Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Village Coffee Morning, Saturday 7th March

A Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 7th March 2015 at the home of Joan West (8, Green Court, Esh). The morning will be co-hosted by Eileen, Brenda and Gillian and will include cakes, a raffle and a tombola all in aid of St Michael and All Angels Church in the village. Please come and join us - everyone is welcome! 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Have a say in local healthcare provision

The North Durham Community Engagement Project has been set up by Durham Community Action and North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group to improve patient, public and carer engagement in the North Durham area.  The project aims to complement existing networks such as Healthwatch and Patient Reference groups.

The project has a free membership scheme and is inviting local people and voluntary organisations to join.  The scheme has two types of membership:

1. Inform: members receive regular information about health services, issues and decisions in their geographical area.
2. Involve: members also have the opportunity to shape and influence what services are needed and brought into their area for the public, patients and carers by attending focus groups, meetings etc.

Individuals, groups or organisations can also join the free membership scheme and have a say on health services available or not available in their area. It is envisaged that this project will help people to understand their rights and to have a voice in the provision of local healthcare.

By becoming a member of NHS North Durham CCG you will:
• Receive regular updates about the work of North Durham CCG
• Receive invitations to events
• Have opportunities to give your views about areas of healthcare that interest you
• Be able to participate as much or as little as you like by choosing your level of membership

If you are interesting in joining or would like more information on the project or the membership options please contact Anne-Marie Parkin, Community Engagement Project Officer/Administrator at Anne-Marie.Parkin@durhamrcc.org.uk , telephone 01388 724040 or go to the website. The Project will be coming to EVRA's March meeting to meet Esh residents (date to follow shortly!). 

EVRA AGM: 12th February 2015

A quick reminder that the Esh Village Residents' Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting tomorrow night, 12th February 2015, at 7.30pm in The Cross Keys.

Everyone is welcome: items on the agenda include traffic and speeding (with input from our local police officers), the development of the new village playground, and planned events and new clubs for 2015. Our invited speakers are Father John Marsland and Peter Seed from Ushaw College, who will be introducing the new plans for Ushaw as it opens its doors to the public. To see the full agenda, please click on the image to the left. See you there!