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Want to know what's happening in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill? Want to know what's on at the Parish Council? You can find out on these pages. To find out whats on in your village click the links at the bottom of this page.
Guided walk a success despite the weather!
The Coxhoe Heritage Walk on Sunday 28th April was a success despite the weather. Ninety people turned out for the walk and exhibition, braving the cold and rain. The walk started at 1.30 pm at Coxhoe Village Green and the walk finished at Coxhoe Village Hall for refreshments around 4.30pm. The walk was approximately 3 miles. It was a family friendly event and there was a wide range of age groups represented in the participants. Coxhoe History Group members led the walk. There were 15 stops on the way where the History Group members shared past history with those taking part.
The walk had been atrranged in partnership between Coxhoe Parish Council.the Village Green Working Group and Coxhoe History Group. Participants were taken to a range of sites including the sites of : West House Iron Age Settlement, East House Medieval Village, Coxhoe Hall and Estate, Ridge and Furrow features, Coxhoe Mill. Participants also learned about Coxhoe’s Two Railways, Three Collieries , Iron Works , Brickworks and Potteries.
The walk was part of the Coxhoe Village Green Improvement Project. Find out more about the project from this link.
You can access more photographs of the event from Our Photo Gallery
£90,000 uplift for Coxhoe Park
You may have noticed the renewed surface to the car parking facility at Coxhoe Park which was completed on Valentine’s Day. The car park is the beginning of a team effort to fund improvements to the safety surfaces and play equipment some of which has become tired after 15 years of intensive use.Councillor Dennis Morgan has informed the community that the total project should be completed by the end of April weather and all other delay gremlins permitting.
The scheme is jointly funded by Councillors Maria Plews and Dennis Morgan's Neighbourhood Regeneration Budget , East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership and Durham County Sport and Leissure Services. Another significant achievement once more. Thanks to all concerned!
Coxhoe Village Hall has new Management Committee!
Coxhoe Village Hall has a new Management Committee which is developing exciting proposals for improving the Village Hall. one of their first improvements is to develop a brand new website. Why not check it out and fnd out more about the village hall here:
The 'Big Lime' coming soon?
Durham County Council Sport and Leisure have indicated that the are making preliminary plans for a ‘Big Lime Event". It is sbeing cheduled for Saturday 15 June from 10am-4pm at the Active Life Centre @Coxhoe. Their goal for the day is to promote sustainable travel on the Limestone LinX. There will be leaders from various organisations leading walks, runs, cycle rides and Nordic walking around the Linx.
The Active Life Centre will host the event, which will also be an opportunity to promote the new Virtual Cycling X-Biking programme and launch a new DVD of the Limestone LinX cycle route. These are all very preliminary plan at the moment so keep an eye out for more news.
Blood Donor session information
Help others - Give blood
The next Blood Donor will be announced here when known:
Interested in swimming?
Swimming pools are available at Freemans Quay, Durham and Spennymoor Leisure times. Check out the facilities and opening times on the www.durham.gov.uk or by following the links below:
Spennymoor Leisure centre
Want to come to the next Parish Council meeting?
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 5th June 2013. and will be held in Coxhoe Village Hall, Coxhoe.The meeting starts at 7.00pm. Members of the public are invited to attend all meetings and at the beginning of the meeting there is the opportunity for you to have your say. Please come along. You can access the agendas and minutes of previous meetings as soon as they are publicly available.
The Parish Council would particularly like to encourage people to attend our meetings who might feel missed out because of age, disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
You can check out previous news stories that have appeared on this page by accessing the relevant link below.
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