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THE PARISH COUNCIL is proceeding with a project for an improved parkland and woodland in Fishburn working in partnership with the Programme Manager at Discover Brightwater Landscape Partnership and Durham County Council's Woodland Creation Officer on an exciting proposal to plant a new woodland and wildflower meadow to help combat climate change and boost wellbeing and wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Members were reminded of the popular Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now". The best time to act is now.


INTRODUCING the Anne Robson Helpline - if you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.

At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to listen to anyone who faces dying or the imminent death of someone they care about. We know that facing the end of life can leave you feeling isolated and alone.

Being able to access support is so important. Gaining knowledge of what may happen towards the end of life and being prepared helps both the person dying and their loved ones to feel a sense of control.

Calls are free and confidential. Call us on 0808 801 0688 - we have time to talk Please visit www.annerobsontrust.org.uk/helpline-service to find out more.


FISHBURN PARISH COUNCIL decided it wanted to be part of the national tradition of lighting a chain of beacons to mark royal occasions and Thursday 2nd June 2022 saw the completion of the parish council’s efforts to create a ceremonial gas-fuelled beacon to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The beacon stands on the village green on Front Street in the centre of Fishburn and was officially unveiled and lit for the first time at a Twilight Jubilee Concert. Children from Fishburn Primary School have also planted two oak trees provided by the Parish Council to commemorate the jubilee.

The Queen Elizabeth II Beacon of Hope represents the British way of life that we all hold dearly. The design of the basket on the beacon is a crown. The eleven poppies signify the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (to mark the day armistice signed after World War I. The wording around the base of the crown is HOPE - PEACE - BATTLE - FREEDOM - Hope: a strong and confident expectation for Peace and Freedom within ourselves and around the world. Peace: within ourselves and around the world is something we all strive for and battle to keep. Battle: the constant fight between good and evil within ourselves and around the world. Freedom: The power or right to act, speak or think as one wants, because without Hope, Peace, and Battle there is no Freedom. The word MEMENTO on the crown is Latin for 'to remember'. The seven-pointed crown signifies Queen Elizabeth II; the seven days of creation; the seven seas and seven continents of the world; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that are protected by The Army, The Royal Air Force and The Royal Navy.

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