Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Judith Atkinson & Mandy Ross

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

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Durham Lib Dems have vowed to continue the fight against Durham County Council’s proposed new Council Headquarters being built on the Sands, despite a decision by a High Court Judge that the parish should not be granted leave for a judicial review.  The Parish Council had been seeking a judicial review into the decision citing […]

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Music in the Old Durham Gardens – 14 July

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 28 June, 2019

The Friends of Old Durham Gardens are holding their Music In The Gardens fundraising event on Sunday the 14th July 1.00 to 4.30pm.  This event will be similar to the very successful event held last year. The music is planned to finish at 4.00pm and the event will close at 4.30pm. Entrance is free (donations are welcomed), there are now five […]

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Labour push through flawed County Plan

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 21 June, 2019

Despite opposition from Lib Dems, Labour councillors have pushed through their County Plan. This is the development plan for County Durham. In Durham City it will see the ripping up of Durham’s green belt. Labour’s overall approach is similar to the last plan which they were forced to withdraw after the Planning Inspector threw it […]

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Labour’s Herongate Scandal!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 June, 2019

Section 106 funds are money paid by developers to the council to mitigate the effects of developments. Elvet & Gilesgate division currently has around £130,000, much of which came from the conversion of the former DLI pub in Gilesgate into student accommodation. This money had been set aside to do up the bowling green and […]

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Durham For Refugees Festival

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 4 June, 2019

15 June 2019, 1:30pm to 10pm St Chad’s College, Durham Music – Drama – Talks – Art – Stalls Tickets from £6. Sanctuary seekers and under-12s free! Book here: More info: [email protected] @durhamforrefugees

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Finally – Gilesgate Bank fencing repainted

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 3 June, 2019

After 18 months of pressure from Cllr Richard Ormerod, the County Council has finally repainted the white fencing on Gilesgate Bank. Wheels turn very slowly at County Hall!

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Deep clean for North Road

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 1 June, 2019

North Road is to be revitalised with a deep clean and treatment. The City of Durham Parish Council has approved a proposal to carry out the work in a bid to give the area a much-needed boost. The council has been working closely with Durham County Council’s Clean and Green team to assess what actions […]

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River Cleanup Success

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 21 May, 2019

On Sunday 19 May Durham Kayak Club organised a clean-up of the River Wear between Prebends Bridge and Framwelgate Bridge. We had 11 paddlers out at various times during the day supported by 7 bank-based support pickers (including Councillors Liz Brown, Richard Ormerod & Mandy Ross). 14 bags of “small rubbish” were collected along with […]

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The Old School Cafe

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 15 May, 2019

The Old School Cafe is a community mental health cafe based in St Margaret’s Centre (at the bottom of the Peth, just by the allotments). It serves a variety of hot drinks, breakfasts, sandwiches and jacket potatoes as well as a daily lunch special. Opening times Mon-Thu 8:30am-3pm and Fri 8:30am to 2:30pm. Why not […]

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Riverbanks litter pick 19 May 10am

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 14 May, 2019

Riverbank and riverside litter-pick, Durham City  CHANGE OF DATE – now on SUNDAY 19th MAY (not Sat 18th) Volunteers welcome, giving any time you can manage, starting at 10am, to help with litter clearance on footpaths along the River Wear.  This will support Durham Kayak Club (DKC), who will be out in canoes collecting rubbish […]

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