Gilsland Magazine April 2020

As regards the Gilsland Magazine April 2020 edition:

Please note the following corrections  / information :-
1. Haltwhistle Household Recycling is closed until further notice.
2. House-of-Meg closed, plus not supplying hot meals.
3. No Greenhead Farmers Market.
4. No Border Rambler Bus Service until further notice.
5. No"Brampton Walkers" walks until further notice.
The "I-SAVE" store in Haltwhistle run by Andrew Cogan is doing deliveries to Gilsland. Tel: 01434 321912
The "PILLAR BOX" Cafe in Haltwhistle is doing meal deliveries, - the menu changes daily. Tel: 01434 321780
Haydon Bridge Butchers, are prepared to deliver to Gilsland, if people want to club together. Tel: 01434 684990
For up to date information, please check the FACEBOOK page for Gilsland Village Hall.

Go Gilsland is a community led organisation offering a demand led service to connect people from Gilsland to local railway stations and visitor attractions. Go Gilsland have a “G-Gaxy”, an electric car, with the capacity to carry four passengers plus luggage.

The aim of the project is to connect the community of Gilsland with the national rail network and to connect visitors (be they tourists or on business) arriving by train, with both the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and Gilsland. The area has considerable tourism potential and it is hoped that this new service will assist public transport users to connect with existing bus services and the Tyne Valley Railway Line as well as visiting the numerous attractions in the area. Local drivers for the car have now been recruited and trained.

The scheme will work by prospective users booking the car via a telephone number 07399993979. It is best to book your transport a day or two in advance.

Official launch of the GoGilsland sustainable community transport project.

A range of sponsors have contributed to this project, including Northumberland National Park, The Joicey Trust, The Campaign to Open Gilsland Station, Gilsland Church of England School, The National Lottery, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership and CrossCountry.

Timber Extraction

The timber extraction is due to begin again on Tuesday 23 April. The aim is for 3 lorries to come into the village, be loaded and leave again between 6am and 8am.

This will be repeated after 9am.

Lorries will have 2 convoy vehicles to go ahead and stop any traffic, make sure there are no walkers, pedestrians, cyclist etc.

There will be no lorries queueing to come into the village, they will be met and be accompanied by the convoy vehicles as soon as they come into the village from the A69.

Lorries will travel at 10mph along the whole route through the village with the convoy vehicles in front.

There will be signage and cones along the route warning road users that this is happening, and ensuring that the lorries do not mount the pavement or grass verges.

The work is to be completed in approx 35 days.

If there are any problems please contact:

Andy Olive  (Northumberland County Council)

Office  01670 624436

Mobile 07788767008

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Cllr Alan Sharp  (County Councillor)

Direct Line: 01434 405961
Office: 01434 693693
Mobile: 07759 665200
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