I am pleased to report that work on the West Sleekburn Residents hall began on Thursday. The contractors swooped in early on Thursday and quickly knocked down the old building. The replacement one should be up by the end of March. The Residents Association has worked hard over many years to keep activities going in the Village and it’s up to all residents to use this new indoor and outdoor space. In six months I would like to see a new generation of volunteers from the village and surrounding area, brimming with ideas, and this new building bursting with community events.
After dropping off your children at Choppington Primary School on Thursday, pop across to the old early years building and join the Get Fit class. Running from the 22nd February there is a new class to try each week. For gentler exercise join the Golden Zumba class in the same building at 9.30am each Wednesday. Until we get permission from the Secretary of State for Education to take over the building, the Parish Council is hiring the hall from the school for use by the community.
Have you noticed evidence of Spring – our daffodils are shooting up around the area. Every year the show of yellow gets better and better. The Green Team has been busy making our open spaces look better by edging the grass along pavements and tidying flower beds.