiLL bE CLAmPED
sentenced by Newton Aycliffe                                          On Wednesday, November
                                   8th at premises in Ferryhill
Magistrates to another nine                                           11th, officers from Ferryhill
                                   belonging to Minliang Cai.
months community order,                                               Neighbourhood           Policing
                                   Renney’s cousin, Cheryl
which will include an element                                         Team once again joined forces
                                   Lindsay Ward, had been an
of supervision, as well as a                                          with officers from the DVLA
                                   accomplice in the theft of
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                                                                      9 vehicles not displaying a
web use and training at Hutton     are seeking new skills, job-
                                                                      valid vehicle excise licence and
House     from Wednesday,          searching or would like access
                                                                      were consequently clamped.
November 18th, between             to the internet we can help.”
                                                                      Seven other vehicles were dealt
9.30am and 10.30am.                Places are limited so to book,
                                                                      with by means of a warning
The service will be available      call into the Council offices or                                          Un-taxed vehicles in the Ferryhill area were clamped by
every week.                        telephone 01388 721788.                                                   Ferryhill’s Neighbourhood Policing Team and the DVLA.
                                                                      Each fine costs the owner of
   RAinbOW WHiST &                                                    the vehicle £260.00 before the
                                                                      vehicle can be released. If the
                                                                                                          PCSO Marr comented, "We
                                                                                                          had a productive day working
                                                                                                                                            not to tax their vehicles. We
                                                                                                                                            will be looking to continue our
    CHRiSTmAS FARE                                                    appropriate penalty is ignored,
                                                                      the vehicle is then seized and
                                                                                                          in partnership with the DVLA
                                                                                                          to successfully combat and
                                                                                                                                            work with the DVLA to run
                                                                                                                                            similar operations in the near
St Michael’s Church in             commented a spokesperson.
                                                                      crushed.                            prosecute those who choose        future."
Bishop Middleham is to hold        The church will also be
a Rainbow Whist and Domino         holding its annual Christmas                           nEW DiSPLAYS
                                                                                       AT CHiLTOn LibRARY
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Saturday, November 28th,           The event will take place in the
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Admission      costs    £1.50,     There will be the usual mix        new displays on offer for its       display on books from fossils     The library will be holding
including        refreshments.     of seasonal stalls, raffles and    borrowers.                          to robots, while there are also   a Coffee Morning on Friday,
There will also be a raffle, all   refreshments.                      The first is a ‘Countdown           displays on the Helen Nicoll      November       20th,     from
proceeds of which will be in       Once again, all proceeds will      to Christmas’, which has a          and Jan Pienkowski series,        10.00am.
aid of church funds.               be in aid of church funds and      selection of books from card-       Meg ang Mog, as well as           All proceeds will be in aid of
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Friday, November 20th, 2009                                                                                                                                      Page 5
  bROTHERS RAiSE mOnEY FOR                                                                                      FERRYHiLL TOWn
 GREAT nORTH AiR AmbULAnCE                                                                                       SURVEY CHAnCE
The brother of a                                                                                                   TO Win £300
Ferryhill man who                                                                                         Ferryhill residents are being      cheapest but most effective
lost his arm in a                                                                                         invited to take part in the        way to find out what people
tragic accident has                                                                                       Town Council’s regular survey      want.
raised £1,300 for the                                                                                     to find out what local residents   “Some of the questions in the
charity which saved                                                                                       would like to see in the town.     survey are ones that members
his brother’s life.                                                                                       The survey is used to find out     of the public have asked us to
Gary            Talbot,                                                                                   local residents’ views on many     include. If there are questions
28, undertook a                                                                                           aspects about Ferryhill and will   that are not asked in this survey
sponsored 10,000 ft                                                                                       be used to assist in securing      but people would like to see in
skydive for The Great                                                                                     funding for the town, as well      the future, there is a place to
North Air Ambulance.                                                                                      as assisting in directing where    do this on the survey so their
The charity came to                                                                                       local Council Tax should be        questions can be included next
his brother Shaun’s                                                                                       spent.                             time.”
rescue after he got his                                                                                   Questions in the survey            Residents who take part will
arm caught in a wood-                                                                                     include what do you like most      be entered into a free draw
chipping       machine                                                                                    about living in Ferryhill and      with a first prize of £300 and
whilst at work.                                                                                           what would you like to see in      two runner-up prizes of £50.
