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InDurham Weekend starts today!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 18 August, 2016

InDurham Weekend starts today! Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st August Dine InDurham Dine InDurham takes place in the city every third weekend of the month. With simple set-price menus, you can enjoy the delights of dining in Durham for only £5, £10 or £15. InDurham Loyalty Card Durham BID has now launched the InDurham Loyalty Card […]

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Palace Green toilets refurbishment

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 16 August, 2016

We have been pushing the Council for better public toilets in the city for some time. A small victory towards this is the  refurbishment of the public toilets on Palace Green due to happen in October.

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Supporting our community

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 14 August, 2016

Your councillors are pleased to have been able to financially support two local groups from their ward Neighbourhood Budget. Richard Ormerod and David Freeman have recently contributed towards new toilets at Durham Community Association at Shakespeare Hall, North Road and new kitchen facilities for Vane Tempest Bowling Club, Gilesgate Bank.

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Chains playground reopens!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 July, 2016

The thunderstorms thankfully didn’t strike, and the Chains playground re-opened this afternoon! Local children seemed pleased with the new play equipment, describing it as “awesome” and “really good”! Parents and other local residents also attended, including Esther Ashby, who worked hard to get the playground built way back in the 1970s. Local Lib Dem Councillor […]

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Chains Play Area Re-opening 20 July!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 19 July, 2016

The play area at the back of The Chains is due to re-open at 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday 20 July). This follows a £25,000 re-vamp paid for from Neighbourhood Budget funds secured by your Lib Dem councillors. All residents are welcome to come along, though only kids can test out the new equipment! This includes a […]

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The strange saga of Durham’s post boxes!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 19 July, 2016

Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman have been working for a long time to get the Royal Mail to keep our post boxes looking good. Liberal Democrats believe that our red post boxes are an iconic part of our national heritage! Last spring the Royal Mail told us that all post boxes in the DH1 […]

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Councillors get green-fingered in Grape Lane

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 June, 2016

Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman were delighted to join residents of Grape Lane in their “planting day” today. The appearance of the area has massively improved since your councilors provided funding for new plants in 2014. Councillor Richard Ormerod said: “The area is so attractive now thanks to the hard work of local residents […]

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Grape Lane Planting Day

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 13 June, 2016

The Grape Lane residents gardening club have been building on the gardening project Cllrs Freeman and Ormerod funded last year by growing plants in their allotment which they have planted in beds on the estate. They have also been successful this year in obtaining a small amount of funding from the Council’s Civic Pride Team and […]

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£25,000 revamp for playground

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 6 June, 2016

When elected, Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman said that one of their main priorities was renovation of the play areas in the city. We have already delivered on this promise at the Allergate and St Oswald’s playgrounds. And last week Wharton Park re-opened after a £3 million renovation. News has come through that the […]

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LABOUR COUNCILLORS VOTE TO CUT TEACHING ASSISTANTS’ PAY

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 16 May, 2016

57 Labour councillors lined up today to approve the dismissal of 2,700 teaching assistants in County Durham. They will then be offered their jobs back – minus 10% or more of their pay. Lib Dem councillors all voted against. There were several very interesting sub-stories to be seen however. Where were the rest of the […]

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