Popular community group ACORN are thrilled to report that the Big Lottery Fund “Awards for All” scheme have kindly awarded a  grant of £9,465 to” Build A Better Community” carry out events and trips for the local community and provide a meeting place where residents can come for advice or just a bit of good chat.
Of course ACORN are about much more than just entertainment, part of the work that we do is lobbying to improve the environment and infrastructure of our part of Newton Aycliffe and problem solving in the community.
ACORN can now announce that the group have been successful in securing funding of £500 from Durham County Council which will be used for the provision of flower tubs in the area.
April 7th sees the return of the eagerly anticipated Little ACORNS Petting Zoo  in Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre featuring all manner of critters, face painting, balloons, inflatable bouncy castle, tombola, stalls and demonstrations from K9 pursuits Jet and Ben etc.
April 26th will also see the highly popular coach trip to Whitby for the annual Goth Festival
How do you find out more about these events? Come along to the ACORN monthly meeting on the 9th of April at the Royal British Legion club 5.30 for the youth group little ACORNS or 6pm for the ACORN meeting.
Special guest speaker for the April meeting will be Ron Hogg our Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron is very people friendly and is always happy to engage with the public. Coming at a time when our old police station is being demolished it may well be a topical discussion.
As a group which incorporates Neighbourhood Watch and the Little Acorns section ACORN welcome the public to come along, join in the fun and try to influence improvements wherever we can.
The April 9th meeting will also be eventful as our third AGM. So if you want to come along to participate in the community activities or just have a coffee and observe, please feel welcome.
Ken Robson Chairman
ACORN Residents Association
01325 321471