Ferryhill Town Council will close today for the Christmas period, the Town Hall office will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2o22. On behalf of Members and staff we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Ferryhill Town Hall will close on Friday 17th December 2021 at 3.30pm, staff will continue to work from home next week until Thursday 23rd December 2021 when the Town Council will close for the Christmas period and will return on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Staff can be contacted by telephone on 01740 652157 or email email@example.com. If you need to visit the Town Hall in person please do so by Friday.
Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that for the first time ever it will be organising a Santa Tour around the Town. Santa, who has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Ferryhill will be chauffeur driven on a specially adapted vehicle, so that he can wave at children enroute. The event will commence at 4.00pm on Wednesday, 22nd December and will include four stopping points along the way, where children will be able to see Santa. Details of Santa’s route is as follows:
PART 1 – Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College (FBEC) – Beaumont Street Car Park
Depart 4.00pm – FBEC, Merrington Road
St Cuthberts Avenue/Lightfoot Terrace
Stopping Point 1 – Beaumont Street Car Park 4.15pm – 4.30pm
PART 2 – Beaumont Street Car Park – Ferryhill Sport & Education Centre (FSEC) Car Park
Depart 4.30pm Beaumont Street Car Park
St. Cuthberts Terrace/Barrington Terrace
Top of Darlington Road/Parker Terrace to access Dunning Road
Bottom of Derwent Road turning left onto Dean Road
Ross Terrace/Conyers Terrace
Rowlandson Terrace/Osbourne Terrace
Lambton Road via Linden Road
Stopping Point 2 – Ferryhill Sport & Education Centre (FSEC) – 5.00pm – 5.15pm
PART 3 – Ferryhill Sport & Education Centre Car Park– Mainsforth Rise Car Park
Depart 5.15pm FSEC Car Park
Brancepeth Road for access to Raby Road and Wood Lane
Croft Gardens/Eldon Terrace
Hope Rise/Newlands Rise (Chilton Lane)
Wensley Terrace/Feversham Terrace
Commerical Street/School View
Stopping Point 3 – Car Park at Mainsforth Rise – 5.45pm – 6.00pm
PART 4 – Car Park at Mainsforth Rise – Market Place Car Park (via Laurel Road)
Depart 6.00pm Mainsforth Rise Car Park
Commercial Street/Mainsforth Front Row
Firwood Terrace/Linden Terrace
Dean Road for access to Lime Road
Church Lane (to St. Luke’s Church)
Stopping Point 4 – Market Place Car – 6.30pm – 6.45pm
Please note: Times are approximate
Residents are advised to keep an eye on the Council’s facebook page, where regular updates will be posted throughout the day of the event regarding Santa’s journey.
The results of the poll for the election of a Town Councillor for Ferryhill (Ferryhill & Dean Bank Ward) held on Thursday 9th December 2021 are as follows:
Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported its Christmas Fayre on Friday, 26th November. A special thank you to all stall holders both at the Craft Fayre in St. Luke’s Church Hall and the Christmas Market, to Keith Turner for providing show rides and catering vehicle.
St. Luke’s Church for use of its Parish Hall and for providing refreshments, and the Town’s Primary Schools (Dean Bank Primary & Nursery, Cleves Cross Primary, Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery and Ferryhill Station Primary) for taking part in the Christmas procession and carol singing in the Town Hall garden, to Blackberry Donkeys for bringing two of their festive donkeys to lead the procession, to face-painter Dawn Belshaw and Mr Abro for providing children’s entertainment, and not forgetting Santa who greeted local children in his grotto. Despite the adverse weather conditions hundreds of people attended the Christmas Fayre event and watched on as 10 year old Demi-Leigh Keenlyside, a pupil of Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School switched on the Town’s Christmas Lights.
The Town Council would also like to say a huge thank you to ApproachToo for working with local Primary Schools to design festive posters wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Designs were judged by residents of Denehurst and Hilda aged 103, a resident at Tenlands. The winning pictures were transformed into posters and displayed in the large noticeboards in the Market Place Car Park and at the bottom of Darlington Road/A167. Congratulations to Lily May from Dean Bank Primary & Nursery School and Roman from Ferryhill Station Primary School for designing the winning entries.
A spokesperson for Ferryhill Town Council said ‘It was lovely to see the community of Ferryhill come together to enjoy the Christmas Fayre with all its activities. It was great to see that the weather didn’t deter people from attending the event, which shows what an amazing community Ferryhill really is. A big thank you goes to everyone who participated in the event, and to local school children for designing the fantastic posters.’
