News on Langley Moor improvements

Further to the FOLM meeting on 6 April 2017, there’s been some exciting developments…

We’ll be adding to the village’s wonderful floral displays with the installation of two additional planters. The location of the current planters is indicated by the black stars, the additional planters by the red stars (see image below). Funding has been secured for their maintenance for five years – a very welcome sight in the village.

Another Community Litter Pick has been organised for Saturday 22 April. The likely location of the focus of effort with be Goatbeck; so wellies required, more details nearer the time via our Facebook page.

The Mining Memorial is making good progress with the school.

There has been a slight delay to the 20MPH scheme on Brandon Lane and Black Road. We’re awaiting installation of some cabling by Northern Power Grid – updates on this development will come.

Ideas welcome, please feel free to get in touch with these or attend any of the upcoming meetings – a friendly welcome always.

 

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First Community Litter Pick of 2017: Saturday, 11 February 2017

A very, very cold and wet first litter pick of 2017, but incredibly successful. Pictures below! The haul included: a bundle of undelivered Durham Advertisers, two car tyres, and 15 bags of litter including paper, plastic, bottles, cans…

Special thanks to those who came out to volunteer on such a cold and wet day including Cllr. Paul Taylor and employees Trish, Jay and Graham from Tesco.

Holliday Park railing

Well that’s the Holliday Park fence painted again, should be good for at least a couple of years. Danny Bone (Chair of FOLM), Mick Brett and Paul Taylor from the Friends of Langley Moor would like to say a big thank you to the guys from Tesco’s Langley Moor and Durham County Council for their fantastic help and support. A special thanks also to Reprotec, who are based in the High Street in Langley Moor, who kindly funded the total cost of the Hammerite we used to paint the fencing. Some images below, including before and after shots.

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Another successful litter pick!

imageThis morning (27 April 2016), before the very seasonable rain, hail and snow, our Chair – Danny – and another seven volunteers (including five from our local Tesco) completed another successful litter pick in the village.

The team picked the path and riverside between Stonebridge and Langley Bridge. The picture shows some of the team from Tesco and Danny.  The pile of bags looks smaller than normal because half of them were actually collected whilst the pick was in progress!

This pick takes the total so far this year to 66 bags. That’s 91 bags in total if we include our first ever pick last year!

Community litter picks!

Four volunteers braved the snow, rain and cold on Saturday morning (16 April) for our third Community Litter Pick. Some very interesting items recovered from Goatbeck, Langley Moor this morning; a camping kettle, a bag of six empty bottles of Prosecco, half a child’s bike, and a pair of trousers! Our volunteers filled 18 bags!

Our Chair, Danny, also organised an additional litter pick on Monday 18 April with three managers and three staff volunteers from Tesco. The pick took place along the Bishop Brandon walkway from Brandon Lane to the Cricket Club at Brandon. Our volunteers filled 14 bags.

These two picks takes the total picked to 75 bags collected from our four litter picks.

These picks were completed with our newly acquired equipment purchased with a donation from the Temperance Trust .

If anyone wants to put forward an area in Langley Moor for our next litter pick please let us know.

 

Holliday Park is OPEN!

Just in time for the Easter holidays, Holliday Park is completed and open for business to be enjoyed by all!

Unfortunately the seat and down wire is missing from our zip wire, but this certainly doesn’t spoil the enjoyment of the other facilities, which within moments of the security fencing being taken down, were being tested by local children! Picnic benches and seating are installed and awaiting some good weather!

We are very proud of our new park, and very thankful to everyone who helped make this project a reality.

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