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Issue No.

333 Registered as a newspaper at the Post Office

All areas covered
DRIVING LESSONS Patios, Conservatories,
Friendly, patient and professional Your local & Gutters also cleaned.
Learn to drive in one week or take Community Newspaper Telephone
your time with weekly lessons
Tel: (01388) 772545
or 0796 705 1643
Shildon, Friday 30th November 2007. Telephone/Fax: 01388 775896
Email: crier@talk21.com - Duty journalist 0773 934 7440 776150
Published at 27 Main Street, Shildon. DL4 1AL. www.shildontowncrier.com


Shildon is boasting a brand
new Community Bus, thanks
to a £40,000 grant from
Durham County Council's
Community Transport Fund.
The cash had been topped up
by funds from the long-
established Shildon
Community Bus Committee
to enable the group to buy
the bus.
The new Mercedes Sprinter
16-seater is completely
wheelchair accessible and will
All 198 pupils of Thornhill Primary School showing their be used by local groups and
support for the Anti-Bullying Campaign by wearing blue. organisations for outings.
Youngsters all over Shildon Pupils were also visited by The new bus became a
celebrated Anti-Bullying three top footballers, Dean necessity after the older of
Week at their respective Gordon, currently playing the group's two buses had to
school last week. for Torquay and formerly be taken off the road after
Pupils at Thornhill Primary of Middlesbrough, Kieron breaking down regularly.
in Shildon showed their Brady of Sunderland and The costs of repairs were
support for National Anti- Gary Bennett, formerly of averaging £800 a time and
Bullying Week by Sunderland. the Committee soon came Peggy Coates, a member of the Community Bus Committee,
collectively donning the The footballers visited the to the conclusion that it cuts the ribbon on Shildon's new Community Bus, watched by
School as representatives would be better to invest in a Cllr Ann Hammond, the town's Deputy Mayor, and Dawn
colour blue.
of the 'Show Racism the new bus than fix the old one. Watson, Accessibility Planning Officer for Durham County
As well as the temporary
As a result, the Shildon Council. Photo Mike Stott.
replacement of the usual Red Card' campaign, which
uniforms, the pupils at the is trying to rid football, and Community Bus Group has a basic mileage rate, giving The Committee's aims,
School took part in an array society, of racism. been running on one vehicle them access to good value "Taking you where you want
of tasks and projects, The children, aged between for the past seven months, and reliable transport. The to go," are now firmly
including writing poetry and four and eleven, were also making them struggle to Committee was formed printed on the side of the
playscripts, performing given blue wrist bands to meet demand. eighteen years ago when the new bus.
drama and designing a take home and have written Peter Hillary, the Chairman need for affordable Full details of the group and
'grafitti wall', with an anti- a leaflet all about anti- of the group's Management community transport was coach hire can be obtained
bullying. See page 3. Committee, said: "It was first noticed. by ringing (01388) 773666.
racism theme.
absolutely exhilarating to
SHILDON RAILWAY hand the bus over to the
community of Shildon and
INSTITUTE its area. We feel it belongs to
Main Street Shildon
REDWORTH ROAD, SHILDON them - the people who need
26th December,
access to community
Boxing Night Special
SHOWS FOR transport to keep their
groups going and to get to The Brilliant
DECEMBER events."
The two coaches are run by
volunteers and are available plus Disco.
1st December 26th December
Tickets £4.00 at the Club.
2 OUT OF 3 HAZARD to all community groups at
(Trio) (Trio)
Fantastic Act (Meat Loaf Award Winning Act BISHOPFM GO New Year's Eve Bash
Specialists) Plus Rogers Disco ONLINE NEW AGE JAM
Plus Rogers Disco £5.00 at the door. Bishopfm, the area's plus Disco and Buffet.
£3.00 at the door. Community Radio Station Tickets £15.00.
are planning to broadcast Call Carl on 07775518726
31st December online whilst they are waiting or the Club, on 01388 772173
HUNTER to be allocated a permanent
Award Winning Act
frequency by radio regulators BINGO
Ofcom. Tuesday & Thursday nights and Sunday
Plus Rogers Disco Full details of the programme afternoons in the Lounge.
All Ticket - £5.00 from the Club schedule is available on the
Radio's website
Tickets Now Available Behind The Bar
"www.bishopfm.com" and
For Boxing Night Show.
includes live music on AVAILABLE FOR HIRE.
AND CHEAP BEER ALL YEAR - CHEERS Monday evenings and a rock Call Bill on 01388 772173.
show on Sunday.
Page 1 Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007
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Birthday Memorium In Memorium Birthdays Birthdays KNIFEMAN

