Environmental Awards Ceremony 2015

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County Councillors John Turnbull and Paul Taylor and also Danny Bone, the Chair of the Friends of Langley Moor, receive the Environmental Commendation for Boyne Place from the Chair of Durham County Council – Coun Jan Blakey at this years Environmental Awards ceremony.

Boyne Place award…

We are pleased to confirm that our award for Boyne Place is now displayed for the community courtesy of Lloyds Bank on High Street, Langley Moor.

They are displaying our trophy in the window of the branch facing prominently onto the High Street.

We are  very pleased to be able to put it on public display, and I’m sure you’re as proud as we are that this fantastic community space has been recognised!

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Christmas tree lights switch on event: in pictures

Our annual Christmas tree lights switch on event on Sunday, 29 November 2015, was a great success. Thank you to the 300+ members of the local community who turned out to see our splendid tree illuminated once more.

Sherburn Hill Salvation Army Band played festive tunes from 3.45pm, and choirs from St Patricks and Langley Moor Primary Schools sand carols from 4.30pm, ahead of the lights being switched-on at 5pm.

Here are some images from the event:

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Our 2015 Christmas tree!

Ahead of our planned switch on this Sunday, 29 November 2015, our fantastic tree has been erected at its usual position on High Street. The tree has been dressed and is all ready for Sunday!

Many thanks to Graham and John for their help once again.

The big switch-on is at 5pm, with the event beginning at 3.45pm. We hope to see you there!

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Sunday 29 November: Christmas tree lights switch on event

As you will know, our Christmas tree lights switch on events are hugely popular in the local community. We’re delighted to announce the programme schedule for our 2015 switch on. Further details will come in due course.

Sunday 29 November 2015
Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
With choirs from St Patrick’s and Langley Moor Primary schools
From 3.45pm with switch on at 5pm – opposite Lloyds Bank, High Street.
We hope to see you all there!

Beautiful Durham… Awards for Langley Moor!

We’re incredibly proud that in the 2015 Beautiful Durham competition, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year, Langley Moor was given an ‘Award of Merit’ for Best Floral Containers on High Street and Best Kept Residential Area on Black Road.

A great achievement for our village. You can see our certificates below – these will be displayed on the noticeboard at Boyne Place.

More information on the Beautiful Durham competition can be found on the Durham County Council website.

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Some recent news…

Our September meetings generated some great updates; the first meeting was to look at the plans for new play equipment for Holliday Park, with three possibilities to choose from. The three concepts will now go to St Patricks and Langley Moor Primary schools for the children to make their choice. We had hoped to commence work in the park in May this year, however it now looks like work will begin in 2016.

The Friends of Langley Moor group hopes to paint the park fence in the next few weeks, we will update you when this is arranged.

We have also begun to make arrangements for this years Christmas event, where does the time go? The group also discussed various ideas for Langley Moor High Street, following the wonderfully successful Boyne Place project.

Everyone is of course very welcome to attend meetings, if you do have ideas for our village and you can’t make our meetings, why not post any ideas that you may have on here, we would really welcome your input.

Our next meeting is Thursday 8 October 2015 at 7pm.

Village floral displays…

As residents and regular readers of our website and Facebook pages will know, our floral displays change through the year/seasons. What do you think of these new summer displays? Adding some much needed colour to the village. You can see the floral displays near the railway bridge, opposite Lloyds Bank, and near the Boyne Play Pit.

Here are a few pictures of the display near to the railway bridge.

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The official opening of Boyne Place – 15 July 2015

Wednesday 15 July 2015 saw the official opening of Boyne Place, the new community meeting space on High Street in Langley Moor.

The sun was shining for us and there was a good turn out from local residents to witness the cutting of the ribbon – which was cut by Bethany, a child from Langley Moor Nursery School, supported by the Chairman of the Friends of Langley Moor, Danny Bone.

If you were unable to make the ceremony, a selection of images are below!

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