Archive for December, 2010

Reward for battling public servant (From The Northern Echo)

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

A LONG-SERVING former councilor who still fights for older people in the community has been recognised.

Ron Dickie, 79, has given 60 years’ service in local government, either as a member of the workforce or as a councillor.

His award of an MBE is for services to the community in Durham.

Born in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, he later moved to Langley Moor and to Nevilles Cross.

He began working in the health department for Durham County Council as a teenager and later worked in social services for South Tyneside Council, after it became a metropolitan borough following local government reorganisation, in 1974.

He has been a school governor and involved in running youth clubs and other local organisations.

As a Durham city councillor, he represented Nevilles Cross ward as an independent member until the authority ceased to exist in April last year (2009), when the county council gained unitary status.

via Reward for battling public servant (From The Northern Echo).


Neighbourhood Policing Team – Ushaw Moor –

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Welcome to Ushaw Moor’s Neighbourhood Policing Team Page. We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work in and visit.

Our team is made up of police officers, police community support officers and special constables. We are currently working with local people to find out what matters most to you in the area you live. We are working together with the community and other partners to tackle local problems and help improve the quality of life for local residents.


Neighbourhood Policing Team – Ushaw Moor –.

Christmas concert planned From The Northern Echo

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Ushaw Moor Baptist Church, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, hosted Pittington Brass Band on Saturday, December 11, at 7pm.The band featured on the BBC’s Christmas Songs of Praise at Beamish Museum with pop supremo Pete Waterman a few years ago and is well known for its concerts, charity events and annual appearance at Durham Miners’ Gala.The church, which recently celebrated its 113th anniversary, has welcomed back the band for several years.As there is no official village carol service in Ushaw Moor this year and the Christmas lights switch-on took place on Friday, concert organisers are hoping many will come and fill the church for the evening.Admission is free. Donations will go to St Cuthbert’s Hospice, in Durham.The church will hold services at 10.30am on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

via Christmas concert planned From The Northern Echo.