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) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RCNMXWP

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Gas pipe works, Elvet

by Group Office on 4 March, 2021

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are due to start works in and around Old Elvet, Durham. The project, which is due to start on the 22nd March 2021, is scheduled to last approximately 6 weeks. Work will take place in New Elvet, Court Lane, Elvet Crescent, Palmers Garth and Whinney Hill. NGN plan on replacing the […]

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Virtual surgery Thursday 4 March

by Group Office on 2 March, 2021

Once again Cllrs Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are unable to do their monthly surgery at Alington House on Thursday 4 February due to Covid-19 restrictions.. 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 councillors […]

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Durham Beer Festival postponed

by Group Office on 27 February, 2021

The Campaign for Real Ale has decided to postpone the 40th Durham Beer Festival. Instead they plan to work with the local industry to create a celebration of pubs, clubs and real ale later in the year. CAMRA said: “We felt it was better to support the industry in recovering from these difficult times, rather […]

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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 – https://youtu.be/LE99Obryqbo 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 (www.gov.uk)

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