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Powburn Play Area Open

Powburn Play Area open after lockdown!

Great news for all parents and children…at the July 2020 Quarterly Meeting of Hedgeley Parish Council on Wednesday 22 July 2020, it was agreed that the Powburn Play Area could now re-open.

Following an appropriate risk assessment in the light of recent UK Government guidelines, the Powburn Play Area will open as from Saturday 25 July 2020. With due consideration to the safety of children, their guardians and local residents the following conditions will apply until further notice.

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Bolton Road Sign Planters

Village of Bolton Road Sign Planters installed

Following the installation of the Road Sign Planters in Powburn at the end of June 2020, two well-crafted planters have now been installed in Bolton.

Chris Armit from Newcastleton (in the Scottish borders, near Kielder), who made the six planters for the road signs in Powburn, also made two for Bolton. And yesterday (Saturday 18 July 2020), he delivered and installed them.

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Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer

Yes…it’s true!

In the article entitled ‘The Old Powburn Shop’, I noted the following:

“In the ‘Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook’, there is an unattributed claim that Andrew Thompson’s grocer shop was “specialising in wholesale rabbit and game”. 

Well, we now have evidence that this was the case. May Wilson, who compiled the cookbook, has recently bought a set of three postcards. One of these is a business postcard for the Powburn Shop:

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Plough Planting

Plough planting: Powburn

Hot on the heels of making Powburn bloom-ing beautiful (see what I did there?) with planting flowers and shrubs in road sign planters – including a donation from Dobbies – May Wilson has been out and about again improving our environment by putting bedding plants into the flower bed just at the entrance to the Plough Inn car park. She was helped by Noreen Birnie and Mary Wealleans.

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