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Volunteers sought to help plant 10,000 bulbs at Barnard Castle
PLANTING PLEA: Volunteers are being sought to help plant 10,000 bulbs around the castle walls in Barnard Castle. Community bulb planting days have been arranged for Saturday, November 9, 10.30am-12.30pm and Wednesday, November 13, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Planting on the steeper slopes will be done by Teesdale Conservation Volunteers (Rotters).
OUT OF THIS WORLD: Professor Carlos Frenk, a Mexican-British cosmologist in the astronomy group at Durham University's Department of Physics is giving the talk to Teesdale U3A on Thursday, October 24, at The Jersey Farm Hotel, Barnard Castle, starting at 10.30am. Non-members are welcome. Admission is £1.
HAVE A GO: An open mic night is being held at Butterknowle Village Hall on Sunday, October 27, starting at 7.30pm. Admission is free and there will be a bar and refreshments available. Halloween fancy dress optional. For further information, call 01399-710855.
ON STAGE: Comedy cabaret string quartet Graffiti Classics will take to the stage at Newbiggin-in-Teesdale Village Hall on Friday, November 1. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 for adults, £5 children and £22 for a family. Contact 01833-640608 or 01833-640807 for further details. Tickets are also available from the newsagents in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
TASTY TREAT: A fish and chip supper has been organised by the Darlington Ordinariate at St Osmund's Church, Gainford. It will take place in Gainford Village Hall following mass at the church at 7pm. Tickets are £12. For details contact 01325-241262 or 01325-730191.
PLANNING TALKS: Stuart Timmiss, head of planning at Durham County Council, is to be invited to a future meeting of Barnard Castle Town Council to discuss the draft County Plan and other planning matters.
SLOW DOWN: Parish councillors in Evenwood have backed proposals to extend the 30mph zone further along Copeland Road in the village. Members were told the proposal followed concerns raised at a recent Pact meeting.
TENDER DEADLINE: Five expressions of interest have been received by Evenwood Parish Council to carry out improvements to the changing facilities at the village's Randolph Social Welfare Ground. Cash for the work was secured following a successful bid to Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund. Parish clerk Martin Clark said the deadline for completed tender documents to be returned by October 20. A special meeting will then be organised to go through them.
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