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Eston Square and Cenotaph with the backdrop of the Eston Hills
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"A community that sees with their hearts as well as their eyes"
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR COMMUNITIES FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
A NOW 16 YEAR SAGA - OF THE ESTON COMMUNITIES FIGHT TO REGENERATE ESTON
- - - - LIKENED TO A SHAKESPERIAN TRADEGY - - - -
" ALDI - TO BE OR NOT TO BE.
ALDI MAKE MEDIA ANNOUCEMENT AFTER 16 YEARS OF OWNING THE DERELICT SITE IN ESTON TOWN CENTRE (ESTON PRECINCT) . that they are committed to ensuring that the unit is let or sold in an appropriate and timely manner."
The Eston community to put it mildly feel very angry with Aldi, as they have left us with their derelict site in our town centre for 16 years. A site they purchased with the intentions of opening a store here. To date 2016 there is no movement at all on the Aldi building.
TIME FOR ALDI TO DO THE DECENT THING!
ALDI PURCHASED THIS SITE/BUILDING 16 YEARS AGO AND HAVE LEFT IT TO ROT, YET ANNOUCED RECENTLY THE OPENING OF MANY MORE PROPOSED STORES AND CREATION OF HUNDREDS OF JOBS. HELLO, HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN THEY ALREADY HAVE A SITE/ BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF A DISTRICT CENTRE CALLED ESTON!
THE PEOPLE OF ESTON ASK THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL TO DO THE DECENT THING AND STEP UP TO THE MARK IN ESTON, OR SELL TO INTERESTED PARTY/S WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO THE SALE, FOR TO REMINDED MANY WHO HAVE FORGOTTON ESTON IS A DISTRICT CENTRE,
IT IS A DISGRACE THE WAY THIS SAGA HAS DRAGGED ON FOR 16 YEARS TO A PROUD COMMUNITY WITH A GREAT CATCHMENT AREA FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A BUSINESS IN ESTON ON THIS PRIME SITE.
TIME FOR ALDI TO TALK TO THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY WITH SOME MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE OF THEIR INTENTIONS ONCE AND FOR ALL WITH THIS SITE THEY HAVE OWNED FOR 16 YEARS AND LEFT TO ROT AND DECAY.
LEGISLATION SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP THIS EVER HAPPENING AGAIN TO TOWN CENTRES/COMMUNITIES.
PLANNING APPLICATION for 1250 HOUSES FROM LADY HEWLEY TRUST/TAYLOR WIMPEY ON THE LOW GRANGE SITE/TRUNK ROAD.
CONCERNS BY RESIDENTS REGARDING THIS APPLICATION REGARDING FLOODING TRANPORT/TRAVEL AND SIZE OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED.
READ THE UPDATE SUPPLEMENTARY TRAFFIC REPORT AND TRAVEL PLAN ON THE COUNCILS WEBSITE SITE UNDER PLANNING - LOW GRANGE FARM DEVELOPMENT. All residents living in this area should take the time to read these documents.
FLOODING CONCERNS- read the councilsﾠStrategic Flood Assessment Greater Eston SPD - Appendix 6 which stated that The scooping report for the Tees Catchment area stated that further development in the lowland parts of the Tees catchment area may have a considerable impact on flow through increased run-off. Low Grange Farm is recorded in the SFRA as upstream of a "critical ordinary water course". When climate change is taken into account 10% is within flood zone 2, 30% within flood zone 3. Low Grange site is also recorded as within a drainage sensitive area
IN 2011-2015ﾠ WHEN THE COUNCILS "LOCAL PLAN."ﾠ CAME TO FULL COUNCIL TO BE ADOPTED (which included many housing sites in the borough including, Trunk Road, South Bank, Marske, etc.ﾠﾠﾠ The opposition, including the Independents, which included the aforementioned and East Cleveland council leader voted to throw out the Councils Adopted Local Plan.
What was the LDF and what is the Local Plan!
