Have you noticed the new 20 MPH signage introduced at Brandon Lane and Black Road?
These will flash during school start and finish times to alert drivers to the fact children are present and to encourage a slower speed of 20MPH during these times.
There is also a flashing 30MPH sign, which is triggered when the sign observes speeds of over 30MPH. This is located just past the entrance of the Regents Green estate – this section is a particular speed hot-spot, where traffic has not slowed from the earlier 40MPH zone when leaving Brandon and before entering Langley Moor.
Drive safely everyone!
The installation of the fourth three-tier planter has been carried out on Brandon Lane, today. We are expecting number five to be in place in the next three to four weeks. Doesn’t it look great? 🌺🌺🌺
Another successful Community Litter Pick… On Saturday, 4 June four volunteers managed to collect seven bags of litter and a 2 square metre section of welded wire fencing!
The areas covered in this pick were Black Road, former Whitwell Terrace, the Railway walk opposite Woodridge up to the Cricket Ground, the edge of Sports Field and finally Goatbeck. Not bad for a couple of hours work! Thank you to all volunteers.
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.
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.
Thank you so very much to all those who attended our Christmas event in December. We estimate that over 400 people came to see the Christmas Tree lights switched-on and to hear our wonderful local school children sing.
We hope you all had a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you all.
Some photographs from the event are below:
…tops to it railings with a total of 260 points!
Look how amazing the fencing at Holliday Park now looks! The gold tops really set it off. Thank you to all who contributed to helping get the fence back in great shape!
This 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!
What a wonderful afternoon had by all. The official opening of the new play areas in Holliday Park took place this afternoon (20 April, 2.00pm).
Many, many thanks to everyone that attended. All the children present seemed to really enjoy themselves and even the weather was great for this special occasion! Pictures from today: