Egglescliffe is a cul-de-sac village that sits in the parish of Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe, in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees. It is situated approximately 6 miles to the south of Stockton and has an 11th Century church called St. John the Baptist, which is a very active church. The village sits on top of a hill overlooking the River Tees and the historical market town of Yarm.
At the top of ‘Stoney Bank’, which leads from Egglescliffe towards Yarm, is a War Memorial commemorating the deaths of the brave soldiers who died in both World Wars. The flowers at this memorial are maintained by the Egglescliffe Area Residents’ Association (EARA), who secure funds by holding locally held events and by gratefully received donations from residents and local organisations.
The village has one pub, the Pot and Glass, which is used by EARA for their meetings and, as you would expect with a village pub, it is also used by residents as their local watering hole and is very well attended.
Every year, in July, working alongside Egglescliffe and Eaglescliffe Parish Council, members of St John’s Church and local residents, EARA assist in putting on a summer fete that has been extremely successful. The fete has live band music, food and a bar on the village green, as well as games for children and stalls from where attendee’s can buy a whole variety of products. Any profits from the fete go towards a charity that is nominated by the Chair of the parish council. This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday 14th July 2019, and it is hoped that it will run alongside the first village scarecrow event that we hope to take place.
EARA, as a residents association, was formed in July 2012, and has gone on to support the local community through a variety of events. In March 2014, the hard work undertaken by the committee and its members was rewarded when the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees awarded EARA the Mayor’s Civic Award for services to the local community. EARA were pleased to have been nominated for, and to have won, this prestigious award as it recognised the voluntary work that had been going on within the community. Should you wish to view this certificate it is framed and on view in the Pot and Glass Public House, Egglescliffe, where EARA hold their regular committee meetings.
EARA continue to undertake work in and around the Egglescliffe area and will do so for many years to come.