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.
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
Dog fouling is a constant problem across the area, particularly in our play parks where children will be playing and on our footpaths. Lockwood Parish Council is determined to reduce this unpleasant and potentially harmful problem and so has recently purchased a number of Dog Glove Bins to assist with the battle against dog fouling in the Parish.
Lockwood Parish Council has a number of noticeboards across the parish to help keep residents informed of council business. We have now updated all the noticeboards with details of Parish Council meetings and contact details for your local Parish Councillors.
The noticeboards will be updated on a weekly basis to display Agenda's for Full Parish Council Meetings and Allotment sub-committee meetings. Where space allows the minutes of those meetings will also be posted. The information will also be available here on the website.
The noticeboards are located at the following locations:-
Boosbeck Behind the bus stop by the Old Methodist Chapel
Lingdale Entrance to the Playing Field Allotments
Lingdale Village Hall
Stanghow Village Hall
Moorsholm Next to the bus stop in the centre of the village
Charltons Next to the bus stop
Margrove Park Just off the main road behind the bus stop.
A new noticeboard was recently installed in Boosbeck to keep local residents informed of council business and local events.
The 2m by 0.9m noticeboard which is situated behind the bus stop near the Old Methodist Chapel in the High Street was constructed and installed by Hankills Forge & Engineering Services of Moorsholm. The Lockwood Parish Council logo has also been incorporated into the design.
It is hoped to introduce further noticeboards in other villages in the parish in the near future.
Pictured below are Boosbeck Councillors Clive Maidens, Kath Jackson and Jean Maidens next to the new noticeboard.
Lingdale was featured on the BBC local news on Monday 21st July. Popular weatherman Paul Mooney spent the day filming in the village with the result being a short feature designed to celebrate 50 years of Northumbria in Bloom. Lingdale was put forward to the BBC for the feature by officials from Northumbria in Bloom as recognition of the tremendous success the village has had in the competition in recent years.