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
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.