Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

Liberal Democrat Councillors for Elvet, Crossgate, Highgate, Sidegate, St Nicholas and Gilesgate Bank Learn more

Richard & David chosen again for County Council

by Group Office on 21 April, 2021

The Liberal Democrats have unanimously chosen sitting county councillors Richard Ormerod & David Freeman as their candidates for Elvet & Gilesgate Division in the DCC elections on May 6. Cllr Richard Ormerod Cllr Richard Ormerod has been your County Councillor since 2013 and has served on the newly formed Durham City Parish Council since 2018. […]

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Big new year survey

by Group Office on 22 January, 2021

We want to know what local residents in Elvet and Gilesgate think. Most grateful if you can spare a few minutes to complete this survey (please follow the link) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RCNMXWP

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Phil Layton chosen for Durham South

by Group Office on 21 April, 2021

Liberal Democrats have chosen lifelong local resident Phil Layton as their candidate for the parish council in Durham South. Phil says: My name is Phil Layton. I live in Hallgarth Street in Durham City. I work for St Oswald’s church, which I have attended since I was a child. I have lived in Durham for […]

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The Lib Dem Team for the parish council elections

by Group Office on 9 April, 2021

The Liberal Democrats have a full slate of six strong candidates for the Elvet & Gilesgate ward of the City of Durham Parish Council. We say goodbye to the excellent Councillor Mandy Ross, who has moved to her native Northumberland. Big thanks to Mandy for her excellent contributions and hard work over the years. Cllr […]

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Swimming lessons

by Group Office on 27 March, 2021

DCC is planning to restart the young person’s swimming programme. Lessons are planned to start week beginning Monday 19 April. There are a number of national restrictions required to maintain social distancing including reduced class sizes and limiting the number of spectators. Unfortunately this means it is not possible to accommodate every child wishing to […]

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Linking The Sands to Claypath and Lower Gilesgate

by Group Office on 25 March, 2021

Great news. Our bids for funding for this project have both been successful. This project is an ambitious one to improve pedestrian links between The Sands and the city centre. It has been funds from the Neighbourhood Budget and also from Section 106 money. The funding is to be used for the replacement and repair […]

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The end of Covid in sight?

by Group Office on 21 March, 2021

A year on from our first confirmed case of coronavirus in County Durham, our current seven-day infection rate is now 73.9 per 100,000. However, we are still above the national average for England (62.7 per 100,000). It is pleasing to see that hospital admissions continue to ease, with 43 coronavirus inpatients across the trust as […]

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Durham University plans

by Group Office on 20 March, 2021

The university has shared their plans with us: •             Until Easter, with very few exceptions, all teaching remains online. •             The third (Easter) term begins on Monday 26th April, and they have no intention of encouraging students to return to Durham before then. •             If and when students do return after Easter, they expect teaching […]

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New Elvet Bridge update

by Group Office on 19 March, 2021

Durham County Council has completed the hydro-demolition of the north half joint and work on the south joint is continuing. Installation of the cathodic protection and the steelwork repairs are in progress. Find out more at http://www.durham.gov.uk/newelvet

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New restaurant on the way

by Group Office on 19 March, 2021

A planning application has been submitted for the conversion of the closed Psyche clothing shop into a restaurant. The building used to be Café Rouge.  As a shop it has not been open since 2019.  We welcome the venture as the building occupies a central corner position at the end of Silver Street and adjacent […]

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Extra funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice

by Group Office on 18 March, 2021

In our recent leaflet to residents we set out how the Elvet and Gilesgate Neighbourhood Budget had been allocated to many worthy community schemes. It turns out that because of a VAT claw-back by the council we had a small amount of funds left. We have allocated this to St Cuthbert’s Hospice towards the purchase […]

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