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16 January 2020CEREMONIAL BEACON

FISHBURN PARISH COUNCIL is very supportive of the Armed Forces past and present. In 2020 the commemorations for both VE and VJ Day will be the central part of our national remembrance and will bring home the scale of service and sacrifice made by veterans of the Second World War generation. The permanent gas-fuelled ceremonial beacon in Fishburn will form part of a commemoration event on Friday 8th May 2020 [Bank Holiday] to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day). The village will be asked to remember the impact that leaving, missing and returning home has on service men and women and their loved ones - then and now. Parish councillors felt that there were good reasons for a ceremonial beacon but did not wish to put an additional burden on local people, so they have applied for grant aid funding to pay for it instead of the tax levied from residents (the precept). An appeal is being made for anyone involved in the Second World War to take part in the planned activities.

19 December 2019GATES TO FOOTBALL FIELDS

PCSO 6849 Amy Jorgeson attended the PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting on Thursday 12th December 2019 and the Parish Council resolved to lock the gates at the football fields at the request of Durham Police due to complaints about an increase in incidents of substance abuse outside the pavilion. Members took into account the fact that the recreation ground/football pitch is a resource for the whole community and they balanced the needs of all users, but the only realistic solution was to lock the gates to tackle the problem.

05 December 2019FISHBURN BAND'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

FISHBURN BAND'S Christmas concert will be held in Fishburn Social Club on Friday 6th December 2019 starting at 8.00 p.m. You will be guaranteed a great night of music to suit all tastes, with featured soloists and some wonderful festive favourites. FREE Admission.

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