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Friday 29th April 2011 Issue 519

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Food Hygiene course

The Community And Voluntary Organisation Support group (CAVOS) is running a number of new courses this spring working towards improving how organisations operate in our local community. A Food Hygiene ­ CIEH Level 2 course will run at Dean Bank Literary Institute in Ferryhill on Friday 20th May from 9.30am ­ 4.30pm. This course is ideal for anyone who is handling, preparing or cooking food that is served to the public and also those who are advising and helping the public The course will teach you all about food hygiene. to make food related purchases and to prepare food. initiative. setting up your food safety The course will help you It will be tailored to suit system and will be happy to understand and meet the voluntary sector i.e. to answer any food related your duties under the Food catering in community questions. Standards Agency `Safer settings. The trainer can This is a one day course Food Better Business' advise during the course on and the teaching lasts 6 hours. It covers the importance of the four C's ­ Cooking, Cleaning, Chilling and Cross Contamination, along with the records you need to keep. You'll also be given a `Safer Food Better Business' pack to take away with you. The course will finish with a 30 question multiple choice test, but don't worry ­ you'll be given plenty of support and opportunity to practice and prepare! This is an accredited course and upon completion you will be given a CIEH/ HABC certificate, which is nationally recognised and valid for three years. It costs £20 per person (usually over £50 but CAVOS will meet part of the costs) and refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided. Contact CAVOS on 01388 811 115 or email [email protected] uk for a place, booking is essential.

Keep those spring thieves at bay!

Gardeners and allotment holders in Ferryhill and Chilton are being urged to secure their homes, gardens and sheds from springtime thieves. With summer approaching, police are urging people to take a few simple steps to improve the security of their property. "Overall crime across the force area is significantly down on last year. But when the warmer days and nights arrive, we often see an unwelcome increase in the number of opportunist burglaries," said PC Don Luke. "Nearly half of all burglaries in County Durham take place when a door or window has been left open, a figure even higher than the national average. "A burglar only needs to spot an open window, or an unlocked door or gate to make their move. They can be in and out in seconds, with handbags, purses, wallets, and laptops their main targets. "The good news is that it doesn't take much to improve security and put them off. Money spent on realistic security is a sound investment as it will last a long time, can benefit your insurance cover and give added peace of mind," said PC Luke, a crime reduction officer. Some basic tips to increase the chances of defeating the crooks include: *Ensuring your shed is in a good state of repair and if not, avoid leaving valuable items, such as lawn mowers, cycles and power tools inside *Improving the physical security of the shed by fitting a sturdy door lock. *Fit any windows with a grille inside with nonreturnable screws or coach bolts Crime prevention advice is available from the force's Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0345 60 60 365.

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Interim driving ban

David Whinfield will return before magistrates at Newton Aycliffe on 17th May after matters were adjourned in order for the Probation Service to prepare a pre-sentence report. The 52 year-old of Cleves Avenue, Ferryhill, was seen leaving a public house at around 5pm on the afternoon of 10th April and driving his Renault Megane in Mainsforth Road, Ferryhill Station. On being stopped by police he was found to be over the legal limit of alcohol. A second charge of failing to have insurance for the vehicle will be further investigated by the police after the defendant produced documentation in court. Magistrates expressed concern due to the fact that Whinfield has previous relevant convictions and gave the Probation Service steering for their report for a custodial sentence before imposing an interim driving ban with immediate effect.

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The annual decorated Easter egg competition took place on Friday 15th April at Cleves Cross Primary School. A very good turnout of egg decorators was on show, with judges PCSO Laura Denathorn, Glennis Martin and Christine Hall given the tough task of picking winners from a very strong field of artistic entries. After much deliberation the winners

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Chilton mayor's final fundraiser

Councillor Margaret Walton and her Consort Tony Walton held their last Civic function on Thursday 21st April to raise funds for the Mayor's chosen charities; The Stroke Association, James Cook Hospital (Botulinium Toxin Department) and Chilton Christmas Lights Appeal. Cllr Walton commented, "What a wonderful evening, fantastic company, superb food and great entertainment. "Everyone seemed 15 FRONT STREET to MERRINGTON enjoy KIRK thoroughly themselves and at the same time raise vital funds for charity. "On behalf of Tony and myself, I would like to thank the entertainers, caterers, Chilton Workingmen's Club and staff, Kathleen Edmenson, Town Council and all those people who have worked on the tombola and raffle. Thanks to the generosity of all those who attended and the people and businesses who have donated prizes and given financial contributions a total of £971.60 was raised for my chosen charities. 01388 817779 "Once my term in office ends I will advise the total amounts raised for these charities."

An eggcellent result

Pupils at the Oaks School where Claire Firbank and John Dunn from Co-op Funeralcare took some of the eggs to use as prizes for a painting competition.

Staff at the Co-operative Funeralcare in Ferryhill and Spennymoor have expressed their appreciation to everyone who donated Easter Eggs to their recent appeal. The funeral home received a huge number of eggs and were therefore able to donate chocolate eggs to The Oaks school in Spennymoor, as well as to the Wear Valley Women's Aid Refuge in Bishop Auckland for the children who spent Easter there with their mothers.