THE COUNCILS LDF AND LOCAL PLAN WAS THE COUNCILS PLANS FOR THE BOROUGH FOR THE NEXT 15 + YEARS . AND WAS PART OF THE GOVERNMENTS ENQUIRY IN PUBLIC AT WHICH ALL OF 59 COUNCILLORS COULD MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ON THEIR CONCERNS OVER HOUSING, TOWN CENTRE, HIGHWAYS AND MUCH MORE.
THE COUNCILS LOCAL PLAN IS UP FOR CONSULTATION ONCE AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC- MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR SAY.
PLEASE GO TO NEWS PAGE FOR UPDATE OF TRUE EVENTS THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE COUNCIL SINCE THE MAY ELECTIONS - ALSO STATEMENT FROM ERA AND ALSO CHAIRPERSON OF ERA AND ESTON INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR ANN HIGGINS-
JOIN THE FIGHT TO STOP THE WIND TURBINES IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Eston Residents Association lodge their objection to the planning application for a wind turbine NE OF Flatts Lane Centre. Planning Application R/2015/0349/FF
This Turbine would be intrusive to our local communities, residents and a blot on the landscape of our natural environment of this area and Eston Hills. It contradicts the councils policy "Shaping our Future Themes and outcomes" Eston Hills/landscape is steeped in history, this is not protecting them but eroding them for future generations, creating an eyesore. This Wind Turbine also contradicts The council's Local Plan under Environment policy -Eston Hills -which states the council wants to protect and enhance Eston Hills. It also goes against new government policy and guidelines announced in June this year by Greg Clarke, Government Minister for Communities, stating councils planning must now listen to the communities involved.
WILTON AND YEARBY VILLAGES RESIDENTS BATTLE TO STOP 2 WIND TURBINES (140M height)
Planning Application R/2014/0074/FFM -
STOP PRESS!!!!! - IMPORTANT TO ALL RESIDENTS IN THE BOROUGH:
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE COUNCILS FUTURE PLANS FOR THE BOROUGH, AND FOR YOUR AREA
REDCAR & CLEVELAND COUNCILS PROPOSED NEW - LOCAL PLAN - CONSULTATION COMMENCED ON 24TH JULY BY REDCAR & CLEVELAND COUNCIL ON THEIR "LOCAL PLAN SCOPING REPORT"
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON i.e. HOUSING - HOW MUCH, WHERE, WHERE NOT, THE ENVIRONMENT-FLOODING, RENEWABLE ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, PLANNING POLICIES, TAKEAWAYS etc and much much more.
OUR STEEL WORKS GONE
FOLLOWED BY A GRIM ROLL CALL OF MORE CLOSURES AND JOB LOSSES
Where is the justice in all of this? ask the people of our communities. Ministers talk of a Northern Power house. Our 5 councils sign up to a Tees Valley Devolution Deal, which includes an elected Mayor resident over the 5 councils. The deal includes a package of funding totalling £15million pounds per year for 30 years to be shared by our 5 councils (equating to £3million per year for each of the 5 councils).
The leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council stated in the media "The jobs situation here is going into meltdown and we cannot be expected to handle this scale of job losses at local level."
ANOTHER TAKE-AWAY ON THE CARDS FOR ESTON? Council Planning refuse application. The Eston community and councillors all have objected to this application. The applicant has appealed to the Government Planning Inspector in Bristol. Eston is already well overy capacity with Hot Food takeaways in the councils draft local plan documents. Government is extolling healthy eating and against obesity, So we all await in Eston the governments planning inspectors ruling on this one
GOOD NEWS UPDATE: GOVERNMENT PLANNING INSPECTOR UPHOLDS COUNCILS DECISION TO REFUSE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR ANOTHER TAKEAWAY FOR ESTON CENTRE:
ESTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION BOOK "BORN OF IRON - MADE OF STEEL! ON SALE NOW
PRICED £9.99 - first print run of 500 sold out in 3 weeks - MORE STOCK HAS ARRIVED AND IS AVAILABLE FROM -
ON SALE AT:-
JOHN MCDONALDS BUTCHERS - HIGH STREET, ESTON
BERNADETTE HARRIS ESTATE AGENTS - HIGH STREET, ESTON,
KATE'S CARD'Z - ESTON PRECINCT,
ESTON POST OFFICE - ESTON PRECINCT.