Gary commented on                                                                                         the town?                          The last occasion there was
the experience saying                                                                                     The survey is being circulated     a town-wide survey, 300
it was ‘fantastic’, but                                                                                   to every household in Ferryhill    residents took part in the
that it was a shame                                                                                       within this week’s Chapter.        free draw, giving a one-in-a-
that the charity, who                                                                                     A Council spokesperson said        hundred chance of winning
save so many lives                                                                                        “This is the opportunity for       at least £50, the chances of
every year, has to rely                                                                                   every resident to let us know      getting four numbers on the
on donations.                                                                                             what they would like to see        National Lottery are 1 in 1032
“If it wasn’t for them,                                                                                   happen in the town, it is the      and you have to pay to enter!
my brother might not
be here now, and for that, I
will always be most grateful to
                                     Shaun Talbot and his brother Gary, who raised
                                       £1,300 for the Great North Air Ambulance.                                    FERRYHiLL
them,” he said.
“I would like to say a big         the cause on Ferryhill’s market   continue in the town, with the
                                                                                                                  LiCEnCE FRAUD
                                                                                                          Paul Charles Elliott was           On further investigation,
thank you to everyone who          on Friday, November 13th,         Grehound Pub holding raffles         stopped by police at around        the vehicle excise licence
sponsored me to raise such a       which raised a further £175.      in the run up to Christmas.          5.00pm on the evening of           displayed was found to be that
great amount,” he continued.       The fundraising for The Great     Donations can also be left with      October 8th, whilst driving        of another vehicle and tyres
A tombola was also held for        North Air ambulance is set to     any member of staff.                 in St. Cuthberts Terrace,          on the trailer were defective.

             PUbLiC COnSULTATiOn                                                                          Ferryhill.
                                                                                                          Officers noticed that only
                                                                                                                                             Newton Aycliffe Magistrates
                                                                                                                                             then heard that Elliott has
            FOR PROPOSED CHiLTOn                                                                          the off-side brake light was
                                                                                                          working on the trailer attached
                                                                                                                                             six previous convictions for
                                                                                                                                             driving without insurance
                DEVELOPmEnT                                                                               to his VW Polo.
                                                                                                          On being stopped, the 29 year-
                                                                                                                                             and, in fact, did not hold a
                                                                                                                                             driving licence but that there
Residents will have a chance       consist of approximately 140      view the proposed development        old, from Oakridge Road,           was no record of him having
to air their views on a proposed   dwellings.                        and fill in a questionnaire with     Ushaw Moor, ran off before         been banned from driving.
residential development on the     As part of the application, the   your comments.”                      quickly being apprehended.         The case was stood down
land to the east of the A167 and   company is holding a public       For those who are unable             Elliott then told police that      for a report from the
south of Millwood, Chilton.        consultation event at Chilton     to attend the event, a copy          he had run off because he had      Probation Service with the
GVA Grimley, a leading UK          Town Council Offices on           of the plans and associated          a small amount of cannabis         likely sentence to be a short
property consultancy, has          Thursday, November 26th,          questionnaire is available from      in his pocket, for which he        supervision order and driving
completed its pre-application      between 1.30pm and 7.00pm.        Chilton Town Council.                has previous convictions.          ban.
consultation with the Local        A spokesperson for GVA
                                                                                                                J. DUnn
Planning Authority for the
development, which will
                                   Grimley said, “We would like
                                   to invite you to ask questions,
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                                                                                                                                 Ferryhill, JuneNovember 20th, 2009
                       Letter to                                    REmEmbRAnCE DAY CHiLDREnS
                                                                       SERViCE HAiLED HUGE
                      the Editor                                             SUCCESS
     This reader was less than impressed with a select few
               at the recent memorial service....

Dear Editor,                       however, to display such
I wish to make a comment           behaviour in front of all
about the behaviour of certain     present was nothing short of
individuals who are known          abhorrent!
to me and were present at the      The adults who were involved
War Memorial in Ferryhill          should be utterly ashamed of
to take part in proceedings at     themselves, bringing such a
11.00am, Armistice Day.            ceremony to a low level, when
In the presence of both            the children from the local
school children, the ministry      schools behaved impeccably.
and veterans, including my         A simple statement, wrong
father; a veteran of the Burma     place - wrong time, to begin
campaign,      they     decided    such a petty argument!
to begin a petty argument          A disgrace to those who have
immediately in front of the        gone before.
