Further to the public meeting held on Friday 19th January 2018 regarding The Sedgefield Plan, we can now report that the votes were counted and witnessed by Town Council staff and Councillors on Wednesday 24th January 2018. The 72 people who registered their attendance at the meeting were given individual voting slips in which they were asked the following question:
Should Sedgefield Town Council continue with the process of taking The Sedgefield Plan (as submitted to Durham County Council in February 2017) forward to referendum for formal adoption?
The results obtained are as follows:
70 voted YES
2 voted NO
The matter of progressing The Sedgefield Plan in accordance with community wishes will be discussed at the Council’s next Monthly meeting on Monday 12th February 2018.
Thank you to everyone involved in Sedgefield Snow Party 2017 which took place around the town on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
The event kicked off in Sedgefield Methodist Church with Hardwick Primary School’s choir entertaining guests at their festive coffee morning. Then Santa and his elves made a stop at the newly-refurbished grotto in the Parish Hall’s Fletcher Room, while stall holders gathered in both Ceddesfeld Hall and the Parish Hall to sell ornaments, accessories and sweet treats. Later, residents met in St Edmund’s Church for Christmas carols and the event concluded on the village green with the snowman parade, a performance from Sedgefield Community College’s band and the Christmas lights raffle. Congratulations to Isabel Williams who won the honour of switching on the town’s Christmas lights on the trees round the centre of the green and the Christmas tree itself, which was kindly donated and erected by the Rotary Club of Sedgefield. Isabel also received a goody-bag which included tickets to see a performance of ‘The Pied Piper’, kindly donated by Sedgefield Players. We hope that you all enjoyed the festivities!
Every year as part of Sedgefield Snow Party, Hardwick Primary School and Sedgefield Primary School take part in a Christmas craft challenge set by the town council. This time, pupils were asked to make a Christmas tree in any shape or form they could imagine and the amount of creativity and hard work put in to each entry was overwhelming! Well done to everyone who took part. The following winners, picked by the council’s chairman Cllr Mel Carr, each received a selection box for their incredible efforts:
[Sedgefield Primary Nursery – Mason Skidmore]