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Coffee mornings and planning events
COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning will be held at South Church Methodist Church on Wednesday (February 6) from 10am to noon. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to the Church Circuit Fund.
MUSICAL EVENING: Thornley Village Church will host a night of music featuring Tom Simmons, Pat Austin and Friends with accompaniment by Roger Kelly on Saturday, February 23. At 7.30pm. Drinks will be served at 7pm. Tickets Cost £5 for adults and are free for children from Pauline on 01388-730262 or Eileen on 01388-730250.
PRIVATE PEACEFUL: Bishop Auckland Town Hall will show Private Peaceful (12A), a film about two brothers who fall in love with the same girl during the war, which is written by War Horse creator Michael Morpurgo, at 7.30pm on Thursday ( February 7). Tickets cost £4 on the door or from 03000-269524.
CARAVAN REBUILD: Durham County Council has approved plans to knock down an existing amenities block at Village Farm Caravan Park in Edmundbyers and replace it with a Scandinavian style timber building to serve the site’s 70 caravan pitches.
SHUTTER PLANS: Chribec news on Cockton Hill Road in Bishop Auckland has applied to Durham County Council for planning permission to put up a steel roller shutter across the shop front. The shutter would be painted Oxford blue to dampen its visual impact.
OPEN PHOTOGRAPHS: Stanhope Photographic Society will hold an open night for the public at St Thomas Church Hall in Stanhope at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 12, entry will cost £1.50. The club meets every Tuesday, membership costs £15. Contact secretary Bob Stobbart on 01388-517436 for more information.
TORONTO HOUSES: Dunelm Homes have applied to Durham County Council for permission to build two four-bedroom houses on a field at Barrington Street in Toronto. The homes would be split level to make the most of existing slopes in the landscape.
FOOTBALL APPROVAL: Durham County Council has given planning permission to Bishop Auckland FC to put a 20ft by 8ft steel container to be used for storage at Heritage Park on Stadium Way in St Helen Auckland. The club has permission to use the storage for five years.
ROPE BAND: The New Rope String Band will perform at Upper Weardale Town Hall in St John ’s Chapel at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 21. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £7 concessions and £5 for children from Shelley Scholes on 01388-537680.
SMOKING SHELTER: The Mill House Inn on North Terrace in Crook has been given retrospective planning permission by Durham County Council to have a smoker’s shelter in its front yard. The former mill house has been running as a pub for several decades.