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Easington Village Profile

Quality of Environment

Easington is 1.5 miles from Loftus on the main A174 road to Whitby.

The village is split by the main road. One half is mainly social rented housing whilst the other is mainly owner occupied. All are good quality housing stock with a mix of properties.

There are ongoing problem with sewers in one area of private housing.

 

Boulby, a small settlement overlooks agricultural land on the cliff top extending to another community at Cowbar at sea level near Staithes. Opposite this land is the Cleveland Potash mine which is the second deepest mine in Europe. A railway takes the potash to Teesside.

Population about 1200

 

Transport

Most frequent bus services: 5 Mon – Sat (hourly)

Middlesbrough / Guisborough / Skelton / Brotton / Loftus / Easington

X4 Mon –Sat (30 minutes)

Middlesbrough / Redcar / Marske / Saltburn / Brotton / Loftus / Easington

 

Commercial Outlets

Post Office / Pizza shop

The Tiger Inn (food and some entertainment) with potential for small touring caravan site.

Busy farm shop selling vegetables, gardening products / and pet animal foodstuffs etc.

 

Community Cohesion

The Village Hall is being refurbished by an active group of workers in the village.

Nearest primary schools are in Loftus (852 service bus daily)

 

Tourism

Easington lies just inside the North York Moors National Park.

There is one small good quality Bed & Breakfast establishment.

The Tiger Inn offers food and occasional entertainment (with potential as small caravan site).

Walks along the Cleveland Way to Staithes or in the woods towards Grinkle are possible.

 

The parish church of All Saints (with ‘mouseman’ furniture) has a graveyard with yew trees.

Both this building and the nearby Rectory are Grade II listed buildings.

There is a 4* hotel nearby at Grinkle Park which offers a range of services to non residents.

 

The lane towards Cowbar has potential as a luxury 100+ touring caravan site managed by the ‘Caravan Club’ or the ‘Camping & Caravan Club’ given local support and planning consent

 

Employment & Industry

Close to the Cleveland Potash Mine at Boulby where the workings extend beneath the sea.

This mine will face competition from a new potash mine near Whitby from 2017 although skilled workers might benefit from alternative employment but possibly need to travel further.

Working farms in the area. Possible diversification could add to economy.

 

Skills/Training & Resources

Nearest training facility are at Loftus Coop building

Internet improvements would benefit the community. No free public access.

 

Health & Wellbeing

Nearest health services are in Loftus.

 

Safe & Secure Neighbourhood

Pleasant gardens, playground and open spaces.