Leadgate Taskforce Feb 2017 Report

An overview of what the Leadgate Taskforce has been up to in February 2017

First of a number of planning meetings for Leadgate XMAS 2017 was held and thanks to Liam Carr for attending giving an insight/feedback on Medomsley’s XMAS Celebrations

Please keep an eye out for more updates as we go forward, also if anyone wants to help with the planning please do Get in Touch

On the Shop Local Campaign leaflets have now been handed out to shops in the village. The First Free “Listing Advert” has now been produced for Salon 19, on Watling Street

If you are (or know someone who is) a Leadgate based trader or work from home please do get in contact to get your FREE Business Directory listing and arrange a meeting regarding doing an “advert” similar to Salon 19.

Please email me on richardjudd@leadgatevillage.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you

Janet Lavery and Richard Judd have met and are going through the process to become Sustrans Volunteers on the C2C Cycleway in Leadgate. More Volunteers are needed and welcome. Please get in touch to discuss or visit the Sustrans website.

Working with Steph Walker an “advert” for the Leadgate Legacy Gym has been designed and is now on http://www.leadgatevillage.org.uk under the Facilities tab under the Leadgate Community Centre.

Big Spring Clean 2017 Litter Pick is happening Saturday 4th March 2017. all equipement and bags being provided by the County Council. A meeting took place with Geofrey Knight from the Civic Pride team to talk through.  More support welcome and thanks to the Jolly Drovers for supporting in terms an offer of Free Tea/Coffee after the Litter Pick. Also thanks to Linda Pears for producing posters for the event

An information event with a talk from Land of Oak & Iron was held on Saturday 25th Feb. More opportunties to get involved in some of their projects in due course. Thanks to Pauline and Alan Parker for help with hire of the Scout Hut for the event

David Lavery and Les Reay also attended the Site meeting for the Leadgate Area Partnership managed project at Watling Woods following the securing of funding from Tesco’s. The project hopefully will start in the Spring. If you would like to get involved please do get in contact with Andy Plan the Secretary of the Partnership

March is going to be a busy Month too. Dog Fouling follow up meeting with Civic Pride and Neighbourhood Warden contacts has been arranged

Watch out for details coming soon for our first Social Event in April.

Richard Judd

Chair of Leadgate Taskforce

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Leadgate Taskforce Jan 2017 Report

Well the first month of the year has come and gone

Been a busy start to the year for the Taskforce

First meeting held and aims for the year established please see earlier blog details for full details

Following comments on Facebook on police issues and also dog fouling a Drop In Session was organsised with 13 people attending including local police contacts and also the Area Neighbourhood Warden Team were represented. It was agreed to host more on a quattley basis with an evening slot.

Please do report any police issues via 101 or email PC Louise Baxter her email is under the Police part of Facilities tab on the website

Also please do report dog fouling or fly tipping to the Council as the more reports that are made, the more priority will be given. Do this via the online reporting function on the Council website to allow the reports to be dealt with in a timely way

There was the Jan meeting of the Leadgate Area Partnership including a presentation by Consett YMCA

Leadgate Taskforce have also gained permission by Leadgate Cricket Club for the postioning of a XMAS Tree for Leadgate XMAS 2017. There will be a social event including singing of carols on Sat 25h Nov 2017 more details to follow in due course

Also in regards to Litter-2 litter picks have been arrangeed please see posts on Leadgate Times for more details

One will be in partnership and run by Sustrans NE on the C2C Cycleway through Leadgate this will be on Tuesday 4th April. All welcome

The 2nd is on Saturday 4th March as part of the national Keep Britaina Tidy Big Spring Clean 2017. The council are providing equipment and bags, this will be a village wide litter pick. All are welcome to help in whatever they can.

Also thank you to local reporter Gavin Harvey who met with some of the Taskforce and wrote an article which appeared in the Northern Echo and Consett & Stanley Advertisor

So a good and busy start to 2017.  Lets work together to make a difference to this beautiful village F55A0618_1

Richard Judd

Chair of Leadagate Taskforce