Help to resolve speeding traffic issues in Spark Bridge
There have been recent safety concerns with speeding traffic going through the Village of Spark Bridge. Teachers from Penny Bridge School have worked with the Highways to seek approval to install some beautiful pictures designed by the pupils, highlighting the dangers.
Approval was granted and ENMO Parish council was contacted to request financial support with the project, members agreed at their meeting in July 2018, and the posters are now installed! We all hope that this project will have a significant impact on drivers passing through the village and that they will drive at a slower pace. See the signs in gallery below.
Broughton Beck telephone box gets a new lease of life
Despite being in a prominent position at the road junction on the edge of Broughton Beck, the condition of the ex-BT red kiosk had deteriorated since the public telephone was removed some years ago. Flaking paintwork plus scratched and broken glass panels meant it had become an eyesore.
However, with a lot of hard work from local residents living near the kiosk and financial help from Egton with Newland, Mansriggs and Osmotherley parish council, the box has been returned to its former glory.
In addition, a Broughton Beck community group was formed with the aim of purchasing a defibrillator and emergency telephone to go into the kiosk. With the help of the Community Heartbeat Trust, the leading community defibrillator organisation plus local fund raising by the community group and more financial assistance from the parish council, a defibrillator and telephone were acquired and installed last year.
Rosside Telephone Box
We have been making slow progress with the Rosside Telephone Box. The Parish Council are endeavouring to turn the light in the phone box back on for the small community at Rosside. This is proving to be a challenge! The latest progress is that the Council have price for a solar panel which seems to be affordable. As the council pursue this a question has been raised over what the telephone box could be used for as there is now a large some of money being invested into it.
If you have any thoughts on the use of the phone box please contact Councillor Hobson via email on email@example.com.
Parish Council Grants
The Parish Council has funding available to groups within the Parish. If you wish to apply for your group then please email the Clerk for further information. We also have some funding available for new Parish Projects. If you have any ideas for future projects within the parish please come along to a parish council meeting or contact the Clerk.