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Community garden arson strengthens Ushaw Moor volunteers’ resolve From The Northern Echo

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment


VILLAGERS have pledged to continue their efforts to improve their community, despite an arson attack setback.

A shed at Ushaw Moor community garden was burnt to the ground in broad daylight on Sunday lunchtime (October 20).

The garden, off Durham Road, opened last summer – part of an effort by Ushaw Moor Action Group (Umag) to spruce up the village and boost community spirit which has also seen the development of The Hive, a community venue on Station Road, and The Hut, a space for group activities.

The garden features displays, paths, vegetable plots, a large potting shed and a “classroom”, which is soon to become a “Men’s Cree” – a space for men to meet in an alcohol-free environment, having won funding from the East Durham Trust.

It has enjoyed support from Groundwork North East and hosted Durham Agency Against Crime’s highly successful Haggrid project, aimed at inspiring young people to stay away from crime and give them a stake in their community.

Both neighbouring schools, Silver Tree Primary and St Joseph’s RCVA Primary, have been involved.

Umag leaders were devastated to learn the shed had been set alight, but said they had suffered vandalism previously, were thankful the fire had not spread to other buildings and were determined to continue their good work.

Secretary John Arthurs said: “It reinforces to us that we’ve got work to do.

“We’re not going to be knocked back by it.

“You do get annoyed and think these people must face the criminal justice system. Perhaps they could be given some community payback and come and work in the garden.”

Volunteer David Drape-Comym said: “It feels like one step forward, two steps back.

“But we’re trying to build the garden up, bit by bit.”

Umag is now considering whether to replace the shed.

The incident has been reported to Durham Police, which is treating it as arson.

A spokesman appealed for anyone who could help the police investigation to call the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

via Community garden arson strengthens Ushaw Moor volunteers’ resolve From The Northern Echo.


Kids Club – The Hut, Chestnut Grove,Ushaw Moor

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Kids Club is an after school activity club run by local mums and volunteers who are CRB checked and aims to provide recreational and leisure time activities for children aged 7 to 11 years in an effort to develop their physical and mental capacities and in doing so support them in growing to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

Kids Club meet every Tuesday from 5.00-6.30pm at the Hut Chestnut Grove Ushaw Moor, and provides children with a friendly, safe and stimulating environment, where they can enjoy making new friends. We provide a wide variety of activities to keep them busy after school and during school holidays, which includes the following:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Organised games
  • Board games
  • Sports (indoor / outdoor)
  • Air hockey / football table / table tennis/ pool / x box 360
  • Discos
  • Environmental project activities
  • Cookery Course
  • Gardening Club
  • Outings

via About Us.

Outstanding Achievement Award – John Booth, of Ushaw Moor Action Group


A COMMUNITY stalwart has won a national crimefighting award.


John Booth, of Ushaw Moor Action Group (Umag), near Durham, won the Outstanding Achievement Award at a House of Commons ceremony organised by the Queen’s Diamond Volunteering Awards.


The accolade means Umag is officially recognised as the best Neighbourhood Watch scheme in England and Wales.


Umag is a combined Neighbourhood Watch and residents’ association, which runs The Hive community hub on Station Road.


Earlier this year, Mr Booth was given Durham County Council’s Chairman’s Medal.


Also at the ceremony, Jim Allen, chair of Darlington Neighbourhood Watch, accepted the runner-up award for best Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator.


Mr Allen has helped increase the percentage of homes in Darlington covered by Neighbourhood Watch from eight to 21.

via National honour for crimefighting John From The Northern Echo.

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Little Honeys

Aug 26th, 2012

by admin.

September 7, 2012 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Weekly until December 14, 2012

At 5 Station Rd,Ushaw Moor,County Durham DH7

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers

Starting on 7th September Little Honeys will be meeting at the Hive from 9.15am till 11.30am. Why not pop in and meet other mums and the little honeys and explore play, crafts and a social chat. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the sessions.

via Little Honeys – Ushaw Moor Action Group.

Fruit and Vegetables at the Hive – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

A selection of fruit and vegetables will be on sale at the Hive 5 Station Road on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 till 2.00, all proceeds will support new community projects. THE HIVE Ushaw Moor Action Group

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 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.