DOGGED BY COMPLAINTS!

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There have been a number of further complaints recently about the frequency of dog poo, abandoned on the wayside by dogs and their owners, out for a stroll.

The vast majority of pooches and walkers behave lawfully, but hotspots near the village have been commented on.

The grass alongside the path to the football field is a favourite site, where poo is frequently left by dog owners. Ironically a dog bin awaits at the gate of the field. As children can be expected to walk this way to the field for practices and games, the PC asks you to get into the habit of clearing it up. Within a day of its being mowed, 12 separate poo sites were counted in the grass.

As part of its war on poo, the PC has ordered another bin, to be placed in Dry Burn Lane. It is seeking more reminder signs, and is considering placing free poo bag receptacles in hot spots.

MEMORIAL TREES OR SEATS

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The Parish Council which looks after the Common is happy to see planting of memorial trees or placing of more memorial seats in parts of the Common. It has identified sites where trees or seats could be placed, and would be happy to discuss a memorial or gift with anyone interested.

Family members or residents of the village are eligible. The Parish Council can give help and assistance with the choice of memorial, as well.

Once established or set, the Parish Council will be responsible for the memorial, and will endeavour to look after it.

Space for trees and seats include the top of the bank, adjacent to the pinfold, or along the south side, next to the stream. The Parish Council will plant a new hedge along part of the boundary shortly, and is looking to keep the area round the old trees there tidy. It hopes to use the existing stumps to carve seats or figures, as part of the tidy up.

Please get in touch with the Parish Clerk, if you would like to discuss a tree or seat:

KA Gold, Barmoor South Moor, Lowick, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 2QF  Tel: 01289 388205

Email: lowickparishcouncil@btconnect.com

LET’S CELEBRATE THE PLATINUM JUBILEE IN 2022

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The Queen’s determined endorsement of her Platinum Jubilee next year, coming just after Prince Phillip’s death, is a call to arms for all local communities to join in the celebrations of a truly memorable reign,  a dedicated head of state, and a remarkable lady.

The Parish Council is seeking partners from across the community to plan and deliver a party to equal the fun and celebrations that were present for the Diamond Jubilee, 9 years ago.

Then, we had a jubilee queen, a street party in Cheviot View, and a fair on the Common. We have a very healthy oak tree, obtained from the Queen’s own garden – Windsor Great Park! There were games, stalls, a band, and other entertainments that we have not quite remembered yet!

We’re the same village, and we’ve got a year! By then, we are promised no restrictions – so is this the real opportunity to celebrate “coming out”?

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A MEMORIAL FOR THE DUKE

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Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, a number of people have spoken in favour of a memorial in the village that will serve as a tribute to the man who did so much for the Queen, the Commonwealth and the Country.

What form should this take? A tree? An Annual Award for Young People, or for Service?