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New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)

September 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Silver Tree Primary School, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham will use a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey to pay for seats and landscaping for the Silver Trees quiet reading space.

Head teacher John Trueman said: “We currently don’t have an area outside for our pupils to relax or read books and we hope our Silver Trees project will offer a different setting during lunch and play times at the school.

“Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped massively with the project and all of the students and staff at Silver Tree are extremely grateful for the support.”

The area will feature sculptures previously installed in the centre of the village.

Taylor Wimpey has been building a 167-home new estate, Middlewood Moor, in Ushaw Moor, north of Ladysmith Terrace. It has also supported Durham Federation FC.

Karl Morton, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “Our Middlewood Moor development is located in the heart of Ushaw Moor, so we’re aware of the vital role the school plays in the local community.

“We’re absolutely delighted to help Silver Tree install this creative space for their pupils and hope everybody enjoys using it.”

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Source: New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)

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New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing – Ushaw Moor

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment

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A VOLUNTEER-run cafe has expanded its fare, after a new kitchen was installed.

The Hive opened on Station Road, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, last October, serving drinks, scones and teacakes.

The food menu was limited by the facilities available.

However, a £1,500 grant from Starbucks plus some other cash has paid for a new purpose-built kitchen, meaning hot food can now be prepared on site.

The new menu was introduced last Wednesday (August 27) and volunteers have already noticed a sharp increase in customers.

The Hive is currently open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

There is free use of computers and free wifi and the cafe also serves as a Durham Foodbank distribution point.

Supporters hope to extend its opening hours to five or six days a week, but are dependent on more volunteers coming forward.

Meanwhile, The Hut, another community facility in the village – like The Hive managed by the Ushaw Moor Action Group – has received a small grant from the Mid-Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).

The money has been put towards buying extra folding tables, junior size tables and chairs, making The Hut more suitable for parent and toddler groups, parties and special events.

For further details, visit umag.org.uk

via New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing From The Northern Echo.

‘Close Shave’ for Ushaw Moor Under 13’s Cricket Team

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Nothings left to chance when it comes to Ushaw Moor Under 13’s Cricket Team – in preparation for the 2014 season the squad decided to make sure the only ‘close shaves’ they get were at The Village Barber, not at the crease!

 

Team Manager, Norman Ferguson commented: “After being worthy Durham County League runners up last season the lads are determined to be at the top of their game in this year’s league. We formed the under 13’s and 15’s teams to encourage more young players into the game and are very pleased the team has been so successful.”

 

Iain Kane, of Village Barber Skin Products Ltd in Langley Park said: “I know we’re just having a laugh with the lads in the team, they are a great bunch, and I’m pleased to be able to sponsor them again this season with new cricket shirts. I hope it wasn’t too scary an experience for them. I’m always happy to spruce up their image with a shave and a haircut at The Village Barbers – who knows they might even start using my Shaving Oil and Balm when they get older!”

 

Iain has introduced his unique range of Village Barber Shaving Oil and Balm into the international market which is highly acclaimed by many of the world’s renowned professionals and recognised experts on shaving.

 

Iain comments: “With their cricket season due to open on Monday May 7th, the Ushaw Moor under 13’s cricket team are raring to get going with their first match at home versus Langley Park – we wish them all the best.”