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‘Let’s make this the place to live’, says Ann

A campaign to make villagers proud to live in the parish is gaining momentum.

Coun Ann Elliott is chairman of the parish council’s litter sub-group, which is being extended to promote the area’s interests and benefits in general and to work with other interested parties.

Coun Elliott told members that there had been a lot of interest. She said: “We want the village to be the place to live and we want to put Chevington on the map. We want people to be proud to live here. People are keen to be involved.”

Some of the ideas include a litter poster competition with local schools and a tidy-up of key areas within the community to be held in early spring next year.

APPEAL FOR WITNESSES

Police are appealing for witnesses to a number of crimes in the area, PC Paul Dent told members. The first was for the armed robbery at the Co-op store on The Precinct, Hadston, on the evening of Saturday, October 5. Two people have been arrested but PC Dent said officers needed any information that people had. On Sunday, October 20, a number of vehicles were damaged/broken into, mainly around Togston on the way through to Red Row. Two arrests have been made. On the same day, a trailer was stolen from Red Row.

DELAY ON WORK TO REPAIR ROAD

The resurfacing of Hadston Road, which was due to take place in October, has been delayed because of a problem with drainage systems under the road. It has been agreed for this problem to be resolved first before the resurfacing is carried out, which is likely to be in February.

COUNCIL HELPS COMMUNITY

The parish council has given £800 each to Red Row and Broomhill county first schools as a contribution to cover the cost of swimming lessons. Councillors believe it is important that the pupils learn to swim because the Druridge Bay coast is nearby. The council has also agreed to give £200 each to East Chevington, Red Row Welfare and North End Trap football clubs, as well as £100 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service. The parish council’s annual budget for donations is £3,000 and the amount spent to date is £2,649.