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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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Improving the County Durham Pound

by Craig Martin on 24 February, 2021

Durham County Council have formulated a new process for procuring goods and services. One that directly promotes organisations based in County Durham, employs those living within the County, and helps to deal with the climate emergency. The Council’s procurement process has always had a ‘social values’ clause that promotes this. But it is now quantifiable, […]

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Two County Durham care responders have been praised by fire services for their quick-thinking, which helped save the life of a 98-year-old during a kitchen fire. Rebecca Henry and Martin Wanless, Care Connect workers at Durham County Council, responded to an alert after elderly resident Irma Oliver raised the alarm when a fire broke out […]

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Nearly 100 businesses in County Durham have significantly improved their energy efficiency in the last year, thanks to a project which helps save on running costs by reducing carbon emissions. Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Durham County Council’s Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) team was able to support 97 SMEs during 2020. Using […]

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Tree planting scheme nears completion

by Craig Martin on 10 February, 2021

Work to plant thousands of new trees across green spaces in County Durham is set to be completed in the next few weeks. Durham County Council will finish a significant tree planting programme as part of the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund. Almost £500,000 was awarded to the council last year after the authority […]

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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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People looking to keep fit while staying safe indoors during the coronavirus pandemic can now take part in free online exercise classes. Durham County Council has launched a series of virtual classes which will be free of charge during their initial period. From gentle yoga classes to active HITT, the varied timetable of sessions is […]

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Extension Highfield Gardens

by Craig Martin on 2 February, 2021

Two storey extension to the side and lean to single storey extension to the front. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/21/00026/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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Extension Park Road North

by Craig Martin on 1 February, 2021

Single storey side and rear extension. Rear enlarged dormer. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/21/00239/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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