Archive for June, 2012

The Hive – Ushaw Moor – Young Mothers Coffee Club

Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday – forever
Where: The Hive
5 Station Rd
Ushaw Moor,County Durham DH7

The Hive will be open at half 11 tomorrow for drinks and somewhere to meet.

The Hive is a flexible place for people to meet, and facilitate a variety of activities and services for people of all ages living in Ushaw Moor.

Young Mothers Coffee Club.


Ushaw Moor suffering from the elements – Cricket From Darlington and Stockton Times

Teams have now passed the half way point in their ‘regular’ season, but for several it seems like they haven’t even started.


Nowhere has the terrible weather been felt more acutely than at Ushaw Moor.


Club spokesman Micky Hayton explained: “We have managed to play just three games of any kind on our ground so far, that includes firsts, seconds and juniors.


“We are reliant on the council for ground maintenance and we fully understand the financial constraints they currently have.


“That is why we are trying to look at ways we can help with their permission, in particular we would like to put in some new drainage at the end of the season.


“Nine times out of ten the square’s fine, but we have a problem in certain parts of the outfield where the water gathers.”


The Moor became so desperate to play their home games a few weeks ago that they approached the league executive with a unique initiative – to play their home games at Maiden Castle in Durham while their own ground dried out.


After agreement was given the weather won that one as well and it was called off at ten in the morning.


With the forecast for this weekend not offering any solace to harassed clubs the Moor are desperate to get a home game in today against Tudhoe, but one thing the enforced lay-offs have done is clear up a few injury niggles.



“We’ve only played three league games but John Southeran managed to injure his ankle in one of those,” chuckled Hayton. “But the rest has done him good and he’s fit again, and Craig Usher is over his back problem.” The pair line up against a Tudhoe team that includes the returning Ian Grainger.


via Ushaw Moor suffering from the elements From Darlington and Stockton Times.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy Olympic Torch Durham 2012 Matt Baker – YouTube

Deerness Gymnastics Academy performing at the Torch Relay Event at Durham Racecourse.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy Olympic Torch Durham 2012 Matt Baker – YouTube.

Matt Baker visits his Former Durham Gymanastics Club – Ushaw Moor

FORMER British junior gymnast Matt Baker paid a visit to his old stomping ground during a visit to the North East.

The BBC TV The One Show and former Blue Peter presenter, 34, was a star performer with The Deerness Gymnastic Academy 20 years ago, until he had to give up the sport after being diagnosed with anaemia.

Matt – who was born in Easington, County Durham, before his family moved to a farm west of Durham – compensated for his loss to gymnastics by taking up sheepdog trials and pole vaulting.

Yesterday he called in to watch a display by the Deerness Gymnasts at Ushaw Moor, near Durham, a day after he carried the Olympic Torch on to the city’s Racecourse ground.

Deerness Gymnastic Academy is run by volunteers who took over the sports centre in Ushaw Moor last year after Durham County Council threatened to close it due to cost cutting.

It has become one of the top clubs in acrobatics and tumbling over the past 20 years, having trained over 60 international gymnasts, winning more than 50 world and European medals, with five world and four European champions in its roll of honour.

via Matt Baker visits former Durham gymanastics club – Durham – Communities – ChronicleLive.

X Factor star helps raise £25,000 for Japanese Disaster Fund – Entertainment – Shields Gazette

Jane, of Ushaw Moor, County Durham, organised the event through Northumbrian Water’s Just An Hour volunteering programme, which gives employees the opportunity to spend at least 15 hours of paid work time a year helping community schemes and other good causes.


via X Factor star helps raise £25,000 for Japanese Disaster Fund – Entertainment – Shields Gazette.

Ushaw Moor Action Group – The Hive


The Hive is a flexible place for people to meet, and enjoy a variety of activities and services for people of all ages living in Ushaw Moor. These activities will promote health, well being, intergenerational activity, access to services, social cohesion, and community safety.

The activities will cut across all ages, encourage engagement with key projects to continue throughout the year and showcase positive community action.


Ushaw Moor Community Garden | Updated INFO from Ushaw Moor Action Group

The development was made possible after land was released by Durham County Council and The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and with grant funding from The Big Lottery Community Spaces fund, The County Durham Environmental Trust (CDENT) and Durham County Councillor John Wilkinson’s Neighbourhood Budget. The project was managed by Groundwork North East, designed by Guy Rowlinson Landscape Architecture and developed by Trevor Atkinson Landscapes.

Our aim is to develop a totally inclusive facility and we are delighted to support the Durham Agency Against Crime HAGGRID Project, which is a positive youth diversion programme based around horticulture and agriculture for young people – as well as their aims to build stronger communities through intergenerational activities.

Launch Event 9th June

The Mayor and Lady Mayoress officially open the garden. Many thanks to those who turned out for the activities and a special thanks to the Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band.

via Ushaw Moor Community Garden | making a difference together.