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David C writes: HamText 07766 146730 “I am launching on an experimental basis a village text messaging service.
David Clarke writes: “The Rev Trevor Rowe will be our pastor from April, taking over from Rev Ray Richardson who resigned last December.
Caroline Peacock writes: “The village now has its own defibrillator – and the notice below tells you where it is and what the procedure for using it will be. This could save the life of someone having a heart attack, … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “I have received the following message this morning, a timely reminder that the approach to Christmas is always, sadly, a risk period for break-ins:
Friday 17th January 2014, Village Hall. Science Fiction Adventure Captain Kirk leads a manhunt into a war-zone to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Caroline Peacock writes: “Please see below a message from Sue Routledge, who has been looking after the Parish Magazine in recent years and is now handing the editorship over to Jonathan Ward: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Peacock writes: I hope you will be pleased to see that we live in an area where the Neighbourhood Protection team has a pretty unexciting life. Teesdale Neighbourhood Protection Report PDF file (89Kb)
Patricia Iveson passed on the following: Durham Constabulary, 7 November. Details released of vehicle police are keen to trace. Police investigating the death of three year old Danny Wake are appealing for information about a particular vehicle they would like … Continue reading
We have a new B&B in the village: Ladywell House. Lynne and John Bainbridge invite you to view their website at Ladywell House B&B.
Latest news: It looks as if two willing volunteers have been found.
Caroline Peacock writes: “I have been notified about several people, and dogs, being bitten in Adder Wood in recent days – so I think it may be wise to avoid going for walks there just at present.
To The Cross Keys Team: Goodbye and Good Luck from the Hamsterley Website Team.
Caroline Peacock writes: “Here’s another opportunity for a clear-out in a good cause, because the Butterwick Hospice in Bishop Auckland is badly in need of tombola prizes. Any unwanted gifts, toiletries, bottles, biscuits etc will be much appreciated – and … Continue reading
Caroline Peacock writes: “I have been alerted to some recent incidents of pilfering from cars in Hamsterley – searching glove boxes, pinching loose coins and the like. This has not yet escalated to smashing windows or forcing locks as far … Continue reading
Durham County Libraries − County Council cutbacks are causing a reduction in the mobile library service, in terms of the number of places where it stops, but Hamsterley has not been crossed off the list. It will only stay for … Continue reading
A significant number of people (including Hamsterley Primary School) have expressed and interestt in getting together to create a mosaic to be installed on the back wall of the Main Hall. We are now looking for a small amount of … Continue reading
The Parish Council has received a number of complaints over recent months regarding the condition of the Village Pond. In the most aggressive of these, the Councillors are challenged to explain what they are doing to care for the pond. … Continue reading