FREE Customer Service training for Consett's retail business

Durham County Council is running FREE Customer Service training for retail business across Consett to enhance customer service skills in readiness for customers coming to the Tour of the Reservoir Velo cycling event in June.

The training takes place on Friday 14 June from 9.30am - 12.30pm at Derwentside Business Centre, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 6BP.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 03000 267967.

Spaces are limited to 2 places per business.

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Musical Coffee Morning

Dementia music coffee morning

Find out about volunteering at Volunteers' Week

As part of Volunteers’ week 2019, a volunteer fair is taking place in Durham City Outdoor Market Place on Friday 7 of June.  The event is a drop in any time between 9am and 3pm.

Durham Community Action will be there with staff on hand to talk to anyone who is interested in volunteering and can take people round the stalls and introduce them to organisations.

There are around 35 organisations attending the event, all actively looking for volunteers.

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Dementia Action Week 20-26th May 2019 - Medomsley Events

Several events are taking place in Medomsley in Dementia Action Week.

Wednesday 22 May

A Pop Up Coffee Shop at 10.30am-3.00pm in the Miners Arms Pub, Coffee and Tea served with Home-made Cake and Scones.

A Quiz Night at 8.00pm - make up a team of 4 and meet in the Miners Arms Pub.


Saturday 25 May

A singalong at 10.00am in St Mary Magdalene Church’s Coffee Morning.

Singing is good for your health!


Medomsley Village is registered as a Dementia Friendly Community


Find out about STEM with Family Learning sessions!

Do you want to find out more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and have fun learning with your child?

The DVP is funding Family Learning sessions which are being delivered by Training Development Resource (TDR) during the May half term week.  Come along to the FREE sessions and find out about the world of STEM:

  • Tuesday 28 May at Delves Lane Village Hall, Delves Lane, DH8 7BH
  • Wednesday 29 May at Burnopfield Community Centre, Syke Road, NE16 6JF
  • Thursday 30 May at St Patrick Hall, Victoria Road, Consett, DH8 5AX

All sessions last for two hours and run twice a day from each venue at

  • 10am - 12pm and
  • 1pm - 3pm

The sessions are for children aged 6+ years and parents/carers should accompany their child in the session/s.

STEM activities will provide a fantastic opportunity to find out how things are taught in your child's school, as well as a chance to share ideas with other parents/carers and develop your own skills.

For more information about the sessions and STEM, please contact:

Zahra Altaii, Science & Engineering Tutor, TDR Training Ltd on 0191 4911505