December 1st.
No cards to send, Dad,
November 28th, 2006.
In loving memory of our
Have a lovely Birthday,
November 29th. POLICE
A man who threatened a
No presents to give. lovely Dad and Grandad. Love from
Only our love, Dad,
Shildon bookmakers'
Jill, Michael, Harry, Kay and Uncle Daniel, Auntie Vikki,
As long as we live. Roy.
cashier with a knife is being
Lennox and Larry.
Dearly loved, sadly missed. xxx xxx sought by Police.
From The thief entered the Albert
Allen, Chris and Steve. HANNAH LEIGH BELL Street branch of Chisholm's
xxx GORDON BENNETT Happy Birthday, Hannah. last Tuesday night, wearing
November 28th, 2006. Lots of love and kisses Fabulous at Forty. a dark balaclava, and
Treasured memories of a special From Have a wonderful Birthday. demanded cash from the
December 1st
Dad and Grandad. Auntie Kirsty, Uncle Adam All our love,
Gentle Jesus up above, lone female on duty.
Loved and missed everyday. and Luke. Gary, Danielle and Adam.
Give Great-grandad all our
Gail, David, Kirsty, Kim &
The man produced a knife
love. xxx
Chris. OWEN EVANS with a six inch blade, before
From climbing onto the counter
xxx ADAM DACK November 30th
Amber and Owen.
December 1st. and squeezing through a gap
in the security screen to
December 3rd. November 28th, 2004. He escaped with £500 cash,
It's six long years Three years have passed,
Since you went away, leaving the cashier shaken,
Dear Mam,
And I miss you more each day.
Since you went to sleep,
but unhurt.
You made me laugh, Police are studying CCTV
You always had a smile, The sweetest memories of you
You were so strong, We'll always keep. footage from the shop and
Happy 3rd Birthday
because thats the way Thinking of you always. Happy 16th. surrounding streets.
you lived your life. To our special little boy, Owen.
Graham, Janice and Jodi. All our love, Love Anyone who was in the area,
Love always,
Billy Hopwood. xxx Mam and Dad Mammy and Daddy including customers in
xx xxx Clems fish shop opposite,
In Memoriam and saw anything
HANNAH LEIGH BELL Happy 3rd Birthday, Owen. suspicious, are being asked
Happy 16th Birthday, Adam.
JEAN ASCOUGH Love Grandma and Granda. From big sister to contact Durham Police.
(Nee Cooper) Kira.
December 1st, 2003.
Sadly missed,
Love Eric and Margaret. To my Uncle Owen., A laptop computer was
xx Happy 3rd Birthday. stolen from the New King
From Halle-May William Public House on
JAMES (JIM) MORRIS Happy 7th Birthday Thursday, 22nd November.
November 28th, 2000. On the 27th. OWEN EVANS The incident happened
There's a bridge of Lots of Love, To our special brother, Owen. between 3.30pm and
golden memories, Dad Happy 3rd Birthday. 4.00pm in the Lounge area
From here to heaven above. xxx Love Alan and Amy.
of the well-frequented town
It keeps us very close to you, Happy 30th Birthday, Raven. xxx
centre pub opposite the Bus
It's called the Bridge of Love. Love from Kes and all the
So sadly missed.
girls at 2nd Shildon Guides . For Sale Station.
Happy 7th Birthday, Hannah. Police realise that regulars
Loving Wife Janet and family.
With love from would have been aware of
xx GARY PROUDFOOT 6ft Fibre Optic Christmas Tree.
November 29th £20 ono. the lap-top and would like
Happy 18th, Son. Phone 01388 777189 to hear from anyone who
29.7.1928 - 28.11.2006 HANNAH LEIGH BELL
Love, may have seen it being
Mam and Dad Wanted picked up and taken from
Cherished memories of my Have a fab Birthday, Hannah.
Dearest Husband. Love from Auntie Claire, Uncle the pub.
GARY PROUDFOOT Has anyone in Shildon got the
As this first year ends Paul, Lauren, Keeley and All calls will be taken in
without you. Happy 18th Birthday 1999 Cross Stitch
Lillia. confidence.
You are always in my From Collection Mag?
xxx Readers who were in or
thoughts, Abbie and Jaylee. Please call the Town Crier,
THE TELEPHONE MAN on 775896, around the pub at the time,
And forever in my heart.
Extensions Fitted, Repaired or Mrs June Scott, on 772425. and may have seen
My love always,
Broadband, Internet and Phones GARY PROUDFOOT something or have any
All Jobs £40 01388 833828 Happy 18th Birthday, ANN SUMMERS
xxx information on the theft,
Uncle Wuz.
New recruits or book a should contact PC 2098

Co-operative Millie and Ellie May.

