Congratulations are once again in order for the village of Moorsholm whose residents and members of Moorsholm in Bloom returned from the Northumbria in Bloom annual awards ceremony on 15th September with the top prize for the second year running.
Moorsholm was the only village representing Lockwood at this year's awards but they have certainly done the Lockwood Parish Council area proud.
Moorsholm was awarded Gold in the 'Village Class' and was also named as the class winner before being named as the 'Best Overall Entry in 2015', beating off competition from Durham City and Corbridge to retain the Percy Boydell Trophy that they won last year. This is a tremendous achievement by Moorsholm in Bloom and everyone who has helped them to achieve this much deserved success.
Other winners included St.Mary's Churchyard which won Gold and was the winner of the 'Best Grounds of a Religious Establishment' category, a Gold in the 'Residential Front Garden' category for Sue Medcalf & John King and a Gold in the same category for Peter & Sheena Smith who were also declared as winners of the class. There was also an Award of Merit for 'Best Contribution to NIB by a Volunteer' which was awarded to Tom Cartwright.
Lockwood Parish Council recently organised a litter pick to address the appalling state of the footpath, known locally as the Black Path, between the High Street and Wand Hill Gardens in Boosbeck.
Litter pickers and bags were supplied by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Boosbeck Looking Good publicised the event in the village so there was a good turnout from local residents keen to help keep the village clean and tidy.
A team of around 25 people. including 8 members of Lockwood Parish Council, Carole Jeffery, ward councillor for the Westworth Ward, members of Boosbeck Looking Good and a number of Boosbeck residents spent around an hour collecting 15 bags of rubbish from the footpath.
Following the local elections on Thursday 7th May 2015 we have a few changes to the make up of Lockwood Parish Council.
In Boosbeck, with Clive and Jean Maidens having already retired before Christmas and Kath Jackson stepping down at the election, we now have three new councillors representing the Boosbeck Ward - Marlene Brown, Paul Reed and Rachel Swarbrick.
In Lingdale Joan James has stepped down and her place as a councillor has been taken by Paula Miller.
Lockwood Parish Council budgets a sum of money every year for grants to organisations and activities which contribute constructively to, and enhance, the life or community of the parish and benefit its parishioners.There is still money left in the current financial year budget. Applications should be received by Wednesday 11th March 2015.
These grants are limited and are made available to organisations that can demonstrate a need for assistance. Groups and organisations based in the parish or whose work involves benefiting its parishioners can apply for grant assistance to assist their work or project costs. Our policy and guidelines on grant giving, plus the application form can be downloaded at the foot of this page and returned to the council for consideration.
Our website provides details about the Parish Council, the Councillors, monthly meetings, Allotments and also information about local news and events.
We would like to wish all residents of the Lockwood Parish a very Happy New Year!
We still have about £10,000 available for grants in the current financial year so if you run a local group and you have a project that we can help you with please take a look at the grant information below. An application form can be downloaded from the link in the article. Applications should be received by Wednesday 11th March 2015.
Allotment application forms can also be downloaded from the links in this website
The Council meets on the third Thursday in each month at 7.00pm in the Parish Council offices.
The next meeting of Lockwood Parish Council will be on Thursday 21st May 2015. This meeting will be preceded by the Annual Parish Assembly meeting at 6.00pm and the Annual General Meeting of the Council at approximately 6.30pm. The Agenda for each meeting can be accessed from the link in 'Agenda' under the 'Meetings' tab at the top of the page.
It was a fantastic day for the Lockwood Parish Council area at the 2014 Northumbria in Bloom awards ceremony which was held at Gosforth Park racecourse, Newcastle, on Tuesday 16th September 2014, as representatives from the area picked up no fewer than 11 awards.
There were awards for three of our villages with Moorsholm also scooping the top prize with the Percy Boydell Trophy for best overall entry into the 2014 competition.
Members of Moorsholm in Bloom with the Percy Boydell Trophy
Clerk to the Council
Lingdale Village Hall