To commemorate Merchant Navy Day the Town Council will host a simple flag hoisting ceremony on Monday 03 September 2018. The ceremony will commence at 11:00 a.m. in the Galgate Memorial Garden. In preparation, the town council would like to encourage any Merchant Navy veterans, Sea Cadets or serving personnel to attend. Refreshments will be provided following the service. Please contact 01833 690970 if you would like to participate.
The attached notice covers proposed connection to drains running under Tens Field, and is subject to public inspection for a period of thirty days, ending on 31 August 2017.
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Contact 01833 690970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets (£10)
A simple Aviation Day service will take place on Friday 21 June 2019, commencing at 11.00 am in the Galgate Memorial Gardens.
The Vintage Pipers will be in attendance from 10.30 am, prior to an opening introduction at 10.58 am by Tony Galley, one of the co-founders.
The Service of Commemoration will be led by Rev Canon Alec Harding and include a wreath laying ceremony where the Town Mayor (Cllr John Blissett) and representatives from RAF Leeming, The Royal Air Forces Association, Barnard Castle School Cadet Force and, co-founder, John Yarker will lay wreaths. The service will conclude following the raising of the Standards and Last Reveille and the Piper’s Laments.
Refreshments will be available following the service.
The Teesdale Aviation Day event used traditionally to take place annually on the first Wednesday in July. However, following the relocation of the memorial from the grounds of HMYOI Deerbolt, to its new home within the Memorial Gardens, Galgate, Barnard Castle, the event date was changed to avoid the town’s Wednesday Market. Since 2016, the service has been scheduled to correspond with the town’s 1940s Weekend and to fall within a week of Armed Forces Day, which takes place at the end of June.
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June
To celebrate the 1940s Weekend, Barnard Castle shops and businesses are encouraged to dress your windows in Forties style for the weekend. Your window will need to be dressed by Thursday 22 June and will be judged on Friday 23 June by representatives of the Teesdale Mercury and The Morritt Arms.
The winner of the competition will receive free editorial about their business in the Teesdale Mercury and a trophy cup sponsored by The Morritt Arms.
In addition runners up will be highly commended for imagination and creativity.
To enter the competition please text *your shop name* followed by “1940s Window” to The Dress Agency shop mobile: 07947892237 or email email@example.com
Even if you don’t enter the competition please join in the town atmosphere over the weekend of 23-25 June by perhaps taping your window panes, putting up bunting and asking your staff to dress up.
Following the election held on Thursday 4 May, 2017. The results have been published on Durham County Council’s website here.
The following were duly elected:
West Ward of Barnard Castle Parish
- Electorate: 2276
- Ballots Issued: 811
- Turnout: 35.63%
- Rejected Ballots: 0
|Name of Candidate||Description (if any)||Number of Votes|
|BLISSETT, Kelly Ann Marie||Independent||258 ELECTED|
|BLISSETT, Luther||Independent||263 ELECTED|
|CHATTERJEE, Rima||Independent||284 ELECTED|
|CHILD, Richard||The Conservative Party Candidate||518 ELECTED|
|EVANS, Ros||Labour Party||218|
|PEAT, Roger Allan||Independent||564 ELECTED|
|ROWELL, Emma Louise||Labour Party||248|
|THOMPSON, Belinda||Independent||344 ELECTED|
Election of Town Councillors for East Ward of Barnard Castle Parish on Thursday 4 May 2017.
The following five people have been duly elected Town Councillors for East Ward of Barnard Castle Parish.
For more information, please see the Durham County Council web site here.