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

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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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New restaurant on the way

by Group Office on 19 March, 2021

A planning application has been submitted for the conversion of the closed Psyche clothing shop into a restaurant. The building used to be Café Rouge.  As a shop it has not been open since 2019.  We welcome the venture as the building occupies a central corner position at the end of Silver Street and adjacent […]

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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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Virtual surgery Thursday 4 March

by Group Office on 2 March, 2021

Once again Cllrs Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are unable to do their monthly surgery at Alington House on Thursday 4 February due to Covid-19 restrictions.. 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 councillors […]

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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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Temporary bus stops during building of new bus station

by Group Office on 19 February, 2021

Information on temporary bus stops in Durham (in place until September 2022) can be found here: Durham Bus Station closure – here are details of temporary bus stops | The Northern Echo

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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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Great response to Lib Dem survey

by Group Office on 2 February, 2021

Cllr Richard Ormerod yesterday collected the first batch of responses to our residents’ survey. We already have over 160. Many thanks to everyone who has returned them. Cllrs Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are already taking action on many of the issues raised. We will respond to all requests for action, but this may take […]

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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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