Free gift with every
party booked.
Steve Graham on 0845 60-
60-365 or, if he's off-duty,
ask to speak to any police
Funeral Service GARY PROUDFOOT
Happy 18th Birthday.
Tel: 07814 874313 officer, or leave a contact
We'll be there with a caring, Terri and Freeman.
sympathetic service 24-hours a day. Gibson's Funeral
Pre-paid Funeral Plans available. PAULA CAYGILL
Have a fantastic 40th.
Full Memorial Service available. Love and best wishes, Established over 140 years.
Free Estimates on request. Bev, Keith and Jonathan. Association Street, Shildon.
Our office hours are
Elm Cottage, Church Street, Shildon PAULA CAYGILL Monday to Friday 10.00am until 2.00pm.
(01388) 774853 Happy 40th Birthday. or by appointment on
With love from
Mam, Gary and Donna.
01388 772244
When you need us, we'll be there. 24 hour on call service.

Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007 Page 2

Shoppers and traders in
Main Street came out and PAVILION
watched the excitement Shildon Town Council hopes Leader of the Council, said
unfold last Friday when to replace the existing aging that the money was there
three police cars stopped wooden bowls and tennis waiting to be spent, but it
an Arriva bus and arrested a pavilion in Hackworth would only go to areas
young woman passenger. Park, but the authority says where schemes got public
Traders heard the police it will only be able to do it support.
sirens long before the bus with the support of the "Here is a golden
and its following police cars townspeople. opportunity to replace the
approached Main Street, To get a grant, the Council pavilion at no cost to the
but, as the No. 1b will have to prove public Council Tax-payers," he
approached the Town support for the scheme, said.
Crier's Office, one police which will also include up- "We hope as many people
car pulled out and ordered it A woman is escorted away from an Arriva bus in Main to-date toilets and changing as possible will give us their
to stop. Street, Shildon after it was stopped by police. facilities for parents using support by filling in the form
Uniformed police officers drugs investigation but the to leave police custody the nearby "Sure Start" in next week's Crier."
and two plain clothes young lady was later allowed without charge. toddlers' play area.
officers then boarded the The first stage of replacing Ring Jeff Ridley to
bus and the young lady was CHEF WORKS WITH the pavilion will be an advertise in the
Town Crier
escorted off , placed in a application to the Borough
police car at the rear and CHILDREN Council for funding through On 01388 775896
driven off at speed. A Chef from the School Hackworth Primary School their Local Improvement
Its understood that the catering company, this week, with the children Plan, to undertake "a DOUGLAS
passenger was being "Scholarest", is working producing a variety of tasty feasibility study" on the ELECTRICAL
followed as a result of a with pupils at Timothy foods. scheme, which will SERVICES

THEME OF FRIENDSHIP investigate possible uses, as

well as costs of building the
Tel: 01388 774154
Mobile 0777 844 9812
Children from St. John's C
The Crier has agreed to
help by publishing a special T.V AERIAL NEEDS.
of E Aided Primary School, LOCAL - RELIABLE
last week marked National form allowing readers to
Anti-Bullying Week with a return it to the Council
collection of projects and showing their support for
activities. the scheme.
Each Year-group in the Councillor John Smith, the
School worked closely S.E. LANDSCAPING AND
alongside Lisa Turnbull, a GARDEN SERVICES
Teacher at the School, on Tel: 01388 772704
the anti-bullying message to or 07816 940170 5,000 A5 Flyers
accomplish tasks unique to Turfing, Fencing, Garden Walls, ONLY
their Year-groups. Patios, Planting, Pruning, Weed
Quality Business Cards
The youngest of the pupils killing, Tree Felling, Snow Letter Heads ~ Comp. Slips
in the Nursery made a Clearance, Weekly Grass Cutting NCR Invoices etc.
'Friendship Tree' together , One pupil from each year group receiving a badge from the Service Booklets & News Letters
with the leaves being made Headmaster representing their anti-bullying work. Commercial and
out of everyone's the bigger, and seemingly the, more modern cyber Private works welcome Tel: 01388 774556
handprints. scarier, 'Crocodile' and Bookings now being taken. Unit 10J Dabble Duck
bullying, involving things
The Year One and Ind. Est. New Shildon
'Hedgehog'. like texts and emails.
Reception Classes were Year Two pupils made a Seventeen pupils from Year
taught that a bully may not
always be who you expect.
'Friendship Flower', which
had a similar concept as the
6 also gave a presentation
to parents and pupils, BLINDS FACTORY SHOP
A toy mouse called 'Squeak' Tree made by the Nursery showing posters they had buy direct from the factory and save
turned out to be the bully of children, with each petal
Free Measure & Fitting £££’s
made and reciting poems
representing a pupil. they had written
Low Deanery Farm The idea of the flower was themselves.
Adelaide Bank, Shildon
Freshly picked spray -free
that with only one or two
petals, the flower wouldn't
Mr. Andrew Farnell, the
School's Head Teacher,
be a flower, but everyone ended the presentation by Phone the North East’s original master blind maker
seasonal winter veg now
ready & free range organic working together makes the explaining that each year, Siesta Blinds on 01325 309003
eggs flower whole. the School have to submit a
Free local delivery, or come
1 Brighouse Court, Newton Aycliffe Ind. Park.
to the farm
Year 3 read stories about portfolio about all the anti- Ask about our next day fitting on vertical blinds
Open 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed bullying, whilst Year Four bullying work they have
Wed. and Sunday. learned about the done throughout the year ,

