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How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

by Craig Martin on 24 April, 2020

Two North East councils have teamed up with emergency services to encourage residents to be good neighbours during the Coronavirus pandemic. It follows new advice issued by the government about how we can safely help others at a time when services such as GPs, community fire and police officers aren’t able to get out into […]

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Keeping fit from the comfort of your own home

by Craig Martin on 18 April, 2020

County Durham residents are being offered a helping hand to stay active during the Coronavirus pandemic. Durham County Council has teamed up with TechnoGym, to provide free, daily home workouts and a range of challenges via their MyWellness app. Each day, users will be able to access three levels of workouts; easy, medium and pro. […]

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Lifeguards and swimming teachers feed those in need

by Craig Martin on 4 April, 2020

Lifeguards and swimming teachers from a County Durham leisure centre are helping feed people in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. A group of staff from Durham County Council’s Spennymoor Leisure Centre have been helping run a county food bank, while their permanent workplace is closed due to COVID-19. And one of the four is now […]

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Community and voluntary groups can now access an additional £1.4 million of funding to help provide much-needed support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Durham County Council is giving each of its 14 area action partnerships (AAP) an extra £100,000 to allocate to groups who are working hard to provide support at a grass roots level across […]

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Keeping man’s best friend off the street

by Craig Martin on 15 October, 2019

The number of stray dogs found in County Durham continues to decrease as partnership working keeps man’s best friend safely off the streets. Durham County Council in the past three years has seen a significant reduction of 29 per cent in stray dogs being picked up in the county. On 1 June 2017, a Public […]

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Council campaign rewards travel by bike

by Craig Martin on 6 October, 2019

Visitors to customer access points, libraries and leisure centres around County Durham can pick up free cycling rewards this autumn as an incentive to get on their bikes. Durham County Council is offering anyone who cycles to one of its libraries, customer access points or leisure centres which have cycle parking facilities a free bike […]

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Campaign to make pharmacies the first port of call

by Craig Martin on 6 October, 2019

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the services and expert advice on offer in County Durham pharmacies. There are currently 126 pharmacies in the county that provide a large variety of services, ranging from advice on and the treatment of many minor ailments, to guidance about medicine and stop smoking and drug […]

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School nurse and health visiting services consultation

by Craig Martin on 25 August, 2019

Views are needed to help shape the future of County Durham’s health visiting and school nursing services. Durham County Council’s public health team is seeking feedback on the health visiting and school nurse services as it looks to improve the effectiveness and quality of Growing Healthy County Durham. This is a service that supports families, […]

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Mental health support for young people to increase

by Craig Martin on 18 August, 2019

Increased mental health support is to be provided for children and young people in County Durham, following the success of a funding application. Teams will work in schools and colleges in areas of social disadvantage after the county was one of 57 areas across the country chosen by NHS England. The application was made by […]

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Good Dogs Owners Welcome

by Craig Martin on 20 July, 2019

Residents have requested that Focus is used to remind dog walkers on best practise. Good owners of dogs are extremely welcome to use the green spaces across North Lodge and Chester-le-Street. Top tips include: ● Never allow your dog to wander, roam loose or exercise on its own. ● You must pick up after your […]

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