Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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Archive for the ‘Health’ 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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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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Extra funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice

by Group Office on 18 March, 2021

In our recent leaflet to residents we set out how the Elvet and Gilesgate Neighbourhood Budget had been allocated to many worthy community schemes. It turns out that because of a VAT claw-back by the council we had a small amount of funds left. We have allocated this to St Cuthbert’s Hospice towards the purchase […]

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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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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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Durham’s Labour Councillors and Covid

by Group Office on 18 December, 2020

This week we had the final Full Council meeting for the year. The actions of our Labour councillors reached a new low. First they refused to carry out an internal review into the transfer of Covid-19-positive patients into our care homes. We have the highest death rate in care homes in the whole country. Then […]

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Bike security

by Group Office on 10 November, 2020

For any one thinking about buying a bike. Even if a stolen bike is recovered by police, there’s no guarantee it will be reunited with its owner as relatively few bicycles are registered to the national cycling database, which is accessible to police. For £12-30, BikeRegister will either give you a serial number on a […]

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Run festival cancelled

by Group Office on 28 August, 2020

We regret to inform you of the cancellation of this year’s Durham City Run Festival due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was postponed by Events of the North from July until October due to the coronavirus outbreak. A successful virtual festival was held in July, raising funds for charity partners St. Cuthbert’s Hospice. […]

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Swimming Pool to reopen 10 August

by Group Office on 6 August, 2020

Great news – Freeman’s Quay Swimming Pool to reopen on 10 August. Swimmers are also being advised to expect a number of changes to allow for social distancing and to reflect public health advice. Activity will be limited to lane swimming throughout the week, with some family fun sessions at weekends and aqua fit classes. […]

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