The Village Green
COMMONS ACT 2006
REGULATION 18 THE COMMONS REGISTRATION (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2008
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE REGISTER OF VILLAGE GREEN (VG 53), KNOWN AS HURWORTH VILLAGE GREEN
This Notice is published on the Council's website and served by email on those persons who have requested notification and served on other persons required to be so notified under Regulations 23 and 37 of The Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2008.
A proposal was made by the Registration Authority, the Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT ('the Registration Authority') under Regulation 18 of The Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2008 ('the Regulations').
The proposal sought under Section 19 of the Commons Act 2006 to correct and update the relevant entry in the ownership section of VG53 to the effect that the interest of the Rector of Hurworth relates purely to the mines and minerals rights. The freehold owner of the VG is unknown. Hurworth Parish Council is the custodian and manager of the VG by virtue of Section 6 of the Local Government Act 1894
Notice of the proposal was served and no representations or objections to the notice were made and as such the register has been amended. A copy of the amended ownership section of the register is attached.
Dated this 29th day of May 2013
21 July 2010Hurworth School Update
This was sent to parents by Eamonn Farrar;
You will have no doubt seen the recent media attention to the government's decision to remove the previously pledged funding for new school buildings at Hurworth, Longfield and Branksome. Naturally. everyone is disappointed, but we must continue to look at ways of attracting new capital funding to at least improve and upgrade our facilities. The local authority has a relatively modest amount of capital (around £6 million) to share between the three schools and, providing this isn't withdrawn which we think extremely unlikely, we will be looking at spending our share of that money on school facilities sometime in the next academic year.
There may also be other ways of accessing more funding for our premises. The government has announced that it will look at Darlington's original scheme again in the autumn and consider whether any of its schools need urgent cpaital funding. We will put forward the best case we can.
Linked to this, we have expressed an interest in converting to academy status and the governors will be deciding whether to consult with all stakeholders, including parents, in the autumn. Academy status may be a way of levering in more funding as well as giving us more flexibility over how we manage and organise the school and its curriculum. However, no decision on changing our status will be taken by the governing body until the views of everyone connected with the school are considered.
We will give you further updates as and when they are known to us, but, just to warn you, the media usually get and report information before us. Apoplogies for this.