Northumbria in Bloom 2012

This year Low Pittington (Silver Award 2011) and Littletown are entered in the same smallest community category/size and High Pittington (Bronze 2011) in the next larger category.

I am inviting any residents of High Pittington who are interested in undertaking some initial planting to meet me at the Pittington Village Hall at 10:00 on Saturday 31st March and/or Monday 2nd April for a couple of hours to begin the process of planting up the all of the planters.

The 36 new wooden planters were made available to us last year as a result of Taylormade Timber generously donating the materials, being built by Gordon Brown and myself and then filled with compost and located with the very considerable efforts of Stafford Smith from Littletown around the three Villages.

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Puss in Boots – Thursday 12th April 2pm

Puss In Boots

After a fantastic turnout for Happy Feet 2 the mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall for an easter holiday special – Puss In Boots on Thursday 12 April at 2pm. Tickets £2 on the door. Hot Dogs, popcorn and other refreshments will be available.

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss’ doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss’ name…

Community Buildings Review – Your Questions Answered

Durham County CouncilWhat is the Community Buildings Review?

In September last year the County Council began a consultation process aimed at determining the best way to manage the funding of their community buildings in the future. The consultation ran until December and the resulting report was published and agreed by the Council’s cabinet in February.

The Community Buildings Strategy is to target investment totalling £2.15 million to selected community buildings on condition that they undertake a process of asset transfer. Community buildings not selected for investment would also have the option of going down the asset transfer route but without any resulting investment. Community buildings that choose not to undertake asset transfer would face closure.

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