Volunteer Handyperson Required
Interested in giving back to the community?
Skeeby parish council are looking for a volunteer to help do the odd bit of painting, maintaining benches, notice boards and general tidying of the village.
If you are interested please contact Samantha Perks, the parish Clerk on 07969454590, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council held a training session on how to use the defibrillator, in conjunction with the Community Heartbeat Trust, on the second Saturday of the month. The session was interactive, informative and helped residents gain confidence in using the community defibrillator. The group of VETS volunteers also had additional refresher training. Our thanks go to Steve Smith of Firstaider Training for making the session so enjoyable.
Road Closure Update
We have recieved an update you about Northern Powergrid’s road closure at Skeeby (from Scurragh Lane to Skeeby substation) which now starting on Monday 14 March and will be in place until Thursday 21 April 2022.
Skeeby village will be fully closed to all through traffic between these dates, with vehicle access provided for permit-holding residents and visitors only. All other traffic will be directed to follow the signposted diversion from Richmond along the A6136, Longwood Bank, Richmond Road, Catterick Road, Gatherley Road and the A6055 to Scotch Corner.
During the day-time (7am until 7pm), traffic marshalls will be in place at both ends of the closure, with vehicle access provided for Skeeby residents and permit-holding visitors from the Richmond side of Skeeby village only for the first few weeks of the closure. A marshall will also be on duty throughout the night (7pm until 7am) to support us in providing 24/7 access for residents and emergency vehicles.
Temporary public transport provision – operating Monday 14 March until Saturday 23 April 2022
While the road is closed, Arriva will not be able to operate its usual X26 and X27 service to/from Skeeby village and along the A6108 Darlington Road between Skeeby village and Richmond. The service for Catterick and Hipswell villages will also be impacted and there will be changes to the normal X26/X27 timetable serving Darlington, Barton, Scotch Corner, Catterick and Richmond.
As a result, Northern Powergrid has funded a free on-demand taxi service to take Skeeby residents to/from Richmond market place. The service will operate from 7am until 7pm, Monday to Saturday throughout the road closure, enabling people to connect at Richmond to other local bus services. Jet Cars are delivering this service and they have accessible vehicles available. See contact details below.
Northern Powergrid is also providing a free temporary shuttle bus, operated by Hodgsons Coach Operators. The temporary service is fully accessible and will operate from 7am until 7pm Monday to Saturday. It will serve all stops along the A6108 Darlington Road to Richmond Market Place (the Arriva bus stand). It will also travel from Richmond Market Place to Tesco and then Hipswell village. Please note, the shuttle bus will not stop between Richmond and Tesco as these stops will continue to be served by the X26/X27 services. There is a map of the shuttle bus route and a bus timetable in the attached letters.
Letters are being hand-delivered to all impacted areas and I have attached a copy of our letters for Skeeby and Darlington Road, Richmond which contain details of how the closure will operate as well as additional information and contact details. The letters are being hand-delivered early this week. We’re also installing information posters at all impacted bus stops.
The Jubilee Clock
The Jubilee Clock stopped working in November 2021 and was subsequently sent away for servicing. In February 2022 it was returned from the engineers and is now back in it's rightful place. The Parish Council is indebted to John Brown for his time and expertise in making this happen.
A collection box outside the Skeeby Illuminations raised in excess of £200 which will be used towards maintenance of the Community Access Defibrillator!
Thanks to Paul and Ian for planting 60 trees in the Linden Road play park this morning!
The trees are supplied to the Parish Council by the Woodland Trust and are part of the scheme to create a northern forest.
A collection box outside the Skeeby Illuminations raised in excess of £200 which will be used towards maintenance of the Community Access Defibrilator!
Community Access Defibrillator
The defibrillator is now fully installed on the side of the village hall alongside an intercom which connects you directly to the ambulance service. The defib can be collected and used by anyone, it is very simple and gives clear instructions on how it should be used. We also have a team of trained volunteers who will bring the defib to the emergency and administer CPR.
Thank you to our volunteers, the Community Heartbeat Trust, Skeeby Parish Council, Steve from Firstaider Training and the National Lottery Community Fund who have all allowed us to provide such a valuable facility.