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

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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Baths Bridge closure delayed

by Group Office on 24 January, 2022

Please note the closure of Baths Bridge in Durham City has been put back to 28 February instead of 31 January. This is for approximately five days and is due to a requirement for essential structural inspection and investigation works

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Baths Bridge closure 31 Jan

by Group Office on 6 January, 2022

Regrettably, Baths Bridge in Durham City will again have to be closed, from Monday 31 January 2022 for approximately five days.The closure is due to a requirement for essential structural inspection and investigation works.

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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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Major incident at Milburngate

by Group Office on 15 September, 2021

The fire service is currently dealing with an ongoing incident at the Milburngate development in Durham City. As a result, Milburngate Bridge is currently closed and members of the public are being asked to avoid the area. Please take this into consideration if you are working at County Hall or elsewhere in the city today. […]

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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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St Margaret’s Allotments Open Day 11 July

by Group Office on 17 June, 2021

New Elvet Bridge to reopen in October

by Group Office on 24 May, 2021

New Elvet Bridge is now due to reopen in late October. Possibly in the second week of October if things go really well. Your councillors have pushed for the council to get the work done as soon as possible ever since the need to close the bridge was announced. We hope that Durham City can […]

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Town Hall to reopen

by Group Office on 14 May, 2021

Next week Durham Town Hall will open every Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm following an ongoing structural repair and restoration programme. However, as a result of these essential works, some areas of the Town Hall will be inaccessible before opening later in the year. The Town Hall has attracted almost 16,000 visitors since […]

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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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