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
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 meet at 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 in 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 came along and supported the Town’s Fireworks Display at Dean Bank Recreation Park on Friday, 5th November. 1700 people attended the event, which really brought the community together after what has been a very difficult 18 months. The Town Council would especially like to thank Stanley Events for co-ordinating the event, which was choreographed to ‘Bond’ themed music, singers Teah McCafferty and Poppy & Charlie, who performed live on stage, DJ Keith Martin who compered the event, and everyone else who contributed towards ensuring that the Fireworks Display was a huge success.
A spokesperson for Ferryhill Town Council said ‘For several years residents of Ferryhill requested that the Town Council host its own Annual Fireworks Display. Having finally got their wish in 2018 and 2019 it is great to see the event return again this year, after the Council’s 2020 Display had to be cancelled due to Covid. It really was great to see so many people in attendance enjoying themselves. Stanley Events should be congratulated for putting on such a fantastic display.’
For more information about the Town Council’s Annual Programme of Events please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Council on telephone: 01740 652157 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the vacancy in the Office of Councillor for The Ferryhill and Dean Bank Ward, an election has now been called. Please see notice below:
ARMISTICE DAY CEREMONY 11TH NOVEMBER 2021
A flag lowering ceremony will take place at the Town Hall Cenotaph on Thursday, 11th November 2021 with members of Ferryhill Town Council, Council staff, local Schools and
St. Luke’s Church. Members of the public are also very welcome to attend. The programme for the event is as follows:
10.40am – School children and Councillors arrive
10.45am – Introduction by the Town Mayor or the Mayor’s representative
10.50am – Vicar addresses the congregation
11.00am – Flag lowered with two minutes silence
11.02am – Congregation place crosses in planter
11.10am – Vicar makes closing address
11.15am – Event ends
Refreshments will be served upstairs in the Town Hall after the event
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2021
Ferryhill Town Council will be holding a Remembrance Sunday parade, church service and wreath laying ceremony on Sunday 14th November 2021. All residents of Ferryhill are invited to attend. The programme for the event is as follows:
09.30am – Parade gathers in Market Place Car Park*
09.45am – Parade leaves for St Luke’s Church
10.00am – Church service at St. Luke’s Church
10.50am – Parade leaves St. Luke’s Church and marches to the Cenotaph
11.00am – Service, wreath laying and The Last Post, played by ex-Bugle Major Garry Suggett, in the Town Hall garden with the flag being lowered by ex-serviceman Paul Gray, 5th Regiment of the Royal Artillery
12.30pm – Wreath Laying Ceremony at Memorial Cottage led by Ferryhill Town Mayor
*In the event of wet weather, the parade will gather inside St Luke’s Church Hall
HERITAGE CENTRE, DUNCOMBE CEMETERY – OPEN 9.00AM TO 2.00PM
To coincide with Remembrance Sunday, the Heritage Centre at Duncombe Cemetery will be open to members of the public from 9.00am to 2.00pm. The history of Ferryhill and the surrounding area will be on display with members of Ferryhill’s History Society available to help and advise visitors to the centre. Free refreshments will be available.
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT MEMORIAL COTTAGE – 12.30PM
A separate wreath laying ceremony will be taking place, led by the Town Mayor, at 12.30pm on Remembrance Sunday, at Memorial Cottage. Any residents wanting to attend should congregate at Memorial Cottage at 12.20pm for the Ceremony at 12.30pm.
Due to the resignation of Jane Makepeace, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Ferryhill Town Council, please see link below:
The Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Dave Farry recently held a raffle to win a playstation 5, which was very kindly donated by Tarmac Quarry.
The draw took place on Thursday 7th October 2021 at an Awards Presentation Evening. The winning ticket was drawn by Mr Lawrence Petterson, who was at the awards evening to receive an award in recognition of 44 years dedicated service, providing legal support to the local community and businesses in Ferryhill.
The winner of the draw was Mrs Gillian Coates. Gillian and her husband, Eric, visited the Town Hall on Monday 25th October, to collect their prize.
