WORKING TOGETHER TO FACE COVID 19 Wednesday, 3 June 2020
We are now working in partnership with more than a dozen organisations and over 60 volunteers to deliver food to those affected by the Coronavirus crisis.
For more than three months, The Auckland Project: Closed Doors, Open Hearts initiative has been providing frozen meals to help the Bishop Auckland, Shildon and Coundon communities through the immediate challenges caused by COVID-19.
Now, thanks to a growing network of community support, the service has expanded to eligible residents in West Auckland, Trimdon (including Trimdon Village, Trimdon Grange and Trimdon Station), Witton-le-Wear and some areas of Crook.
A network of 10 community hubs has been established to help reach these areas, including Woodhouse Close Community Centre, The Miner’s Arms public house (Coundon), Trimdon Grange Community Centre, The Well (West Auckland), The Victoria Inn public house (Witton-le-Wear), Bishop Auckland College, Little Chefs Big Chefs CIC, Shildon Alive, Woodhouse Close Children’s Centre and The Angel Trust.
Many of the hubs are volunteer led, with over 60 people donating their time to take calls, pack meals and make deliveries to people who would otherwise be unable to access adequate food, including those who are self-isolating or facing financial challenges. More than 15,000 meals have been delivered across the region so far.
For more information, including details of all the hubs, how to seek help and ways to get involved, please click here
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Explore the landscape of this peaceful park, the hunting grounds of the Prince Bishops of Durham
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
The ticket office is open and the whistle’s polished, all that’s needed to depart is you! We acquired Weardale Railway in 2020 because we wanted to preserve an exciting and important part of North East’s history.