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Operator sought for Chester-le-Street market

by Craig Martin on 9 April, 2019

Regular specialist markets could be introduced in a County Durham town if a new operator can be found. Durham County Council is appealing to businesses, community groups and other organisations interested in taking on the management of Chester-le-Street market. Until recently, the market was managed by a private company on the council’s behalf. However, its […]

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Partners pledge to tackle single use plastics

by Craig Martin on 17 March, 2019

The region’s largest council and a number of its partners have signed a collective new pledge as part of an ongoing campaign to eradicate single use plastics. Representatives from Durham County Council were joined at its County Hall headquarters by a number of businesses and partner organisations to sign the bespoke local pledge for County […]

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Predominately I’ve been acting as a middle man, putting organisations in touch with those that can support their goals. Also supporting local companies to get access to Durham County Council’s procurement processes, giving them a chance to be a supplier to one of the biggest organisations in the area. This accumulated into a new shop […]

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No Plans to Improve Roads Recent figures reviewing the Council’s progress with highways work shows an alarming position regarding the unclassified road network. There has been no improvement in roads that need maintenance (20%) and Durham County Council consider this to be very good. Highlighted as green in performance indicators. I raised the point that […]

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Building to Start at 7.30

by Craig Martin on 8 July, 2018

Cllr Craig Martin will be fighting against this change, residents need to be protected from noisy construction sites. ● Council colludes with developers, with no thought for residents ● Change to standard construction start time with no consultation, is not acceptable to the Lib Dems Durham County Council have changed the standard start time for […]

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Chester-le-Street’s Liberal Democrat County Durham councillor Craig Martin vows to fight plans to cut rail services to and from the town. A Government review into the future of the Cross Country rail franchise has suggested that less services stop at smaller stations in the North East like Chester-le-Street. The proposal is part of a bid […]

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Residents without a central heating system in their home could be eligible to receive it for free if they apply before the end of the month. The Warm Homes Fund, which is designed to help households who find it difficult to heat their homes to the temperature needed to stay warm and healthy, is offering […]

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April 2018 Report

by Craig Martin on 23 April, 2018

Planning Start Times Council Officers had made the decision to change the standard start time to 7.30 am from 8.00 am for construction in planning conditions. This has been done with no consultation with the public or Councillors. I’m disgusted that this has occurred. Planning decisions should always involve the public, since they are the […]

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Sign up for next year’s garden waste collection scheme

by Craig Martin on 5 December, 2017

Anyone wishing to sign up to next year’s garden waste collection scheme can do so now. From Friday, 1 December, you are able to sign up online or call customer services to receive garden waste collections when the scheme restarts next spring. Letters containing a unique reference number will also be sent to eligible properties […]

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