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Ferryhill man receives conditional discharge

On the 11th April police were called to a domestic disturbance at Gordon Terrace in Ferryhill. There they found Colin Anthony Quinn in possession of heroin - a Class A drug. The 30 year-old, who is currently serving a community order which includes elements of drug and alcohol treatment, lives at the same address as his girlfriend. A mutual friend, named in court as Gary, had been allowed to stay with them and on this occasion, when Quinn had returned to the premises after attending to some horses, he found that his bags had been packed by his partner, as she had discovered a quantity of heroin in the house which she thought belonged to Quinn. However, Quinn explained that the heroin belonged to Gary and he was then sent from the house. Quinn had snatched the small quantity of drugs from his girlfriend and placed it in his pocket, and so it was that he came to be in possession when searched by the police. The 30 year-old pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a 12 months conditional discharge. Magistrates at Newton Aycliffe ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the heroin. His offender manager feels that progress is being made with Quinn's drug problem but he still owes the court over £400 in fines.

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Darts & domino teams wanted

The Ferryhill & District Ladies friendly Tuesday night darts & domino league are looking for new pubs and clubs to join in the forthcoming league. The league prides itself on being warm and friendly. There is no pressure to win, only to go and have a good time! If you are interested please give Elaine a call on 07966 159624.

Local author celebrates debut novel

Howard Linskey, ex-Ferryhill lad, is preparing for his debut book, a gritty north-east gangster crime novel, to hit the shelves at the end of this month. The 43 year old father of one enjoyed putting pen to paper to tell a story rooted in our local area. "I had always wanted to write fiction" he said, telling of how he had inspiration for his novel `The Drop' over a number of years. "I always had the idea of a hero who didn't believe he was a gangster, because he doesn't do all of the dirty work ­ he thinks he is above it all." "I had an idea of the plot, and after writing stories set in New York and Prague, I was writing about a place I knew far better ­ when it's your place you become more instinctive." Speaking of the writing process Howard added, "It brings back memories of growing up there. It is really lovely and it is very strange in a good way." Howard is currently working on the second novel in the trilogy, but you

Second plant sale of the season

The Ferryhill Six are holding another Charity plant Sale on Saturday 30th April on the corner of Cleves Court Estate in Ferryhill. This is in response to the sell out sale held on the 23rd April. A spokesperson said, "We have a variety of annual bedding plants and a selection of summer flowering perennials - all at very reasonable prices." Tha sale starts at 10am and everyone is welcome. All profits will be donated to the N.S.P.C.C.

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Funding secured for new play equipment

Ferryhill Town Council and the Ferryhill Youth Council are celebrating this week after successfully securing a grant for £10,000 from Big Lottery Funders, Awards for All. Having been approached by the Youth Council with a view to carrying out improvements to the King George V Playing Fields, known locally as the Broom Rec, the two organisations worked in close partnership to compile a funding application for new seating, litter bins and improved play equipment. Once finished the bid was submitted to the Big Lottery who assessed the application and notified the Council of its successful outcome. Kieron Hornsby from the Ferryhill Youth Council said "young people from the Ferryhill area will be thrilled that this funding bid has been successful. Installing new, and more challenging play equipment is a priority for the Broom Rec. and hopefully this is just the

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Ferryhill & Chilton Chapter

Issue 519 Friday 29th April 2011

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How to be a brilliant organisation

The Community And Voluntary Organisation Support group (CAVOS) is running a number of new courses this spring working towards improving how organisations operate in our local community. A `How to be a brilliant organisation' daytime course will be held on Wednesday 18th May from 9.30am ­ 3pm at Shildon Civic Hall, with an evening course held on Monday 16th May at Dean Bank Literary Institute from 5pm ­ 8pm. The daytime session at Shildon will cover topics in more detail, with the evening course being designed around those who cannot attend the daytime session. The course is specifically targeted at members of management committees and charity trustees, but anyone who is involved in a voluntary organisation or community group will find the session useful. CAVOS recently offered a pilot of this training course and the feedback was fantastic. A great deal of interest was expressed in a straightforward course teaching general good practice and what should be done day-to-day to make sure your organisation stays on track. From volunteering and governance to marketing and promotion, there's so much you want to know and there's never been such a thing as a one day course that covers all the topics...until now that is! CAVOS are experts in the field of voluntary sector good practice and they are really good at telling people how to do things well. The training will be delivered to suit the needs of the organisations taking part. The course will include interactive workshop sessions and opportunities for feedback and discussion. It will be split over three topics: Good governance, Roles & responsibilities of your committee, and Attracting & keeping volunteers. This is a free course but booking is essential to make sure you don't miss out. For more information, or to book a place on the course, contact CAVOS on 01388 811 115 or email [email protected] for a place on the course. Refreshments will be provided.

Computing at Ferryhill & Chilton

Ferryhill Library is giving Chapter readers the opportunity to brush up on the English skills and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. The English on a Computer course will also cover basic computing, word processing and basic internet and will begin on 6th May for 10 weeks. For more details call LEAP on 01833 690281 or telephone Ferryhill Library on 01740 651236. A basic computing and word processing course will get underway at Chilton Library on Thursday 6th May. The classes will last 6-10 weeks and cost £15. Anyone interested in attending should contact the library on 01388 720251.

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Calling all ladies looking to put your best foot forward and run for fun. County Durham women aged 16 or over can sign up to a fun run with a choice of three and five kilometre routes at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield on Sunday 15th May. The event is being organised by Durham County Council's sport and physical activity team to highlight the wide variety of fitness opportunities now on offer. Race organiser, Helen Tones, said, "This fun run is one of a number of activities and programmes to encourage more women to participate in regular exercise and take advantage of the health benefits this can bring. "What better way to have a go at recreational running than in the beautiful surroundings of Hardwick Park." Participants will each receive water and a goody bag containing a medal. Entry is £3. Deadline for entries is Monday 9th May. Registration on the day of the event begins at 9.45am, ready for a warm-up session at 10.45am and a race start time of 11am. For more information or to book a place call 0191 527 4738.

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