On Friday 26th November 2021 the following Road Closures and Temporary Bus Stops will be implemented to accommodate Ferryhill’s Annual Christmas Fayre and Official Christmas Lights Switch on:
- Market Street, Chapel Terrace (Part) and Church Road will be closed to all vehicles on Friday 26th November 2021, from 3.45pm – 6.15pm approximately.
- Church Lane and the Unnamed Road between Church Lane and Market Street will be closed from 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Temporary Bus Stops will be erected to facilitate the above road closures as follows :-
SERVICE 7 WILL PICK UP OUTSIDE THE CO-OP STORE EN ROUTE TO DARLINGTON AND IN THE LAY-BY OUTSIDE LA MENSA FOR JOURNEYS TO DURHAM.
SERVICE 56/56A WILL USE THE TEMPORARY BUS STOP OUTSIDE THE FERRYHILL WORKINGMEN’S CLUB FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO FERRYHILL STATION/MAINSFORTH etc.
SERVICE 8 WILL USE THE TEMPORARY BUS STOP OUTSIDE THE CO-OP STORE EN ROUTE TO FERRYHILL STATION/DARLINGTON
SERVICE 113 WILL USE THE TEMPORARY BUS STOP OUTSIDE THE WORKING MEN’S CLUB EN ROUTE TO SEDGEFIE
Anyone requiring further information should contact Ferryhill Town Council on telephone number: 01740 652157.
Ferryhill Town Council are pleased to invite residents to attend Ferryhill’s Annual Christmas Fayre, which will be taking place on Friday 26th November 2021.
The Fayre will commence at 2.00pm with a Craft Fayre in St. Luke’s Parish Centre and a Christmas Market in the Market Place Car Park. A procession led by festive donkeys and involving children from local primary schools will leave St. Luke’s Church at 4.00pm. The procession will make its way to the Town Hall garden for carol singing at 4.15pm. All adults and children wishing to take part in the procession and carol singing are asked to congregate outside St. Luke’s Church at 3.45pm.
The official switch on of the Town’s Christmas lights will take place in the Town Hall Garden at 4.30pm. The honour of switching on the Town’s lights this year will fall to a pupil from Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School.
The event this year will also include show rides in the Market Place Car Park (from 2.00pm), donkey rides in Chapel Terrace, Santa’s Grotto in the outbuilding at the side of the Town Hall, and children’s entertainment and face painting upstairs in the Town Hall from 4.30pm – 6.00pm.
For any queries about the Christmas Fayre please contact Karen or Nikki at Ferryhill Town Hall on (01740) 652157.
2.00pm – 6.00pm – Craft Fayre at St. Luke’s Parish Centre / Christmas Market in the Market Place Car Park
2.00pm – 6.00pm – Show rides in the Market Place Car Park
3.45pm – Children from local primary schools congregate outside St. Luke’s Church for the Christmas Procession
4.00pm – Procession leaves St. Luke’s Church led by festive donkeys
4.15 – 4.30pm – Carol singing by local school children in the Town Hall garden
4.30pm – Official switch on of the Town’s Christmas lights by a pupil from Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School
4.30pm – 6.00pm – Santa’s Grotto in outbuilding next to the Town Hall (Chapel Terrace)
4.30pm – 6.00pm – Festive donkey rides in Chapel Terrace
4.30pm – 6.00pm – Children’s Entertainment and Face painting Upstairs in the Town Hall
Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the Town’s Remembrance Day service held in the Town Hall garden on Thursday, 11th November and the Town’s Remembrance Sunday Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony held on Sunday, 14th November. Remembrance provides a national opportunity to honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces in defending our democratic freedoms and protecting our way of life. ‘We will remember them.’
A special thank you goes to St. Luke’s Church for delivering both Services, to Ex Bugle Major Garry Suggett and Andrew Potts for performing the ‘Last Post’ and Reveille, to ex-serviceman Paul Gray, 5th Regiment of the Royal Artillery for raising and lowering the flag, and to Ferryhill History Society for opening the Heritage Centre at Duncombe Cemetery on Remembrance Sunday. Ferryhill Town Council would also like to acknowledge the hard work carried out by Ferryhill Remembers in creating the fitting poppy tributes displayed around the Town to mark the occasion. It is very humbling to see the community come together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
An election has been called for a Town Councillor in the Ferryhill and Dean Bank Ward of Ferryhill Town Council, please see Statement of Nominated Persons
Citizens Advice drop in sessions are to re-start at Ferryhill Town Hall, 10am – 1pm on the following dates:
Friday 12th November 2021
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Friday 10th December 2021