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Latest from UTASS - updated 16th August 2011

UTASS IS OPEN ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS [FROM 9AM-5PM]
[Office telephone number is 01833 641010]
(CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS)

If your need is URGENT we are available 24 hours per day - 7days per week - 365 days per year by contacting Diane Spark on 01833 640320 OR 07968 874968.

TEESDALE MONITOR FARM EVENTS FOR 2011


UTASS LAND BASED TRAINING
Trailer Training is available in preparation for the B+E Trailer Test (requirement since January 1979 change in legislation). This training is for community members holding a car licence and over 19. Please contact UTASS for further information.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE TRAINING PAGE FOR OTHER TRAINING INFORMATION

Durham County Council have moved their Animal Health Office.
All Animal Health enquiries & movement documents need to be directed to:
Durham County Council, Environment, Health & Consumer Protection
Council Offices, Green Lane, Spennymoor, Co Durham, DL16 6JQ
General enquiries: Tel 01388 824336 & Fax 01388 824190 (for AML1ís)

UTASS Laptop Loan Scheme for our Members
We would remind you that UTASS has obtained funding for 10 laptops and printers that can be borrowed by any of our members who do not already have a computer for their own home use. Details of training specifically to complement this also appear on the Training page.

KARL'S LAMBING following the popularity of "Lambing Live" this DVD captures the bond between this young farmer, the sheep he cares for and how this passion and dedication takes over his life during lambing time.
This video costs £11.99 with a significant contribution from each sale going to UTASS.

UTASS Young People's Activities
Various Activities in UTASS throughout the year:
Girls Sessions:50p
Mondays 6-8pm 8-13 yr olds

Mixed Gender Drop In sessions:50p
Tuesdays occasional off site activities/visits
Wednesdays 6-10pm 11-19 yr olds

UTASS Youth Club:50p
Thursdays 6-7.30pm 8-11 yr olds
7.30-10pm 11-19 yr olds
For more information please contact us on 01833 641010



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OUTREACH FACILITIES

A timetable of Outreach facilities held at 9-11 Chapel Row throughout each month is detailed below:

Teesdale Citizens' Advice Bureau [CAB] Tracey Wills -
Mondays 9.30am - 12.00 during school term time
Age Concern - 2nd Thursday each month 10am-12noon
Durham County Council, Customer Services in the Community -
1st Tuesday of each month 10.30am-11.30am
***DCC Trading Standards*** - From 11th August'11 every Thursday afternoon by appointment.
Teesdale Housing Association - By appointment at UTASS

(Referrals for Mind can be from a GP, CPN or other care professional
or a self referral directly to Elaine Wood 07979 857948.)


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Lucinda Clifford from GSC Chartered Surveyors will be continuing to offer free appointments at UTASS on Tuesday mornings. Free half hour appointments can be made through UTASS or GSC (01833 637000) or info@utass.org.
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Robyn Peat, Partner, George F White will continue to be available on the first Monday of every month for professional and business advice at UTASS. Free appointments can be made through UTASS (01833 641010 or info@utass.org) or by phoning George F Whites on 01388 527966
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Emma Gray of BHP LAW will be available on the first Friday of every month to give advice upon making Wills and the importance of keeping them up to date. To make an initial free half hour appointment please contact EMMA GRAY direct on 01388 487005 or email EmmaG@bhplaw.co.uk
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FOOT & MOUTH & BLUE TONGUE, ETC. - PLEASE SEE OUR Search Briefings PAGE

ARC ADDINGTON
For further information or assistance available please contact Kate Dale 01423 546217 mobile 07912 495604 or their Head Office on 02476 690587 - enquiries@arc-addingtonfund.org.uk or any member of UTASS staff.

RABI
RABI is also able to offer assistance to farmers at the present time and for further details please contact Sally Conner on 01964 535453 (0781 809 3506), or contact a UTASS staff member.

Benefits & Pensions Information
UTASS holds numerous information leaflets on a wide range of benefits & pensions including Carers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance & Attendance Allowance.

OTHER LOCAL INFORMATION

UTASS is acting as a collector of old mobile phones and used printer ink cartridges in support of the Great North Air Ambulance. If you have any old cartridges or phones GNAA will be collecting from UTASS shortly.

Free home fire safety checks and free smoke alarms are available from Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service. Please contact Steve Smith, Community Safety Officer on 07740 157 408 or call 0191 332 4222 for further information.

ALSO

STOP those unwanted calls....Contact the Telephone Preference Service on 08450 700 707
and unwanted junk mail...Contact the Mail Preference Service on 08457 034 599







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