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Boosbeck Village Profile

Quality of Environment
Farmland surrounds the village, the oldest buildings being at Holly Well Farm.   
 
These are now part of Boosbeck which grew rapidly when ironstone was mined in the 19th & 20th centuries. A variety of housing stock exists with older terraces in the centre and more recent housing to the east. An open improved play area is suitable for younger and older children to the west. Population about 1000.
 
Transport

Most frequent bus service: 48 Mon – Sat (hourly)

Route Lingdale / Boosbeck / Skelton / Saltburn / Marske / Redcar

Sparsity of off peak buses limits older people access to services and youth to leisure facilities in the wider area.
 
Commercial Outlets

Post Office / Bitz N Bobz store / Hair stylist / Fish & Chip shop / Village store & café / Garden & Pet supplies / General dealer & Off Licence / Boosbeck Hotel / Station Hotel

Extensive allotments ~ possible cooperative outlet.

 
Community Cohesion

Community Centre used by most age groups: Over forties group; gentle exercise sessions and Youth Club (2 hrs per week). A pavilion built at cricket ground as part of a ‘Dig It’ scheme.

Opportunity to involve younger generations to expand activities at the Community Centre.

 

 

Active group ‘Boosbeck Looking Good’ has provided seating and tubs for the village.

Lockwood Primary School is a modern building with good facilities and surroundings.

Church of St Aidan. Coffee mornings and occasional bingo are held for elderly residents.

 

Tourism

The adjacent valley is on the Cleveland Way route between Guisborough and Saltburn.

Boosbeck lies on National Cycle Route 168 from Guisborough to Brotton and the coast.

A figure of an ironstone miner stands on the site of Boosbeck mine within a landscaped area near the children’s playground. A commemorative sandstone sculpture with clay tiles depicting the Boosbeck mine stands at the junction of Margrove Road and the High Street.

 
Employment & Industry

Roofing Contractor / Warehousing. Limited employment in the shops.

Controversial plans to reopen an abattoir are being opposed by the majority of residents.

Proposed potash pipeline to be routed around village in 2017 ~ possible employment?

 

Skills/Training & Resources

Internet improvements/access

 

Health & Wellbeing

Nearest GP at Lingdale

 

Safe & Secure Neighbourhoods

Part of Lockwood Ward and Lockwood Neighbourhood Action Partnership

 

Demographics Age Profile

Lockwood Primary Children's Centre.

Requests from younger generation for BMX and skateboard facilities.