Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Civil car parking enforcement

THE Council has taken over parking enforcement from the police, with council-employed staff issuing penalty charge notices to those parking illegally.
The Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) Officers can give out two levels of charge – a 'lesser offence' for example, overstaying at a parking meter or not parking in the lines in a car park, or a 'serious offence' for example, parking on a double yellow line or in a bus lane.
The penalty for a ‘lesser offence’ is £50 and for a ‘serious offence’ £70 with both fines discounted by 50 per cent if paid within 14 days.
To avoid getting a penalty, drivers are reminded to always check signs and road markings when parking and to make sure pay-and-display tickets or permits are displayed clearly, where appropriate.
For more information about CPE and parking in Darlington visit www.darlington.gov.uk/parking or ask to see a copy of the CPE guidelines at the Customer Contact Centre next to the Town Hall

Monday, 3 January 2011

Teal road works , Closure notice


Darlington Borough Council intend not less than seven days from the date of this notice to make an Order under the provisions of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the effect of which will be to close:

TEAL ROAD From its junction with Malim Road northwards to its end

Only a 70metre length of road will be closed at a time.

An alternative route will be signed via Malim Road, McMullen Road, Lingfield Green,The
Broadway South, Falcon Road and vice versa.

The Order is necessary to enable construction of a new sewer by Northumbrian Water Ltd.

The maximum duration of the temporary closure under this Order is 18 months commencing from Monday 17th January 2011, it is anticipated that the closure will be effective for 20 weeks from Monday 17th January 2011.

Dated 29th Day of December 2010

Director of Community Services
Town Hall

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ward Surgery & PACT Meeting

At our last meeting at Eastbourne Complex we had in attendance Superintendent Paul Beddow he reported on issues. See below
The next ward surgery and PACT will be on Wednesday 24th Nov at Heathfield School at 6pm.
Please note there will be no ward surgery or PACT in December.
PACT priorities for the ward are as follows as agreed by local residents at the latest meeting which took place on 27th October at Eastbourne Sports Complex

Shearwater Ave, Heron Drive, Flamingo Close Area

Over that last couple of years we have had a programme of footpath improvements in this area, slowly but surely the footpaths are being upgraded and repaired. This work is to continue with further work in the area due to start soon. Those residents that will be affected by this work will be contacted with details.

Teal Road Drains

Resident will remember flooding in Teal Road area, this has happened several times over the last few years. Emergency sandbags and gulley cleaners pumping away water are not our fondest memories of Teal Road, but the way people pulled together to help each other are. Ian wading through water to talk to resident and give support and ensure that the council did it part in helping residents at these trying times. We have campaigned for work to be undertaken by the utility companies in this area to increase the capacity of the drains and relieve the flooding risk for several years now. Well good news this work is to be undertaken soon. The bad news is the utility company will be using Lingfield Green as a storage facility and office We have sought assurances that any damage ect will be repaired and the green restored to th4e condition it was in before this work started. All resident affected by this work will be contacted and details around the work will be made available to you.
. If you experience any problems when this work gets underway please contact Ian & Lynne on 01325 741508.

Lingfield Point

There was a tree planting session at Lingfield Point on Saturday 13th Nov, 105 young tree whips where planted, this was done by the Friends of the Earth and a group of volunteers. Lynne attended this event and spoke to Kendra Ullyart, from Friends of the Earth in relation to the Arnold Pond Road area and they would be interested in getting involved with a similar tree planting event at Arnold Road. They are hoping to have another tree planting session in the spring; Ian & Lynne will hopefully be able to give more details nearer the time.

Arnold Road Pond

We are still looking for people to help with this project, we could be able to get some sort of financial grant to go towards costs to improve the area. There is an opportunity to put a proposal /bid together for a January deadline. Information about the process can be found on the following web site http://www.community-spaces.org.uk
So if you are interested please contact Ian & Lynne on 01325 741508.