Tel: 01388 777417 stereotypes surrounding in order to receive
0789 972 0861 bullies, and that those may accreditation.
0794 614 0052 not always be true. He then gave a
Year 5 concocted a 'Bully representative from each 4 - 8 SEATERS
ABTEC Potion', consisting of kicks, Year-Group their own
ELECTRICIANS punches and name-calling, accreditation, in the form TEL: 01388 777262
Specialists in and also a 'Friendship of a badge to place on the
House Rewires Potion', with ingredients classroom wall to remind FREE PHONE:
& Safety such as listening, respect, them of the work they have
Inspection laughter and kindness.
Finally, Year 6 pupils learnt
done. 0800 0856414
Part P NIC EIC Reg "Anti Bullying Week is
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bullying, from name-calling solutions", said the Head YOU ORDER IT WE'LL DELIVER THE
and physical bullying, to Teacher.
07919 215 959 MEAL TO YOUR DOOR
Page 3 Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007
Santa Claus will lead a 4.00pm and will set off for appearance of a Fairy Queen
procession of youngsters the short walk to the Town in Shildon Library. She will
dressed at Kings and Angels Square at 4.15pm. is asked be entertaining youngsters
in December, as a prelude to by organisers to arrive at aged 3-4 in a "free to
the annual switch-on of the Co-op Car Park by attend" story telling session
Shildon's Festive Lights. 4.15pm. between 10.00am and
This week, staff started to Santa and a Reindeer 11.00am. Because of
erect the Lights in the Town Stiltwalker will lead the limitations of space, the
Centre ready for the official procession to the Town storytime will be an all ticket
switch-on December 7th. Square for the Official affair, with the free tickets
Because the Lights are being Lighting of the Christmas currently available from the
connected to the electricity Tree Ceremony. Library.
supply on lamp-posts Santa, Bo the Clown and a Shildon Civic Hall will also
however, the lights will face painter will then gather be holding a Christmas Craft
Last year, the Mayor of Shildon led the carol singing
come on as soon as they are to meet everyone at the Fayre between 2.00pm and
with the help of Father Christmas and entertainer Mr
in position, leaving only the Shildon Civic Hall from 7.00pm, with all proceeds
Christmas tree to be 5.15pm. from the stall rents going to
illuminated as the final act The event, which includes a the Butterwick Hospice at
Bishop Auckland.
in the colourful run-up to Children's Disco and all the
Christmas. entertainment, is free for A spokesperson for the INCLUDE CHILDREN'S
The Kings and Angels
Christmas procession will
all the family.
Outside will be a variety of
Craft Fayre said "This will
be an ideal opportunity to
Shildon's Festive Lights in erecting the winning Lights
take place on Friday, children's rides, including the buy some uniquely crafted
Church Street, Main Street in a competition organised
December 7th and is open to popular "Cup and Saucer" Christmas Gifts.
and the Town Square, will be by the Town Council.
anyone who wants to take ride. The annual event is being
all the more special this year They were designed by Jack
part. The festive fun will start sponsored by Shildon Town
because two have been Samuels and Gavin
The procession will form up much earlier in the day, Council.
specially designed by school Morrison, both pupils at St.
in the Co-op Car Park from however, with the
children from Shildon. John's C. of E School, and
workmen were carefully
will be erected near to
Shildon's Town Square.
Local Magistrates heard last Polar, of Bouch Street in Vauxhall Vectra out of a
Letter to the Editor
This reader would like to give support to
week that a Polish factory Shildon. parking space and succeeded the campaign to keep Jubilee Fields
worker was nearly two and a Polar admitted charges of in colliding with a Rover Community Centre open.
half times the legal drink- 'driving with excess alcohol,' and a Renault Clio, causing
Dear Sir, children of this estate and
drive limit when he crashed having no insurance' and two damage to both vehicles.
I am writing to you in regard other estates to provide
into two cars whilst trying charges of 'failing to stop Mr. Grogan stated that local
to the article concerning sufficient funds, to make sure
to reverse. after an accident.' residents detained Polar
the closure of the Jubilee they are able to keep up the
Due to the man's extremely The offences were until the arrival of Police
Fields Community Centre. running of them.
poor command of the committed in Hazeldale Officers, however, at this
In May of this year we lost When election time comes
English language, it was Avenue in mid-November. point, Polar attempted to
our eleven year-old around, you are always
necessary for a Polish Mr. Ciaran Grogan, run away.
grandson. saying you are doing this,
Interpreter to attend the appearing on behalf of the However, during the escape
He was an active member of that and the other.
South Durham Magistrates Crown Prosecution Service, attempt, Polar fell over,
this Centre, and enjoyed the Now is the time for doing
Court in Newton Aycliffe told the Court that Polar injured himself and had to
activities there very much. and not just empty
to assist Michal Kazimierz attempted to reverse his recieve hospital treatment.
The staff who run the place promises.
Due to his injuries, Polar
provide a friendly and safe Yours faithfully,
was unable to provide the
place for children to play. M.Jones
Police with a sample of
The Government and Coronation Avenue
breath and, consequently,
Council have a duty to the Shildon.
it was necessary for Police
to carry out a blood test to
determine the level of
alcohol in his body.
Mr. Robert Willoughby, 22 Main Street, Shildon
appearing on behalf of
We are open 7.00am - 10.30pm
Polar, told the Court that
Monday to Saturday
the Defendant was of
previous good character. and 8.00am - 10.30pm Sundays
Mr.Willoughby went on to Call in for Newspapers, Confectionery, discount
state that Polar, a full-time Beers and Wines. Lottery and Paypoint
factory worker, had been Carling and Fosters: 8 for £5.29
resident in this country for
around twelve months,

