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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

New Elvet Bridge update

by Group Office on 19 March, 2021

Durham County Council has completed the hydro-demolition of the north half joint and work on the south joint is continuing. Installation of the cathodic protection and the steelwork repairs are in progress. Find out more at

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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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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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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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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 – Your councillors must […]

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Lib Dems Fight for More Public Toilets in city

by Group Office on 29 January, 2021

We are pleased to say that the parish council approved the following motion last night from Lib Dem Councillors Richard Ormerod and Alan Doig: “The City of Durham Parish Council invites DCC to seek solutions in conjunction with the Parish Council for the provision of public toilets in Durham City centre. The current situation is […]

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Path to Pennyferry Bridge

by Group Office on 5 January, 2021

The path from the Swimming Pool on Freemans Place to Pennyferry Bridge is closed until the summer to allow construction work on the new County HQ to continue. There is a route through involving going between the Passport Office and the National Savings building then along the riverside walkway. Thanks to Cllr Roger Cornwell for […]

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Christmas Recycling changes

by Group Office on 16 December, 2020

There are some changes to rubbish and recycling collections over the Christmas period. Bin collections across the county will take place as normal up to and including Thursday, 24 December 2020. Changes will only apply to Friday collections, which fall on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day this year. Those collections will instead take place […]

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Sign up for Garden Waste Collection

by Group Office on 10 December, 2020

Residents of Durham can now sign up for the Garden Waste Collection scheme for 2021. The first collection from the Durham County Council service takes place in late March or early April, followed by fortnightly collections until November when the season ends. Those who sign up before Sunday 14 February will receive all 17 collections […]

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Lower Gilesgate tidy-up

by Group Office on 7 December, 2020

The local Lib Dem team has persuaded the council to do a tidy up of the Lower Gilesgate area behind The Chains. This has included the various walkways in the area. In addition, the bushes around the play area have been cut back and the bench cleaned. Your councillors are particularly pleased with the path […]

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