The Parish Council is working with residents and our appointed grounds maintenance team to make Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill a far better place. Find out more here.
We currently have four vacancies on our Coxhoe Parish Council, two for Quarrington Hill and two for Coxhoe. Do you believe you can enhance our mission statement of delivering quality services to Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill? If so, please contact our Chairman for an informal discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our vacancies page here.
In commemoration and remembrance of the end of WW1 and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, a chain of 1000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of an and UK Overseas Territories at 7pm on the 11 November 2018 – a century after the guns fell silent. You will be interested to know that more than 320 organisations have already confirmed their involvement and we hope to join in this important national commemoration especially as the majority of you would have had a previous member of your family involved in this four year conflict. Coxhoe Parish Council has confirmed our involvement , but we need to confirm the details. We need to identify a relative of someone who served their country in WW1 so we can invite them to light our beacon. If you have any suggestions please contact us. Find out more here.
In November 2016 the Council approved the installation of a flagpole, outside Coxhoe Village Hall, in time for Armistice Day. The installation of the flagpole has received mixed opinions from the community, and as such, caused an ongoing debate on whether the flagpole detracts attention from the War Memorial and impairs the view of the War Memorial and Village Hall. The Council takes the views of its community very seriously and after careful consideration has decided to seek a quote from Harrisons for the removal and relocation of the flagpole outside of the memorial garden. More details of the concerns about the current location of the flagpole will be posted on our website to help ensure an informed debate. The matter will be discussed at the Parish Council meeting in September 2017.
Our Parish Clerk would like to hear your views on this topic. Please email your views to email@example.com
An update has been published in the December 2017 edition of The Chronicle.
To fulfil our promise made in Parish Plan 2 to install Christmas trees and lighting. This has become possible now the village greens have been acquired. The Council has sought numerous quotes and are now working with Lee Clothier from Blachere Illuminations to install a 20 foot Christmas tree at Coxhoe and would hope to have two horse chestnut trees outside the village hall, draped in lights, to match the lampposts on the Front Street. At Quarrington Hill we looked to decorate lampposts, but we couldn’t secure permission from the Northern Powergrid. Also a Christmas tree at Quarrington Hill is already provided by the Village Hall within their grounds. We intended to light the mature lime trees at Coxhoe village green but the cost of the infrastructure, to provide power to each tree on the village green, proved too expensive.
In the last Chronicle we mentioned we are looking to improve the village greens in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill by providing adequate seating when walking the length of the villages. Residents will be given the opportunity of being able to purchase a seat and a memorial plaque for a loved one. Find out more here.
Coxhoe Parish Council is running a computer course at Quarrington Hill Community Centre. The course is open to all and is aimed on helping you brush up on your computer skills including Word, Publisher, Internet and email. The course will be starting on 5th June 2017 and runs between 6pm to 7pm. Seniors is 7pm to 8pm. All you need to do its turn up.
This summer, Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill youth clubs are putting on a summer programme for young people in the area. There will be activities out of the villages and also in, including cookery days, family fun days, trips to Planet Leisure, Gala Theatre Cinema, Beamish and Go Karting. The programme is for young people from 7 years of age up to 19 years of age. Find out more here.
Interested in helping out with some visits to Planet Leisure, Tweddle Farm and Beamish Museum this summer. A programme of events for children is being planned by Coxhoe Parish Council’s Children and Young People’s Services team. They are looking for volunteers to help.
We also have volunteering opportunities for more general provision of our youth services.
Find out more here.
Coxhoe’s community litterpicking volunteers have continued to go from strength to strength
You may have seen them out on the streets at the end of each month. While small in number they are achieving significant improvement in the environment as a result of their efforts. Led by Coxhoe Community Partnership management committee member Muriel Burton, they continue to undertake a monthly programme of litterpicks designed to target some litter hotspots such as Parsons Walk, the Front Street and the haul road past the Limes. Not only do the volunteers pick up litter they report particularly bad areas or fly tipping to the County Council so that organisation can take action.
Their efforts are not going unnoticed and have been thanked in the streets for doing an excellent job. Muriel has received emails congratulating the team on making a difference to their surroundings.
Coxhoe Parish Council have now acknowledged their admiration to the volunteers by providing their own litter picking equipment. If you saw the volunteers out in April you would have noticed the new blue high viz jackets sporting the Keep Coxhoe Clean Logo. Chair Stuart Dunn said, ‘We are very proud of this community group who commenced their activities because they wanted to make Coxhoe a cleaner place in which to live, work and visit. It is only right that we support them in providing their own equipment. On behalf of the Parish Council I would like say a big thank you. Coxhoe appreciates their efforts.
Organiser Muriel Burton would like the community to get involved in the litter picks and makes a plea for people to come forward to help for a couple of hours on each of these occasions. A little publicity is undertaken closer to each event but next scheduled dates area s follows:
- Tuesday 27th June 16.15 -19.00
- Tuesday 25th July 16.15 -19.00
- Saturday 30th Sept 10.00 – 12.00
- Saturday 28th October 10.00 – 12.00
They do make a difference. If you are interested please contact Muriel on 07821 658324 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org . Picks leave from Coxhoe Village Hall. Please help out and help to make Coxhoe a better place.