having come to England
with friends, and had never
been in trouble in his native Scooters from £295 inc. warranty
The sitting Magistrates
Powered rise-recline chairs from £595
No obligation home demonstrations
fined Polar a total of £500, Part exchange welcome
banned him from driving 0% finance available.
for a period of two years Credit cards accepted
and ordered him to pay MOBILE SHOWROOM
Court costs of £43 and the
£15 Victim Surcharge.
Tel: 01977 681764
Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007 Page 4
When the Co-op in New 4 - 8 SEATS AVAILABLE
Shildon suggested to the School Runs - Airports - Local Runs
Byerley Road Pre-School
Group that they might like
to decorate a Christmas Tel: 01388 776969
Tree in their "Welcome"
store, the youngsters set
about the task with SHILDON PEOPLE'S
And when the Store
welcomed the youngsters
and their Teachers, they
The Shildon People’s and the Mini Bus, are run
were pleased to see that there
Centre, in Shildon's Main from different locations.
were enough decorations ,
Street, was recently The Counselling Service is
not for one tree, but two!
approved as a Registered run from a local GP Surgery,
Jackie Humphries, Pauline
Charity. which is benficial to the
German and Warren Scaife
The Centre is managed by a people using it, since the
welcomed the youngsters to
group of volunteers who premises are more
the Co-op "Welcome"
have seen considerable accessible".
Store, complete with their
growth since they took over "We are indebted for the
hand-painted stockings and
the running of the Shildon help and support of both
Christmas Tree Decorations
People's Centre in June of the County and Town
to decorate the Redworth Santa joins Co-op staff and children from Byerley this year after the previous Councils. We welcome
Road shop. Road, Pre-School Group at the Welcome store in management decided to users, both old and new to
Store Manager, Warren Redworth Road. close the Centre. return to the Centre".
Scaife, said that staff and
because it promotes social pride in being able to A spokesman for the Shildon The Centre's Cafe provides
shoppers alike were grateful
and creative skills". decorate a local shop," she People’s Centre said, "A lot snacks and a thriving
for the youngsters' efforts,
"The children take great added. of people thought we could Luncheon Club that sees
adding that it put everyone
not keep the doors open, regulars fed with a hot meal
in a festive mood. BUS CHESS CLUB but we have kept services for around £2.00 or £3.00.
Susan Calvert, the Manager
of the Pre-School Group said
SERVICE Shildon's running for those dependant The youth work has
Chess Club got upon them. continued, as has the Recall
she was delighted that the
children could help. RE-ROUTED under way last Tuesday "We did not realise how Society, Tearaways,
evening with keen players, much the Council was Stonhome Groups, MP
"Its lovely for the children The Service 7 Bus Service
and novices all settling down pumping into the Centre to Surgeries, with some
to work in the community from Shildon to
for a fascinating evening of help pay the £100,000 wage counselling services and
Spennymoor will be re- bill. Staff costs at the Centre education courses set to
"Check" and "Checkmate".
BARNES routed from January.
The group, are to meet now amount to less than return in the future.
BOOK-KEEPING SERVICES The service will run down
regularly on a Tuesday £5,000. This goes to show Anyone interested in
For all YOUR Book-keeping Needs. Spennymoor High Street
We do evening at 7.00pm at the what can be achieved on a Education courses at the
and is being extended to the tight budget". Centre, which range from
TAX AND VAT RETURNS, PAYE and Rest House in Central
INVOICING SERVICES ASDA Supermarket. "All services that were languages to basic
Parade, at the top of
We Tailor our services to meet your
particular needs. LOST A Hackworth Park, Shildon. available at the Centre prior computing, DIY plumbing
Special Rates for New Businesses’s. Members of the Club have to June this year are still and cake decoration, should
Collection and Delivery Serviice. YOUNG also agreed to make a grant available, although some, contact the Centre on
Free Consultation.
We use Sage and Quickbooks.
PERSONS application to the Town like the Counselling Service 01388 777948.
Tel: Peter on 01388 721642 RAILCARD? Council to purchase some
chess sets, which can be SUPREME KITCHENS AND
Mobile : 07816621163 Young Mr. Hanson will be
Email: barnespt8@aol.com relieved to know that his kept at the Rest House. BATHROOMS
Young Person's Railcard has Readers wishing further Supplied and Fitted by Experienced Craftsmen
details on the Chess Club, Tiling, Flooring, Plumbing, Gas and Electrics,
Knight on the been handed in to the Lost
and Found in The Crier. should ring the Town Crier Plastering. Also Loft Conversions.
Tiles It, and his photocard, all in on (01388) 775896. All work guaranteed.
a plastic wallet, were Members are reminded to Free quotations and 3-D Design.
All Aspects of Wall take a board and chess pieces Tel: Steve or Kevin on
spotted by an observant
and Floor Tiling to meetings until the club
U n d e r t a k e n.
reader at the bottom of 0787 871 0723 or 0795 151 5387
Lambton Street, Shildon. buy their own.
Free Quotations. 22 years experience.
Call Gary Andelin DOES YOUR STREET
Home: 01388 774276
Mob: 07515 104 031 COME ALIVE AT Self employed?
gary.andelin@sky.com CHRISTMAS? or do you run a small
Are there Santas waving house is the best. limited company?
HEPBURN from the rooftops and First prize is a luxury I offer a complete Bookkeeping and
DOMESTIC GAS & glowing Snowmen in the Christmas Food Hamper. Accountancy service dealing with all
CENTRAL HEATING gardens? If so, Shildon Town If you think your house has aspects of VAT, PAYE, Income Tax and

