Play area progress – Torrential rain hampers first day!

Typically the weather was not on side this morning when play area works began! Torrential rain whilst deliveries were made to site has caused some damage to the ground as you might expect. We sincerely apologise for this but rest assured, the Play Area Committee is working closely with the supplier and their installation team onsite to minimise any disruption during these works and they are of course under contract to make good any damage that may inadvertently be caused. Watch this space for further updates on progress and if we can believe the forecast, we are about to move into a dry spell, so perfect for building our new play area!

02 May 2018

GOOD NEWS:

The  contractors are all set to start the installation work in the week starting 30 May

The Opening is set for Saturday 16 June 2018 at noon

Speeding in Newton

BIG NEWS

Funding has been agreed by NCC’ s Local Improvement Scheme (2018/21) to enable interactive speed signs to be installed in both Main Street and Wellington Avenue

More news to follow

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Speeding is a National problem particularly in rural communities and Newton Village is no exception.

The parish Council are very aware of the problem it has been discussed at Council Meetings. In the short term it has asked for more speed signs to be erected in the long term flashing speed signs could be a solution the siting of which we have no control. It has been noticed that some residents have placed their own signs in their front gardens if they are not too large and do not cause an obstruction this is perfectly legal and signs could read slow down children playing or something similar.

This is a self help solution and should be encouraged. But the problem is still there and we should ask all residents and other drivers using our village to slow down.