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2007 Sadberge Parish Plan

ACTIONS

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This page lists the Actions in the Sadberge Parish Plan.

If an action number is underlined and blue then clicking on it will take you to a page giving a progress report on that action.  (There aren't any progress reports yet, but they'll be added as they become available.)

Planning and Development
Action 4.1 Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to retain the current development limits for Sadberge in the new Local Development Framework.  In particular, the village development limits should not be expanded to include the old reservoir site.
Action 4.2 The Clerk to the Parish Council will monitor the production of the Local Development Framework and will draw the Parish Council's attention to any proposal to change the development limits for Sadberge.
Action 4.3 Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to keep Town Farm Field as an open space for recreation.
Action 4.4 Sadberge Parish Council will lobby for any housing development within Sadberge to include affordable housing suitable for young families.
Action 4.5 Sadberge Parish Council will lobby for any new houses built in Sadberge to be offered to local residents first.
Action 4.6 Sadberge Parish Council will monitor any planning applications to build new houses in Sadberge, and will try to ensure that any such houses have adequate off-road parking.
Traffic
Action 5.1 Sadberge Parish Council will support improvements to the local road network that are likely to reduce the volume of traffic passing through Sadberge.
Action 5.2 The Clerk to the Parish Council will monitor progress on the new grade separated junction on the A66 at Long Newton and will draw the Parish Council's attention to any indication that this project may be postponed or cancelled.
Action 5.3 Sadberge Parish Council will monitor development proposals in the local area – particularly at Durham Tees Valley Airport and on the east and north sides of Darlington – and will oppose any developments that are likely to increase the traffic through Sadberge.
Action 5.4 Sadberge Parish Council will continue to press Darlington Borough Council to implement a 7.5 tonne weight restriction covering the whole of Sadberge village.
Action 5.5 Sadberge Parish Council will review the situation after the installation of the 40 mph buffer zone on Middleton Road on the southern edge of Sadberge village and, if traffic speeds are still too high, will continue to (a) lobby Darlington Borough Council to install better traffic calming measures and (b) lobby Durham Constabulary to provide effective enforcement of the speed limits.
Action 5.6 Sadberge Parish Council will monitor the development of devices that could be used to make drivers aware of their speed when entering the village and will consider buying and installing such devices if and when they become affordable.
Action 5.7 Sadberge Parish Council will consider undertaking a limited traffic survey (central crossroads only) after the completion of the grade separated junction on the A66 at Long Newton and the Darlington Eastern Transport Corridor.
Action 5.8 Sadberge Parish Council will consider options to improve the safety of the junctions at the centre of the village.
Parking
Action 5.9 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of using the grassed area between 1 Hillside Terrace and Stockton Road to provide off-road parking spaces.
Action 5.10 Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to consider implementing parking restrictions (e.g. double yellow lines) on one side of Stockton Road near the Three Tuns.
Action 5.11 Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to consider using part of Town Farm Field as a car park.
Action 5.12 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate whether it might be possible to use the northern end of Hampass as a car park.
Services
Action 6.1 Sadberge Parish Council will continue to contribute towards the costs of maintaining the St. Andrews churchyard.
Action 6.2 Ward Councillor Brian Jones will ask Felix House Surgery to continue to hold minor ailments clinics in Sadberge Village Hall.
Action 6.3 The Sadberge Village Hall Association will continue to explore ways of providing adult education classes.
Action 6.4 The Sadberge Village Hall Association will continue to run a Coffee Shop on Wednesdays and a Lunch in the Hall on one Wednesday per month.
Action 6.5 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of providing transport from Sadberge to Felix House during designated surgery times for Sadberge residents.
Action 6.6 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of setting up a scheme in which volunteers offer lifts to local residents without access to their own cars.
Action 6.7 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate how an effective Dial-a-Ride scheme can be provided for Sadberge residents.
Action 6.8 Sadberge Parish Council will lobby Darlington Borough Council to maintain the subsidy for a bus service between Sadberge and Darlington.
Action 6.9 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate whether a nearby supermarket might be willing to set up a courtesy bus service for Sadberge residents.
Village Community
Action 7.1 The Sadberge Village Hall Association (SVHA) will continue to maintain and run the village hall.  This will involve (a) keeping the fabric of the hall in good condition and (b) maintaining, and where possible improving, the decoration and facilities so that the hall provides an attractive venue for a range of uses.
Action 7.2 The SVHA will continue to organise fundraising / social events on a regular basis.
Action 7.3 The Buck Inn Racing Club will continue to organise fundraising / social events.
Action 7.4 Sadberge Parish Council will take the lead in organising an annual Village Festival each summer.
