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Sustainable work begins to improve water quality and biodiversity
Work is to be carried out near the Marl Beck, north of Middleton-in-Teesdale to clean up pollution in more than 4km of rivers. Metals such as lead, cadmium and zinc are being washed out of wastes left by former mining activities and impacting water quality and wildlife.
This work is being carried out by Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust on behalf of the Coal Authority and Environment Agency, as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Tees-Swale: naturally connected programme.
They will be removing and transporting 1500m3 of surplus subsoil from Raby Castle in Staindrop to the site near Marl Beck in September 2022. This material will be stockpiled on site in mounds before being spread over metal-contaminated mine wastes in spring/summer 2023. This will help encourage vegetation growth which increases biodiversity and reduces the risk of metals being washed into the rivers.
There will be a slight increase in traffic during this time with several lorries travelling between the site north-west of Middleton-in-Teesdale and Raby Castle each day.
During September we will also be improving drainage at the Marl Beck site to keep clean surface water away from the metal-contaminated mine wastes. This will help to decrease pollution of the rivers.
For any questions or to sign up for email updates, please:
- send an email to email@example.com
- call us on 0345 762 6848
- visit the gov.uk website and search for “Water and Abandoned Metal Mines”
- visit the North Pennines AONB Partnership website – northpennines.org.uk
- contact the North Pennines AONB Partnership by phoning 01388 528801 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also let us know if you do not want to receive postal updates.
VOLUNTEERS TO ASSUME THE ROLE OF CHAIRMAN, and Treasurer of EGGLESTON VILLAGE HALL
Please contact Dave Smith for further information and a chat to discover the benefits of taking one of these role. Telephone 650 702
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PLEASE REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCING. BE AWARE OF OTHERS AND OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PROVIDING THE SERVICE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING. SOME MAY BE CARRYING COVID OR THEY MAY BE SHIELDING
The HILLTOP Shop is open on request Monday to Saturday. For local meat cuts.
EGGLESTON VILLAGE HALL To book the hall for parties, wakes, receptions or other activities contact Christine Bell 01833 650 798 or Dave Smith 01833 650702
Post office – Monday & Friday 0945 – 1245 Watercolour Painting Group – Friday 10am to noon Bridge Club – Friday 2pm – 4.30pm
1st Monday COMMUNITY COFFEE 10am to Noon. Donations welcome. All ages welcome. 1st Wednesday Parish Council meetings 7pm 2nd Thursday Circle Dancing 7pm – 9pm
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS are held in Eggleston Village Hall
We meet on the first Wednesday in the month at 7pm The dates for 2022/3 are
The AGM date will be decided at the April meeting.
A&E services in County Durham are available for the following conditions: *
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
- major trauma such as a road traffic accident
If people do turn up with minor ailments and don’t need to be there – they will be re-directed to a more appropriate service for their needs.
Teesdale Area Action Partnership (TAP)
TAP has money for grants. If you are a charity or part of a charitable organisation (e.g. scouts; village hall) or not for profit organisation you can apply via Adam White the TAP coordinator.
Money is usually available for youth activities during half terms.
If you are putting on an activity for young people in the Easter holidays there is money to provide food. It has to be a new activity, long running Mum’s & Toddlers groups do not count.