Steve Jones

A Celebration of Illumination

A Celebration of Illumination

Join The Great Doorstep Switch On!

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is inviting everybody to take part in a very special festive celebration. This year, the Christmas Lights Switch on is heading to your homes and they need your help!

They are encouraging all the residents, schools and community groups across Redcar and Cleveland to take part in the very first Great Doorstep Switch On, on Thursday 3rd December. They would love everyone to get involved with activities in advance of the switch on and help spread the word about the opportunity throughout the community. This is a great way for everyone to play a part in a wonderful community celebration – without having to go anywhere!

An information pack is available from the link below and they really hope everyone will join in with the activities and the switch on and help spread some joy during the festive period!

You can get involved by getting festive, making a lantern, decorating your street, counting down to the switch on. There are resources for you to download, including a Doorstep Switch On Guide at

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Covid 19 update

Following the Prime Minister’s latest statement on the 22nd of September 2020 we would like to reassure our visitors that Gisborough Priory remains open as normal from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesdays to Sundays and will remain open until we are due to close on the 1st of November 2020, other cirumstances permitting.

Prebooking is not required, although we have had to change the way we do various other things.

These are:

  • Using the track and trace system either through the NHS COVID-19 App or by giving your contact details to the custodian on duty.
  • There are no toilets on site. There are public toilets in the Northgate car park (about 5 minutes walk) and many cafes, pubs and bars in the town centre remain open.
  • The Priory is a large site and there should be little difficulty in maintaining a safe distance generally. However, the entrance and exit are still both via the narrow door next to the parish church. Visitors must ensure, when approaching the door, that social distancing is maintained.
  • Visitors are not allowed into the Custodian’s Office. There are instructions on site as to how to contact the Custodian if the Custodian is in the hut or elsewhere on the site.
  • We are not allowed to give you leaflets. However, you can download our leaflet with a map of the site, highlighting points of interest, free of charge.
  • The official English Heritage guidebook to Gisborough Priory is available to buy on site. The cost is £3.50 and we only accept cash payments currently. The guide book may also be purchased from Guisborough Book Shop on Chaloner Street, in the town centre, or online from English Heritage.

Other than that the Priory remains open as usual and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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