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

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

Register to vote

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 19 November, 2019

The last day for registering to vote in the General Election is 26 November. More details in the video below.

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Secondary Schools Application Deadline

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 October, 2019

Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for secondary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2020, is Thursday 31 October 2019. In order for a child to be eligible to start secondary school in September […]

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Lib Dem success on banning ‘To Let’ boards

by Group Office on 4 October, 2019

Our city centre streets have for too many years been blighted by the sight of streets full of ‘To Let’ boards aimed at students. Many boards seem to remain up almost all year round. For a decade local Lib Dems have been campaigning to get the powers for Durham County Council to ban them. The […]

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Sands HQ Common Land Protest Sat 17 Aug 1pm

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 13 August, 2019

Please join Durham folk on the Common Land at the Sands Saturday 17 August, 1pm-2.30pm Durham County Council closed the carpark and the coach park (registered as Common Land) on August 12, to begin work on their HQ. Please come and join us on the coach park.  Any person has the right to open access […]

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Oswald Court Sculpture Unveiled

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 12 August, 2019

Sands Car Park to close

by Group Office on 5 August, 2019

To enable the start of the construction the Sands car park will close on 12 August for a period of two years to reopen a 2-minute walk away along Freemans Place. The coach park will also relocate to Belmont Park and Ride on the A690 with visitors continuing to be dropped off and picked up […]

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August Holidays

by Group Office on 5 August, 2019

Please note that Cllr Richard Ormerod is away on holiday from 16 to 23 August, inclusive. Please contact Cllr David Freeman [email protected] with all queries during this time.

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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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