Because of the government ruling during the Coronavirus pandemic, the play area in Copley has been closed until further notice. This is a legal requirement.
All further meetings of the Parish Council are cancelled until it is safe for us to continue with them.
Please stay at home unless absolutely necessary and help us get through this as soon as possible.
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The Parish of Lynesack and Softley stems from the Church of St.John and encompasses the villages of Butterknowle, Copley, and part of Woodland as well as a few hamlets.
The area is mainly agricultural but still shows evidence of it's pioneering days of mining and railway transport.
The pleasant countryside has many footpaths for walkers to enjoy the open air and rural freedom.
Piece of land required, suitable in size for a children’s play area and equipment.
The Parish Council are willing to either buy or lease on a longer lease.
Do we have any farmers or land owners in the Butterknowle area that are willing to help?
Please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council on the Parish email address.
Happy children and parents!!!
The largest of the villages which encompassing a junior school and village hall
Having its own village hall and garage as well as a children's play area and football field.
The location of St John' Church and a former school
A quiet hamlet to the north of Butterknowle
Part of Woodland is within our parish, this also has a local school.
A small hamlet lying between Copley and Woodland