Action 7.5 Sadberge Parish Council will continue to maintain the Sadberge web site.  The web site will include:-
  • Information about Sadberge.
  • News and information relevant to local people.
  • An up-to-date list of forthcoming events in Sadberge.
  • Information about Sadberge Village Hall.
  • Information about the Parish Council's activities.
  • A directory of businesses in and associated with Sadberge.
Action 7.6 Sadberge Parish Council will appoint a volunteer Press Officer, whose role will be:-
  • to establish links with local newspapers and radio stations;
  • to act as a first point of contact for reporters wishing to find out more about potential news stories relating to Sadberge; and
  • to ensure that Sadberge features in the local media where appropriate.
Action 7.7 The Parochial Church Council (PCC) will continue to produce and distribute the "Roundabout" newsletter on a monthly basis.
Action 7.8 The SVHA will produce and distribute regular flyers giving information about events in the village hall.
Action 7.9 Sadberge Parish Council will produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter.
Action 7.10 Sadberge Parish Council will organise a video record of Sadberge during 2007.
Action 7.11 Sadberge Parish Council will organise a group photograph of Sadberge residents in 2010 and then every five years thereafter.
Action 7.12 Sadberge Parish Council will consider setting up a photo archive of Sadberge life.
Village Environment
Action 8.1 Sadberge Parish Council will monitor the services provided by Darlington Borough Council's "Street Scene" team and will prompt the Street Scene team to improve the standard of services where necessary.
  • Grass cutting on the village green and other open areas.
  • Verge cutting on the roads into and out of Sadberge.
  • Hedge cutting.
  • Litter picking.
  • Minor repairs to roads, pavements and signage.
Action 8.2 Sadberge Parish Council will ensure that the trees on the village green are pruned and maintained.
Action 8.3 Sadberge Parish Council will arrange for the planters on the edge of the village green beside Hill House Lane to be maintained.
Action 8.4 Sadberge Parish Council will lobby Darlington Borough Council to take proper care of the public footpaths in the countryside around Sadberge.
Action 8.5 Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to consult the residents of Sadberge before any change is made to the waste collection service.  (E.g. a change from black bags to wheelie bins.)
Action 8.6 Sadberge Parish Council will organise volunteer "litter picks" on the roads into and out of Sadberge on an occasional basis.
Action 8.7 Sadberge Parish Council will arrange for a map of the footpaths around Sadberge to be displayed on the village green and the web site.
Action 8.8 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of creating simple "village gardens" at appropriate places in the village.
  • Opposite the Buck Inn.
  • Beside the garage opposite Pleasant View.
Law and Order
Action 9.1 Sadberge Parish Council will maintain contact with the beat officer responsible for the area including Sadberge.
Action 9.2 Alastair Mackenzie will add local crime reporting to the Sadberge web site.
Action 9.3 Sadberge Parish Council will monitor the level of crime in Sadberge.
Action 9.4 Sadberge Parish Council will take action to re-energise the local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and will aim to extend it to cover the whole of Sadberge Village.
Environment and Energy Efficiency
Action 10.1 Sadberge Parish Council will lobby Darlington Borough Council to expand the scope of the kerbside recycling scheme.
  • In particular, the scheme should include cardboard, coloured plastic bottles and garden waste.
  • The scheme should cover properties outside the village.
  • The scheme should cover local businesses.
Action 10.2 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate options for recycling shredded paper.
Action 10.3 Sadberge Parish Council will publicise the availability of subsidised compost bins and water buts from Darlington Borough Council.
Action 10.4 Sadberge Parish Council will obtain electricity monitors and make them available on loan to Sadberge residents.
Action 10.5 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of obtaining free or subsidised low energy light bulbs.
Action 10.6 Sadberge Parish Council will compile and publicise information about energy efficiency and tips about good practice. For example:-
  • s it better to switch your central heating off when you are out for a few hours, or leave it on at a low setting?
  • o low energy light bulbs use more energy than ordinary light bulbs if they are switched on for only a short period of time?
  • nder what circumstances can washing machines be used at 30°C?  What are the possible consequences of using washing machines at 30°C rather than the temperature specified in the care label?
Action 10.7 Sadberge Parish Council will investigate the possibility of making "bulk purchases" of:-
  • loft insulation (including installation).
  • cavity wall insulation.
  • draught-proofing.
  • radiator thermostats.
  • condensing central heating boilers.
Action 10.8 The Sadberge Village Hall Association will investigate the possibility of installing automatic light switches in the village hall toilets.
Action 10.9 Sadberge Parish Council will invite the Energy Saving Trust (EST) to give seminars in Sadberge.
Action 10.10 Alastair Mackenzie will set up a car sharing scheme on the Sadberge web site.
Action 10.11 Sadberge Parish Council will ask the local planning authority to make it a requirement that any new houses built in Sadberge should comply with best practice in energy efficiency.
Action 10.12   Sadberge Parish Council will ask Darlington Borough Council to provide a safe, off-road footpath / cycle path / bridleway between Sadberge and the bridleway running from Middleton St. George to Darlington.