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:
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.
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.