Pittington Autumn Show – Saturday 15th September 2018

Pittington Village Hall Autumn Show 2018 will be on Saturday 15th September.

Entries to be received between 9am and 11am. Show opens 1:00pm Presentations 3:00pm

Pittington Photography Club will be staging another exhibition of their work.

This year’s competition categories are:

Gardening

  • Onions, shallots or leeks (3 examples)
  • Potatoes, Carrots or other root veg (5 examples)
  • Courgette, squash or cucumber (2 examples)
  • Funny shaped vegetable
  • Biggest marrow
  • Hard fruit e.g. apple, pear (3 examples)
  • Soft fruit (5 examples)

Baking

  • A sponge cake
  • Four scones
  • Home made jam or preserve

Crafts

  • Knitted Item
  • Stitched Item
  • Crocheted Item

Children (under 11 and 11-16, include age with entry)

  • Any painting
  • A lego creation
  • Three crispy cakes
  • Best decorated gingerbread man
  • An animal/monster made of fruit or vegetables

Photography

Under 11 years old:

  • My favourite picture

11-16 Years of age:

  • Sparkle and Glamour

Adult:

  • Scenic

Field House Farm Update

The Community Liaison Committee met last week and it was agreed that information would be circulated to all CLC members soon after the meeting. This was decided to ensure that up to date details relating to the Field House site could be quickly issued and made available to the public and used to inform any local newsletters or organisations.

The documents can be found here:

Field House Project Update 10th May 2018

Field House Ecology Summary and Update May 2018

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding site issues, in the first instance, please contact: Trevor Meek: Site Manager: 07741 634 842: trevormeek@mjhickey.co.uk as he may be in a position to resolve any potential issue directly.

If you wish to raise a concern or complaint direct with Durham County Council, please contact:

Mike Tweddle: DCC Monitoring Officer: 03000 261 395 mike.tweddle@durham.gov.uk Claire Teasdale: DCC Planning Officer: 03000 261 390 claire.teasdale@durham.gov.uk

Pittington Autumn Show – Saturday 16th September 2017

Pittington Village Hall Autumn Show 2017 will be on Saturday 16th September.

Entries to be received between 9am and 11am. Show opens 1:00pm Presentations 3:00pm

The show will be opened by Pittington Brass Band and then we will have routines from Dance Fusion and Durham Cavaliers Marching Band.

Pittington Photography Club will be staging another exhibition of their work.

This year’s competition categories are:

Gardening

  1. Onions, shallots or leeks (3 examples)
  2. Potatoes, Carrots or other root veg (5 examples)
  3. Courgette, squash or cucumber (2 examples)
  4. Funny shaped vegetable
  5. Biggest marrow
  6. Hard fruit e.g. apple, pear (3 examples)
  7. Soft fruit (5 examples)

Baking

  1. A sponge cake
  2. Four scones
  3. Home made jam or preserve

Crafts

  1. Knitted Item
  2. Stitched Item
  3. Crocheted Item

Children (under 11 and 11-16, include age with entry)

  1. Any painting
  2. A lego creation
  3. Three crispy cakes
  4. Best decorated gingerbread man
  5. An animal/monster made of fruit or vegetables

Photography

Under 11 years old:

  1. My favourite animal (any animal)
  2. My favourite colour (anything that represents your favourite colour)

11-16 Years of age:

  1. Nature (anything that represents nature, animal, bird, flowers etc)
  2. Action (any action picture)

Adult:

  1. The Best of Pittington
  2. People

Christmas Market

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This year’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 26th November from 10am to 1pm.

Stalls include:

  • Personalised Gifts
  • Phoenix Cards
  • Avon
  • Christmas Crafts
  • Children’s Books
  • Body Shop
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies
  • Elves Inc.
  • Sweets and Treats
  • Handmade Gifts

Santa will also be setting up a grotto; we will have refreshments available and this year’s raffle features a top prize of £150 cash!

Raffle tickets are already available – you can get them from Youth Club, Dance Fusion, GFS and Pittington Brass Band.

