April Events

Thursday 10th 7:30 – Dalton Piercy Parish Council Meeting

Dalton Piercy Parish Council
A meeting of the council will be held on
Thursday 10th April, 2014
at 7.30 p.m.
in the Village Hall.
1 Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
3. To approve the minutes of the previous meeting
4. Public Participation
5. To consider any matters arising from those minutes
(i) Paul’s Travel (ii) Grass cutting (iii) Cllr. Jackson banned from Kid’s Club (iv) Skip hire (v) Leaf blowing at Rose Cottage investigation
6. Substantive Items
(i) Water on bridge (ii) Easements (iii) Parking on A19/Greatham junction (iv) May election
7. Village Improvement Consultation Group
(i) Code of conduct (ii) Batts walkthrough
8. Planning applications
(i) Retention of a two storey extension on the property and a detached garage at ‘Petersbrooke’ (H/2014/0629) (work already completed)
9. Roads and amenities
10. Financial Report
11. Correspondence
(i) Cllr. Jackson formal complaint about Cllr. Bearby (ii) Village Hall Association rental costs
12. New Agenda items
(i) Standard documents/Peter Devlin HBC (ii) Hartlepool Water treatment works upgrade Dalton Beck (iii) Cllr. Jackson flytipping in Batts’ river
13. Any other Business
14. Date and Time of the next meeting
Thursday 8th May, 2014 19:30pm (may be altered to coincide with elections)

The McOrville Inn – Easter Weekend
Friday 18th – 12 Noon to 9pm – Fish and Chips £5

Saturday 19th at 8pm

Charity Race Night – Aid of WipeYourTears.org.uk

Sunday 20th 12noon – 10:30pm

Live Jazz from 6:30pm “The Paul Skerritt Band”

Easter Monday 11am – 10:30pm

Food served until 4pm

Spotted Cow

Every Wednesday 2pm

Over 55′s Club – Bingo, card games, tea and scones.

Hart Church Easter Fayre

Saturday 12th April

Church Services for Easter

Thursday 17th 6:30pm at Hart – Maundy Thursday

Friday 18th 2pm at Elwick – Hour before the cross

Sunday 20th Easter Sunday services as usual


Bus Service

The bus service may cut out Dalton Piercy from its route if people do not make use of it, they are currently getting very few passengers from Dalton, and cannot justify running the service much longer without numbers improving. If you value the bus service use it or lose it.

March Events


Village Consultation Meeting

Tuesday 4th - Village Hall at 7:30PM

DPPC Meeting

Thursday 13th - Village Hall at 7:30PM

Dalton Piercy Parish Council

A meeting of the council will be held on

Thursday 13th March, 2014

 at 7.30 p.m.

in the Village Hall.


1 Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

3. To approve the minutes of the previous meeting

4. Public Participation

5. To consider any matters arising from those minutes

(i) Definitive Map (ii) Public Participation placement on agenda

6. Substantive Items

(i) Water on bridge (ii) Feedback from Village Improvement Consultation Group (March meeting) (iii) Easements (iv) Lease for village hall (v) May election applications (vi) grass cutting (vii) Batts/Teesside Wildlife Trust

7. Planning Applications

(i) Scoping opinion for residential development (South West Extension) comprising 2,780 residential units, retail (2, 499m2), public house/restaurant (500m2), petrol filling station, primary school (two form entry), medical centre (300m2) and associated infrastructure, landscape and ecological mitigation, public open space and access; Location: South West Hartlepool (ii) Screening opinion in respect of proposed residential development and local centre (1,200 to 2,250 dwellings); Location Land at High Tunstall south of Elwick Road, Hartlepool    

8. Financial Report

9. Correspondence

(i) Ken Holt application for allotment

10. New Agenda items

(i) John Proudlock letter to Wilpalm (ii) Paul’s Travel bus service (iii) Baxketh skip ordering

11. Any other Business

12. Date and Time of the next meeting

Thursday 10th April, 2014 19:30pm




The McOrville Inn – Elwick

Thursday 13th  at 10.00AM – 12:00PM – Coffee Morning for World Kidney Awareness Day

Saturday 15th from 7:30PM – Live music, The Mad Haters to celebrate St. Patricks Day.

Sunday 30th March – Mothers day, reserve your table, mums receive a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927

Limehawk Moth at Dalton

IMG_0617This Limehawk Moth, more common in the South of England, has been spotted on a Village Green Lime Tree.

Lime Tree Pruning

Lime Trees are grown for their stature, foliage, and sweetly scented flowers. At maturity, many limes shed dead wood. They are very tolerant of pruning and training and are often pollarded. Limes produce large burrs, that give rise to a mass of upward growing epicormic shoots. These usually need removing as they can spoil the crown if allowed to develop.

Thank you to Steve Burroughs for removing these shoots on the Village Green Limes.

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Village Tidy Up

The Village Tidy Up was carried out on Sunday, which included a litter pick, the cleaning of signs and lamp posts, clearing debris around Christmas tree, and repairing the kids allotment gate. Thanks to Ellen, Lois, Lucia, William, Eddie, Jamie, Dave, Chris, Micheal, Steve, James, Mandie, Alan and Sharon for helping out – and Keith for disposing of the debris. Thank you to Helen and Rob for planting up the cart.


Christmas tree after tidy-up

Village Improvements


Daffodil and crocus bulbs have been planted around the village + in the Batts. Thank you to Sharon Chapman, Mike Jackson, Alan Timothy and Steve Burroughs for their commitment and hard work in this project. DPPC welcome any help or suggestions for further improvements. If you are interested in volunteering for future projects please contact the Clerk of DPPC.

For more information please see February Events.

New Planters

At the January Village Consultation Meeting the group proposed the replacement of the old planters along the green. The planters have now been renewed with a center piece, spring bedding and bulbs. Thanks to Steve and Amanda Burroughs from Amenity Landscape Services for sourcing materials and supplying their labour free of charge, for DPPC paying for materials and Stranton Nursery for donating the bulbs. Going forward the proposal is to plant up twice a year. Spring bedding at the end of October and Summer bedding at the end of May. If you would like to maintain a planter (be responsible for watering, weeding and dead heading) please contact Michael, the Dalton Piercy Parish Clerk.


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