Community Plan Summary

There were many positive comments about the Parish in the questionnaire returns, with a large number mentioning the community spirit, community activities and the general friendliness of the village.

Kirklevington is regarded as a safe place to raise a family, a convenient place to live and many residents quoted the good access to the A19.

The primary school and public house are seen as positives along with the church and village hall. All add to the village ambience.

Residents also feel that the village is the right size and they value the separation from Yarm. 

There were some dislikes, mainly to do with environmental issues such as dog fouling and footpaths where car parking and overhanging hedges are seen as problems.

Road safety was a particular issue, especially speeding traffic on the A67 and through the village. The footpath along the A67 was considered dangerous due to the speed of passing traffic and HGVs. Access from Forest Lane onto the A67 was also a concern.

The housing development on the A67 was felt by several people to be very poor. The lack of activities for teenagers was also cited as a negative.

The Management Committee identified a number of actions arising from this feedback and these have been included in the appropriate sections of the Plan.