Please follow the links below to view the Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2022-23 and the AGAR 2022-23
Thanks to £1,223 external funding secured through the Neighbourhood Budget Monies of Councillor Peter Atkinson via the 4Together Partnership, Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that it has recently been able to purchase and install a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) at Mainsforth Sports Complex.
The defibrillator which has been installed outside the Bowls Pavilion at the Sports Complex has been fully registered with the emergency services, and going forward will act as a valuable piece of life saving equipment.
The Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) is built with user-friendliness in mind. It comes with voice prompts which talk through the whole defibrillation process. All the operator needs to do is ring the emergency services to obtain the access code to the equipment, switch on the device and await further instructions. The defibrillator features bold illustrations, LED lights and large buttons to simplify the process.
Councillor Peter Atkinson said ‘Public Access Defibrillators can play such a vital role in helping to save lives in local communities like Ferryhill, so I was only too happy to support Ferryhill Town Council to provide this life saving piece of equipment at Mainsforth Sports Complex. The new defibrillator will be a welcome addition to the Town Council’s other defibrillators, which are situated outside Ferryhill Working Men’s Club and Dean Bank Park Football Pavilion.’
Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that the latest group to benefit from funding through its Members Initiative Fund is Endeavour Woodcrafts CIC, who recently attended a cheque presentation at Ferryhill Town Hall, where Councillor Kath Conroy presented a representative from the group with a cheque for £225 from her MIF allocation.
Endeavour, who are a non-profit making organisation that offers a day service providing training and education for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues, in the art of woodwork design and crafts, used the funds to replace its damaged Fire Door ensuring the safety and security of its premises and service users.
Councillor Conroy said ‘I am delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile organisation. Endeavour Woodcrafts CIC provides an invaluable service for vulnerable people in Ferryhill, and I am only too happy to support them.’
For more information regarding the Town Council’s Members Initiative Fund please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferryhill Town Youth FC are holding a coffee morning on Friday 29th September 2023, 10am – 2pm at Dean Bank Recreation Park to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer, please go along to show your support.
From Friday 8th to Sunday 17th September 2023, more than 40 venues in County Durham are offering free entry for Heritage Open Days, a national event which celebrates the architectural and cultural sites across England. Tours, events, and activities for all ages will take place across the county, with free entry to attractions that would usually charge – including castles, churches, an underground mine, and a historic steel furnace. Explore the fascinating history of County Durham and see the list of all 46 places which are taking part on Durham County Council’s Heritage Open Days web page. This is such a great opportunity to celebrate and value our local area.
The Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Curtis Bihari, will brave the shave in support of those suffering from cancer.
The Mayor has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust as one of his chosen charities. He has been raising money throughout the year with fundraising activities and events. All proceeds will be split between the Cancer Trust and the three Ferryhill Resident Associations. It is hoped the shave will take place early October, the date will be confirmed soon.
The Mayor said: “This is a fantastic cause and one that is very close to my heart. This small act of shaving my head is the least I could do to support the brave people tackling cancer. Hopefully, I can raise a good amount.”
“For anyone wishing to sponsor me, you can leave a donation at the Town Hall or Ferryhill Sport and Education Centre. All support will be greatly appreciated and go towards a fantastic cause.”
Due to the resignation of Paul Anthony Donald a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for Ferryhill Town Council. Please see a link below.
Ferryhill Town Council recently held an Art and Photography Exhibition, running for two weeks from Monday 24th July until early August. The event allows local artists and photographers, both experienced and amateur to showcase their work.
Due to the huge success of last years Art and Photography exhibition, Ferryhill Town Council held this event both in person, in Ferryhill Town Hall, and virtually online, on our Facebook page.
The exhibits entered were extremely varied and the event was once again a huge success. Visitors of the Exhibition were asked to vote for their favourite pieces of work. The winners of the 2023 Art & Photography Exhibition are as follows:
Art Winner – Endeavour Woodcrafts CIC for ‘The Tree of Acceptance’
Children’s Art Winner – Amelie Turner for ‘Wild Card’
Photography Winner – Karen Tomkinson for ‘Bleabeck Force Upper Teesdale’
Ferryhill Town Council would like to thank everyone who took part in this years event.
Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that the latest group to receive funding through its Members Initiative Fund scheme is Ferryhill Stage Society, who recently attended a presentation at Ferryhill Town Hall where Councillor Joe Makepeace presented representatives with a cheque for £350.
Established in 1938 the Ferryhill Stage Society have been entertaining audiences for over 80 years. Funding provided through the Members Initiative Fund will be used by the Society to cover costs associated with putting on a production of the popular musical ‘Legally Blonde.’
Councillor Makepeace said ‘I am delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile group. Ferryhill Stage Society have been thrilling audiences for decades, and it is a pleasure to be able to contribute towards their latest production.’
For more information on the Town Council’s Members Initiative Fund please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or Email: email@example.com
Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Summer Gala. The event proved hugely popular, with residents and visitors alike turning out in large numbers to enjoy the attractions on offer. The Town Council would like to say a special thank you to all stall holders, Turners Show Rides, Stanley Events, Salus Medical, children’s entertainer Mr Windbags, face painter Dawn Belshaw, and of course to everyone who came along to join in the fun of the fayre.
Mayor, Councillor Curtis Bihari said “It was great to see such a fantastic turn out at this year’s Summer Gala. The event, which has been running for 23 years has grown in popularity, and I am over the moon to have held a stall at the event, which managed to raise £210 in aid of my chosen charities for the year, Teenage Cancer Trust and Ferryhill Residents Associations”.
Anyone requiring information regarding any of the events on the Town Council’s Annual Programme should contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157.