New Earswick for All Ages February Update 2018

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Posted on12 Feb 2018

The builders are back to work after the festive break. However, despite battling rain, ice and snow, the building work remains on track.

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On Site Drainage

After an unusually high level of rain over January, Wates continue to work on the on-site drainage. This is so they can continue to dig the foundations of building one, and place footings below ground.

Tarmac Road

Wates have installed a new tarmac road for vehicles to get to and from the site. The road includes an on-site ‘turning circle’. This will help to stop vehicles queuing in the village, therefore causing less disruption to residents. Vehicles are jet washed when they leave site. The turning circle will help further reduce the amount of soil they bring away with them.

Relocation of Multi-Use-Games-Area (MUGA)

As mentioned in our most recent update leaflet, the relocation of the MUGA has been delayed. This is due to the discovery of a shallow rising water main underneath the ‘rec’. We are working with Wates to relocate the MUGA in a different area of the rec. We hope works can begin as soon as possible.

New building site offices

The offices and welfare suite for the contractor has now been delivered. It is being used by the workers on site. This temporary accommodation (pictured here, on the left) is where the old library building was. It means that the old tennis club can now be demolished. It will make way for work on building three to begin.

Folk Hall

The Folk Hall is looking great. Phase one is scheduled for completion in early April. Look out for further communications about the opening. Phase two will see the refurbishment of the main hall and is due for completion in July. For enquiries contact 01904 769621.

Play facilities

We need you! Stacey is staging another drop-in session for residents. It's on Tuesday 20 February, between 4pm - 6pm at the Open Shop on Hawthorne Terrace. Please come along and have a say on the need for a secondary play area in the village.

Local Stories

Have you, or someone you know, lived in New Earswick all your life? Stacey would love to have a chat about your life story and experiences.

Skills and Employment

Do you, or someone you know, want to work in construction?

Wates are running a two-week course offering practical skills and a free Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. You must be over 18, not in employment, and not in education to be eligible. As well as being interested in construction!

Contact our Community Engagement Officer, Stacey, before 5pm on Monday 26 February.

Any questions or comments? Please contact Stacey by phone on 01904 406252 or email at [email protected].

Skills and employment training courses with Wates and JRHT.