Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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

Whinney Hill debris to be sorted

by Group Office on 18 November, 2020

This is rubble and debris left behind after the demolition of the former Whinney Hill school. It is at the boundary between the site and woods, very much out of the way. Behind it you can see the very nice new housing development being built on the site. Cllr David Freeman, who went to the […]

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Age UK community TV

by Group Office on 12 November, 2020

Age UK is introducing a ‘Keeping Well at Home’ TV programme that will be broadcast on the 23rd November for 11 weeks on North East Live. Trailer:https://youtu.be/dbX1CYbqVXg Age UK has been working with ‘Local TV’ which is a network of 8 UK channels, including Teesside TV and Tyne and Wear TV and is on all […]

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Bike security

by Group Office on 10 November, 2020

For any one thinking about buying a bike. Even if a stolen bike is recovered by police, there’s no guarantee it will be reunited with its owner as relatively few bicycles are registered to the national cycling database, which is accessible to police. For £12-30, BikeRegister will either give you a serial number on a […]

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Framwellgate Waterside working hours

by Group Office on 3 November, 2020

Labour councillors have approved the unacceptable extension of working hours at Framwellgate Waterside. A planning application had been submitted to extend the working hours to 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 6pm on a Saturday. For a site which has already generated a huge number of complaints about noise, dirt and inconvenience, […]

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No councillors’ surgery this month

by Group Office on 3 November, 2020

Regrettably there is no councillors’ surgery this coming Thursday because of the Covid-19 restrictions, which mean that Alington House is closed. Your councillors very much regret not being able to speak to residents face-to-face but the matter is of course out of our hands. We look forward to cllr surgeries being able to start again […]

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Electronic music opportunity

by Group Office on 20 October, 2020

Jack Drum Arts, an arts organisation based in Crook, is offering a 12-week online Electronic Music-Making course for girls and young women. The project is funded by Spirit 2012’s Female Carers Music Fund. The definition of carer is very broad and includes registered and unregistered carers, girls who may provide care for siblings, and mums. […]

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Lib Dems call for controls on busking

by Group Office on 12 October, 2020

Liberal Democrats in Durham City are calling for controls on buskers in the city centre. Councillor Richard Ormerod has submitted a motion to the City of Durham Parish Council calling on the County Council to develop a policy. At present there are no controls on street performers in the city centre. Visitors have complained about […]

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TSB branch to close

by Group Office on 1 October, 2020

Durham’s TSB bank branch is to close in May 2021. This is due to the rise in online banking. The nearest alternative branch is Crook, though some everyday banking activities can be done at the Post Office. Whilst we understand the reasons, it is regrettable as it means yet another empty retail space in our […]

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Recycling centres move to winter opening times

by Group Office on 1 October, 2020

Durham County Council’s household waste recycling centres move to winter opening hours from today. For the majority of sites (including Pity Me) this means opening between 9am and 3.30pm.In a change from previous years Coxhoe will now close on a Monday instead of a Friday. While the sites have returned to a more ‘normal’ appearance, […]

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