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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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Chance to apply for free cycle parking stands

by Craig Martin on 25 February, 2021

Businesses and voluntary sector groups in County Durham can apply for free cycle parking stands and hangars after a new deal was agreed. It comes after Durham County Council and community and business cycle parking scheme ParkThatBike signed a three-year contract to provide the stands for suitable locations. Shops, offices, cafés, pubs, churches, dental practices […]

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Northumbrian Water Work at Camperdown Pocket Park

by Craig Martin on 9 February, 2021

Sewage work will take place in the park between Camperdown Avenue, Park Road North, and Blind Lane. Roots are entering the sewer that runs under the park and need to be removed. The work is expected to take place at the end of February and start of March. Although it could be delayed. It will […]

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Northern Power Grid Work, North Road

by Craig Martin on 7 February, 2021

A new electrical connection is going to be setup by Northern Power Grid. Outside Park View one and two, around the new self build housing development. Northern Power grid will at times need to access the road to complete the work. Traffic lights will be in place controlling the flow of traffic. The work is […]

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Roadworks Vigo Lane

by Craig Martin on 25 October, 2020

Road works will take place on Vigo Lane, near the entrance to Ambleside Court. The work is expected to take place between Monday 16th November and Friday 27th November. These dates could change depending on progress with other work by the team. A section of the West bound lane will be closed, with traffic lights […]

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Further Protection for Seven Acres Field

by Craig Martin on 18 October, 2020

Lib Dem Cllr Craig Martin is committed to fund barriers so that this field can be enjoyed by everyone New concreted barrier and bollards have been put in place in the field opposite the BP garage. Cllr Craig Martin has been working with the Council and community groups to implement this and protect the field. […]

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Drainage Fix for Picktree Lodge

by Craig Martin on 7 August, 2020

Lib Dem Cllr Craig Martin delivered a fix for a water logged cut A footpath within Picktree Lodge that regularly floods has received additional drainage. Lib Dem Cllr Craig Martin responded to resident’s complaints and encouraged Durham County Council to take action. The new measure will also hopefully prevent the cut from becoming muddy as […]

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Bollard to Protect Steps

by Craig Martin on 31 July, 2020

A bollard with reflectors will be installed at the Highfield Crescent side of the steps that link to Park Place. A time frame hasn’t been set as to when this will be installed. This follows concerns that were raised to me by residents that vehicles coming down Highfield Crescent are not fully aware of the […]

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Road Closure Blind Lane

by Craig Martin on 25 July, 2020

The A693 is to be closed between Junction 63 Interchange and Northlands roundabout. A diversion route will be in operation via A167 & Park Road North. There will also be a partial outer ring Lane closure on the Roundabout & a Lane 1 closure on the Northbound exit slip during working hours. Works are to […]

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Road Closure Newcastle Road

by Craig Martin on 2 July, 2020

One night southbound-direction only road closure of Newcastle Road, Chester le Street to enable manhole cover and frame re-setting works to be undertaken from 7pm on Tue 14/07/20 (for up to 11 hours)

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