Councillors Richard Ormerod & David Freeman

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

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Easter bank holiday bin collections

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 24 March, 2018

There will be no changes to bin collections in County Durham during the Easter Bank Holiday weeks – weeks starting Monday, 26 March and Monday, 2 April. This includes refuse and recycling as well as garden waste collections, for those who have signed up to the scheme. Households who have collections on a Friday are […]

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New Council HQ on The Sands

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 17 March, 2018

Durham County Council has recently decided to move its headquarters from Aykley Heads to Durham City centre. The site which they have chosen to build is The Sands car park. This new headquarters would not be the same size as County Hall but is likely to be similar in size to the Passport Office building […]

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Last ditch effort to save Durham’s M&S from closure fails

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 9 March, 2018

A LAST ditch effort to stop one of the biggest names on the high street from leaving the city centre has failed. Durham City councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod had written to the chief executive of Marks and Spencer’s with a plea for the retailer not to abandon it’s Silver Street store. Following several […]

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Surgery cancelled

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 1 March, 2018

Due to the weather conditions we have unfortunately had to cancel our surgery this evening (1 March). We apologise for any inconvenience. Best wishes, Richard & David

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Graffiti outbreak

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 22 January, 2018

Councillors and residents are dismayed at the recent outbreak of graffiti in the city centre. Pleasingly, your councillors have been informed that the police have made an arrest in connection with it. Councillor Richard Ormerod said: “This graffiti is not art, it is selfish, antisocial vandalism. “It is a blight on our community and beautiful […]

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Primary school admissions deadline nears

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 January, 2018

Parents are reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2018, is Monday 15 January 2018. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2018, the child’s birthday must […]

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Merry Christmas

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 24 December, 2017

Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod would like to wish all residents of Durham a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful, prosperous new year!

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River Wear path open at last

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 18 December, 2017

Work has now been completed to safeguard a much used footpath in Durham City following storm damage. The banks of the River Wear beneath the footpath at Maiden Castle behind Durham City Rugby Club suffered extensively when Storm Desmond hit the region in December 2015, leaving the path at risk of falling into the river […]

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Free after 3 provides festive treat for motorists

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 5 December, 2017

Visitors to County Durham are in for a festive treat this Christmas with free late afternoon and evening parking. Durham County Council is bringing back its ‘Free after 3’ offer which will see free parking available across the county after 3pm, every day in December. The waiving of charge applies to the council’s off street […]

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Sign up for next year’s garden waste collection scheme

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 3 December, 2017

Residents wishing to sign up to next year’s garden waste collection scheme can do so now. From Friday, 1 December, residents can sign up online or call customer services to receive garden waste collections when the scheme restarts next spring. Letters containing a unique reference number will also be sent to eligible properties in January, […]

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