Urpeth Residents Association
Urpeth Residents Association has been in existence for around 12 years, originally set up as a Chester-le-Street District Council initiative to assist residents in taking an interest in their community.
Over the years we have been involved in many projects including:
- Provision of a play area for Urpeth Grange
- Commenting on planning applications including voicing residents’ objections regarding the building of houses on Bradley Close. Although unsuccessful, we did assist in getting the number of houses being built reduced.
- Organising a petition regarding the a local bus service and with the help of our MP Kevan Jones and the Parish Council the 34 Bus was re-routed and not removed as was first suggested
- We organised a Picnic in the field for Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee and the Olympic celebrations and although the weather was really bad people still attended. Children from the local schools took part and sang their own songs.
- Organisation of Summer Fayres and social evenings, which were a great success and any monies raised were put to good use i.e. Notice boards and flower beds and a free Easter Party for the local children.
Members of the association keep a look out for problems on the estate and report them to the County Council. We work closely with our partners to ensure that Urpeth Grange remains a lovely place to live. Our partners include Durham County Council, Urpeth Parish Council and Durham Constabulary.
Urpeth Residents Association meets on the last Wednesday of the Month in the Red Lion Public House at 7.00pm and everyone is welcome to attend. Agendas are displayed in the Urpeth Parish Council Notice Boards around Urpeth Grange estate and we also have a Facebook page which is useful for keeping up to date on current matters.
For more information please contact Maureen Wilkinson on email@example.com