28 June 2019
The Mayor of Peterlee, Terry Duffy visited Dene House Primary School this morning to pay a special visit to 6 amazing children who have taken it upon themselves to clean up and look after an area where they live.
The Mayor explained, “I had noticed the children a couple of times, cleaning and sweeping and decided to speak to them to find out what they were doing. They said they wanted to be proud of where they lived and to have a nice clean area to play”. It turned out that because of recent fly-tipping making the place look untidy, this was not possible.
To help them with their community project, The Mayor spoke to our Parks Department to ask if they were able to provide any plants to help brighten things up, as a thank you and we’re pleased to report, they have now been planted.
Alana, Mia, Jay, Jorgie, Demi Leigh and Jenson were each awarded with a certificate during their school assembly this morning and I’m sure you’ll agree with us when we say these children are an inspiration to us all and we couldn’t be more proud of what they are doing and what they achieved!
Keep up the fantastic work!!
Neighbourhood Engagement Project Success Stories
(Last 12 months)
Peterlee Community Garden Group
Congratulations to Peterlee Community Garden Group, here with your Town Clerk, Ian Morris, for successfully applying for a grant through Peterlee Town Council’s Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Treasurer and group member, Una Wilding explained that the funding will be used to buy tools and equipment to enable residents, volunteers, local school children etc. to participate in growing and caring for the garden.
Well done everyone and keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Peterlee Pumas, here with your Mayor, Councillor Scott Meikle, who have successfully applied for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project. Club Coach, explained “Both the Junior and the Open Age sections are in desperate need of new kits and we would like to get matching kits to increase the moral and support between the two sections.”
Peterlee Martial Arts Club
Congratulations to Peterlee Martial Arts Club, here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, who have successfully applied for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project.
Club Instructor, Bob Anderson explained “I think it’s important to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment, such as our Karate Club. Discipline, respect and enjoyment can mix and they are a big part of martial arts. The funding will go towards advertising our Club by purchasing branded T-shirts.”
Great work everyone and we can’t wait to see you in your new T-shirts!
Congratulations to Peterlee Evolution (U11’s), here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, on successfully applying for a funding grant via our Neighborhood Engagement Project!
Rachel Hogarth, on behalf of Peterlee Evolution explained “The funding will be used to provide clothing and training equipment for our under 11’s Football Team and also other children who join us on a Monday night, free of charge.”
Well done everyone!! And good luck for the rest of the season!
Shotton Colts FC (U11’s)
Congratulations to Shotton Colts FC (U11’s), here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, who have successfully applied for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project.
Coach, Chris Iley, explained “We are a local Community football Club that is run by volunteers and we rely on sponsorship’s and funding to help pay for training equipment, strips and training kits. We have many kids who play and train with us from Peterlee and the money will be used to buy new training kits and training equipment sporting the Peterlee Town Council logo”
Great work everyone and we can’t wait to see you in your new training kits!
Peterlee Pavilion Bowls Indoor Club
Congratulations to Peterlee Pavilion Bowls Indoor Club on successfully applying for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project, here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy.
Treasurer, Margaret Kelly said the funds will go towards the cost of a Club day trip.
Have fun everyone!