Talks held over sustainable future for Middleham’s Key Centre

Middleham Key Centre.

The importance of finding a sustainable future for the Key Centre at Middleham led to the town council holding an extraordinary meeting on May 8.

After discussing how to accomplish this it was agreed that Middleham Town Council will establish the Key Centre Sustainability Committee.

Events. –  A beacon will be lit at Middleham Castle at 9.15pm on Thursday, June 6 as part of the nationwide D-Day 80 Commemoration.  it was agreed that festoon lighting would be turned on from 5pm on Wednesday, June 5 until the morning of Friday, June 7.

The council was informed that the Richard III Weekend will be held at Middleham Castle from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.

Play area. – It was agreed to place an order for a replacement seat and cap ends for the seesaw at St Alkelda’s play area.

The council passed on its thanks to the local resident and his colleague who had kindly power washed that play area.

Middleham Castle. – The Richard III Weekend will be held at the castle from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6.

Tupgill Park. – The council agreed it will not object to a planning application for four timber holiday lodges with associated parking, roadways and ancillary works at the Tupgill Park Estate if consideration is given to the replanting of any trees that will be removed during the work.

Footpaths. – There was concern that overgrowth was encroaching on the path outside the Old Vicarage in St Alkedas. This has been reported to the developers who remain owners of that area of land.

There were further concerns about overgrowth in the churchyard and the ivy along the path between Park Lane and the churchyard. Both these issues have been reported to the relevant authority.

The councillors were concerned to hear that a lorry had been involved in a collision with parked cars along Park Lane. It plans to organise a site meeting.

Next meeting.- is at the Key Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday June 26.