War Memorial.                             Yours faithfully,
Had this behaviour occurred in        Mr Edward Serrell (Jnr)
a school playground, all parties           Ross Terrace,
would have been reprimanded,                  Ferryhill.

The date for The New               both audience and The New
Yorkers Christmas Show             Yorkers had a really good
at Sedgefield Parish Hall is       night,” commented a member                                Over 60 children attended the Remembrance Day event.
Saturday, December 19th,           of the group.                   Following the very successful          more nervous playing in my       explaining the history and
starting at 7.15pm, not the        Ring Enid Gale on 01740         Remembrance Day Service                hometown in front of my          significance of the poppy and its
12th at 7.30pm as published        650297 to book tickets for the  on Sunday, November 8th,               family than I was playing in     connections to John McCrae’s
in last weeks edition of The       Christmas Show on December      the     Remembrance       Day          front of the Queen Mother        war poem. This can be viewed
Chapter.                           19th.                           Organising Committee and               and Lady Dianna. It was a real   on the Town Council’s website
Saturday 12th is actually at       Tickets are only £5.00 each     Ferryhill     Town     Council         privilege to perform for the
Durham Bowling Club, which         with snacks on the tables.      organised the biggest event to         first time in my home town,      Members of the public
is totally sold out.               A donation will be made to The  take place on the 11th (when it        Ferryhill, after over 20 years   who attended were all very
“On Saturday, November             Great North Air Ambulance       does not fall on a Sunday) that        in the armed services”.          complimentary about the new
14th, the show was a sell out      from the proceeds of the        Ferryhill has seen.                    Following the playing of         arrangements for the ‘second’
at Bowburn Hall Hotel and          evening.                        Schoolchildren from all five           Reveille and after observing     Remembrance Day event and
                                                                   schools were invited along to                                           many went out of their way
                                                                                                          the two minutes silence,
                                                                   the Cenotaph in the Town Hall          over 60 children representing    to congratulate the Town
                                                                   Gardens to a service very ably         the five schools in the          Council staff and the schools
Ferryhill Catholic Club is         from 7.30pm, when ‘Gridlock’ lead by Baptist Minister Jim
                                                                                                          town planted crosses at the      as well as Reverend Faulkner
having a ‘Party for Pudsey’ in     will be playing their debut Faulkner.
                                                                                                          Cenotaph.                        for what was an exceptionally
aid of the BBC’s Children in       gig.                            The Last Post was played by            Each child was given a leaflet   enjoyable but also poignant
Need appeal.                       There is a £2 cover charge and local Buglar, Major Garry
                                                                                                          prepared by the Town Council     event.
The event will be held on          everyone will be entered into a Suggitt, who said, “I was
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                                                                                                  A 23 year-old from Watt Street       ipod and other items.
                                                                                                  in Ferryhill has been sentenced      A second attacker, Shane
                                                                                                  to four years and four months        Richardson, 17, of Davy Street
                                                                                                  imprisonment, after he attacked      in Ferryhill, also made threats.
                                                                                                  a student in Durham City.            Both men admitted robbery
                                                                                                  Michael Hopps followed the           at Durham Crown Court
                                                                                                  victim, who was making his           and while Hopps was jailed,
                                                                                                  way home from the train station      Richardson was given a 12-
                                                                                                  in the early hours.                  month detention and training
                                                                                                  He ambushed the student,             order.
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       Ferryhill Town Youth's under 10s receiving their strips from Mark & Helen O'Neil                           Carpentry and Joinery
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shots and dangerous corners Nathan Wall then scored 3
to threaten an equaliser, but goals before half time. The                                                      for your business?
Ferryhill held firm with great second half saw good football
saves from keeper Pepe. Just as from both teams, but Thirsk
                                                                                                       Then The Chapter will do your
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hang onto a hard fought win, defence.         Fortunately     for
TSC broke away and found Ferryhill, Nathan Wall scored                                                            8,000 homes.
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