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 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!
Eden Hill Peoples Centre – ‘A Christmas Gift’
Congratulations to Eden Hill Peoples Centre on successfully applying for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project.
Treasurer, Jinny Wright explained “The Eden Hill People Centre was formed to help tackle the issue of social isolation in the area. The purpose of the group is to encourage people to support others in the community who are less fortunate and to encourage new members to participate in activities and training. ‘A Christmas Gift’ is a way for the group to give back to the community through donated gifts.”
Well done everyone! Keep up the great work you’re doing bringing the community together!
Haswell & District Mencap
Congratulations to Haswell & District Mencap, here with your Mayor Terry Duffy, who have successfully applied for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project.
Chief Executive, Hayley Hood explained “Haswell & District Mencap are a charity aimed at providing services, activities and support to people with a learning disability, their carers and the wider community. Our Gateway Club meets fortnightly and provides adults, who have a learning disability, with two hours of social time with their peers.
We provide door to door transport to remove the main barrier to participation. The group time and travel time enables our carers, many of which elderly, to have up to four hours respite from their caring role. We currently support 49 people from Peterlee, including volunteers, who we are training and supporting to re-enter the workplace following long-term unemployment.”
Well Done and keep up the great work!
Jonny Davies, AKA Stunter Jonny 5
Congratulations to Jonny Davies, aka Stunter Jonny 5, here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, on successfully applying for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Jonny explained, “Funding would help me purchase the protective clothing required for my Guinness World Record attempt. I will be attempting the fastest wheelie with my legs over the handle bars.”
Well done, Jonny and we wish you the best of luck with your record breaking attempt!
Peterlee Helford Phoenix
Congratulations to Peterlee Helford Phoenix Girls Football Team, here with your Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, on successfully applying for funding through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project! Coach, Kirsty Hetherington said “We are Peterlee’s only girls football team and we exist to provide opportunities for girls under 15 yrs to practice and play football. The project aims to increase participation through training and playing Futsal and 11 a side (Futsal is a fast paced, skilful, small sides game that players really enjoy playing). It is the faster growing sport in the world. Through participation, the project will increase social interaction and help with social aspects such as team building skills, cooperation, confidence and self-esteem. The funding will be used for promotion of the project, some venue hire and new kit. Well done and good luck ladies!
Bradley Improtech FC
Congratulations to Bradley Improtech FC on successfully applying for funding through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Coach, Michael Eggleston explained “Unfortunately clothing, especially football clothing, is subject to wear and tear. Additionally, children grow. These combined factors mean we need new tracksuit tops for the players so they can once again ‘look the part, feel the part, play the part’ for the next year or so.”
Looking smart, lads! Good luck for the new season, I’m sure you’ll all do great!