Hallgarth Street and Quarry Heads Lane

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 13 April, 2017

Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman would like to thank residents of Hallgarth Street, Church Street and Quarry Heads Lane for making them so welcome on their second door-knocking visit of the campaign tonight. If they have still not managed to speak to you, rest assured they will try again in the near future. Your […]

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Many thanks for the magnificent response

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 4 April, 2017

Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod would like to thank residents of Elvet & Gilesgate division for the magnificent response they have given us when calling round. We really do appreciate it. It is clear that residents like the all-year-round approach of the Liberal Democrats, which involves keeping people informed about what’s going on with […]

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Great response in Whinney Hill

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 29 March, 2017

Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod would like to thank the residents of Whinney Hill for the marvellous reception they got there today. It is clear that residents like the all year round Focus leaflets which keep people informed. Issues raised included the footpaths and state of the road surface, particularly at the side of […]

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Labour refuse to debate Teaching Assistants

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 24 March, 2017

Liberal Democrats are furious that a legitimate motion to council, calling for Durham’s Teaching Assistants not to be sacked, was removed from the council meeting agenda this week by council bosses. Lib Dem Councillor Owen Temple submitted the motion, calling for the sacking of Teaching Assistants to be stopped rather than just suspended. Liberal Democrats […]

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Lower Claypath road closure this weekend

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 March, 2017

This weekend lower Claypath will be closed to allow demolition of the remaining Kwik Fit site. We were opposed to the plans for the student accommodation on this site but unfortunately Labour councillors backed the plans. The end result will, we are sure, be a disappointment. However we want work the building to be built […]

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Durham City votes for a parish council

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 22 March, 2017

We are very pleased that 66% of residents who took part in the public consultation said they supported the proposal for a local council for the city centre and Nevilles Cross. 2,819 ballot papers were returned, of which, 1,856 were in favour of a new council. Durham County Council will discuss whether to give the […]

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Great response in Douglas Villas

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 14 March, 2017

We had a great response from residents in Douglas Villas last week, and we would like to thank residents. It’s clear that residents appreciate the regular Focus newsletters keeping them informed. We are already taking action on several of the issues raised. To those residents who asked for window posters, sorry, they’re not ready yet, […]

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“The Clink” locked away?

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 13 March, 2017

The Northern Echo/Durham Times are reporting that Universal Student Living have said that they will revert to Kepier Court as the name for the new development, rather than “The Clink”. If true it is a shame that they could not have got back to local residents who complained about it. Perhaps our pressure had some effect, or more likely USL […]

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Campaigning in The Sands

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 March, 2017

Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod have now knocked on every door in The Sands area and are bowled over by the magnificent reception local residents have given them. It is most kind. It is clear that residents appreciate the all-year-round service that Lib Dem councillors give, and that people are pleased to be kept informed […]

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Fire & Ice in city this weekend

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 25 February, 2017

In Durham TODAY: fire breathing, ice sculpture trails, street entertainment and a spectacular grand finale. Part funded by local Liberal Democrat Cuncillors Richard Ormerod & David Freeman. For more details go to www.durhambid.co.uk  

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