The raffle raised £565, which will be added to the Mayors Charity Fund and divided between Chance Drama, Ferryhill Town Youth FC, Little Treasures, Mainsforth Cricket Club and The Rifles-Care for Casualties at the end of the Mayors year in office
Councillor Dave Farry said “I would like to congratulate Gillian Coates for being the lucky winner of the Playstation 5, special thanks again to Tarmac Quarry for the donation and thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and to those who helped sell tickets, this amount will boost my Mayors Charity Fund and will help five deserving local groups.”
Preparations are currently underway for Ferryhill’s Annual Christmas Fayre and official switch on of the Town’s Christmas Lights. As in previous years Ferryhill Town Council will be holding an indoor Craft Fayre at St. Luke’s Parish Hall as part of the event, which this year will be taking place from 2.00pm – 6.00pm on Friday, 26th November 2021.
A limited number of stalls are still available for the event. Anyone who would like to have a stall this year is therefore being urged to contact Ferryhill Town Hall at their earliest opportunity, to avoid disappointment.
Craft Fayre Stalls in St Luke’s Parish Hall are available at a cost of £20 each. Tables and chairs will be provided. Please note tombola stalls have already been allocated for this year’s Fayre.
Application forms for stalls are available at Ferryhill Town Hall. All applications must be submitted by no later than Wednesday, 17th November 2021. Cheques for the relevant amount should be enclosed with forms, and should be made payable to Ferryhill Town Council, cash is also accepted. Please return completed applications to Ferryhill Town Council, Town Hall, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8JL.
For more information about the event please contact Karen or Nikki at Ferryhill Town Council on telephone: 01740 652157 or email: email@example.com
Ferryhill Town Council is urging residents to purchase their tickets for this years Fireworks Display, to avoid disappointment. The event which will be taking place on Friday, 5th November 2021 at Dean Bank Recreation Park promises to be a great night out for all the family. The event will include professional singers live on stage, with the event being compered by Steppin’ Out DJ Keith Martin, and Fireworks choreographed to music, taking on a Bond theme.
Entrance fees for the Fireworks display are:
£2.00 per ticket for residents of Ferryhill
£3.00 per ticket for residents of other Towns & Villages
Children under 3 years of age will be permitted entry free of charge.
Tickets for the event will remain on sale at Ferryhill Town Hall until 3.30pm on the day of the event.
This year’s event will comprise show rides and a range of street food catering vehicles as well as performances by stage acts. The full programme for the event is as follows:
5.00pm – Gates Open for show rides and street food caterers with music compered by DJ Keith Martin. Keith a DJ since 1979 is a resident DJ on Steppin’ Out, which is broadcast live, every Thursday Night on Pride Radio from 7.00pm – Midnight (previously, on the Magic Network 2004 – 2018). Playing everything Soulful, Stepping Out includes the Glitterbox Radio Show. Keith is also resident at Colonel Porters (Newcastle) on Friday’s and is regularly booked to play at events across the UK & Abroad to play his own collection.
5.40 – 5.50pm – Poppy & Charlie
Poppy and Charlie are a young brother and sister acoustic duo with a love for rock music and power pop, but also cover a wide range of genres and popular, upbeat tunes from across the decades.
With a music background of singing and playing guitar from a very young age, the pair formed as a duo in 2018, just before entering the Unstoppable UK Talent Competition, where they won performance of the year. With further support and encouragement from North East singer Channy (and founder of Unstoppable UK) they have never looked back.
6.00 – 6.10pm – Teah McCafferty a singer/songwriter for 14 years is based in
Durham/Glasgow. Previous performances include SEC Armadillo Glasgow and O2 Arena London. Teah is also part of Unstoppable UK, ran by Channy.
6.15 – 7.00pm Music compered by DJ Keith Martin with build up to the Fireworks
7.00pm – Fireworks Display
Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry said ‘I would like to say a huge thank you to Stanley Events for running our Fireworks Display this year, they did an amazing job in 2018 and 2019, and I can’t wait to see the event return again this year. After what has been a very difficult 18 months I am especially looking forward to seeing the community coming together to enjoy what promises to be a fantastic evening with show rides, street food caterers, singers and music compered by the fantastic DJ Keith Martin, culminating in a Bond themed Fireworks Extravaganza.’
For more information about this year’s Fireworks Display please contact:
Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org