· Central Heating Council wants to know. that little extra sparkle, call Corporation Tax
all from
· Boiler Installations
· Gas Appliances Installed,
The Town Council is again 01388 772563 to let the
running a competition to Council know.
· Serviced and Repaired
· Landlord/Home Owners Safety see who has the best Alternatively, email
festively-decorated house in council@shildon.gov.uk or a week!
For a Corgi Registered
Installer, Call - Shildon. send a letter to Council Haven’t you better things to do with your
The Town Mayor will be Offices, Civic Hall Square, time than struggle with the books?
0845 39 555 29 touring the town in mid- Shildon, DL4 1AH and the Call Carl on 01388 774774
0782 83 114 60 December to judge which Mayor will be visiting you. I can also save money for CIS and all others who have Tax Returns to complete

Page 5 Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007

AFTER CONTINUOUS Recycling enthusiasts are
reminding readers to "keep
NAGGING it green" this year and to
Local Magistrates heard last turned upon the woman and recycle as much as possible
week that a Shildon man slapped her once on the face. in the run up to, and in the
eventually 'snapped' and After the incident, the period after, Christmas.
slapped his former partner woman stated that she was Before Christmas, all the
after she persistantly not injured but that her "head Christmas card envelopes
nagged him about food. hurt". can go into the recycling
Following the incident, in In conclusion, Ms.Gibson bin and the used stamps can
mid-November, 41-year old told the Court that Meads be saved up and handed in to
David Meads, now of was last before the Courts in the Town Crier, which
Garbutt Street in Shildon, 1998 for an offence of collects them for a number
appeared before the South 'theft'. of charities.
Durham Magistrates sitting Mr.Chris Bunting, After Christmas, of course,
at Newton Aycliffe, where mitigating, stated that the the thousands of Christmas
he entered a 'Guilty' plea to incident was the final straw cards can be handed in to a
a charge of 'assault'.' in the couple's seven year variety of places, including
Ms.Jacqueline Gibson, relationship and that, a major supermarket and
appearing on behalf of the consequently, the locally, in aid of the
Crown Prosecution Service, relationship was completely Butterwick Hospice.
Recycled cards waiting to be pulped last year.
told the Court that, on the over. Christmas trees can also be
recycled and details of that Hospice at Woodhouse of outlets are old catalogues,
day in question, both Meads He went on to tell the Court Close.
scheme will be released both from home or
and the injured party had that Meads described his Also acceptable at a number
nearer Christmas. businesses.
been drinking. former partner as an
When the couple were alcoholic and that, at the Cardboard boxes can also be COUNCIL A first class footcare service
recycled .
interviewed by Police after
the event, whilst the injured
time of the incident, she was
The Butterwick Hospice
heavily under the influence
have skips at Elm Road Borough and Town
party admitted being drunk, of alcohol. Councillor, Ina Jackson
Meads stated that he had Mr.Bunting stated that Club, Shildon and at Bishop
Smith will be holding her Appointments available
drunk nine pints but was not whilst Meads certainly Auckland Swimming Baths
monthly Surgery in the Rest every Saturday morning at
drunk. regretted his actions, he which take newspapers,
House on Monday, 3rd Burke Street Surgery,
Ms.Gibson stated that at firmly maintained that he magazines, white envelopes
December from 9.30am until Shildon.
around 8.00pm, after the had been provoked by the (minus their plastic
11.00am. Discount for OAPs
injured party had been persistent nagging. windows) , and junk mail, all
No appointment is necessary For enquiries Telephone
nagging Meads for some The Magistrates handed of which is recyclable.
Cardboard can also be taken and readers can just pop 0790 231 7839
time about going to get Meads a six month along to the Rest House at Home visits on request.
some food, he finally Conditional Discharge. to a skip at the Butterwick
the top of Hackworth Park.

