Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

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

Don’t lose your right to vote

by Group Office on 22 July, 2022

Households in County Durham are being asked to check their voter information. Households in the county will soon receive a form asking them to check the information which is currently held for them on the electoral register. The canvass ensures that Durham County Council can keep the electoral register up to date. It also helps […]

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Dragon Park done up

by Group Office on 21 July, 2022

Durham County Council’s Find and Fix team has spruced up Dragon Park in Durham by carrying out landscaping work and installing picnic benches and new sculptures designed by a local artist. The project involved the council, Gilesgate Residents’ Association and Laurel Avenue Community Primary School working together to enhance the area. It was funded through […]

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A historian is to give a free online talk on his quest to find the final resting place of his great-grandfather who was killed while fighting in the First World War. As part of Durham County Record Office’s successful Third Thursday programme of local history talks, a session by guest speaker David Yeoman will take […]

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David Freeman is new Mayor of Durham!

by Group Office on 13 June, 2022

The Focus team is delighted that Elvet & Gilesgate Councillor David Freeman was elected Mayor of Durham last week. David said: “I want to thank my colleagues for giving me this wonderful opportunity. “It is a great honour to be Mayor of the city I have always lived in. “I look forward to meeting lots […]

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St Margaret’s Allotments Open Day

by Group Office on 13 June, 2022

St. Margaret’s Allotments on Margery Lane, Durham, are holding their annual open day on Sunday 10th July 1.30- 5.30pm. Visit over 100 allotments, spread across 5 acres, set against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. On a site that has been cultivated since the Middle Ages enthusiastic gardeners, many using organic methods, cultivate plots which […]

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Crook Hall to reopen this summer

by Group Office on 28 March, 2022

Great news, the National Trust has announced the re-opening of Crook Hall and Gardens this summer. The Hall was closed during the pandemic and has recently been taken over by the National Trust.  More details here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas/features/crook-hall-and-gardens?fbclid=IwAR3pACbqZbMEJc2lGyE8TmGew0ZiS7dKsyCqzowAhe2A4bwqHLNdBWPLa3U

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Still time to sign up for garden waste collections

by Group Office on 9 February, 2022

Spring is on its way and there is still time for Durham residents to sign up for garden waste collections. Durham County Council’s Garden Waste Collection scheme is due to start next month and those who sign up before Monday 14 February will receive all 17 collections. Cllr Carole Lattin, Chair of the parish council’s […]

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Deep clean for Elvet Bridge

by Group Office on 4 February, 2022

Durham County Council is planning to clean and protect Old Elvet Bridge following receipt of funding as part of the recovery from covid. Lib Dem Cllr Rob Hanson said: “The area will be pressure-washed. Once the cleaning is complete a specialist treatment will be applied that will seal and protect the area. This will make […]

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Time to get walking!

by Group Office on 31 January, 2022

John Harris from Walking England writes: At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks? The Walking in Durham website has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also […]

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Baths Bridge closure delayed

by Group Office on 24 January, 2022

Please note the closure of Baths Bridge in Durham City has been put back to 28 February instead of 31 January. This is for approximately five days and is due to a requirement for essential structural inspection and investigation works

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