Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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

Labour cutting financial support to vulnerable

by Group Office on 23 May, 2020

The Labour-run County Council has cut a key welfare benefit from £1,000 to £500, on the basis that too much of the funding is being used. We’ve called for this decision to be reversed and the additional funding to be found. Especially considering the current crisis we’re currently in concerning Covid-19. It is shameful that […]

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Friends of Old Durham Gardens

by Group Office on 24 April, 2020

Happy Easter!

by Group Office on 12 April, 2020

Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman and Mandy Ross wish all residents a very happy Easter!

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Household Recycling Centres Closed

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 25 March, 2020

Please be aware that all Household Recycling Centres will be closed from today. It is likely that they will remain closed indefinitely.

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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

by Group Office on 24 March, 2020

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions. You can only leave your home: to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to to do one form of exercise […]

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Garden waste collections

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 March, 2020

To alleviate staff shortages the garden waste collections have been postponed for four weeks. Collections were due to begin week starting 30th March and will now begin week starting 27th April. Collections will be extended into December.

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North Road Cameras

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 March, 2020

After Lib Dem County Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod urged action to stop drivers illegally entering North Road, Durham County Council placed a mobile bus lane camera there. We can now announce that the camera has made nearly £42,000 in fines after catching almost 1,400 motorists in just two months. A total of 1,395 […]

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Coronavirus help

by Group Office on 22 March, 2020

Many people in our community are looking for a way to help our friends, family and neighbours through this crisis. Your local councillors are here to help at any time and you can contact them using the details on this site You can also download resources from our website that will help when self-isolating or […]

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Tree planting success

by Group Office on 14 February, 2020

Amazing turnout at Sands tree planting today. People of all ages joined forces to plant over 100 new trees. Many thanks to all who volunteered and the organisers.

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Action on broken Archimedes Screw

by Group Office on 4 February, 2020

For many months the Archimedes Screw, next to the Passport Office on Freemans Reach, has not been working. Many residents have asked us about this. We are pleased that the works for its repair have been placed by Durham County Council with we hope a completion in mid-March.

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