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The Parish Councillors would like to thank all those who participated in the annual litter pick this year.    In Thirston numbers were up this year – perhaps due to the incentive of coffee and biscuits.  Thanks go to Anne and Nick, Helen (plus twins), Jane, Neal, Anne, George, Jacob, Peter, Libby (+ Matthew), Judith, Time, Rachel, Cherry (who worked the earlier weekend), John and Alison and Peter and Hazel.

Eshott also had a good turn out of 20 people who collected 15 bags of rubbish and other bits and pieces of car debris.  Thank also go to Pam and Lesley for the coffee and traditional Kit-Kats on the village green.


Due to the continued dog fouling and lack of picking up along the road to Wintrick the Parish Council were approached to install a bin along this road for dog waste and litter.  Unfortunately NCC are not allowing any new bins at present due to lack of resources for emptying existing bins in the County.  With this in mind can people please ensure they pick up after their dogs and dispose of bags responsibly.  If you have any details of people not doing this can you please please please report it to the clerk or NCC with details of when it is taking place and a description of the person and the dog (and car if they are walking from the recycling bins as is common practice). NCC cannot do anything about stopping this unless people report it.  This is an anonymous service so you will not be named.


John Cooper from Arch and Simon Roberson from BT attending the July Parish Council meeting to provide a superfast broadband update.

Those properties served by the cabinet at the top of the Peth in West Thirston should have access to superfast broadband from the end of July and those served by the cabinet at the Bockenfield layby should have access by the end of the year.  

This is not an automatic transfer, residents will have to contact their service provider to access the superfast service but details of this will be made available to residents once the cabinets are live.

Unfortunately at this meeting it was confirmed that Eshott Village is not included in the current role out of superfast broadband but assurances were given that should the second phase of funding be successful Eshott would be included in this.