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On behalf of the Mayor and members of Chilton Town Council may I take this opportunity to thank all of those who took part and attended this years’ service, it was a great start to the festive season.
Thanks to DL Neil Schneider for once again coming and supporting the Community of Chilton, to reader of St. Aidan’s Mr. Lewis and Father Augusten of Sacred Heart Church who conducted the service, along with our readers, Mrs. K. Greathead, Cllr. Cairns, Chilton Scouts, Chilton Academy, Mayor Malpas and DL Schneider.
To the ladies and church Wardens of St. Aidan’s thank you for supervising the evening and providing refreshments. As always Ferryhill Town Band played wonderfully, thank you to them and the church organist.
A very special THANK YOU to the Headteacher of Chilton Academy and the School Choir who performed brilliantly. Thank you to ALL. John Robinson, Chilton Town Clerk.
The annual public precept survey has been launched to ask local residents how much they are prepared to pay towards local policing in County Durham and Darlington, through their council tax in the upcoming year.
As you know Police and Crime Commissioners have a responsibility for setting the Force budget and determines the amount of council tax that goes towards policing for their area, called the policing precept. She is therefore seeking the views of the public and residents of County Durham and Darlington regarding the budget for Durham Constabulary for 2024/25, as she would like to know what people think is affordable and what their policing priorities are.
If you require hard copies, please contact us at General.EnquiriesPCC@durham-pcc.gov.uk.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Alan Bruce, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.
If by Thursday, 7 December, 2023 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made to:
The Returning Officer
PO Box 721
Tel: 03000 261212
by TEN electors for the said Town Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, a poll will take place not later than Tuesday, 13 February 2024.
Dated Friday, 17 November, 2023
Our Men’s Friday group is now up and running, any gents
are welcome to join at any time, even if your only available
one or two Fridays a month you can still call in and take
The group starts at 10am with an optional healthy walk led by our volunteers. Those that don’t want to walk or are restricted by ability can meet in our community room where there will be games and newspapers and warm drinks available.
The walk is followed by activities and lunch time refreshments.
Benefits Advice sessions are back up and running at Hutton House. Thanks to Ferryhill Ladder Centre and the 4together partnership AAP, we have been able to offer a weekly drop in and appointments, helping people to make new claims for benefits, help with completing benefit forms, how to appeal a DWP decision and to check they members of the community are receiving the help that they are entitled to.
The Mayor and Town Council were delighted to receive a communication from the King thanking Chilton for their letter of condolence and support given to him and his family at the recent loss of Queen Elizabeth II. The card will be on display in Hutton House reception for residents to see.
This year we received two nominations for two residents of our town to be our Community Champion 2022. The Council this year awarded a joint winner. The Mayor was delighted to present Alderman Christine Potts and Mr. Andrew Coulthard the award at a special ceremony on Tuesday 24th January.
The Arriva Xmas bus will be visiting Chilton on Saturday 16 December in the club car park at 18:30. So, get your friends and family together and come out to see the festive team on their spectacularly Christmassy bus, grab some sweet treats and get into the festive spirit! Website link
Santa Claus has found a small window in his diary and is coming once again back to Chilton. He will be in Hutton House, Chilton from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 9th December.
He has even promised to bring along a little gift for all the children who come along. So, come along and see him and let him know what you would like for Christmas.
A little note to parents, there is a small charge for the day which will go to the Great North Ambulance.