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Eston Square and Cenotaph with the backdrop of the Eston Hills

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•  Produce annual community calendars

•  Eston Christmas Cards

•  Coffee Mornings

•  Cake Stalls

•  Pie & Pea Suppers

•  Harvest Suppers

•  Songs from the Shows evening

•  Easter Raffle

•  Monthly Tombola

•  Table Top Sales

•  Summer Fete

•  Fete & Celebrations

•  Sponsorship from local business & residents

•  Put up 20 Christmas trees, lights & features

•  Organise annual Christmas events

•  Produce and deliver a community newsletter

•  Fund and organise the annual remembrance service

Eston Residents association have been very proactive in the local area and have created many community links that benefit both individuals and businesses, they have been rewarded by receiving the coveted Duke of York's award for a third time.....

 

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Eston Residents Association Christmas Festival Nights

 

Memories of ERA's Eston Christmas Festival Nights on Eston Square, which sadly had to be stopped in 2010/11 by the councils new rules and regulations, in the form of an official contract to the Residents Committee.  The committee took these papers from the council to a solicitor who advised the association as ordinary people not sign, and that the council had put conditions in them that they do not enforce on themselves.

 

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY -ESTON CENOTAPH - 2015

Eston Residents Association remembrance parade  &service Sunday  which we plan, organise and fund with pride every year.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported this very special event.   Special thanks to Tony Ray, the parade master. Gary Chaundy Salvation Army Captain, Nigel Atkinson, Bugler, All the services, who marched wearing their medals with pride. The Cubs, Scouts and local schools, the Cadets who played an important role   in the parade and all the services who marched proudly wearing their medals.   Eston Police, Grangetown Fire Brigade. Eston Businsess Association, Local Clubs. All who attended to lay their wreaths and tributes.  The pupils from Bankfields School who wrote and read out a special remembrance poem.  The Newton Aycliffe Pipes & Drums. Thank you also to the young people of California Youth Centre, who did a fabulous job of depicting their own tribute  with their artwork to decorate the centre.   We would like to say a special thank you to two special gentlemen,  Harry Taylor and Manne Cook who over the years have guided  and supported us with our remembrance parade.

Eston was brimming with pride and remembrance for 'all those who gave their tomorrows for all our today's, we should never forget'..

 To see the "Order of Service" "Childrens Poem" by pupils of Bankfields Primary School.....      click here

 

 

To view  photoshoot ......                  click here

To view a selection of images showing both a sample of the In Bloom submission and local celebrations, gatherings and fund raising click here, it may take a moment to load but the wait is worth it!!

Forthcoming Events

that you may want to experience !!

 ESTON INSTITUE AND WORKING MENS CLUB, ESTON - DON'T MISS IT:

19th December;   SHOW - BORN TO BE ABBA  Tickets £3.00 or pay at the                                                                                   door.

23rd January:       SHOW  -     RAT PACK 

22nd February:    SHOW  -     BORN - JOVI

19th March:         SHOW  -     JACKSON LIVE

16th April:            SHOW   -    JERSEY BOY MEET

                                                 TAKE THAT  

 

ERA HAS PLANTED UP THE WINTER PLANTS - BUT IF YOU NOTICE THE TUBS ON THE HIGH STREET OUTSIDE THE SHOPS ARE NOT PLANTED UP - The reason is as the council will be renewing all the pavements around the high street side down past the old hospital grounds approx in end January/February 2016, and asked ERA if we would not plant these tubs up as they will have to moved to carry out this work of renewing the pavements.

 

 GIVE US A RING AND WE WILL TAKE YOU ROUND OUR HERITAGE TRAIL

 

WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME TO YOU  TO COME ALONG TO ESTON IN THE SUMMER AND HAVE A LOOK AT THE LOVELY DISPLAYS  AND ALSO OUR HERITAGE FEATURES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN AND COMMUNITY

OR: IF YOU ARE A GROUP OR ORGANISATION HOW ABOUT ARRANGING TO VIEW OUR HERITAGE EXHIBITION ALSO:

OR

If you are interested in us visiting your group to speak on our experiences, need any support or advice or  about  In Bloom for your community, and  Regional and National Britain in Bloom Finals work etc.

JUST CONTACT US AS DETAILED IN OUR WEBSITE.

          ERA  IN BLOOM 2

(PLEASE READ  THE ESTON PHOENIX FOR FULL STORY AND STATEMENT FROM ERA COMMITTEE CLICK ON PHOENIX -):

ERA WITHDRAW FROM THE IN BLOOM COMPETITIONS

ESTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE HAVE VERY SADLY HAD TO MAKE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE NORTHUMBRIA IN BLOOM COMPETITION THIS YEAR.

 

We informed the Northumbria in Bloom Committee quite a few months ago. Last year we were badly let down by the council in our Britain in Bloom entry last year please -see the article on the NEWS PAGE, for more details of this.

