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Decision due on village green application
Councillors are due to meet next Monday to determine whether land earmarked for a controversial academy will be a registered as a village green.
Opponents of Durham County Council’s plans for the Belle Vue site in Consett hope the move will block the multi million pound development.
But Colette Longbottom, head of legal and democratic services, is recommending the application should be refused.
The Highways Committee meeting is at 10am at County Hall in Durham.
OUTSANDING NURSERY: A Chester-le-Street nursery is celebrating after inspectors rated it as outstanding.
Ofsted ran the rule over Mains Farm House Nursery, in West View, and were impressed with what they found.
The report said: “Children are excited and motivated to learn as staff have an excellent knowledge of how children learn and provide a rich, varied and imaginative educational programme.”
MUSIC NIGHT: Chester-le-Street Community Association on Newcastle Road is holding a charity concert to raise money for Chester-le-Street Community Centre on Saturday March 16 at 7pm with a Blues Brother tribute band as well as local bands and musicians.
Tickets are £8, £4 for under 18s, and can be booked by calling 0191-388-4752.
WHEELY GREAT: A Derwent Valley village is set to get its own wheeled sports facility for bikers and skaters.
Work is to start on the new £48,000 development on an area of grassy waste ground near Hamsterley Community Centre to create a recreation facility for the young people of the village.
The project is the result of work by the Ebchester and Medomsley Ward Partnership to create a new sports facility for young people in the area following a consultation carried out by Groundwork North East.
It is expected to be open by Easter.
FARM AWARD: Hall Hill Farm, which reopened at the weekend, is celebrating after receiving national recognition as runners up in the National Farm Attractions Network awards for Customer Service Excellence.
The Durham farm attraction is the only one in the region to win an award.
CHARITY NIGHT: East Stanley Workingmen’s Club is hosting a night of live entertainment on Saturday February 23 from 7.15pm to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
There will be music from Juke Box Jive and Free and Company as well as a raffle. Entry is £3.
CHURCH SERVICES: Leadgate and Consett Methodict Churches are taking part in an annual ecumenical international service on Friday March 1 at 2pm.
The theme for this year is ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’ and each church will have its own speaker.
MOBILE CINEMA: Madagascar 3 is being shown on a big screen at Chester-le-Street Community Centre on Newcastle Road on Saturday February 23 at 10am. Tickets are £1 and people can pay on the door. Refreshments are available. Call 0191-388-4752 for more information.
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