**UPDATE** We now have a couple of stalls available for the market – contact Julie on 07925067001 for more details

Pittington Autumn Show – 10th September 2016

Pittington Autumn Show will be held on Saturday 10th September.

Entries should be brought to the hall between 9am and 11am. The show will be opened with a performance from Pittington Brass Band at 1:30pm. Presentations will take place at 3:30pm.

There will also be a demonstration from Dance Fusion and a exhibition by Pittington Camera Club.

Refreshments including Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Scones, Jam and Cream will be on sale throughout the show.

Competition Categories

Gardening:

  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Medlee of any three vegetables
  • Longest runner bean
  • Funny shaped vegetable

Baking:

  • Sponge cake
  • Scones
  • Home made jam or preserve

Children:

  • Painting
  • Decorated paper plate
  • Lego creation

Photography:

  • Best photograph
  • Best parish photograph

Crafts:

  • Knitted Item
  • Crochet
  • Sewing

 

Pittington Village Hall secures over £100,000 of funding

Biffa AwardPittington Community Association has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

Together with a further £50,000 from Durham County Council as part of the asset transfer process this funding will allow the replacement of the ageing central heating system that many will know has become very temperamental! Not only will the new system be more reliable, it will be more efficient and more controllable leading to lower running costs.

The work will take place during the Summer holidays, starting on 20th July and lasting for eight weeks. The work will also include the removal of asbestos from the boiler house and other areas of the building.

The work will be carried out by RM Myers and Co based in Belmont Industrial Estate and is being managed by Boxx Consultants.

During the Summer holidays we are also hoping to undertake the installation of an accessible toilet and refurbishment of the existing toilet facilities. This work has been paid for, in part, by a grant from Carol Woods and Maureen Wood when they were county councillors for Sherburn Ward and was dependent on completion of the asset transfer process.

Due to the extensive nature of the work, the hall will be closed to all users from Monday 20th July until Friday 11th September. This means there will be no summer activity program this year but we hope to be able to repeat it next year. We have also taken the decision not to hold an Autumn Fair this year as we would have liked to hold it in early September.

The hall will also have restricted use for three weeks from Tuesday 29th September until Friday 16th October due to the Field House Farm opencast public inquiry.

Autumn Show – Saturday 27th September 2014

Pittington Voluntary Community

Following the success of the inaugural Autumn show last year, Pittington Village Hall will be holding it’s 2014 Autumn Show on Saturday 27th September.

Competition entries should be brought to the hall between 9:30am and 11am, the show opens at 1:30pm and the presentations will be held at 3pm. Entry to the show and all competitions are free of charge!

Competition Categories

All entries must be brought to the committee room by 11 am on Saturday morning.

Vegetables

All vegetables to be grown in the parish

  • Best Leek – freshly pulled, maximum two, any size
  • Best Onion – white onions, freshly pulled, maximum two.
  • Best Carrot – maximum of 3, any size
  • Longest Runner bean
  • Best Bloom – single flower.
  • Funny shaped vegetable – single item, any vegetable.

Baking

  • Best sponge cake – not iced.
  • Best scone – maximum of 3.
  • Best home-made jam – single jar, any flavour.

Childrens’ competitions (prize for each entry)

  • Painting – a picture in paints, on paper.
  • Decorated paper plate – own choice of decoration.
  • Decorated cup cake
  • Decorated sponge cake
  • Vegetable sculpture
  • Handwriting – sheets available in village hall. Primary school children only.

Photography

  • Best Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.
  • Best Parish Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.

Entries for the gardening categories must be grown in the parish. Children’s classes will be split into primary and secondary age groups and are open to children living or attending school within the parish.

Judging will take place from 11am.

Activities and Entertainment

Pittington Brass Band will open the show with a 45 minute concert. Competition entries will be available for viewing, along with the results.

We will be running children’s crafts in the canteen from 1:30 – 3pm.

There will be a range of refreshments available in the hall. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.