Dear Consett Magazine readers,

Thanks for picking up your free copy of Consett Magazine, keep reading for your monthly dose of #positivelocalnews.

This month’s front cover is a photograph taken at a recent Consett RFC Club Rugby training session (Juniors and Minis, 4th March 2021). It was taken by George Ledger and is part of the Consett Coronavirus Photo Project. Head to pages four and five for more about this fantastic project which is documenting local Consett life throughout the 2020-21 pandemic for present and future generations. It’ll be a snapshot of local history, to see what life was like for some Consett residents during this difficult and unprecedented time.

On page nine, local business owner, Darren Cutler who underwent open heart surgery at the age of 23, is now launching his Heart of the North challenge, which encourages people to walk or run 266.3 miles – the challenge is designed to get everyone out walking or running regularly to improve their physical and mental health. What a great opportunity it is for a local fitness professional like Darren to help people in the local community become more active. We encourage everyone who can to get involved.

Local business owners Lorna and Ian Adamson are developing the Haystax Inclusive Farm Experience and Accessible Holiday Lodges at Woodlands Park Farm in Knitsley, Consett. The project will be catering for families of children, young people, adults who have complex needs and/or disabilities. Read more about the Haystax and Woodlands Park Farm on page six.

Become a Contributor

We’re looking for local contributors to get involved with Consett Magazine on a regular basis to publish even more #positivelocalnews for the local community. Anyone with a passion for storytelling and publishing can get involved, whether you are a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, local business, musician, or stay-at-home dad, historian, teacher, doctor, chef, full-time mum, dancer, baker, or candlestick maker, it does not matter – we want to hear from you. If you’d like to get involved, just send us an email with your story (and any photo, audio, or video content) attached to or call one of our team on 01207 438 292 – we’ll help you get up and running as a contributor quickly so your photo or story could be in print next month too.

And remember, Monday the 21st of June is the summer solstice, this heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight, so enjoy and make the most of it. Sunrise in Consett is at 4:29am that day.

Thanks again for reading,

Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy and everyone who makes the Consett Magazine possible.

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