Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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

Big new year survey

by Group Office on 22 January, 2021

We want to know what local residents in Elvet and Gilesgate think. Most grateful if you can spare a few minutes to complete this survey (please follow the link)

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Labour squander £1 million at waste sites

by Group Office on 25 February, 2021

£903,919 – a staggering waste of money on traffic management at waste sites! Our Labour-run County Council has now wasted a truly eyewatering amount of money blocking roads at some of our waste sites. This includes the one in Pity Me which has so far cost about £300,000.We told them in April they should set […]

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£0 from Labour for school repairs

by Group Office on 24 February, 2021

£0 – That’s how much local money Labour-run Durham County Council is investing to tackle the £100 million school repair backlog. That’s the backlog in schools it is responsible for. And no it’s not a misprint! They have budgeted NOTHING! Your Lib Dem team today proposed a £10 million investment this year to tackle the […]

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Carole Lattin on exciting new park project

by Group Office on 20 February, 2021

Dragon Park is situated off the public footpath which leads from Sherburn Road up to Laurel Avenue Community Primary School. It provides a route up to the disused sports field, from which there is one of the best views of Durham Cathedral and down to Pelaw Woods and the Riverbanks. Councillor David Freeman interviewed Carole […]

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Temporary bus stops during building of new bus station

by Group Office on 19 February, 2021

Information on temporary bus stops in Durham (in place until September 2022) can be found here: Durham Bus Station closure – here are details of temporary bus stops | The Northern Echo

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County Durham Environment Awards

by Group Office on 17 February, 2021

The County Durham Environment Awards 2020 Virtual Ceremony will air on Durham County Council’s YouTube channel this Friday (19th) from 19:00. Don’t worry if you cant make the 19:00 release time, the video will stay on the YouTube channel so you can view at your leisure. Link to ceremony viewing – Your councillors must […]

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Surgery by phone or Zoom because of Covid-19

by Group Office on 4 February, 2021

Once again Cllrs Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are unable to do their monthly surgery at Alington House, due to Covid-19, on Thursday 4 February. Instead they are doing it “virtually” between 6-7pm on Thursday 4 February. If you would like to discuss any issues of concern please email [email protected] to book your slot. Your […]

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Claim back tax if working from home

by Group Office on 3 February, 2021

Working from home because of Covid-19? Claim back a proportion of your tax! Claim tax relief for your job expenses: Working from home – GOV.UK (

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Great response to Lib Dem survey

by Group Office on 2 February, 2021

Cllr Richard Ormerod yesterday collected the first batch of responses to our residents’ survey. We already have over 160. Many thanks to everyone who has returned them. Cllrs Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are already taking action on many of the issues raised. We will respond to all requests for action, but this may take […]

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Lib Dems Fight for More Public Toilets in city

by Group Office on 29 January, 2021

We are pleased to say that the parish council approved the following motion last night from Lib Dem Councillors Richard Ormerod and Alan Doig: “The City of Durham Parish Council invites DCC to seek solutions in conjunction with the Parish Council for the provision of public toilets in Durham City centre. The current situation is […]

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End the secrecy at County Hall!

by Group Office on 28 January, 2021

Cllrs David Freeman and Richard Ormerod both backed an attempt by Lib Dem County Councillors at last week’s Council meeting, to create a process that brings council papers, hidden from public view, into the public domain. This is so that when the need to keep them secret no longer exists, they can be accessed. This […]

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