Marwood Parish Council in Teesdale

The purpose of the Parish Council is to protect the interests and well-being of the local community. Councillors do this by representing the community's views in response to plans and proposal made by others.

History
A view of green fields in Mount Eff, Marwood Parish

An Introduction to Marwood Parish

Marwood Parish Council boarders and includes some of the town of Barnard Castle, County Durham. It serves both the Rural and Urban area namely the east end of Barnard Castle including High Riggs and Castle Vale Estate. It has a small Council of 7 volunteer elected Councillors the Chair and the Vice Chairman are duly elected on a yearly basis by these councillors.

It has approximately 171 Registered Electors in the Rural Ward and in the Urban Ward it has approximately 436 Registered Electors, as of 1st December 2022 Register of Electors.

Our Latest News & Letters...

Objections to Road Closure at Kinninvie Crossroads


NOTICE - 3RD OCTOBER 2023


Further to the Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary updated scheme at the Kinninvie Crossroads and improvements to the surrounding roads and areas, Marwood Parish Council would like to thank all of the other local parish councils for their continued help and support regarding this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Adrian Mairs
Chairman Marwood Parish Council
For and on behalf of Marwood Parish Council

Thank you to everyone for attending the meeting on Monday 3rd July 2023 at such short notice. An email has been sent yesterday on 4th July 2023 directly to DCC and a copy will also be in the post. (See document below) There will be more information and hopefully written response soon.



RESCHEDULED MEETING:

KINNINVIE CROSSROADS (PROHIBITION OF DRIVING AND NO ENTRY) EXPERIMENTAL ORDER 2023
CANCELLATION OF MEETING ON TUESDAY 11TH JULY 2023

On behalf of Marwood Parish Council - The planned public meeting for the Kinninvie Crossroads Experimental Order on Tuesday 11th July at 7pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday 19th July at 7pm at the request of Durham County Council so that other officials from both the county council and constabulary can be present. As before the meeting will take place at the Marwood Social Centre. Please share. If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the parish clerk or the Chair Mr A Mairs. 

We look forward to seeing you at the above meeting. Please see agenda page for meeting agenda.


EMAIL SENT TO DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL AND TO DURHAM CONSTABULARY ON 27TH JULY 2023 


Good evening Mark & Paul,
(PROHIBITION OF DRIVING AND NO ENTRY) (C41 MARWOOD) Experimental Order 2023

Hope you are both well. 

As it has been just over a week since the public meeting, can DCC & the Police please provide an update with regards to the Kinninvie Crossroads Experimental Order, as you did agree to review all public concerns including the proposed detour routes for all aspects of traffic including agricultural, LGV/HGV & oversized loads. 

Also, now that you have had time to hopefully digest the public’s comments & objections, can you please confirm how you intend to proceed moving forward & what the next steps will be?

As requested previously, we believe the experimental order should be revoked immediately. If not, is the months stay of execution being extended past the current believed deadline of 6th August, so both DCC & the police can continue to review alternatives to make the existing Kinninvie Crossroads safer without having to close the road completely? 

Your earliest response would be greatly appreciated so we can also update our parishioners & the wider local community. 

Please can you also pass this email onto Inspector Ed Turner as I don’t appear to have his contact details.
 
Kind Regards,
Adrian Mairs (Chairman Marwood Parish Council)

SUMMARY OF POINTS DISCUSSED AT THE PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING:
KINNINVIE CROSSROADS ON 19TH JULY 2023 - CAN BE FOUND BELOW

Letter to DCC on 4th July 2023 Public Meeting Points 19th July 2023

Covid-19 Information


All of our Parish Council meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Be safe and stay home. We hope you keep well.
The parish council have now re-established face to face meetings.
Some Very Useful Documents :

Community hub to support the self-isolating How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

Parish Notices


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Notice of Election Documents Here


Some Important Letters Regarding Planning for Residential Development to The North of Darlington Road

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Letter to Residents Re Public Consultation Stonebridge Homes 04 06 2021
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Letter to Residents
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Letter of Objection 23 11 2020
Letter of Objection 26 02 2021

Other planning details and letters
can be found here.



New Defibrillator Located at Marwood Social Centre

We have now purchased a Defibrillator for Marwood Social Centre it is on the outside wall next to the entrance and it is now up and working.
We hope we never have to use it.

The defibrillator is being maintained and services and has a new battery and new pads as of July 2023. (Pads and battery to be replaced in 2026).


Scams awareness info from DCC Trading Standards


Durham Trading Standards have become aware of cold callers trying to sell goods on the doorstep in various areas of the County. In some cases, their approach has been persistent, causing both upset and annoyance. While it is not an offence to simply cold call, we would always urge residents to be extremely cautious when dealing with unsolicited visitors.

Some top tips to keep yourself and others safe:

• DON’T accept uninvited callers
• DON’T be afraid to say ‘No’
• DON’T be rushed or feel pressured. Genuine traders will always be happy to return when a friend or family member is present.

• DO keep an eye on your area and especially vulnerable neighbours. Has work started unexpectedly on their homes? Is the work visibly poor or been left unfinished? Is the person anxious about what has happened? Has a trader accompanied them to the bank?
• DO report suspicious cold callers to the Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 11 33 or to the police on 101

Learn more about how to protect yourself and others from scams by becoming a Friend Against Scams at: FriendsAgainstScams.org.uk/elearning/durham
durham.gov.uk/scams

Follow Durham Trading Standards on Facebook at facebook.com/durhamts for updates on local scams affecting your community, consumer awareness campaigns and top tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a scammer.


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Chairman - 07810 838288

Social Centre - (01833) 638589

Town Council - (01833) 690970

Victoria Road Surgery - (01833) 690707