Easter has come to Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland Town Council have worked with numerous partners in order to bring a splash of spring and Easter spirit to the town this Easter with a range of projects.

We have worked with South Durham Enterprise Agency’s Regeneration Development Coordinator, The Auckland Project and Angel Trust to hang colourful plaques, decorate Auckland Tower with a beautiful spring flower sunburst and add colour to the former Job Centre Window.

Easter door plaque Flowers on Auckland Tower Easter Decorations in Job Centre window

We have also worked with a number of groups around Bishop Auckland to ensure families are supported and still get to enjoy the Easter holidays. This has included donating funds for children’s holiday lunches supplied by Woodhouse Close Church Community Centre and Auckland Youth and Community Centre (AYCC). As an extra treat we also donated Easter eggs to Woodhouse Close Church Community Centre, with the help of Tesco’s Bishop Auckland.

We also created some small children’s activity packs for inclusion in pre-Easter hampers which Angel Trust have provided to the community.

Food hampers from Angel Trust Easter Eggs

We have worked with Cockton Hill Junior School and Escomb Primary School and teamed up with South Durham Enterprise Agency to decorate a few windows of the town with the drawings from their pupils. The two schools were pulled out of a hat and really rose to the challenge! We hope you agree  that it’s lovely to see how they interpret what Easter means to them and the colours they use to decorate ready for Spring and Easter.

Cockton Hill Junior School:

Window decorated for Easter


Escomb Primary School:

Reading room windows

Working with Angel Trust, Bishop Auckland Town Council put together hampers for our local care homes of some sweet treats and some bath bits as a “thank you” to those who work so hard caring for our most vulnerable. We hope the teams at Eden House, Barrington Lodge, Sandringham Care Home and Bishopsgate Lodge enjoy their biscuits!

We also donated a hamper to the Women’s Refuge in Bishop Auckland for the women in their care.

Care home Easter Hampers

Thank you to all the partners we worked with to add some colour and excitement for Easter to the town.