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The Spring edition of the Chronicle with lots of news is now available on line.
Chatting to the local community and Businesses they told us that Coxhoe has a “Magic Mile”.
They said if you walked down one side of our front street and back up the other you could get almost anything you needed on ‘The Magic Mile’.
While the virus is having a hopefully Coxhoe is normally a thriving village. It an Aladdin’s cave of shops and bursting with businesses and community facilities. Lunchtime is a veritable feast, with a quick stop at Andersons Bakers or Coates Butchers, Bacon Butty at Gem Café or Coxhoe Café or lunch or afternoon tea at Seventeen. We even have Chinese food, Indian food and a Fish shop.
Choosing a special gift has never been easier! Bonsai Bon Bons has the best sweets, Flowers and candles from Michell, Wing and a Prayer for local crafts, beautiful clothes and nick-nacks from Adore. Visit Opal for furniture, gifts and their brilliant Christmas shop and Haunting Heaven is a recent addition if you fancy something quirky.
When it comes to your home improvements Franks will replace your carpets and Coxhoe Paving can upgrade your garden and for all other DIY projects Coxhoe Timber can provide all you need.
Coxhoe can even alter your clothes and curtains at All Sewn Up and Opal. Specialist Businesses include wedding dresses by Alice Elizabeth Creations, and Party Forever catering for your every celebration. The Coronation Press is a long established printers, Talbots Taxi’s and AWC Insurance Services and The Signs Man, not forgetting the Post Office, Coxhoe Club and The Village Tavern.
All your beauty needs are catered for by Chic, Scissorhands by Nicola, Stephen Scarr’s, Lads n Dads, Bishops Barbers, Turkish Barbers, Esprit and CoCo Beauty and even your pets can be looked after in the village at The Groom Room.
If that wasn’t enough then:
Food shopping won’t be a problem with Cost Cutter, Best One and the Coop and we can even provide everything you need for your pets at Noah’s Ark.
The coronavirus and the current lockdown have led to the temporary closure of a lot of business. However, we are looking forward to the time they all reopen and thrive once more
Coxhoe is a thriving Village with lots of other businesses in other parts of the village. Many businesses have signed up to our business directory. You can find many of them listed on our Local Business and Traders pages
Please shop local and support your local traders when they reopen.
Coxhoe Parish Council’s Community Website achieved over 25,000 hits last year.
This is a 25 per cent increase on last years 20,000 hits. This shows how popular and useful this local website, and associated social media is. facebook has nearly 1700 followers.
The Parish Council wishes to thank all our service users for your support.
The draft minutes of the full Council meeting held on 4 March 2020 are now available. Please click on the link to view and download them.
Its a difficult time for everyone and particularly our local businesses.
We are proud of our businesses and particularly, at the moment, those that are providing for our basic needs through remaining open and providing take away and delivery services. Our community is encourages to shop locally for our basic needs.
We can help our existing business by heeding advice and staying indoors. The more we can slow down the virus the more likely we can get things back to normal.
We know that businesses that have been forced to close are eagerly awaiting being allowed to reopen. Most will be planning for that eventuality. We are therefore delighted that ‘Wing and a Prayer’ has joined our business directory. This popular shop sells the produce of around 35 local businesses. During closure they will be promoting the sale of their products that customers can have waiting for them once they are able to reopen. Check out their facebook page for details.
Find out more about Wing and a Prayer and what they have to offer.
As a result of the corona virus we have decided to cancel the April Meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council.
We are awaiting advice from the government on the status of the meetings required by law including the Annual Meeting of Parishioners (Annual Parish Meeting) and the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
We will continue to update our website and social media pages.
The Parish Council is having to restrict its activities due to the impact of the coronavirus.
Restrictions have been introduced for the moment:
The Council is working with Coxhoe Village Hall to support our communities.
You can contact the Parish Council Officers Claire and Angela on:
07988 283287 or 0191 3773658
Coxhoe Parish Council are delighted to welcome our newest member, Councillor Ian Armstrong.
Ian is representing the Quarrington Hill ward and fills a vacancy that has been available for some time. You can access his details on the Councillor Ian Armstrong page.
We still have a vacancy for another Councillor to represent the Quarrington Hill ward. Please come and join Ian and help to make Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill better places to live, work, study and visit. If you are interested please contact us by 23rd March if possible.
Find out more on our Opportunities at Coxhoe Parish Council page.
At this difficult time we want to look after the most vulnerable in our community and particularly our older people.
Our Coxhoe Cares volunteer scheme is about being available to help our older people. It is also about volunteers coming forward to enable us to provide that support. The Parish Council has limited powers and responsibilities in respect of public health. It can, however, act a voice for the community. It can also use its resources to help co-ordinate a community response to the current situation aimed at supporting the most vulnerable in the communities of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill.
We know that our communities will be responding to those who need help. Family will be looking out for family and friends. However we want to make sure no one in our community is left isolated, out of touch or lonely where we can. We want to make sure that our older people have someone they can have a chat with if they are unsure about things. We also want to make sure that, during self isolation, those who have no available support from family and friends have someone who can go to the shops for them.
While we can act as a point of contact and co-ordinators we need more volunteers on the ground to support our older people. Please come forward to support our community.
Find out more on our Coxhoe Cares Coronavirus Community Response Volunteer Scheme page.
The Parish Council are to hold a Special Meeting. They will discuss how the Parish can respond to the coronavirus. The meeting will take place in Coxhoe Village Hall on 23 March 2020. The meeting will commence at 6.00 pm
You can access a copy of the Agenda on our Special Meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council page.