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Older drivers can feel more comfortable on the road with the restart of refresher driving sessions. Durham County Council is restarting its Safer Driving with Age (SAGE) driving assessment, which was temporarily stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to help residents over 55 drive safely as they get older, SAGE consists of a 40-minute […]

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Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection. Durham County Council is holding a meeting next week at which its members and invited interested parties will be given the chance to feed into the review of options for the display and […]

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Helping people with health conditions stay active

by Craig Martin on 8 July, 2021

People living with long-term health conditions in County Durham will be among the first to benefit from a pilot scheme which encourages being physically active to help manage their health and wellbeing. We Are Undefeatable is a targeted pilot project run by Durham County Council to assist people with conditions in Ferryhill, Chilton and the […]

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Young people are being encouraged to make a splash with free swimming sessions at County Durham’s leisure centres. Durham County Council has put together a host of summer pool activities for children and young people aged 18 and under living in County Durham. From fun with inflatables, to general swimming, the free sessions are all […]

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Patients being treated for long-term effects of coronavirus in County Durham and Darlington are benefitting from a new mental health and wellbeing initiative. The Reading Well initiative, by The Reading Agency, is providing book collections to support patients in the region being treated for post covid syndrome, also known as long Covid. The books are […]

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Additional £10,000 for County Councillors

by Craig Martin on 28 June, 2021

Every County Councillor are being given an additional one off £10,000 to spend on their community. For this year I have total available spend of £29,400. I welcome suggestions on how I can best use this funding to improve the lives of those living in the electoral area I represent. Only have 2 years to […]

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Schools across County Durham are being invited to collaborate with children and young people from around the world to learn, think and discuss climate change ahead of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Through the ECO2 Smart Schools Programme, Durham County Council is working with OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education […]

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Top apprenticeship employer seeking new apprentice

by Craig Martin on 16 June, 2021

More than 60 apprenticeship roles are on offer at a north east authority which is one of the top employers in the country for apprenticeship opportunities. Durham County Council is recruiting apprentices across a wider range of occupations, offering people the chance to earn as they learn. The council was awarded a place in the […]

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Have a small electrical item collecting dust in your home? Residents in County Durham can now drop off unwanted electricals for recycling. Durham County Council has launched a new recycling project where residents can drop off small electrical or battery-operated items at one of 17 collection points across the county. Working in partnership with Valpak, […]

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Search to find environmental heroes for 2021 awards

by Craig Martin on 10 June, 2021

Individuals, groups and businesses who have gone the extra mile to help improve the environment in County Durham in the past year are being invited to be recognised at a special awards ceremony. Today sees the launch of the 2021 County Durham Environment Awards, an annual event rewarding projects that demonstrate great design, environmental guardianship […]

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