On behalf of our community, Coxhoe Parish Council is saying a massive thank you for all those that contributed to the repainting of the village crossings gate on the weekend of 15th and 16th September.
A total of 7 volunteers worked over the weekend to scrape, sand, prime and top coat to make the gates look brand new. The gates celebrate the Clarence Railway at the north of the village and have been looking in need of some loving care this year. The Parish Council were looking for quotes for the work but a resident wondered whether volunteers might come forward, and they did. Christian, Frits, Claire (the Parish Clerk) and Ian (voluntary web administrator) worked during the Saturday to prepare and prime the gates. They were then joined by Alan, Eamon and Alison on the Sunday to complete the job.
Businesses in the area supported the work with Coxhoe Timber Services providing sanding equipment, Coxhoe Cafe offering refreshments and bacon butties and Ivan and Norma Lowther offering a pint to participants at The Venue.
The community chipped in as well by beeping their horns as they went past showing support and encouragement.
Chairman Stuart Dunn said, ‘We are delighted by the community spirit of the individuals that came forward to undertake the work in their spare time. The gates look fantastic now and the volunteers ought to be very proud of their work. We are also delighted with the support we got from our local business which are so important to our community. The reaction of residents has been fantastic with well over 100 likes on our social media post. We would like to say a great big thank you to all involved’.