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Northumbrian Water is to carry out essential Asset Renewal works on Worsall Road, Yarm. This will be from the junction with Turton Road down to the A67 The Spital junction.
The works will take approximately 70 working days and are due to commence on 17th March 2014.
Two Way Traffic Signals will be used at all times, and Three Way Signals when they reach the junctions with Turton Road / The Meadowings and A67.
A letter drop will take place prior to work commencing on site.
Work will be monitored on a daily basis.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that THREE casual vacancies exist in the office of Councillor for Yarm Town Council.
An election will be held to fill the vacancies if ten electors for the Parish write to the Returning Officer of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council whose details are set out hereunder by noon on 25 March 2014:-
D. E. Bond,
Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LD
If no request is submitted within the stated time, the Parish Council will co-opt a replacement Councillor directly onto the Council.
DATED 5 March 2014
Yarm Town Council Clerk
HERITAGE-style street lighting and improved access to the Town Hall and war memorial form part of a Stockton Council investment of over £500,000 in Yarm.
The improvements will complement the recently announced plans to create two new long-stay car parks – each with around 40 spaces – near the town’s High Street.
Work to install the new street lighting columns and short-stay pay and display meters on the High Street is due to start in March and is expected to last around six weeks.
Work to improve the paving and lighting around Yarm’s Town Hall and war memorial is scheduled to get under way in April and due for completion in July.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “We have planned these works very carefully alongside Yarm Town Council, the Chamber of Trade and the Showmen’s Guild.
“As a result, we have been able to make arrangements to ensure minimal disruption to Yarm Gala and programme the works so they will be complete before the town’s First World War centenary commemorations in August".
“We will be cleaning the town’s war memorial in time for those events and installing new lighting to illuminate the Town Hall in spectacular style at night. The new paving there will improve disabled access and help people with prams and pushchairs".
“All of these works will be sympathetic to the High Street’s unique character and attractive environment. There will inevitably be some disruption but we will keep people informed and do all that we can to keep it to a minimum.”
Yarm Town Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Monck, added: “This is obviously a big investment in Yarm. For us it's great that Stockton Council is investing in enhancing the town and in particular, the area around the Town Hall which is the centrepiece.
“We have worked very closely with the Council to move these works forward and to plan them in a way that keeps disruption to a minimum. These are high quality improvements using high quality materials and we look forward to seeing the results.”
The new street lighting will be complemented by enhanced CCTV coverage of the High Street area, improving community safety.
The High Street’s Pelican crossings will be upgraded to Puffin crossings equipped with sensors to give people the time they need to cross.
Stockton Council has submitted planning applications to create long-stay car parks behind Barclays Bank’s Yarm High Street branch and behind the Blue Bell pub.
Information about the works will go on display in Yarm Library in the coming weeks.
CAPTION (left to right): Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport and Yarm Town Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Monck, look at Stockton Council’s plans to invest £500,000 in Yarm.
The seeds have been sown for what' is believed to be Teesside's first free to-pick community orchard at a park in Yarm.
The ambitious plans will see a large area of currently unused and overgrown land on Snaith's Field cleared and planted with an array of edible fruit-bearing trees and bushes, including apples, pears, and a number of wild berries. The fruit will be free for any resident to pick.
Details of the orchard were announced by UKIP councillor Mark Chatburn, who represents Yarm on both Stockton Borough and Yarm Town Councils. But he was quick to give credit for the idea to local residents.
He said: "I am absolutely delighted we have seen the plans progress so quickly, and I'm hopeful we will be able to go crack on with the planting during the coming weeks". "It was been a bugbear of mine for sometime that such a large area of Snaith's Field was not just unused, ..but unusable. That we are able to remedy this, and in such a productive manner, is incredibly pleasing. "I'm hopeful that, as well as making the whole area more attractive generally, the orchard will go some way to encouraging healthy eating and help to educate children about where the food on our tables comes from:'
The plans have been drawn up in partnership with residents neighbouring Snaith's Field. In 2011, the field, off Bentley Wynd at the southern end of Yarm high street, was controversially touted as the site for a new boules pitch, but the scheme never materialised after residents protested. The idea for the community orchard is attributed to local resident Carole Jones, who had come across similar schemes elsewhere in the country.
The ongoing tending to the orchard will be provided by a group of volunteers, including Carole, guided by Yarm Town councillor Bob Wegg, who holds responsibilty of the town's allotments on the town council. The orchard is planned to be delivered at no cost to 'Yarm Town Council'.
A number of plants have been donated by local businesses, with the balance having been paid for out of the ward budget of the Stockton borough councillors, including Conservative councillor- Andrew Sherris. Weather permitting, the planting is due to go ahead this spring and local school children will be invited to get involved once dates are firmed up.
The fruit could include apple and cherry trees, bushes like blackcurrant, redcurrant and whitecurrant and sweet peas. It's hoped the first fruit will be ready for picking in summer 2015.
Organisers are happy to take donated plants and cuttings. Please contact Cllr Chatburn 01642 789982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org