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We love Horden

VILLAGE BOOST: Chairman June Clark and vice-chairman John Barnett of the Horden Regeneration Partnership hold the symbol of the Love Horden campaign as local councillors, business leaders, members of community groups and residents look on

VILLAGE BOOST: Chairman June Clark and vice-chairman John Barnett of the Horden Regeneration Partnership hold the symbol of the Love Horden campaign as local councillors, business leaders, members of community groups and residents look on

A NEW campaign to “big-up” a village is to be launched next month and local people are being urged to get involved.

Horden Regeneration Partnership has devised a Love Horden campaign which highlights all that is good about the village.

It encourages residents and businesses to move away from the doom and gloom of current economic times and to focus on all that is good about the village and features a newsletter that explores aspects of the village to be proud of.

As well as providing contact numbers of local organisations, there are also sections on the rich history of the former mining village, Horden’s strong sense of community, millions being invested in improved housing stock, a planned railway station for the village, and the new £500,000 lottery-funded Horden Centennial Centre.

Horden’s’ parks and recreational activities, the Durham Heritage Coast and local resident and focus groups are also highlighted.

Horden parish councillor June Clark, who is also chair of Horden Regeneration Partnership, said: “There is not a lot of money around at the moment and we thought that instead of chasing an ever-diminishing pot of money, let’s remind people of what we already have got to be proud of.”

Local businessman and former Hartlepool United star Brian Honour will help launch the scheme at an event at 4.30pm on March 12 at Horden Social Welfare Centre, in Seventh Street. Residents are welcome.

 

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