If you would like an alternative to your usual walking exercise route, a link is available in Useful Links titled “Walks in County Durham” which you may find useful.
The Parish Council would like to take this opportunity to thank those involved with the production of the Newsletter and for everyone's continued support. Thank you to the Village Partnership, the volunteers throughout our Community and the continued support from local businesses who are all helping to support the most vulnerable in our Community at this difficult time. https://www.flipsnack.com/WRLVP/covid-19-village-newsletter.html If the virtual Newsletter is too small on your computer, hover the cursor over the centre of the page and select "Full Screen" then at the top of the page select "Zoom" as necessary. This is how I did it on my computer - Iain Clifford web manager.
West Rainton & Leamside Parish Council currently has vacancies for Parish Councillors. These vacancies will be filled through a co-option process. For more details please see the attached poster. Co-option Notice May 20
As a result of further advice from the Government, the Cemetery has been reopened.
Please adhere to social distancing whilst visiting the Cemetery
Social distancing measures are steps that are taken to reduce social interaction between people.
This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please stay more than 2m (6ft) apart from anyone other than members of your own household whilst visiting the Cemetery
Thankyou. West Rainton & Leamside Parish Council
Further information on the support available in County Durham is available in the attached flyer. COVID19 flyer 310320 p4
People are advised to accept help from friends, family and neighbours where possible, but anyone in need of extra support can find a list of local groups on the council’s website www.durhamlocate.org.uk or fill in our Coronavirus help form at www.durham.gov.uk/covid19help
Those enquiries will be directed to our virtual council hubs, staffed by AAP workers and council volunteers, who will assess any requests for information and provide appropriate help to residents.
Alternatively, help can be accessed by emailing email@example.com or calling 03000 260 260.
The full press release can be viewed here. COVID-19 27 March Community
Because of the current Government Covid19 advice our contractor has suspended maintenance work on the Cemetery for the time being. We will continue to be led by such advice and hope to resume maintenance in the near future. Regards Parish Clerk.
Information from Durham County Council of the Corona Virus is available here.
Anyone can be a victim of scams. Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and it is often the most vulnerable members of society who are targeted. People who are scammed often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation. The aim of Friends Against Scams is to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall victim to scams and make scams a local, regional and national topic.
To find out how to protect yourself against scammers more details area available here. Friends Against Scams Poster PDF
The dates of PACT meetings for 2020 are available here.2020 PACT DATES