The draft minutes are now available for the following meetings.
The minutes are now available for the following meetings, you can access copies of these minutes from the following links.
Are you, or any of your family members, a serving or veteran Merchant Seaman or a Sea Cadet?
Coxhoe Parish Council’s flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day 3 September 2020. Unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to host an event.
However we look to raise our community’s awareness of our island nation’s reliance on seafarers and shipping. We are supporting the Seafarers UK campaign to fly the Red Ensign on Merchant Navy Day in honour of the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during two World Wars. Even during peacetime our Mercanat Navy has faced, and continues to face, the more routine perils of violent storms and mountainous seas. With 95% of our imports carried by ship, including almost half of the food we eat.We also have regular fuel imports and without which the merchant Navy,our power stations would soon close. With more sea ports and harbours and a longer coastline than any other European country, we depend on the Merchant Navy to export over 75% of our goods
Last year’s event was attended by family members and friends of those currently serving in the Merchant Navy, as well as County Councillors; Parish Councillors, Coxhoe Scout Group and members of the public
We hope we will be able to host an event next year so if you are interested in being involved, or would like to know more then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 250 activity packs have been distributed from our Youth Club and Volunteers across Quarrington Hill and Coxhoe. We hope you all enjoy your packs.
Our youth club staff and volunteers will be distributing some healthy packed lunches and activity packs for children and young people over the next couple of weeks. The pack will include a lunch of sandwiches, a drink and fresh and dried fruit, along with a few things to keep the young people busy and entertained for a while. We have a variety of packs for different ages so please get in touch early to book; we’ll do our best to make sure each child gets something age appropriate. There’ll be some information too about our youth clubs in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill, which are currently meeting online.
On Friday 14 August our youth staff and volunteers from the Community Centre will be on the village green at Quarrington Hill, so you can come and collect packs from us if you wish. They’ll be there from 9.45 to 10.45 (or until packs run out). Parents should accompany younger children (under 12) to get the packs. We’ll have social distancing marked out so please keep your distance, collect the pack and take it home to enjoy, and help to keep everyone safe. We ask that people do not gather on the village green.
If you can’t make it then, just get in touch to let us know you’d like one. If you live in Coxhoe or you can’t make it on Friday at Quarrington Hill, our fantastic volunteers and youth team can deliver a pack to your child(ren).
The packs are first come first served so please contact us as soon as possible to book your packs, or to ask any questions, by emailing email@example.com and giving your address and the ages of the children or young people.
We are only able to provide the packs to residents of Coxhoe Parish (which covers Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill). Please check allergy and safety information on all packs received. We hope they will be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who gets one.
Date of announcement: 13 June 2020
Each year the Council’s Annual Return, which we published yesterday, is audited by an auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them. For the year ended 31 March 2020 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:
C Llewelyn, Parish Clerk Coxhoe Village Hall, Front Street East, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4LF 0191 3773658 or 07988 283287 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
commencing on 15 June 2020
and ending on 24 July 2020.
Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:
- the opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts; and
- the right to make objections to the accounts or any item in them.
Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period identified above. The audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office’ Code of Audit Practice. Your audit is being carried out by:
Mazars LLP, Salvus Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS
This announcement is made by Claire Llewelyn, Parish Clerk
The Parish Council is having to restrict its activities due to the impact of the coronavirus.
Restrictions have been introduced for the moment:
- Council meetings will go ahead with precautions in place
- Committee meetings may be cancelled
- Youth Clubs are closed
- Volunteer litter picks are cancelled
- Parish planning events are postponed, and
- The Council will not open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The Council is working with Coxhoe Village Hall to support our communities.
You can contact the Parish Council Officers Claire and Angela on:
07988 283287 or 0191 3773658
After careful consideration the Parish Council has decided to cancel up and coming engagement events.
Engagement events for Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill were proposed to be held on the 26 March and 4 April respectively. In view of the worsening coronavirus situation it is considered that it would be best to delay none essential events such as this. Dates for rearranged events will be published in due course in the light of experience.
We are arranging two community engagement events to make progress on our third parish plan.
We have previously used the Parish Plan to set out the councils priorities after you have told us what you want us to do. By engaging our community we find out your views. We are then able to develop action plans with you to achieve what you want us to do.
The next two meetings are to be held as follows:
- Thursday 26 March, between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm at Coxhoe Village Hall, and
- Saturday 4 April from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm at Quarrington Hill Community Centre
These meetings are to:
- begin the parish planning process
- understand community expectations
- be clear about what the Parish Council may be able to achieve
- find out who would like to join the working party
- decide who can help with surveys and other things, and
- how we can engage other people to become involved.
The meeting will explain the process and the role of the working group and about parish planning. They will help everyone to think about the timeline and how we want the plan to look.
We need people to come along to our events and participate in the development of the Plan. Remember it’s Your Village, Your Future, Your Say.
Find out more about past plans and current plan on our Neighbourhood and Parish Plan pages
We have added the draft minutes of three recent Parish Council Meetings to our website.
You can access them from the links set out below:
Please note that first set of minutes were initially published on 29th January 2020.