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New Skelton Village Profile

Quality of Environment

Mainly consists of a housing estate owned by Coast & Country Housing.

Modern built but with limited facilities. Layland Beck Country Park

Estimate of population in New Skelton about 2000 of about 5000 in whole of Skelton.

 

Transport

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

Middlesbrough / Guisborough / Skelton / New Skelton / Brotton / Loftus / Easington

 

Commercial Outlets etc

Row of local shops including small Sainsbury’s

Fish & Chip shop / Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers shop.

New Asda development with petrol filling station being built nearby.

Geneva Instruments (prestigious custom built musical instrument company on internet)

Many shop in Skelton from a good range of goods and services available in the High Street.

 

Community Cohesion 

Skelton Primary School is at centre of the community, to the rear, are three playgrounds, a floodlit multiple use games area (MUGA), a castle play area, a large allotment, three car parks, and grassed areas with mature trees. An eco committee strives to develop the grounds.

The site houses Skelton Surestart centre for families with under 3’s and Dots ‘n’ Spots for year round child care including after school and holiday club.

Skelton Villages Environment Improvement Group worked on creating a Community Park.

New Skelton and Hollybush Residents Association provide excursions for families and other events such as an annual family fun day and a trip to the pantomime at Christmas.

Dancing and bingo are held weekly at Wykeham Court (Coast & Country Housing’s flagship community centre) for older residents whilst The Hollybush public house offers en suite accommodation and conference facilities, food (daily) and live music (weekly) for over eighteens from a wider area. The Hollybush Activity Centre, a registered charity, provides buildings facilities open space for amateur sport and for children and young people.

 

Tourism

Layland Beck Community Park / This biodiversity site adjacent to the estate is listed by the Woodland Trust. Skelton Villages Environment Improvement Group in partnership with other groups has created a community park from an unmanaged area previously subject to littering.

Employment & Industry

Unemployment, health, education and skill levels are among the lowest in the country.

There is a small local row of shops with limited job opportunities. Potential employment at the new Asda supermarket development with petrol station may provide employment opportunity.

The Skelton Industrial Estate, accessible across a railway bridge, provides some employment.

Including ‘Dig It Projects’ ~ headquarters of innovative local company providing allotment style gardens and outdoor play equipment for schools, colleges, community groups etc.

Skills/ Training & Resources

The B Hive Business Centre on Skelton Industrial Estate offers office and workshop facilities.

{From £25 per week 24 hour access, secure and clean working environment, networking opportunities, easy access to business mentoring and guidance, in house administrative staff, free parking, in house bistro, showers}

 

Health & Wellbeing

Medical centre adjacent to shops but pharmacy is in nearby Skelton.

Dots ‘n’ Spots Neighbourhood Nursery at Skelton Children’s Centre at Primary School

 

Safe & Secure Neighbourhood

Joint inspections with Neighbourhood Action Partnership Team, Police, Coast & Country Housing and residents in New Skelton and the nearby settlements and communities at Skelton, North Skelton and Skelton Green.