GUISBOROUGH BOOK SHOP, GUISBOROUGH.
HILLSVIEW ACADEMY SCHOOL NORMANBY ROAD
OR CONTACT ERA REPRESENTATIVES:-
RING - ANN ON 01642 440777 OR EDITH ON 01642 455341
ANYONE - IN THE UK CAN ORDER AND PAY BY BACS TRANSFER - Charges are; -
£9.99 PLUS POSTAGE AND PACKING OF £3.40P( lst class postage) once the payment has cleared the book will be posted out asap. for this facility please ring Ann on 01642 452329.
OR IF YOU LIVE ABROAD eg. AMERICA, CANADA OR AUSTRALIA YOU CAN ALSO PAY BY BACS TRANSER - COSTS ARE £9.99 plus Postage and Packing of £11.00. once your payment has cleared the book will be sent out to you asap. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What's in the book? :-
If you are interesed in the history/heritage of this area, our Iron and Steel Industry, the growth of the area, Eston and Bolckow and Vaughan the people through the years. Eston area and the Great War, World War II, Smiths Dock Co shipyard, ICI, Eston Urban District Post World War II to present day, the fight for our Iron and Steel Industry. Including many old pictures, residents own memories and stories, many many fascinating facts, and the people today. Do your have family, friends who come from or still live in this area? Or any one who has worked or had family or friends in the Iron and Steel Industry of this area, Smith's Dock Shipyard, ICI or the Old Eston Hospital We will take you on our fascinating journey from the Iron age to present day, told through our own eyes. We are not authors or historians, just ordinary people who have told our story with pride and passion.
ERA COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ESTON RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR THEIR CONTINUED FANTASTIC SUPPORT TO US IN ALL OUR WORKS AND PROJECTS.
SAFER IN ESTON EVENT - PRECINCT ESTON CENTRE
DO NOT MISS: SAFER IN ESTON EVENT- SATURDAY 19TH MARCH ON ESTON PRECINCT:
EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY: INCLUDING, INFORMATION STANDS, A MINI MARKET &
ALSO : FREE CLIMBING WALL, FREE FACE PAINTING AND BALLOON MODELLING;
ORGANISED BY THE ESTON AND TEESVILLE WARD COUNCILLORS. LED BY COUNCILLORS NORTON AND MRS. HIGGINS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED AND SUPPORTED IN THE ORGANISING OF THIS EVENT, THE POLICE, FIRE BRIGADE, YOUTH SERVICES, COUNCIL, LOCAL BUSINESSES AND MANY MORE.
DO NOT FORGET ALSO TO:
VISIT ERA IN THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH HALL FOR TEA/COFFEE/SCONE AND HOME BAKE STALL.
MORE STOCK HAS ARRIVED AFTER SELLING OUT OF FIRST 500 copies in 2.1/2 weeks:
To obtain a copy of the book please email ERA
Ann (01642 440 777)
Edith (01642 455 341)
or if you would like to order a copy and live in the UK - you can pay by BACS transfer, £9.99p
postage and packing of £3.40p
contact Ann on 01642 452329
Fantastic new Historical book
Ann 01642 452 329
Margaret 01642 460 743
Margaret 07847 427 305
Eston Residents Association
Come and visit us, we can arrange a tour around our heritage trail, or the opportunity of you hosting our heritage exhibition, contact us via email to discuss.
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DO NOT MISS: ESTON RESIDENTS COFFEE MORNING & HOME BAKE STALL SATURDAY 19TH MARCH 10am to 12.30pm: In the Eston Congregational Church Hall, The Square. Funds raised are for ERA Eston in Bloom and the Christmas Lights/Events - All welcome.