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Housing Estate Approved

by Craig Martin on 26 September, 2020

Approval has been given to build 83 houses on the site between Ambleside Court and the new Barley Gate development. I have supported this application as there is a need to develop this brown field site to improve the area. Throughout the process I’ve fought for improvements to our community and I want to update […]

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Planning Application Newcastle Road

by Craig Martin on 23 September, 2020

Proposal to extend the porch with a leaned roof on Newcastle Road. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/02605/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Investing £500,000 in 11 new neighbourhood wardens

by Craig Martin on 2 September, 2020

A North East council has employed 11 new neighbourhood wardens to help it keep enviro-crime and anti-social behaviour under control. Durham County Council has invested £500,000 in the recruitment of the wardens as part of its efforts to ensure previous reductions in activities like fly-tipping are built on. In February, the council agreed to invest […]

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Council helps couple make savings on their energy bill

by Craig Martin on 30 August, 2020

County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made. Durham County Council’s Managing Money Better scheme can carry out a free home energy assessment, which includes: · Assessing fuel bills and helping to switch suppliers if savings can be made. · Making sure residents […]

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AAP Funding Control Removed by Council

by Craig Martin on 24 August, 2020

Since moving out of lock down, Action Area Partnerships have had the way they allocate funding reviewed. The community set funding priorities have been removed so that the only thing they can focus on is Covid recovery related projects. I’ve been raising concerns that the communities AAP’s represent now have next to no say on […]

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Proposal for New Leisure Centre

by Craig Martin on 21 August, 2020

Durham County Council is conducting a full review of all leisure services it offers. The report strongly recommends that Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre should be rebuilt. “I welcome that the Council are willing to use some of their vast funds on updating our old leisure centre. But we will all have to be careful of details […]

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Extension Tudor Road

by Craig Martin on 21 August, 2020

Proposed 2 storey side extension replacing existing single storey garage. Proposed single storey rear extension with alterations to roof pitch above porch. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/02253/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers’ details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system. Durham County Council is calling on hospitality businesses across the county to ensure their customers give their correct contact details when visiting the premises. This step is incredibly important to help […]

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Extension Vigo Lane

by Craig Martin on 19 August, 2020

Single story rear and side extension. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/02153/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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We Demand an Express Bus

by Craig Martin on 16 August, 2020

Residents will have to wait longer for buses with our service to Durham cut in half The recent change in bus timetables has seen a 50% reduction in 21 services going to Durham. This has been replaced by additional X21 services which do not stop North of Front Street in Chester-le-Street. Cllr Craig Martin is […]

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