Fire notice in The KGV (King George the Fifth) Pavilion

We are continuing our update of policies.  You can find a list under “The Parish Council ” tab – follow the link to Policies

This is the latest addition

What to do in case of a fire

 

Framwellgate Moor Community Centre – Christmas Fayre Poster – all you need to know

FMPC New Meetings Schedule

We have made some changes to the way our meetings are conducted.  There will be a full council meeting every first Wednesday of the month, held at The Pavilion, King James V field, DH1 5BL, starting at 18:30. All are welcome to attend.

There will be additional subcommittee meetings held in the previous month.  When there is a settled pattern to these meetings I will post advance notice of these meetings too.  These meetings will also be open to members of the community.

Until then, I will be publishing the minutes of those meetings at the same time as I post the agenda for the full council meetings.

Councillor Peter Dawson

Pavilion re-opens after refurbishment

The Pavilion at King George V Field is now open for use.  It has been completely refurbished and redecorated.  The Parish Council is now meeting at the Pavilion again after our recent use of the Community Centre.

The Parish Council meets every first Wednesday of every month at 18:30 – members of the public are always welcome.  If there are any issues you think the council should know about you can either get in touch via the website or come along to the meetings to tell us in person.

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 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

King George’s Fields

The Parish Council were fascinated to find a bit of local history, describing how the KGV Playing Fields first came about, and we thought this would be something of interest to our local parishioners.  If have any further information or facts, then please let us know so that we can continue to add to the story of how the St Georges’s Fields came about.

The King George’s Fields Foundation was set up as a national scheme in March 1936 to commemorate the recent death of His Royal Highness King George V. To administer the project the King George’s Fields Foundation (KGFF) was constituted by Trust Deed in 1936. The Trust Deed defined a playing field as ‘any open space used for the purpose of outdoor games, sports and pastimes’.

All 471 of the playing fields were styled and called ‘King George’s Fields’. The network consists of fields throughout the UK and each playing field has the distinctive heraldic plaques on the entrance gates. The fields are as relevant to local communities now as they were when they were originally created.

We were pivotal in the creation of the project and in 1965 the NPFA became the Trustee of the Charity widening the objects of the Foundation to include the ‘preservation’ in addition to ‘establishment’ of the King George’s Fields.

Interesting Resources

Preview George Brown’s account of the transformation of the Ash Pit in his “Pages from My Scrapbook – The Ash Heap Transformed

The King George’s Fields Foundation: www.fieldsintrust.org/KGV.aspx  also gives an overview of the scheme.

This is a Wikipedia list of all playing fields in the UK produced under that scheme: http://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/List_of_King_George%27s_Fields#County_Durham
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Extracts Framwellgate Moor Schools Log Books – Part 1

The school log book is a very variable form of historical document. Its purpose was to record events of varied nature – at an early stage it contained, verbatim, inspectors reports. In its pages we can glimpse at the working of a school, gain some knowledge of the condition of the buildings and have a school eye view of national and local events. Read more