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Dunsdale Village Profile

Quality of Environment

Two rows of terraced houses separated by the road divides the community which is a small friendly place with two rows of terraced houses.

Small play area with modern equipment.

Allotments are available.

Population about 150

 

Transport

Most frequent bus service: 81 Mon –Sat (hourly)

Marske / Redcar / Dunsdale / Guisborough / Great Ayton / Stokesley

The bus service is regarded as reliable but off peak service limits some residents.

 

Commercial Outlets

A farm shop on road to village is only open through the day for passing trade.

Most people shop at supermarkets at Redcar, Guisborough or Teesside.

A late drive to filling station shops around Guisborough is necessary if ‘basic’ foods run out.

There is a car sales outlet on the road a little way from the village.

 

Community Cohesion

There is a small disused timber-built, tin-roofed chapel but Dunsdale has no meeting place ~ The Dunsdale Community Association works hard to bring people together.

There are open air community events such as BBQs at which residents can socialise.

The main need is for a community centre to provide a focus for all who live in the village.

The nearest primary school is in Guisborough.

 

Tourism

On the Guisborough to Kirkleatham Road where there are no easy parking places

Bird watching is possible at Dunsdale ponds but no facilities.

Footpaths and  the course of an old narrow gauge mineral line from Chaloner mine to Eston allow some walking mainly with pets.

 

Employment & Industry

Dunsdale Waste Recycling Centre generates extra traffic on road through village.

 

Skills/Training & Resources

Nearest adult education courses at Guisborough or Redcar.

No community building to offer internet access.

 

Health & Wellbeing

Nearest health services are in Guisborough.

 

Safe and Secure Neighbourhoods

Traffic on the narrow road can be busy at times. Public parking along this road is difficult.

People keep pets as there are easy access walks through the woods. Clean up bins.

Controversial wind turbines proposed nearby.

 

Demographics Age Profile

Most people have lived in Dunsdale for a long time with family in nearby towns or villages.

There are young families who would benefit from a meeting place somewhere in the village.