Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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

Richard & David chosen again for County Council

by Group Office on 21 April, 2021

The Liberal Democrats have unanimously chosen sitting county councillors Richard Ormerod & David Freeman as their candidates for Elvet & Gilesgate Division in the DCC elections on May 6. Cllr Richard Ormerod Cllr Richard Ormerod has been your County Councillor since 2013 and has served on the newly formed Durham City Parish Council since 2018. […]

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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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Richard and David re-elected

by Group Office on 9 May, 2021

It’s been a long few days but we’re delighted to report that David Freeman and Richard Ormerod have been re-elected as County Councillors for Elvet & Gilesgate. We’re so pleased and humbled that the people of Durham city centre have put their trust in us again. For those who like numbers, the result was: David […]

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Old Durham Gardens Open Again

by Group Office on 3 May, 2021

Good news – Old Durham Gardens has reopened. Here is their latest newsletter. They are looking for volunteers. More information here:

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Postal votes delay

by Group Office on 29 April, 2021

There has been a problem with the mailing out of postal votes. If you haven’t received your ballot papers in today’s post please get in touch with Durham County Council on the postal vote hotline 03000 261 212 to request a duplicate set. The ballot papers for the council elections will come in a separate […]

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Phil Layton chosen for Durham South

by Group Office on 21 April, 2021

Liberal Democrats have chosen lifelong local resident Phil Layton as their candidate for the parish council in Durham South. Phil says: My name is Phil Layton. I live in Hallgarth Street in Durham City. I work for St Oswald’s church, which I have attended since I was a child. I have lived in Durham for […]

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The Lib Dem Team for the parish council elections

by Group Office on 9 April, 2021

The Liberal Democrats have a full slate of six strong candidates for the Elvet & Gilesgate ward of the City of Durham Parish Council. We say goodbye to the excellent Councillor Mandy Ross, who has moved to her native Northumberland. Big thanks to Mandy for her excellent contributions and hard work over the years. Cllr […]

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Swimming lessons

by Group Office on 27 March, 2021

DCC is planning to restart the young person’s swimming programme. Lessons are planned to start week beginning Monday 19 April. There are a number of national restrictions required to maintain social distancing including reduced class sizes and limiting the number of spectators. Unfortunately this means it is not possible to accommodate every child wishing to […]

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Linking The Sands to Claypath and Lower Gilesgate

by Group Office on 25 March, 2021

Great news. Our bids for funding for this project have both been successful. This project is an ambitious one to improve pedestrian links between The Sands and the city centre. It has been funds from the Neighbourhood Budget and also from Section 106 money. The funding is to be used for the replacement and repair […]

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The end of Covid in sight?

by Group Office on 21 March, 2021

A year on from our first confirmed case of coronavirus in County Durham, our current seven-day infection rate is now 73.9 per 100,000. However, we are still above the national average for England (62.7 per 100,000). It is pleasing to see that hospital admissions continue to ease, with 43 coronavirus inpatients across the trust as […]

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Durham University plans

by Group Office on 20 March, 2021

The university has shared their plans with us: •             Until Easter, with very few exceptions, all teaching remains online. •             The third (Easter) term begins on Monday 26th April, and they have no intention of encouraging students to return to Durham before then. •             If and when students do return after Easter, they expect teaching […]

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