Many people do not understand, you cannot enter Britain in Bloom, you are chosen by your regional In Bloom Board (for us it is Northumbria in Bloom) to represent your area in the National Britain in Bloom Competition.  To be chosen is a great honour in itself, and ERA have been chosen a total of 4 years, in the Best Urban Community Category. The work involved is tremendous, which we do supported by the rest of the Eston Community.  The council we asked only to keep the streets clean, weed, litter and dog dirt free, and their grass cutting to be of a high standard when the judges visit.  This did not happen and let the whole community down.  Many other councils would embrace their local communities who are doing all of this work. (We have  always keep in contact and updating the council also of our in Bloom entries, etc, invite them to all the meetings also and also to meet the judges on the day our judging has taken place, and also invited them to have lunch with the judges along with the rest of our guests which they declined to do so). WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ESTON COMMUNITY, RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT TO ERA WITH ALL OUR WORK AND HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US IN THE FUTURE.

WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF ALL OUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS  FOR ALL OUR WORK FOR THE ESTON COMMUNITY.

REGARDLESS HOWEVER - ERA WILL STILL BE DOING ALL OUR WORK, PLANTING, IN BLOOM, HERITAGE IN ESTON AS WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE.

 

Please go to the Phoenix heading of our website to read the latest edition of The Eston Phoenix

 

ANOTHER TAKEAWAY FOR ESTON HIGH STREET?

 OBJECTIONS TO PROPOSED TAKEAWAY IN ESTON HIGH STREET:  SUPPORTED BY THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

ERA HAND IN A PETITION TO THE COUNCIL AGAINST ANOTHER PROPOSED TAKEAWAY IN ESTON ON THE HIGH STREET (at WHAT WAS FINDLAY'S NEWSAGENTS).  WE HAVE IN TOTAL 15 TAKEAWAYS, INCLUDING 2 CAFE'S IN ESTON ALREADY.

ERA ALSO HANDED IN TO THE COUNCIL NEARLY 300 INDIVIDUAL LETTERS OF OBJECTION TO THIS PROPOSED TAKEAWAY.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORTED OUR CAMPAIGN, THE COUNCIL PLANNING DEPT. HAS REFUSED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR THE ABOVE.

Council refuses this planning application, but the applicant has appealed to the Gov. Planning Inspector in Bristol - we now await his decision.

REDCAR & CLEVELAND COUNCIL PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ESTON & SURROUNDING AREAS:

IS ESTON SET TO HAVE "ANOTHER TAKEAWAY"? -where- The premises originally was Findlay's Newsagent on the corner of High  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  We are already over-run with fast-food outlets/takeaways etc.  Leaving the town centre shuttered during the day, with the litter, nuisance to residents, parking, litter etc. Hasn't the Labour run council over the last 8 years supposed to have adopted a policy to protect our town/local centres against being over run with takeaways and fast food outlets?   WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN OUR CAMPAIGN  THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN REFUSED BY THE COUNCIL but the applicant has appealed to the Gov. Planning Inspector and we have now to await his decision.

Application no R/2014/0372/OOM - LAND AT LOW GRANGE FARM, TRUNK ROAD, SOUTH BANK.

Outline planning application for Residential Dwellings (1250 ) & :-

Written  into the traffic report for the above application (dated 2010 -an Aldi Supermarket to go on this site on the Trunk Road).

please see front page for more updated details on this application.

 A PLANNING APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL FOR THE EXTENSION OF BARNABY HOUSE RESIDENTIAL LIVING, THE HIGH STREET, ESTON AND  BUNGALOWS ON THE LAND BEHIND IT.This was approved by the council planning and work is now well in progress on this development.

Application No. R/2014/0716/FFM  -High Farm, Skippers Lane , (off the Trunk Road) Increase the number of residential dwellings from 62 to 116.

For more details of the above planning applications or to make any comments or representations, go to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councils Website and  to planning-weekly planning lists or ring 01642 774774 and ask for the planning department.

 

A RECENT NATIONAL ARTICLE ON HOUSE PRICES HAS STATED THAT HOUSE OWNERS COULD FACE A 12% decrease in their property prices due to dirty streets, litter etc.   The article also stated that councils should get their act together on this growing problem.

(Our comment on the above: see our article on how we were let down in our 2014 National Britain in Bloom entry  by dirty streets, litter, weeds and poor grass cutting or go to the 2014 christmas edition of the Eston Phoenix)

 

BULLYING COMES IN MANY FORMS AS ERA CAN EVIDENCE ALL BELOW:

. ESTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION  KNOW ONLY TOO WELL  AS WE HAVE  SUFFERED FOR MANY YEARS. THROUGH THE YEAR PREVIOUS LOCAL LABOUR COUNCILLORS REPORTING US AND OUR WORK, HERITAGE FEATURES, (which we won the Britain in Bloom National Heritage award for)  VINDICTIVELY INSTIGATED A 3 MONTHS INVESTIGATION BY COUNCIL OFFICERS, (paid by the tax payer)WHO FOUND NOTHING WRONG, TRIED TO GET OUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER THE ESTON PHOENIX STOPPED (SENIOR OFFICER TOLD US THAT EVERY TIME OUR COMMUNITY PAPER WAS PRINTED, THEY HAD TO PHOTOCOPY IT AND CHECK IT WORD FOR WORD, AND MUCH MORE.  WE CAN EVIDENCE ALL OF THIS ALSO, . AND WE ARE JUST A GRASS ROOTS VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION WHO WORK FROM OUR HOMES, HAVE NO CENTRE OR HAD ANY HELP, SUPPORT FROM ANY OF  THE LOCAL LABOUR COUNCILLORS.  BUT GOT OFF OUR BACKSIDES, AND WORKED HARD FOR MANY YEARS FOR THE ESTON COMMUNITY. (20 YEARS NEXT YEAR.) THEY EVEN OFFICIALLY REPORTED OUR CHAIR OVER HER SPEECH AT NORTHUMBRIA IN BLOOM,(and they weren't even there)  WHO WAS INVITED AS A GUEST SPEAKER, WHO RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION, AND RECEIVED AN EMAIL THE NEXT DAY FROM THE CHAIR OF NIB CONGRATULATING HER ON HER "INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH" & SIR JOHN HALL WHO WAS THEIR ALSO STATED, WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HER."

(We have all the documentation, emails etc to evidence these facts)

 

 WE  HAVE STOOD OUR GROUND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ESTON PEOPLE AND DID NOT LET THE BULLIES WIN!

 

 

 

 THE DESELECTED  LABOUR COUNCILLORS WHO RIPPED UP THEIR LABOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS -  LOST THEIR SEATS AT THE ELECTIONS ON MAY 7TH -THE PEOPLE OF ESTON AND TEESVILLE VOICED THEIR AGREEMENT WITH THE DESELECTION BY THE LABOUR PARTY AT THE BALLOT BOX.

THE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED ESTON AND TEESVILLE INDEPENDENTS CAME SECOND TO LABOUR WHO NARROWLY BEAT THEM TO THE 3 SEATS IN THE TEESVILLE WARD, GAINING 2 OF THE 3 SEATS IN THE ESTON WARD.  THE ESTON INDEPENDENTS WINNING ONE OF THE 3 SEATS IN THE ESTON WARD.

 

  THE CHANGING PICTURE OF THE COUNCIL: MAY 7TH 2015

A NEW LABOUR GROUP FOR THE COUNCIL CONSISTING OF  29 COUNCILLORS (19 NEW COUNCILLORS). 11 LIB DEMS, 10 CONSERVATIVES, 6 INDEPENDENT GROUP, 1 UKIP - 2 OTHER INDEPENDENTS (1 ESTON-1 GUISBOROUGH)

 

 

NEW LABOUR COUNCILLOR RESIGNS FROM LABOUR PARTY AND STATES HE IS NOW AN INDEPENDENT COUNCILLOR.

What do you the public think of this:  If a person stands at the elections for a specific group, say Conservative, Liberal or Indepent or Labour and gets elected on that ticket,   Then after  elected  they decide they want to be not conservative or Liberal but labour, should they be able to change to another party after being elected or should they go back to the ballot box again? Is this right or wrong?   That is the question!

 

 

 

ESTON RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION HOPE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP WORKING.

 

 NEW GROUP SET UP - ESTON MOVING FORWARD

A pilot meeting took place consisting of all ward councillors from Eston and Teesvile, Eston Business representatives, including the chair of Eston Business Association,   Resident Association representative, senior council officers and the new leader of the council. The group aims to work to improve Eston centre together, in partnership working which has never happened before for many years under the previous old labour administration. Designs and plans for improvements have been put forward by council officers to Eston Business representatives.   Officers told the meeting that funding is available for works on Eston Precinct and also public realms works to improve the pavements around the High Street, and proposed plans to renew the paving on the square etc.

PIGEON PROBLEM IN ESTON TOWN CENTRE;

Residents and Businesses have complained for a long time regarding this problem and the council is proposing to tackle this now.

 

CHRISTMAS MARKET AND FAIR ON ESTON PRECINCT ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 3RD WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

This was organised in partnership with Eston Residents Association, Eston Business Association and the Eston and Teesville Ward Councillors.

 

 

THE RETURN OF ESTON'S 25FT CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIGHTS

After many years we see the return of our 25ft Christmas Tree in Eston Centre.    The tree is situated in Eston Residents Association Garden.

We would like to thank the companies on Wilton Site, for sponsoring this tree for ERA :  Sembcorp, Sabic, Lotte, Huntsman and Ensus.  Also thank you to Hoggarts for collecting and delivering the tree with their Hi Ab lorry for ERA,  The council tree team for helping to put the tree in place,  Eston Police for the temporary road closure and traffic management while this work took place, and the Eston and Teesville Councillors for funding the lights, not forgetting the electrical contractors special thanks to Michael and his team for putting the lights on the tree.

 

 

 

Ann 01642 452 329

Margaret 01642 460 743

Margaret 07847 427 305

Eston Residents Association

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