Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Community Website
Welcome to the Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Community Website. It is packed with new and up to date information about the Parish Council and the communities of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill. Check out the What's On page for all the latest news!
December Coxhoe Chronicle now avialable
The December edition of the Coxhoe Chronicle is now available in full colour. Paper copies will shortly be being delivered by volunteeers shortly:
Coxhoe Chronicle December 2013.pdf
Success for Coxhoe at It's Up 2 U Participatory Budget Event
On Saturday 23rd November £85,000 was distributed to local community groups by East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership. Coxhoe groups were successful in obtaining nearly £10,000 of this. Coxhoe Village Hall, Coxhoe United and the Active Life Centre @Coxhoe had all prepared and submitted bids for this 'participatory budgeting' event held at Sedgefield Community College. Representatives of all three groups undertook presentations at the event where there was a public vote to decide who got the funding applied for.
Due to the mumbers of people who gave up their time to go to Sedgefield and vote all three groups were successful which means that a further £10,000 will be invested in our village. the grant aid will be used to help improve the Village Hall, provide family activities at the Active Life Centre and provide gender specific fitness programmes for members of Coxhoe United.
A big thank you to all that turned out to vote and another big thank you for those who prepared and submitted the bids and spent all day lobbying voters. Well Done!
Coxhoe welcomes The Clarence Villa!
An important pub and restaurant is reopening in Coxhoe and is a massive boost for the village. Sonnet 43 Brew House reopened its adjoining pub as a brewery tap after completing extensive renovation work. The former Kicking Cuddy, Coxhoe, will revert back to its original name The Clarence Villa and comprise both a pub & restaurant. This will be the brewery’s third pub of 2013 and will create around 50 full & part-time jobs. Doors will open to the public on Friday 22nd November. Check out more here! Have a glimpse of inside the pub and restaurant on the Preview Night here.
Coxhoe Community Calendar
There’s a whole lotta things going on in Coxhoe. Are you planning an event? Do you want it on a night that does not conflict with other events? Do you want some additional publicity for it for free! Coxhoe Community Partnership are trying to develop and maintain a Community Calendar which has the aims of helping people plan and publicise their events whilst letting the wider population know whats on. Check out more details here
Coxhoe Post Office is on the move!
Coxhoe Post Office is on the move to Londis, The Avenue, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4AH, 300 metres from its current site at 22-23 Church Street, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4HE.
The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments. Coxhoe Post Office will open as a new ‘local’ style open-plan branch. This new local style Post Office will have two open plan tills, located at the shop counter, enabling customers to carry out a wide range of Post Office products and services alongside retail transactions.
Opening hours at the new location have been greatly extended and aligned to shop opening hours, allowing customers to access Post Office products and services: Monday to Saturday: 07:00-21:00 and Sunday: 08.00-19.00.
Final arrangements for the move are currently being made and posters will be displayed in the present office to advise customers of when the move will take place (believed to be around 22nd November). Post Office Regional Network Manager for Scotland and Northern England, Suzanne Richardson, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Coxhoe and we are confident that this new modern Post Office will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future. She added: “The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services from an open plan counter with Post Office products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours, allowing Post Office services to be available for longer offering greater convenience to customers.
The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches. It is also one of the fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.
Meet your Parish Council
The new Parish Council met for the first time on 8th May 2013 at the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual General Meeting. Paul Dodsworth was again elected as Chair and Stuart Dunn was re-elected as Vice Chair. There are five new Parish Councillors. These are Kay Simpson, Wendy Lavelle and Tony Plews from Coxhoe and Karen Stokoe and Thomas Gorman from Quarrington Hill.
Three County Councillors we elected in early May they are Councillors Maria Plews, Jan Blakey and Mac Williams. Contact details are available on the Councillors page.
Find out What's on in Coxhoe
Keeping you informed of what is happening is an important part of the role of this community website. Check out what is hapening in Coxhoe over the next few months by clicking here
Parish Plan 2
At its meeting on 5th September 2012 Coxhoe Parish Council resolved to 'adopt' its second Parish Plan. Read all about it here
Check out the local crime website
If you are interested in knowing about crime rates in your area then the Police have developed a website to let you access this information quickly. The site provides information about the type of crime as well as local police contact information. Why not check out the site by clicking on the following link and typing in your postcode or address?
Local crime information
Register your interest in Coxhoe Parklife via this link to the Coxhoe Parklife page.
Next Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 8th January 2014 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.
What the Parish Council is about
Coxhoe Parish Council is an ambitious and aspirational council. You can find out what makes us tick here. If you have any viewa or suggestions about our website please do not hesitate to contact the Voluntary Web Administrator by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Clerk contact details.
You can contact David Vasey, the Parish Clerk on 07988 283287 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Any postal correspondence needs to be forwarded to:
David Vasey, Coxhoe Parish Clerk, Coxhoe Village Hall, Front Street, Coxhoe, Co Durham
Young People's Page
We have included a page for young people and we would like to build upon what we have done. If you have any ideas or have any activities for young people to promote please let us know. We would particularly like to hear from young people. Check out our young people's page here . We are even on facebook. See the link below.
We are on facebook and twitter. Check out our facebook page at Coxhoe Facebook page Check out our group pages at Coxhoe on facebook. Follow us on Twitter at CoxhoePCouncil
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