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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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Still chance to grab a gardening prize

by Craig Martin on 1 July, 2020

There’s still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in a council photography competition. The Garden Treasures contest has been organised by Durham County Council and encourages people to share why their beautiful outside spaces are important to them. Residents have until Monday 17 August to submit images of their […]

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Planning Application Concerns Blind Lane

by Craig Martin on 27 June, 2020

An application to renew planning permission to build a bungalow in the garden of 27 Blind Lane was received. A number of residents raised concerns resulting in myself referring this to a planning committee and speaking on it so that further scrutiny of it could take place. The concerns raised during the meeting were: Lack […]

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Drive-thru birth registration service introduced

by Craig Martin on 26 June, 2020

A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births. Local authorities were forced to suspend birth registrations in March in response to Government guidance on preventing the spread of coronavirus. Changes to the rules mean that councils are now able to restart […]

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Applications invited for council apprenticeships

by Craig Martin on 25 June, 2020

More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn. Durham County Council is recruiting apprentices across a wide range of occupations, with roles available from entry-level to degree-level apprenticeships. People have until Sunday 19 July to apply for the following […]

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Extension Picktree Lodge

by Craig Martin on 25 June, 2020

Kitchen, dining, bedroom and en-suite extension to rear and alterations. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/01278/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application

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Footpath Resurfacing Camperdown Avenue

by Craig Martin on 20 June, 2020

A section of Camperdown Avenue’s footpath will be resurfaced by the Council. This is a continuation of the footpath work that has been ongoing over last few years. There has not been a date confirmed when this will take place but it will occur before March 2021. Durham County Council are only beginning highways work […]

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People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham. Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their chances of finding work. The council’s Employability Durham Team is urging people to contact […]

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A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children. The home delivery of learning packages means that, to date, 274 adults and 414 children have continued to engage with East Durham Trust, which delivers community learning on behalf of Durham County Council’s Adult Learning […]

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Floral tribute to heroes of second world war

by Craig Martin on 17 June, 2020

The 75th anniversary year of Victory in Europe day is being celebrated in a new Durham City flower display. Every summer, Durham County Council plants a decorative carpet bedding display in Gilesgate with a different theme and this year has chosen to pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom in the second world […]

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