- East Durham AAP Annual General Meeting and next Board Meeting
- The 70th Anniversary of Easington Mining Disaster
- Covid Restrictions Update – 21 June
- Covid 19 Testing
- Covid 19 Vaccinations – ‘Every Question Matters’
- PACT Meetings
- Recycling Points for Small Electricals
- Working Together to Keep Communities Safe
- Test and Trace Support Payment
- Citizens Advice County Durham (CACD) Newsletters
- ‘Pop-up’ Walk-in Vaccination Centre – Durham City Centre
1.East Durham AAP Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting
The AGM and next Board Meeting of the East Durham AAP will take place on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 6pm via Microsoft Teams.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
2.The 70th Anniversary of Easington Mining Disaster
On the 29 May 1951, an underground explosion at Easington Colliery led to the deaths of 81 miners and two rescuers. The disaster has had a lasting impact on Easington Colliery with many people who lost loved ones still living in the village and many more families still in the village who lost loved ones.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the mining disaster, Easington Colliery Parish Council applied to the neighbourhood budget of Cllr Angela Surtees and Cllr David Boyes to provide a memorial. Sculptor Graeme Hopper was commissioned to create two memorial benches to mark the 70th anniversary of the mining disaster. The benches were unveiled at a memorial event on the 29 May 2021.
3.Covid Restrictions Update – 21 June
From 21 June, there will be some changes to current restrictions.
Although the delay to Step 4 of the Roadmap has been paused, some restrictions have been lifted or eased. Most notably, the changes affect weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and commemorative events, care home visits, residential visits and some childcare situations.
More information can be found by visiting the How the rules changed on 21 June page of:
4.Covid 19 Testing
A COVID Community Champion message:
Confused about Covid-19 testing? Please see the attached illustration to show which type of test you should have. Find out more on testing opportunities in County Durham visit:
5. Covid 19 Vaccinations – ‘Every Question Matters’
A new campaign has launched aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions North East residents have about the Covid-19 vaccines.
‘Every Question Matters’ is supported by the seven local authorities, alongside colleagues from CCGs and NHS Foundation Trusts across the region.
6. PACT Meetings
Please see local PACT meeting information below:
Seaham, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale & Hawthorn
27 June – 7pm – 8pm
Meeting dates will be shared on Facebook pages and Keep in the Know.
7. Recycling Points for Small Electricals
Have a small electrical item collecting dust in your home? Residents in County Durham can now drop off unwanted electricals for recycling.
We have launched a new recycling project where residents can drop off small electrical or battery-operated items at one of 17 collection points across the county, including Blackhall Community Centre and Horden Centennial Centre.
Residents must be aware that we do not offer secure data removal or confidentiality of data, therefore it is the resident’s responsibility to ensure information is removed before leaving any item for recycling or reuse.
Due to the nature of the collections, it is only possible to accept electricals that are small enough to fit in a carrier bag.
Further information is available via the link below:
8. Working Together To Keep Communities Safe
Key agencies demonstrated their commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour together during a week of action in East Durham.
We teamed up with partner agencies including Durham Constabulary and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to address concerns raised by members of the public, tackle crime and provide reassurance to residents.
Operation Stapleton saw the partners, which also included local housing associations Believe Housing, Bernicia and Home Group, carry out walkabouts in Shotton Colliery, Wingate and Wheatley Hill to identify issues, speak to residents and hand out leaflets with information about how to report anti-social behaviour.
Further information can be found via the link below:
9. Test and Trace Support Payment
You could get a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment to support you if you meet the eligibility criteria:
🗸 An NHS Test and Trace Account ID
🗸 Confirmation that you receive a means-tested benefit or on low income
🗸 Proof of work and a bank statement
Further information can be found in the attached document and via the link below:
10. Citizens Advice County Durham (CACD) Newsletters
Please see links below to CACD Newsletters providing information on apprenticeships and how the Employability Team at CACD can support unemployed young people on their DurhamWorks journey:
11. ‘Pop-up’ Walk-In Vaccination Centre – Durham City Centre
Please find attached information on ‘pop-up’ walk-in vaccination centres which are taking place in Durham City Centre on Saturday 26 June and Sunday 27 June.
We hope you find the above information useful and please be aware that all of the officers from the East Durham AAP Team are, along with all AAP staff countywide, other DCC colleagues and partners, continuing to work as hard as possible for the residents and communities that we serve.
Please note that all the AAP Team continue to work from home, however, we are all contactable on our usual e-mail addresses and phone numbers.