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on the safe arrival People in the North-East understanding of net terms, Office have been Youngsters in Shildon are to
of your baby Son, have been named amongst however, some of the specifically designed to be asked to design a logo for
ETHAN MARTIN. the worst in the country for results of the survey made appeal to those looking the Shildon Children and
Born November 9th. understanding the language for amusing reading: for a better, fairer and easier Young People's Network and
We thank you both for making of the internet "Macros" were mistaken for broadband option." the first prize is going to be
us very proud Grandparents.
According to research a chain of online discount "We're confident we have a Wii.
Love to you all,
From Mam and Dad.
conducted by the Post supermarkets, whilst created a product which will Full details and will appear
Office, those surveyed only "Browser" was mistaken for help to take the fear and in next week's Town Crier.
METCALFE - LOVERANCE managed to correctly an indecisive online confusion out of the
Congratulations to you both
on becoming proud parents
identify 58 per cent of shopper Internet for millions." CASH BOOST
of baby Ethan,
internet terms and phrases.
When asked to define
As part of its new
Broadband service, the Post
Post Office Broadband is FOR
a unique, reassuringly easy-
our gorgeous
little Nephew. common internet terms, the Office has launched a new to-use service, providing BOROUGH
With love from
top five least -understood
were: "Cookies" - “ 62 per
"Jargon Buster" available
in all 14,000 Post Office
national coverage at a MAYOR’S
universal price, avoiding
and Darryl cent of people got this Branches and at now common "rural CHARITY
xx wrong, "Macros" - “ 55 per www.postoffice.co.uk, A Variety Entertainment
surcharges" imposed by
cent of people got this where the public can access other ISPs. Evening hosted by the
Thank You
wrong, "Browser" - “ 48 per an easy-to-understand Users will also have the Mayor of Sedgefield
METCALFE - LOVERANCE cent of people got this guide to internet terms. option to pay for the Borough, Cllr Sarah Iveson,
Ashley and Jonathan are wrong, "HTML"- “ 47 per The Post Office has service in cash at any of at Newton Aycliffe Leisure
extremely grateful to the cent of people got this identified over six million the 14,000 Post Offices, Centre, raised £420 for her
Maternity Staff of both wrong and "Hyperlink" & "non-liners" - potential an alternative not offered chosen charity - The
Bishop Auckland and "VoIP" - “ 39 per cent of users - from older and Children's Diabetes Trust
Darlington Hospitals,
by any other ISP.
people got this wrong. cash-dependent groups who Fund.
including the staff in the
Special Care Baby Unit, Nationally, around 50 per remain offline due to The Mayor said: “I would
for the excellent care given to cent of people over the confusion surrounding LEARN TO PLAY like to thank everyone, not
both Ashley and their baby age of 55 do not understand what services are on offer GUITAR FOR XMAS. only the excellent
Son Ethan Martin. simple internet terms such and poor knowledge and Book now & get performers, but also those
as "browser", "hyperlink" understanding of the 2 FREE LESSONS who attended and who gave
Birthdays Reduced rates for Daytime such kind support to the
and "cookies". internet.
In contrast, 70 per cent Martin Moran, Head of Qualified & Experienced tutor evening.”
of 18 to 24 year olds were Telecoms at the Post All abilities and all styles of
3rd December.
able to correctly define such Office, said:"The new Guitar or Bass. Services
Happy Birthday U 'Old
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Building Plans drawn for
U'll be a new one soon enough! Despite lacking an available from the Post Contact Chris on:-
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The Shildon Community members wanted.
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For all your Ironing needs! Safety Group is looking at "There will, of course, be SERVICES
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Š Tiling and Cladding FREEVIEW
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Patios and Decking
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If you think you may be
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Including SKY If Required
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CALL NOW FOR YOUR A spokesperson for the Group, please call the
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HARRISON BROWN WINDOWS "If we have sufficient
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For all your UPVC windows, 2008", says the PLUMBING AND HEATING
spokesperson. Central Heating Installations and Repairs
doors and conservatories.
Gas Servicing and Repairs
If your double glazed units are TOY All aspects of plumbing work undertaken
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We can replace them cheaper SERVICE No job too small. 20 Years Experience
Salvation Army are having Time served FREE ESTIMATES Corgi Registered
than you think.
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Furnace Industrial Estate, Shildon and Christingle on Sunday, Mobile: 07966 9035 64
2nd December, at 6:00PM.
Page 7 Town Crier, Friday 30th November 2007
Sedgefield Borough Council Christmas tunes for
is presenting a Christmas everyone to enjoy. Shildon's success, away a slight touch to the ball as it ball past the helpless keeper
Concert with a difference at Tickets include a from home, has seen an nestled in the bottom corner and defender to not only
Spennymoor Leisure Centre complimentary drink of improvement in the Club's of the net. put Shildon two up , but to
on 11th December. mulled wine on arrival and position in the Arngrove Just two minutes later take the points
The 'Sing for Life' Choir will festive refreshments will Northern League Div. One. Niven's corner was met by This weekend Shildon are
join harmoniously with be available to purchase A 1-1 draw away at Tom Ptak who headed the away at Whitley Bay.
Sedgefield Steel, the during the interval. Billingham Synthonia and a
Borough’s Youth Steel Pan Tickets are on sale now 2-0 victory up at Ashington
Band, to provide a taste of from Spennymoor or sees The Railwaymen rise
local musical talent. Newton Aycliffe Leisure to 10th position in the
The evening starts at 7.00pm Centres or Sedgefield League but the Club face an
and promises an eclectic mix Borough’s Arts Team on arduous December with
of show tunes, gospel, folk, (01388) 816166 Ext. 4378 seven games on the
exotic sounds of the priced at £3.00 for adults timetable, three away and
Caribbean and some classic and £1.00 for concessions. four at home.

