Shildon Town Council are proud to be working in partnership with @GreenfieldArts on the #ShoutAboutShildon – Community Spirit project. After successfully securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver VE Day 75 Commemorative Project, to include a community arts project and a celebrative family music event.
A year later than planned, due to the impact of Covid-19, we can commence the VE Day Community Art Project. The project will engage with members of the community to share their thoughts and memories with us about the themes of community spirit, influential individuals, and significant moments for Shildon. These beautiful boxes of inspiration are to invoke memories of Shildon past, the people that helped make Shildon what it is and those individuals that have encourage and inspired us, through their actions or deeds, to get through difficult times, that ‘War time Spirit’.
The boxes include ‘Shout About Shildon book’, gift and postcards for residents to capture, send back and share their memories, which is the first part of the Artistic Project.
Next stage, resident artist Paul Theo Murray, will put his artistic talents to use to create an artistic reminder that is inspired by all of this work, the importance of the time and those who shaped it, which we will share with you later on in the project.
Town Councillors Statement, please click on the link below to watch in full.
Shildon Town Council is not the designated Education Authority and, therefore, has no powers over delivery of education services but has a role to present the views of the community. However, Shildon Town Council want to see a new, high quality secondary school built in Shildon that is of sufficient size to educate the young people of our town and the surrounding area. The school will be modern, it will be well led to inspire children to achieve and realise their full potential. A significant number of children in our town come from homes where there is high deprivation and a lack of aspiration; we want to nurture these children and help them to aspire and learn so that they can become fulfilled and enriched. We want them to feel a sense of pride in their town, and we believe that by giving them a brand new facility that can be utilised alongside existing facilities such as the Athletics Track and the Leisure Centre will enhance their prospects in life and will encourage healthier and happier lifestyles.
Shildon Town Council are asking for parents help to promote our ‘BAG IT & BIN IT’ Campaign for 2021.
We would like to see the artistic talents of your children (Aged 7 – 11 years) in helping us to spread a message across the town to encourage dog owners to pick up after their dog. We know that dog fouling is a concern in the area and especially within our local Hackworth Park which lots of children pass through on their way to school each day.
So, grab your paper, pens and paint and #ShildonGetsArty……. All Artwork to be photographed by an adult & emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date @ 5pm, Friday 12th March!
First Prize £25, Second Prize £15, Third Prize £10 (vouchers)
(Please do not forget to add your child’s first name & age to the email – By doing so you are agreeing to their art work being shared onto our social media platforms throughout the campaign)
#art #dougfouling #community #shildontowncouncil #localchildren #promotion #Shildon
Housing and environmental issues will be tackled in Shildon as part of a three-month community action initiative.
Our Community Action Team (CAT) will be providing help to residents in Shildon over the next 11 weeks.
From Monday 18 January to Thursday 1 April, the team will be holding a series of online engagement sessions, resident surveys, walkabouts and action to resolve problems such as poor housing conditions and litter.
In the first two weeks, residents’ concerns will be outlined through an online survey and virtual engagement sessions on TeamsLive.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, these virtual engagement sessions will replace usual face-to-face drop-in events and will give residents the opportunity to discuss areas where they feel community action is most needed.
The sessions will take place on Tuesday 26 January, from 10 am to 11am, and Wednesday 27 January, from 5pm to 6pm.
Follow the link to access the Team resident engagement meetings and surgeries, or find out more about the Community Action Scheme.