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Spennymoor AAP - February 2020 Board meeting

Spennymoor AAP - February Board meeting


The next Spennymoor AAP Board meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at 6.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments) in Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Irish dance and enterprise to transform empty building

Irish dance and enterprise to transform empty building


A vacant community building will be full of life once more when it reopens as an Irish dance studio and the headquarters of a family run business.


The former Spennymoor Day Centre in Dundas Street in the town centre has stood empty since 2012 but now, thanks to enterprising local couple Paul and Katrina O’Hehir and Durham County Council’s property management team, the building is set to welcome the public through its doors once again as the new base of the O’Hehir School of Irish Dance.


Katrina, who is from Durham and has Irish roots, rose to fame as Michael Flatley’s lead dancer in the Lord of The Dance. She currently teaches 40 children aged three and over, as well as an adult class catering to all ages and abilities.


Paul, meanwhile, is partner in a chartered accountancy business with his father, which has operated from Clyde Terrace in Spennymoor for 30 years. The business will also relocate to the building, where renovation work is already underway and could be completed as early as March.