GREY HORSE KEEP After a magnificent

performance at Billingham
HEAT ON HEATON Synthonia, Shildon travelled
to Ashington, who had been

hildon's Grey Horse After much persistence, showing decent form of late.
played Heaton he ran unchallenged from Shildon made a couple of
Winstons in the right to left across the changes, Gary Bullyment
Divisional Cup on Saturday, goal area, then tapped the started in midfield for the
and came out on top with a loose ball home for a goal. suspended Dion Raitt, John
4–2 win. The score at half-time Jury took the number 10
The Grey Horse started was 1-1, and the second shirt after striker Wayne
slowly, with some disjointed half began with the Grey Gredziak was forced to sit
movements and lack of effort Horse having much of the out the game due to injury.
in some parts of the field. play. Hallimond scored a The first goal however
This led to the team finding peach with a long range didn't come until the 63rd
themselves 0 – 1 down with blast at goal, which had minute.
a 30 yard speculative strike the Heaton keeper Andy Howarth, who was
from a Heaton midfielder. grasping at thin air. having a storming game
This shook the Shildon side Then the Shildon lads playing as a right wing back,
into improving their play and scored again with a played a superb left footed
game plan. spectacular high cross ball into the back post, and
The Grey Horse then from the side-line by Masters looked as if he got
deservedly equalised through Weldon, which looped
Dixon. over the Heaton keeper
and dropped over the line.
Bland, playing his first
Scrap cars game, tried to steal the
wanted glory but it remained
Weldon’s goal. Heaton
Free collection. then doubled their score
Cash Paid with a strike from outside
the area to make the score
DVLA Certificate of
3 – 2.
Destruction issued With the Heaton boys
Tel: pushing hard, the Horse’s
0781 582 1347 defence stood strong and
they had the final say with
Costello knocking a loose
PLUMBING ball into the back of an
AND HEATING empty net with virtually
the last kick of the game.
COMBI BOILERS - This now puts the Grey
5 YEAR GUARANTEE. Horse into their first
CENTRAL HEATING semi-final and hopefully
not their last.
BEATEN, The next Cup game will
Tel Paul on be away to Cramlington
07967 679998 Phoenix.
FIRST CHOICE Fans and spectators are
MAINTENANCE again asked to meet at the
Grey Horse at 8.45am.

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