Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Community Website
Welcome to the Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Community Website. It is packed with new and up to date information about the Parish Council and the communities of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill. Check out the What's On page for all the latest news!
Meet your new Parish Council
The new Parish Council met for the first time on 8th May 2013 at the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual General Meeting. Paul Dodsworth was again elected as Chair and Stuart Dunn was re-elected as Vice Chair. There are five new Parish Councillors. These are Kay Simpson, Wendy Lavelle and Tony Plews from Coxhoe and Karen Stokoe and Thomas Gorman from Quarrington Hill.
Three County Councillors we elected in early May they are Councillors Maria Plews, Jan Blakey and Mac Williams. Contact details are available on the Councillors page.
Caretaker wanted at Village Hall!
Coxhoe Village Hall is looking for a new caretaker. Find out more details here
Fly and Tip Update
The issues around the Tip and flies were discussed at the Parish Council meeting on 8th May. The Parish Council have no controls or responsibilities over the tip and the recent fly nuisance. However, County Councillor Maria Plews was available at the meeting. She has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes with County officials to resolve the problems. She indicated that the Environment Agency had been working since last week to resolve the matter and solutions were ongoing. She indicated that she has been informed that another outbreak of flies could not be ruled out before the issue could be resolved. The County Council is due to make a press release about the issues.
There have been rumours in the village that the tip is to close. While it is understood that the tip is likely to close sooner than expected this is certainly not imminent. Even when waste disposal is finished significant landworks are required to seal it. There is therefore no information at the moment of any closure date. What is happening is that there will be a change of operator in June. Hopefully the new operators will have improved working practices to avoid significant problems in the future.
Coxhoe Parish Council Annual Report now available!
The Annual Report of the Parish Council is now available to download:
Coxhoe Parish Council Annual Report 2012-2013.pdf
Guided walk a success despite the weather!
The Coxhoe Heritage Walk on Sunday 28th April was a success despite the weather. Ninety people turned out for the walk and exhibition, braving the cold and rain. The walk started at 1.30 pm at Coxhoe Village Green and the walk finished at Coxhoe Village Hall for refreshments around 4.30pm. The walk was approximately 3 miles. It was a family friendly event and there was a wide range of age groups represented in the participants. Coxhoe History Group members led the walk. There were 15 stops on the way where the History Group members shared past history with those taking part.
The walk had been atrranged in partnership between Coxhoe Parish Council.the Village Green Working Group and Coxhoe History Group. Participants were taken to a range of sites including the sites of : West House Iron Age Settlement, East House Medieval Village, Coxhoe Hall and Estate, Ridge and Furrow features, Coxhoe Mill. Participants also learned about Coxhoe’s Two Railways, Three Collieries , Iron Works , Brickworks and Potteries.
The walk was part of the Coxhoe Village Green Improvement Project. Find out more about the project from this link.
You can access more photographs of tthe event from Our Photo Gallery
Coxhoe Community Partnership Annual General Meeting coming soon!
Coxhoe Community Partnership Annual General Meeting will be held on 16th May 2013. The meeting starts at 7pm and is to be held in Coxhoe Village Hall. All are welcome.
Volunteer painters and decorators wanted!
Coxhoe Village Hall Management Committee are currently decorating the rooms in the Village Hall. They need volunteers to help out. They are mainly working on Saturdays but facilities could be available during the week if there are enough volunteers.
Interested, please send your contact details David Vasey, Coxhoe Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will pass them on to the Village Hall.
Have your say on the latest improvements to the Active Life Centre
The Active Life Centre are developing plans to make improvements to their building, create new space and adding new services and activities for the community. They are applying for funding to make these improvements and would like to know your views, help and support. Find out more here!
Find out What's on in Coxhoe
Keeping you informed of what is happening is an important part of the role of this community website. Check out what is hapening in Coxhoe over the next few months by clicking here
New Village Green Improvement Project page
A new webpage has been developed to keep you informed of progress athe Village Green Project and events related to it. Why not check it out by following this link
Coxhoe Village Hall has new Management Committee!
Coxhoe Village Hall has a new Management Committee which is developing exciting proposals for improving the Village Hall. one of their first improvements is to develop a brand new website. Why not check it out and fnd out more about the village hall here:
Parish Plan 2
At its meeting on 5th September 2012 Coxhoe Parish Council resolved to 'adopt' its second Parish Plan. Read all about it here
Check out the local crime website
If you are interested in knowing about crime rates in your area then the Police have developed a new website to let you access this information quickly. The site provides information about the type of crime as well as local police contact information. Why not check out the site by clicking on the following link and typing in your postcode or address?
Local crime information
Register your interest in Coxhoe Parklife via this link to the Coxhoe Parklife page.
Next Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 5th June 2013. and will be held in Coxhoe Village Hall, Coxhoe.The meeting starts at 7.00pm. Members of the public are invited to attend all meetings and at the beginning of the meeting there is the opportunity for you to have your say. Please come along. You can access the agendas and minutes of previous meetings as soon as they are publicly available.
The Parish Council would particularly like to encourage people to attend our meetings who might feel missed out because of age, disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
What the Parish Council is about
Coxhoe Parish Council is an ambitious and aspirational council. You can find out what makes us tick here. If you have any viewa or suggestions about our website please do not hesitate to contact the Voluntary Web Administrator by e-mail at email@example.com
Parish Clerk contact details.
You can contact David Vasey, the Parish Clerk on 07988 283287 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any postal correspondence needs to be forwarded to:
David Vasey, Coxhoe Parish Clerk, Coxhoe Village Hall, Front Street, Coxhoe, Co Durham
Young People's Page
We have included a page for young people and we would like to build upon what we have done. If you have any ideas or have any activities for young people to promote please let us know. We would particularly like to hear from young people. Check out our young people's page here . We are even on facebook. See the link below.
We are on facebook and twitter. Check out our facebook page at Coxhoe Facebook page Check out our group pages at Coxhoe on facebook. Follow us on Twitter at CoxhoePCouncil
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