LATEST NEWS AND NOTICES FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL

See below latest draft minutes from the Parish Council
Road improvement work will begin in Hurworth next week.
 
Roundhill Road will be closed for up to 12 weeks from 21 April, as plans for a new footway, drainage and carriageway resurfacing get underway.
 
New gateway features to slow traffic entering the village, and additional street lighting, will also be completed.
 
A signed diversion route will be in place and drivers are advised to use Neasham Road/The Green between the A66 Stadium roundabout and the Spar Shop in Hurworth.
 
Access to Hurworth Primary School will be maintained from the southern section of Roundhill Road adjacent to the Spar Shop.
 
The work is being funded from housing developer contributions.
 
Andrew Casey, the Council’s Head of Highway Network Management, said: “The road closure is required for the safety of workers while carrying out vital improvements, which will benefit local residents and the wider community.  It will result in some traffic disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.  A signed diversion will be in place, and we encourage drivers to use alternative routes.”
 
Contact details are as follows:
 
Mark Hobson – 01325 406641
Mark.Hobson@darlington.gov.uk
 
Malcolm Mills – 01325 406605
Malcolm.mills@darlington.gov.uk
 The Croft Branch Line of the Stockton to Darlington Railway
 
We are greatly saddened to hear the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke visited County Durham many times, and I am sure many people will have fond memories of his visits.
 
Also, a lot of children would have benefited from The Duke of Edinburgh Award, which he was instrumental in setting up, which inspired generations of children to try new challenges.
 
A physical book of condolence isn't available because of Covid, Instead anyone wishing to express their condolences can do so through an online book of condolence available to sign on The Royal Family website at https://www.royal.uk/donations
 
Graham Wylie – Hurworth Parish Chairman
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