Leadgate Taskforce In the Paper

Thanks to local reporter Gavin Harvey who has after meeting us has now written the following article to appear in the Northern Echo and Consett & Stanley Advertiser on Friday 12th Jan 2017 together with being on line




New Year-New You? Preperation is Key

Why is Preparation the Key to Success?

why, when and how to prepare

“Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity” –Henry Hartman


The keyword here is “preparation”. What is preparation? Why should we prepare? How should be prepare? Read on for a quick take on preparation.

Imagine are participating in a 100 meter race next year. Would you just show up for the race next year? Okay, so you’ll train. Would you start training that same week? No, instead, you’ll start many months in advance – that is preparation.

When all the things we need are not ready yet, we do what we can with the little we have at the moment so that when the other things become ready, we can move quickly – that is why we prepare.doesnt-matter-what-speed

New Road Opening – 9th December 2016


The New Road (replacing the famous Leadgate Bridge) was formally opened today by the leader of DCC, Councillor Bell who was ably assisted in the ribbon cutting by pupils from Leadgate Junior School.

Mercifully the rain stayed away and after the official opening the first car to travel the road from Leadgate to Villa Real was driven by Neil Pears, the first bicycle to cross was ridden by Fr David Cleugh of St Ives Leadgate.

After the ceremony we retired for refreshments to Leadgate Cricket Club where a fine spread was laid on for those who braved the weather to attend the opening.

It seems a long time since direct access between Leadgate and Villa Real and onward to Consett was possible and one of the fringe benefits of the new road is that of a straight view from Front Street up to Villa Real.

Village Website

Leadgate Village now has a new website

The new website – http://www.leadgatevillage.org.uk is now live, a new approach was taken in constructing the site to ensure that it promoted and advertised Leadgate and at the same time, provided residents and visitors alike, as full a picture as possible, of life in our wonderful village.

We hope that many of you will also take the time to register for the blog, forum and news elements where you can post and comment of all aspects of life in Leadgate.

The team are also working on a new magazine; Leadgate Quarterly, designed as an online publication that can be accessed from the website.

David Lavery

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