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September 2011

Welcome to the Village Park Residents Association. Thornaby on Tees

Your residents group for the Village Area.      Membership is free to every household in the Village Area.

(Supported by Stockton Residents & Community Groups Association)

If you see any Anti Social Behaviour no matter how small call Neighbourhood policing on 302930

The VPRA News Blog (click here for past months)

Your VPRA at work reports for September 2011

Click here for CFYA Bin and Recycle Collection Days

25.09.2011 Updates

There may be a delay for updates over the next week or so. Our webmaster is busy putting in extra hours at work helping to supply parts for the Redcar Blast Furnace which in turn will create lots of jobs for local. For speed we will be using our Twitter link for urgent updates and will try and update the blog if possible.

24.09.2011 Village Park

The park was looking good this morning, clean and tidy and plenty of visitors.

21.09.2011 Britain in Bloom

We received our invite today to the Neighbourhood Awards which are being held in Durham on 4th October.

18.09.2011 Thornaby Pride

Our webmaster has provided a large number of pictures for the next edition of Thornaby Town Councils Thornaby Pride. If you want any of them just e mail the link on this site and we will provide them free of charge.

17.09.2011 Northumbria in Bloom

At this weeks ceremony Thornaby won a silver gilt award but missed out to Darlington for the top award. Both had silver gilt but Darlington were one point better off. Not bad considering the size of Thornaby to Darlington

16.09.2011 Neighbourhood Police

Notification from residents that Police have followed up on problems last weekend. Assuring residents they are on hand to help. main thing is calling in the problems.

15.09.2011 Tristar

Contact with Tristar to resolve a couple of issues for residents, all appears to have been sorted and plan of action agreed.

13.09.2011 Hurricane Winds

The Village area seems to have escaped the worst during the hurricane winds of the past 24 hours. A number of branches down at the Airman Statue and Thornaby Green but nothing that will cause a problem.

Village Park trees appear to be OK, partly down to the efforts of CFYA and VPRA continually reviewing the state of the trees in the park. 

11.09.2011 Battle of Britain

A very good turnout for this years celebrations with a march from the Griffin to the Airman and back after the service. Air Force Cadets band were at the head and were excellent. The service was followed by another in Thornaby Cemetery and the customary distribution of small crosses to the many servicemen’s graves in the cemetery. Full set of pictures can be seen here, a selection have been sent to Thornaby Town Council for inclusion in their next magazine


10.09.2011 Vandalism

Windows smashed during the night on Thornaby Road and Sherwood Road, Police and Tristar Homes informed

10.09.2011 Anti Social Behaviour

Reports of vandalism and ASB from Friday night around the Crescent and Thorntree Road Shops.

Garden ornaments and lights stolen from gardens in the Crescent and smashed on the car park of the old rent office.


09.09.2011 Battle of Britain

This years Battle of Britain service is this Sunday 11 the September. Parade from the Griffin Pub to the Airman,assemble at 12 noon followed by service at 12.30. Second service and poppy cross laying follows at Thornaby Cemetery.

07.09.2011 Green Thumbs

Entries for this years competition close on Sunday 13 Th. enter now or lose out.

04.09.2011 Thornaby Show

Thornaby Show was a huge success today, plenty to see and do for all ages. A good crowd was around the main ring right up till the rains came at 3 pm.


 See full set of pictures taken by VPRA Cameraman Picasa

03.09.2011 Thornaby Show

Final reminder for exhibitors for Thornaby Show, entries taken up to 10 am Sunday 4th.

02.09.2011 Crime in Village

THE following concerns have been raised by residents and made priorities by Cleveland Police.

Stockton - Village

THERE is anti-social behaviour and groups congregating at Thorntree  Road shops. Officers have conducted patrols in the area. Several youths  have been stopped and spoken to and anti-social behaviour forms issued.  Concerns were raised by members of the public and staff with reference  to youths congregating outside of Thorntree Road Shops. Multi-agency  meetings have taken place in order to discuss solutions to the problems. There were nine reported thefts in July. Patrols have been conducted.

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01,08.2011 Northumbria in Bloom

This years NIB awards are split into 2 sessions. Council Awards are on 13th September in Redcar with the newly revamped Neighbourhood Awards in Durham on 4th October.

VPRA reps should be at the Council Awards as representatives of Thornaby in Bloom and at our own awards in Durham.

The Neighbourhood Awards are now becoming as important as the Council Awards with a lot more entries in each section. For the past 3 years we have been top of the pile being the top points scorers with over 85% of the marks awarded. Hopefully this year will be the same.

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