Parish Council Elections 6th May 2017

Congratulations and welcome to our new Parish Councillors:

Name of Candidate Description
WILKES, Mark Ashley Liberal Democrat
HOPGOOD, Amanda Jayne Liberal Democrat
SIMMONS, Frances Mamie Liberal Democrat
MODERATE, Terry Independent
HILLARY, Colin Liberal Democrat
MARTIN, Nigel Liberal Democrat
BEDDOES, Clive Ronald Liberal Democrat
HOLLAND, James Grenville Liberal Democrat
DAWSON, Peter Desmond Independent
WILLIS, Karon Independent
JOHNSTON, Patricia Margaret Labour Party

The first meeting of the new council is on Wednesday 10th of May at the Pavilion.  There will be an Annual Meeting for Electors at 6:15. so that residents can come and meet the new councillors and raise any matters that they are concerned about. Below is an agenda for the meeting:

 

FRAMWELLGATE MOOR PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

Notice is given of the Annual Assembly of Electors for the Parish of Framwellgate

 

Moor to be held on the evening of Wednesday 10th May 2017, to be held in the

 

Pavilion Building, Front Street, Framwellgate Moor @ 6.15pm

 

Councillor T. Moderate

 

 

Chair, Framwellgate Moor Parish Council

 

 

AGENDA

Item Subject Time
     1. Annual Report

 

15 mins
     2. Any Resolutions of which written notice has been given

 

     3. Any questions at the discretion of the Chair

 

      4. Any other Business considered by the Chair to be urgent

 

FMPC Meetings – Venue Update

Until further notice, Parish council Meetings will be held in the Community Association Building at the Southern end of the building.

Framwellgate Moor – a village Trail by Graeme Vasey

Another fascinating addition to the Framwellgate Moor archive, Greme Vasey’s A Village Trail, was written when he was a student at framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School in 1999.  Much has changed and much has been lost in the thirty years or so since George Brown was writing.  Glimpses of the past can still be discerned in […]

Framwellgate Moor in “Coal and Power” by David Lloyd George

This is an appendix to the book and describes Framwellgate Moor as it was pre 1925.  
The photographs at the back of the pdf are front and back views of of Newcastle Row 
(courtesy of Beamish Museum).  The book is in the Clayport library in Durham.
Coal and Power with FM photographs

This an extract from: 
Framwellgate Moor Parish: historical events of the nineteen hundreds (Adult Non-Fiction)
by George Brown.

George describes the same scene as David Lloyd George but from an historical perspective.
He was born and lived in the rows for most of his life.  After a varied career, as parish
clerk and newspaper columnist he committed his memoirs to print.  
This is a short extract of a much larger work:
A History of Framwellgate Moor_The Rows

The Bowling Green and Pavilion are fully open

The bowling green and the Pavilion are now fully operational again.  Come and have a look sometime to see what improvements have been made.  If you click HERE you will be able to see some of the changes that have been made:

Here are two of the before and after pictures taken by Councillor Colin Hillary

Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust

We would like to thank Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust for their continued support and assistance in recent projects. The partnership that we have been able to forge with the Probation Trust has lasted many years and it has enabled the Parish to undertake a variety of projects in the local area. Read more

WW1 Commemorative Plaque

Following a discussion at the council regarding what would best help commemorate the WW1 centenary year, it was decided that the best way to help remember those who passed away was the creation of commemorative plaque.

Read more

The Conduct of Children

Part 5 – Extracts from the School Log Books – The Conduct of Children

This section is something of a miscellany. It contains entries dealing with behaviour and record of attendance of pupil and also the type of punishments. It also attempts to indicate what the actual school population was at various times. Read more

Work

Part 4 – Extracts from the School Log Books – Work

In 1877 the era of payment-by-results was in its fifteenth year and although the narrowness of the original scheme had been to some extent mitigated by merit grants and other measures, the visit of Her Majesty’s Inspector for the annual examination remained the event around which the whole school year revolved. As the school’s grant for the following year still depended mainly on the number of pupils who attended more than one hundred days and the results of those over six years old in a reading, writing and arithmetic test, the inspector’s visit was always preceded by the checking of registers, chasing of errant pupils and much practice in examination of the 3Rs. His annual reports has to be copied into the log book and several extracts from these are printed below. Read more

Origin of the School

Part 2 – Extracts from the School Log Books – The Origin of the School

The starting point is the 1870 Education Act which provided for the creation of School Boards, elected by ratepayers, to provide schools where existing educational provision was inadequate. Read more