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Measures to enforce responsible dog ownership in public spaces will be set in place for another three years, following overwhelming support during a public consultation. Durham County Council introduced the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on dog control in June 2017, which was valid for three years. The following were deemed an offence under the […]

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Issues with dogs are on the decline in County Durham

by Craig Martin on 16 March, 2020

Work to encourage dog owners to be more responsible has seen a welcome fall in the number of complaints about dog fouling and stray dogs in County Durham. Durham County Council launched a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in 2017 to tackle issues such as dog fouling and stray dogs, making it an offence to […]

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A service which works with young people and helps prevent them from re-offending has been commended for including children and young people in its decision making. County Durham Youth Justice Service, formerly County Durham Youth Offending Service, was presented with Investors in Children Status for the work it does to involve young people in decisions […]

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A reduction in the number of children entering the youth justice system is among the achievements that will be outlined to councillors next week. Durham County Council’s Cabinet will hear that the number of first-time entrants to the youth justice system in the county fell by 23 per cent from 2016/17 to 2017/18. The latest […]

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New Chief Constable confirmed

by Craig Martin on 10 June, 2019

The Durham and Darlington Police and Crime Panel has confirmed the new Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary. Jo Farrell, who is currently Deputy Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, has today been confirmed as its new Chief Constable, making her the first female chief in the force’s history. Meeting at County Hall, the Police and Crime […]

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Calls to Open Up Selection of Durham Chief Constable

by Craig Martin on 30 March, 2019

With the announcement of Durham Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Mike Barton, retiring, the process to select their successor will begin. Lib Dem Cllr Craig Martin is calling for this process to be opened up and allow a cross-party panel to be involved. This would normally be the sole responsibility of the elected Police and Crime Commissioner. […]

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Licensing policy in consultation

by Craig Martin on 14 February, 2019

A review of County Durham’s licensing policy has been put out for consultation. Durham County Council is reviewing its Statement of Licensing and seeking views on the existing one. The current policy, which was published in 2014, expires this year and in order for the council to fulfil its statutory obligations it needs to adopt […]

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Hard Standing area for Safety Camera

by Craig Martin on 9 April, 2018

Durham Constabulary have approached the Council to construct a hard standing area for the Safety Camera to be deployed on North Road. The construction of the hard standing area will be formed by using a ‘grasscrete’ material which will withstand the weight of the camera van but maintaining the appearance of a verge. It is […]

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