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

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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Cleaning the River Wear

by Group Office on 18 November, 2021

Volunteers could use boats to clear litter from River Wear in Durham | The Northern Echo

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Bus station delay

by Group Office on 8 October, 2021

The development of the new station has been progressing well but due to unforeseen circumstances the county council has had to temporarily stop work, with this currently programmed to restart after the Christmas holidays. The delay in the programme is likely to mean the bus station opening to passengers in Spring 2023. The main reason […]

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Work begins to clear Durham City’s river and paths

by Group Office on 27 September, 2021

Many thanks to all the residents who have contacted us about the state of the riverbanks in Durham City. We are pleased to be able to inform you that areas along Durham City’s riverbanks will be cleared of debris as works begin this week to improve the area for visitors. The council will be working […]

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Former DLI Museum

by Group Office on 12 August, 2021

The council’s Scrutiny Management Board met last week with stakeholders to discuss the future of the former DLI Museum and the DLI collection. Responses from the meeting will feed into the review of the building being undertaken by the new council.The DLI Museum was closed many years ago by the Labour Council on what they […]

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Gilesgate Bank repairs soon

by Group Office on 19 July, 2021

Great news, the white fencing on Gilesgate Bank is to be repaired and repainted next month. We are pushing for the flower beds to be replanted as soon as possible.

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St Margaret’s Allotments Open Day 11 July

by Group Office on 17 June, 2021

Gilesgate roundabout planting

by Group Office on 10 June, 2021

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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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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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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