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Woodland Wonders! Little Wonders activities

Children’s forest activities
★ Explore the woodland and churchyard
★ Play active outdoor games
★ Discover local wildlife
★ Learn simple green woodwork skills
★ Make crafts from natural materials
★ Listen to stories around the campfire

The activities are led
by a Level 3
Forest school qualified
facilitator

When?
Wednesday 14th August
Thursday 15th August
10.30-12.30
Free
Donations welcome
These activities are strictly for
2-5 years

Children must be accompanied by a
parent/carer

 

For further information or to
book contact:
Gillie on 07508471522
Or 0191 3711387
Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX
Booking essential
Come weather prepared
No dogs please

Woodland Wonders! Witton Dene Holiday Club

Children’s forest activities
★ Explore the woodland and churchyard
★ Play active outdoor games
★ Discover local wildlife and creepy
crawlies
★ Learn simple green woodwork skills
★ Make crafts from natural materials
★ Listen to stories around the campfire
The activities are led by a Level 3
Forest school qualified
facilitator

When?
19th-23rd August 10-3pm
(Wednesday 10.30 start)
Free
Donations welcome
These activities are aimed at 6-12
years
Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer

For further information or to
book contact:
Gillie on 07508471522
Or 0191 3711387
Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX
Booking essential
Come weather prepared
No dogs please

Mindfulness walk

Sensing the Seasons
A 60 minute guided Mindfulness walk through
Witton Dene,
suitable for most abilities

Next walks: Fridays 10-11am
28th June
26th July
30th August

Whatever
the weather,
come prepared.
FREE

To find out more, contact Gillie breath-
ingspacedurham@gmail.com
Tel: 0191 3711387 /07508 471522
Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX

 

Witton Gilbert Calendar 2019

Witton Gilbert Calendar 2019

 £5.00 Per copy

The Calendar contains monthly views in and around the village and parish It is produced to raise funds for the conservation and maintenance of Witton Dene and for activities directly associated  with the Dene.

Copies can be purchased from:

Robin Minney: tel: 0191 3711295,  robin@minney.org

Or

 Mike Rowell 3710595   Mob 07791625644   email mjrowell.303@btinternet.com

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Submission

Witton Gilbert Neighbourhood Plan

Submission to Durham County Council

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan has now been formally submitted to Durham County Council and is subject to a further 6 week consultation before being examined by an independent planning inspector. The Draft Plan and all of the background papers and evidence are available, follow the link below.

Neighbourhood plan submission stage

The inspector will be appointed by Durham County Council to ensure its compliance with the law, with national planning guidance and with the strategic policies of Durham County Council’s local plan.

The planning inspector can require amendments to be made or recommend that the Plan go forward for public referendum. Residents of Witton Gilbert Parish will have a vote on whether to accept or reject the plan. Should the community support the plan it will be formally adopted and become an integral part of the planning process when determining planning applications in the Parish.

Sensing the Seasons: Mindfulness walk through Witton Dene

A 60 minute guided Mindfulness walk through Witton Dene, suitable for most abilities

 

Next walks
Fridays:

30th November
28th December
2018

Last Friday of every month
10-11am

Refreshments available

Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX

To find out more, contact Gillie breathingspacedurham@gmail.com
07508471522/0191 3711387
http://www.breathingspace.org.uk/

Bonfire & Fireworks

Saturday 3rd November; Clink Bank Field

                         Bonfire lit at 6:30                                Fireworks start at approximately 7:00

This is a regular, well attended village event, organised by a volunteer team and the Parish Council.
Admission is FREE

If you attend and have photographs you would like to share please use the contact form to share a link to images.

 

LANGLEY ESTATE SALE

The Langley Estate is up for sale. In total there is about 2,615 acres, which includes a large part of the Parish to the west of Witton Gilbert village.

Land immediately adjacent to or in the village is contained within the Fulforth Farm lot which abuts Norburn Park and extends to the boundary of Sacriston,  the village allotments are also  part of the sale.

The extract below from the sales information shows  that the land directly adjacent to the village is seen as a possible development opportunity.

Interest has been expressed by a major national operator to enter into a Promotion Agreement to achieve planning consent for residential development in respect of the land shown as hatched on the sale plan. The Vendor is prepared to put interested parties in touch if required.”

To view details of the sale follow the link below :-

https://www.gscgrays.co.uk/property/witton-gilbert-durham/

List of individual lots

1 Broom House Farm 633.92 acres
2 Land at Langley House Farm 596.79 acres
3 Langley House Farm and Cottages 64.42 acres
4 Langley West House Farm 213.47 acres
5 Land at Langley West House Farm 34.74 acres
6 Fulforth Farm 430.53 acres
7 Land at Blackburn Farm and Fishing Rights 75.12 acres
8 Land at Fellside Farm 198.37 acres
9 Land at Ibbotsons 107.00 acres
10 Land at Long Edge 13.66 acres
11 Langley Park Industrial Estate 23.82 acres
12 Land at Park Villas 8.02 acres
13 West Hall Cottage 2.24 acres
14 Langley Forest 202.79 acres
15 High Hedley Hope Wind Farm 2.90 acres
16 Fulforth Grazing Land 5.35 acres
17 Allotments 2.05 acres
18 1 Parkhouse Cottage 0.20 acres
The Whole The Langley Estate 2,615.39 acres

Folk Singing Sessions

Folk Singing Sessions
@ St Michael & All Angels Church,
Witton Gilbert Fridays 1-3pm
Come along and join in!

Starts
Friday 21st September
New singers & musicians welcome

Subs
£2.00

For further information

Tel. Gillie on 07508471522 or 01913711387
breathingspacedur-ham@gmail.com
Meeting place:
St Michael and All Angels
Church, Coach Lane,
Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX