Broom Ward of Ferryhill Parish (PDF)
Ferryhill and Dean Bank Ward of Ferryhill Parish (PDF)
Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce its commitment to the Investors in the Environment Accreditation Scheme, a scheme designed to help businesses and organisations reduce their environmental impact, while also being promoted for achieving their green credentials.
In response to the Climate Change Emergency declared across County Durham, the Town Council adopted its own Environment Policy and begun the process of monitoring all of its resources including gas, electric, water, fuel, paper and waste. Determined to reduce its resource usage and its Carbon Footprint, the Town Council made a pledge to Investors in the Environment, and is currently working towards a Bronze Award as part of the scheme.
An Action Plan, Travel Plan and Communication Plan have all been developed by the Town Council; each identifying methods that the Council will adopt to reduce its environmental impact. As part of its commitment and thanks to external funding secured through the Rural Community Energy Fund, the Council was also able to employ the services of a specialist company, Narec Distributed Energy, to produce an Energy Audit of all of its buildings. This was followed up with the production of procurement specifications, which moving forward will enable grant funding to be applied for by the Town Council, to deliver the installation of renewable technologies such as solar panels and air source or ground source heat pumps across its buildings, in a phased approach. This in turn will assist the Council greatly in its commitment to the Climate Change emergency, helping to reduce the number of greenhouse gas emissions released into the environment, while also saving the Council money through reduced energy bills.
Claire Thompson, Executive Manager of Capability North East, who deliver the Investors in the Environment Accreditation Scheme across the North East of England said “We are delighted that Ferryhill Town Council is working hard to become Investors in the Environment accredited, to reduce their environmental impact and take action on the Climate Emergency. The team are using the iiE process to help identify green actions already carried out across their operations and the opportunities to do more. Karen Younghusband’s enthusiasm and can-do attitude to implement iiE is great and she is a real credit to the climate team. I am really looking forward to seeing Ferryhill Town Council progress their green ambitions and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years.”
With Covid restrictions starting to lift, Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that preparations are underway for this year’s Annual Summer Gala, which has been scheduled to take place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.
As part of the two day event, the organisers would like to invite local bands to perform live on stage, during the afternoon of Sunday 8th August, to showcase their talent. The event, which will be held in Ferryhill Town Centre, will also include show rides, stalls, face painting and children’s entertainment. Anyone interested in performing on stage is asked to contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone 01740 652157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, to secure a timeslot.
All performances must be appropriate for family audiences.
While all arrangements being made for this event anticipate that Covid restrictions will continue to be lifted, Government Guidance will continue to be monitored, to ensure that the event can proceed safely, and in accordance with restrictions in place at the time of the event.
Please look out for more information about this event, in the forthcoming weeks as plans unfold.
Ferryhill Town Council would like to invite local groups, organisations and residents to attend this year’s Annual Town Meeting, which has been scheduled to take place from 6.00pm onwards on Thursday, 27th May 2021. The venue for the event will be confirmed in due course, and will be determined by the number of people confirming their attendance.
Due to the Pandemic, Covid secure measures will be put in place to ensure that those who do take part in the event will be kept safe. This will include provision of hand sanitiser, social distancing of participants and a track and trace system.
As in previous years it is envisaged that the meeting will provide an opportunity for local groups to showcase their work, and share their plans for the forthcoming year, while also facilitating an exchange of ideas and information between the Town’s various stakeholders, to help encourage future partnership working.
Any group or organisation interested in attending the Annual Town Meeting to deliver a presentation, or to provide a display, or any member of the public who would like to attend the event as a spectator is asked to contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or email email@example.com as soon as possible, and by no later than 18th May 2021 to confirm their attendance at the event.
Local elections will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021, please see below the list of nominated persons for each ward:
Statement of Nominated Persons Broom Ward (PDF)
Statement of Nominated Persons Ferryhill & Dean Bank Ward (PDF)
Statement of Nominated Persons Ferryhill Station Ward (PDF)
Following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, we know that many people will want to express their condolences. We are following national guidance and would ask the public to be mindful of the national public health advice too. During the current public health situation there will be no physical books of condolence available. Instead anyone wishing to express their condolences can do so through an online book of condolence available to sign on The Royal Family website at The Royal Family.
The Royal Family has suggested that members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes. More information is available at Royal Family: charity donations.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.
Ferryhill Town Hall will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021, the office will be open to members of the public on Mondays and Fridays from 10.00am until 2.00pm.
Covid Secure arrangements have been put in place to enable the Town Hall to re-open. There is a one way system in place:- enter through the front door and exit out of the rear door. The rear door will also be used for disabled access.
When visiting the Town Hall please adhere to the following:
Staff will continue to work from home when the Town Hall is closed and can be reached by calling 01740 652157 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re responding to an increase in coronavirus cases in the Ferryhill and Coxhoe areas. Everyone can play their part by practising ‘hands, face, space.’
To increase access to testing for people who think they may have coronavirus a mobile testing unit will be based at Ferryhill Sport and Education Centre car park from Monday 29 March for a minimum of seven days, from 9am to 3pm daily.
Testing will be available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense or taste – or those who have been asked to get tested by a health professional.
People without symptoms should not seek a test at this site unless they have been specifically advised to do so by a health professional.
Anyone with one or more of the coronavirus symptoms should book a test as soon as possible by calling 119 or online at Get-Coronavirus-Test
Following the rules around household mixing is also really important – not meeting anyone from another household in private indoor places such as your or their home; and only meeting one person from another household outdoors.
T: 01740 652157