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Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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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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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£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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Town Hall to reopen with extended hours

by Group Office on 6 August, 2020

Durham Town Hall will reopen to the public this week after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Durham Town Hall will also be extending its opening hours from one day a week to four days a week. The Town Hall was forced to close in March due to government restrictions. A one-way system has […]

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Primary School application deadline

by Group Office on 7 January, 2020

Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2020, is Wednesday 15 January 2020. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2020, […]

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Reminder for parents to apply for primary school places

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 January, 2019

Parents in Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2019, is Tuesday 15 January 2019. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2019, the […]

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School applications open next week

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 3 September, 2018

Parents whose children are due to start primary or secondary school next year can start applying for a place from next week. Durham County Council will be accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year from Wednesday, 12 September. If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 parents need to complete […]

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Primary school admissions deadline nears

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 January, 2018

Parents are reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2018, is Monday 15 January 2018. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2018, the child’s birthday must […]

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School applications start 12 Sept

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 September, 2017

Parents whose children are due to start primary or secondary school next year can start applying for a place from next week. Durham County Council will be accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year from Tuesday, 12 September. Councillor David Freeman said: “Anyone with a child who is due to turn five between 1 September […]

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Labour’s Local Failure

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 30 April, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has failed to find local candidates for the council elections. Instead they are putting up candidates from Coxhoe and West Rainton in our area! Both are standing for election to parish councils in the villages, so will not be able to give Durham City their full attention. As you will have […]

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