Chapter 779 27th May 2016

Chapter 779 May 27th 2016

The ex-Mayor of Ferryhill, Pauline Crathrone. will now pass the reigns to Councillor Peter Atkinson.


  • Councillor Peter Atkinson is the new mayor of Ferryhill
  • ‘Final’ charity night hopes to raise target sum for Nicole
  • Hair-larious hair day raises £211 for a new defibrillator
  • Ferryhill Hub to be run by community
  • More information on the merging of Scarlet Band 33 and 113
  • Local hospitals donate defibrillators
  • Durham County Council hold tea parties for ninety-year-olds
  • Police and Fire Services join forces
  • Mainsforth 1st XI lose to Washington
  • Fantastic nights at Ferryhill WI

Chapter 778 20th May 2016

Chapter 778 May 20th 2016

Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Pauline Crathorne, presents a cheque for £1,297.50 to Eric Schlosser of Ferryhill Town Band. An equal amount was donated to St Cuthbert’s Hospice.


  • Mayor presents end of term cheques to nominated charities
  • Annual Town meeting hears from local organisations
  • Ferryhill and Chilton local champions celebrate with Chairman’s Medal awards
  • Ferryhill and Chilton dog owners reminded of responsibilities
  • Tarmac “fully committed” to future of Thrislington quarry
  • Speeding campaign sees more than 400 drivers caught
  • Ferryhill Six raising funds for blood bikes
  • Open Afternoon at Cleves Cross Primary
  • Big Brekkie replaces Friday Lunch
  • Perfect start for Mainsforth Cricket Club u15’s

Chapter 777 13th May 2016

Chapter 777 May 13th 2016

Competition winner, Kieran Potts, his fellow pupils at Dean Bank, and Optimus Prime or (when he’s powered down) Dave Elliot-Cooper from the Histrionics drama company.


  • Ferryhill students enjoy an “Autobots” themed walk
  • FBEC students promote the legacy of Anne Frank
  • ‘Our Favourite Songs’ at Mainsforth Community Centre
  • Officers ask County Councillors to dismiss 2,700 TA staff
  • Walk your way to health and fitness
  • Locals to have their say on Ferryhill Neighbourhood Plan
  • New Woodcrafts workshops
  • Ferryhill Six hold charity plant sale
  • Cheryl Avery wins again
  • Mainsforth CC take another twenty point haul

Chapter 776 6th May 2016

Chapter 776 May 6th 2016


  • Broom Cottages Nursery raise funds for Ghanaian children
  • FBEC pupils show they have the Skills to Shine
  • Ferryhill hub raises thousands for Butterwick Hospice
  • Talented locals given a chance to shine
  • Ferryhill Banner Group to raise funds for Miners Gala weekend
  • Auckland Croquet Club relocates to Chilton
  • Charity pageant
  • Patient representative sought for committee
  • Mainsforth sail through Seaham Harbour
  • Seconds out for annual boxing show