Residents from Moorsholm and Liverton came together for a Ribbon and Cake Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Opening of Liverton Mill Bank after an extremely prolonged closure. Redcar & Cleveland Council shut the lane linking the two villages over three years ago, following a landslip. Councillor Steve Kay, who represents Moorsholm, cut the ribbon to get the traffi c moving, whilst Karan Brown of Liverton Mill did the necessary with a delicious poignantly decorated cake she had baked. “The opening of Liverton Bank is certainly worth celebrating,” said Councillor Kay. The roadworks have had the effect of reducing the journey between the two villages from over fi ve miles to less than two. And Loftus is now far more accessible from Moorsholm, which has been cut off and isolated throughout
the closure period. The longawaited opening of the road is like the Relief of Mafeking for Moorsholm people. “Had it not been for the determination of the two communities to get the road reopened, I do not think it would ever have happened. “In these hard times, it is nice to have something to celebrate. We have waited a long time, but all’s well that ends well,” Councillor Kay added. “The road closure has caused my family a great deal of worry, inconvenience and stress; not to mention expense because of all the extra miles to drive,” said Karan. “I baked the cake to remind everybody how long we’ve had to put up with this problem. I sincerely hope the Council will remember to clean out the gutters and drains, or, God forbid, we could suffer the same thing again.