BARNARD CASTLE TO COMMEMORATE MERCHANT NAVY DAY
To commemorate Merchant Navy Day the Town Council will host a simple flag hoisting ceremony on Tuesday 03 September 2019. The ceremony will commence at 11:00 a.m. in the Galgate Memorial Garden. In preparation, the town council would like to encourage any Merchant Navy veterans, Sea Cadets or serving personnel to attend.
Refreshments will be provided following the service. Please contact 01833 690970 if you would like to participate.
Public Meeting with Ron Hogg, Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC)
Wednesday 4 July 5.00pm in the Dawson Room, Woodleigh
Following a meeting between the PCVC, Ron Hogg, and members of the Town Council, to consider the future management of Bede Kirk as a village green, a public meeting is to be held on Wednesday 4 July at 5.00pm in the Dawson Room, Woodleigh.
The public meeting is open to those local residents who have been involved in the campaign to date and those with an interest in the future management of Bede Kirk as a village green.
Please contact the town council if you wish to register your attendance.
Phone: 01833 690970
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Town Council office.
A simple Aviation Day service will take place on Friday 21 June 2019, commencing at 11.00 am in the Galgate Memorial Gardens.
The Vintage Pipers will be in attendance from 10.30 am, prior to an opening introduction at 10.58 am by Tony Galley, one of the co-founders.
The Service of Commemoration will be led by Rev Canon Alec Harding and include a wreath laying ceremony where the Town Mayor (Cllr John Blissett) and representatives from RAF Leeming, The Royal Air Forces Association, Barnard Castle School Cadet Force and, co-founder, John Yarker will lay wreaths. The service will conclude following the raising of the Standards and Last Reveille and the Piper’s Laments.
Refreshments will be available following the service.
The Teesdale Aviation Day event used traditionally to take place annually on the first Wednesday in July. However, following the relocation of the memorial from the grounds of HMYOI Deerbolt, to its new home within the Memorial Gardens, Galgate, Barnard Castle, the event date was changed to avoid the town’s Wednesday Market. Since 2016, the service has been scheduled to correspond with the town’s 1940s Weekend and to fall within a week of Armed Forces Day, which takes place at the end of June.
Entries are open for this competition until 15 November 2017.
Each year the Town Mayor sends cards on behalf of the Town to other towns in County Durham and North Yorkshire and to a selection of local businesses and organisations.
- Open to anyone (non-professionals) of any age
- 2 x winning photographs selected
‘What I love about Barney’
How to Enter:
Electronic files should be submitted as a Jpeg at least 1600 x 1200 (2MPix). Entries can be submitted electronically to email@example.com or
- In any format capable of being reproduced on white card;
- Orientation – portrait or landscape
The image on the finished cards will be reproduced at A5 size and may be cropped.
Submitted entries will be shortlisted by the Town Mayor and Consort along with the Editor of the Teesdale Mercury. The winning entries will be selected by the Town Mayor and Consort.
The two winning images will be printed; each with the winner’s name on the reverse and will be used as the Town Mayor’s official Christmas card for 2017.
Each winner will be presented by the Town Mayor with a framed entry of their own design at the Town Council’s Christmas Tree Lighting Event on 1 December 2017, along with a pack of 20 cards for their own personal use.
The mini golf course is available for hire free of charge by schools for practical lessons on weekdays during term times. It is also available for hire outside normal operating hours at a concessionary rate of £15 per hour by registered charities and at a rate of £30 per hour for groups and private organisations.
Please select the links for the relevant Booking Forms and Terms and Conditions of Hire or alternatively contact Barnard Castle Town Council directly:
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