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STREET SCENE INITIATIVE UNDER WAY IN WHINFIELD

Because of cuts in finances forced on local authorities, and a desire to try to maintain services wherever possible, Darlington Borough Council is promoting a scheme to encourage residents to be involved in helping to keep our streets, paths and open areas clean and tidy and free from litter. The Street Scene Initiative has already been launched in Whinfield and a number of local people are now giving a little of their time and effort to volunteer to periodically pick up litter in 8 areas of the Ward. All of the equipment required and relevant information is supplied, including a system for having the bags of litter removed afterwards.


If you are interesting in joining this band of volunteers to carry out such work for the benefit of the community where you live, please contact our 2 ward councillors with your details:


Cllr. Helen Crumbie   tel: 462642      helen.crumbie@darlington.gov.uk


      Cllr. Tom Nutt   tel: 360953      thomas.nutt@darlington.gov.uk

Following ongoing problems with anti-social driving in Whinfield, it is planned to hold several SPEED WATCH events over the coming months. Residents who wish to take part in these must contact one of our two Ward Councillors to register interest:


Cllr. Helen Crumbie   tel: 462642


Cllr. Tom Nutt   tel: 360953


helen.crumbie@darlington.gov.uk


thomas.nutt@darlington.gov.uk

SPEED WATCH

A SPLASH OF SPRING COLOUR IN WHINFIELD

May 2018


Whinfield Residents Association hopes to plant many more spring bulbs in public spaces throughout the Whinfield Ward.


After receiving a generous donation of over 700 bulbs in 2017, members of the WRA braved the autumn chill to plant daffodils that, come spring, add a splash of colour to our area.


These bulbs have now flowered and going forward the Association is hoping to seek funding from charities to help us to purchase more bulbs which we aim to plant in public green spaces in our ward to add some welcome colour after winter.


We are working in partnership with Darlington Borough Council and if anyone would like to donate spring bulbs, offer a donation or their spare time for bulb planting please contact our secretary at info@whinfieldresidents.co.uk .

BE INVOLVED IN TWO VITAL CAMPAIGNS IN WHINFIELD


The consultation to allow residents to submit their views on Darlington Borough Council's Draft Local Plan, is over. This will dramatically affect Whinfield Ward as far as housing development is concerned, so keep in touch about further progress of the issue via this website by clicking HERE.


A related issue, but apparently proceeding separately, is a forthcoming planning application for Elm Tree Farm announced by Bellway Homes. To find out more click HERE then scroll down to the bottom of the page.