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Free Holiday Club for 7 -11 years

August 4th, 2017

Free Holiday Club Project

Visit the Pioneering Care Centre during the summer holidays for free holiday events.

For children aged between 7 – 11 years old.

Contact 01325 321234 or for more details.

Open to West Ward (Newton Aycliffe) and Tudhoe

Aycliffe Festival Needs YOU!

October 11th, 2016

Members of the public and organisations are invited to attend an open evening at the Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday 25th October at 6pm to discuss possible involvement with the Aycliffe Festival in 2017.

The details of the Festival are 14th – 30th July inclusive, 17 days in total encompassing three weekends.

The concept of the Festival is to involve as many Aycliffe groups, businesses and voluntary organisations as possible, encouraging them to organise an ‘event’ within the timescale of the Festival.

Events organised by the local community during the past two years have provided a wide variety of experiences for children and adults and delivered a range of activities and learning experiences throughout the Parish.

It is hoped that the outcome of the meeting will be that groups will give further consideration or agree in principle to providing a community event during the timescale of the Festival.

Light refreshments will be provided and I would be grateful if you could e-mail at the above address, or telephone  Mrs Robinson to let us know if you or a member of your group/organisation/business will be able to attend to allow us to cater for you.

If you are unable to attend on that date, but would be interested in receiving further information when it is available, please contact us and we will add you to our Festival mailing list.

Additionally, if you know of anyone else who may be interested, I would be grateful if you could pass on the details of the open evenings to them.

Petition for Boundary Change

May 16th, 2014

Great Aycliffe Town Council is in the process of seeking a Community Governance Review from Durham County Council in order to alter the present boundary of Great Aycliffe Parish, to incorporate the area known as Eldon Whins, currently part of Middridge Parish.

There are several reasons for this proposal.  The area is immediately adjacent to Newton Aycliffe, appearing to be naturally part of the town, and will be developed for housing in the future.  Residents of the new housing will utilise the services within Great Aycliffe.  In addition, the area was originally identified as being part of the expansion of the new town and was purchased by the Aycliffe and Peterlee Development Corporation for that purpose.

The Town Council is required by law to provide a petition, which must contain a minimum of 2088 signatures obtained from electors who reside within the current boundary of Great Aycliffe Parish, requesting a Community Governance Review.

The petition is available for signature at the Town Council Offices; in addition Councillors will be calling on residents to obtain signatures.  Once the required number of signatures is obtained, this Town Council will forward the petition to Durham County Council for consideration.

A plan of the proposed boundary change can be viewed by clicking here, and more information is available from this link.