Lockwood Parish Council have arranged a Lingdale litter pick as part of the national 'Clean for the Queen' event. In the run up to the Queen's 90th birthday on 21st April, UK litter charities have come together to promote and inspire a million people to take action and enjoy a few hours to try to address the issue of litter in our communities.
Our litter pick will take place in conjunction with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's 'Bring Out Your Dross' day which is taking place in Lingdale on Monday 29th February 2016 from 8.30am until 1.00pm. This provides residents with the opportunity to clear out rubbish from their houses and gardens with bulky waste items being collected free of charge.
Anyone wishing to take part in the Parish Council litter pick are asked to meet at the Parish Council office on Davison Street at 9.00am where bags and litter picks will be provided. We will be targeting the same streets as the BOYD day (click here for a list of street names).
Refreshments will be provided after the event at the Parish Council office.
This is a great opportunity to clean up the village. Residents in the named streets are asked to place unwanted items either at the curb side, ensuring that you do not obstruct the highway/footpath, at the end of any alleys to the rear of your property, ensuring that you do not obstruct the highway/footpath or on any grass areas.
Asbestos, demolition or building materials will not be collected.
For more details on the Bring Out Your Dross day including a list of street names included in the operation please click here.
Please help us to clean up Lingdale!!!
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council recently launched a major consultation on tough new powers to clamp down on irresponsible dog walkers.
Please click here for more information about the consultation.
The Council wants to know your views on proposed changes to dog control powers, particularly on the introduction of new dog control offences, placing controls on the use of public spaces by dogs and dog walkers, by making a public space protection order. The Council's aim by proposing these powers is to considerably increase the risks for dog walkers who think it is acceptable not to pick up after their animal.
Please click here to access the Redcar & Cleveland current consultation web page where you will be able to access details about the consultation including consultation documents and also complete the online questionnaire.
Lockwood Parish Council's own campaign to reduce dog fouling has seen the introduction of dog glove dispenser bins at 9 different locations across the Parish over the last 18 months.
Remembrance Services and Wreath Laying Ceremonies taking place across the Lockwood Parish Council area.
Sunday 8th November
Moorsholm War Memorial 8.50am (Wreath to be laid on behalf of Lockwood Parish Council by Councillor Mike Jefferson)
Lingdale War Memorial 1.50pm (Wreath to be laid on behalf of Lockwood Parish Council by Councillor Mike Jefferson)
Boosbeck War Memorial at Boosbeck Cemetery 2.30pm (Wreath to be laid on behalf of Lockwood Parish Council by Councillor Mike Jefferson)
Boosbeck at St Aidan's Church 3.00pm
Monday 9th November
The Cenotaph at Lockwood Primary School 10.50am (Wreath to be laid on behalf of Lockwood Parish Council by Councillor Mike Jefferson)
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.
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