Lib Dems get refusal of latest Kepier House and Elvet shops plans

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 11 October, 2016

The planning meeting on Kepier House was held this afternoon.  The planners had recommended approval.  Local Cllr David Freeman spoke against the application largely on transport grounds as the latest application had a reduction in car spaces from 46 to 34 (for 35 flats!).  Local Lib Dems are pleased that the committee agreed with us and it […]

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New proposals for Durham Bus Station

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 10 October, 2016

The public are being asked to have their say on the council plans for a new bus station in North Road. When the council last consulted on the scheme in 2014 there was overwhelming support for better facilities with the current bus station, considered by many to be poor. Many suggestions were also received on […]

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Durham Lib Dem Post Office Victory

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 28 September, 2016

Liberal Democrats in Durham have been successful in persuading the Post Office to retain all the services currently offered at Durham City Post Office when it moves in November. Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman were informed today that the Post Office has decided to go ahead with its intention to move the Durham Post Office […]

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Lib Dems welcome new-look North Road

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 September, 2016

Improvements to North Road in Durham City are due to start in October after a consultation with businesses on the high street. As part of Durham County Council’s £1.84 million investment over the next two years to upgrade the roads and footpaths across the city, the North Road works will improve the look of the […]

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Residents’ dismay as council approves 24-hour working on The Gates

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 19 September, 2016

A local councillor has reacted furiously to the news that Durham County Council has approved round-the-clock demolition and construction work for the redevelopment of The Gates shopping centre in North Road, Durham. Along with many nearby residents and the areas two residents’ associations, Elvet and Gilesgate Councillor David Freeman had objected to the proposals. Despite […]

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Overnight closures to complete Leazes Bowl works

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 September, 2016

The final stage of the major works on Leazes Bowl roundabout as part of a scheme to improve journey times on the main route through Durham City starts this month. Durham County Council is currently installing the £2.5 million SCOOT system which will see traffic lights placed on a reconfigured Leazes Bowl roundabout. These follow […]

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Lib Dem councillors welcome any move on the part of the county council to pull back from its draconian proposal to dismiss all its teaching assistants and re-employ them on greatly worsened contracts. Amanda Hopgood, the Group’s leader on the council, commented that after nine months of the council arguing that no alternative course of […]

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Telephone Box, Church Street Head

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 4 September, 2016

British Telecom is currently consulting on the possible removal of the telephone box on Church Street Head at the crossroads. Durham County Council is collecting responses to be forwarded to BT. If you have any comments on this, either for or against, please let us know by 6 September so we can be sure we […]

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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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