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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Primary School application deadline

by Group Office on 7 January, 2020

Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for primary school places for their children. The deadline for applications for the next academic year, which starts in September 2020, is Wednesday 15 January 2020. In order for a child to be eligible to start school in September 2020, […]

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Funeral of Ron Hogg

by Group Office on 6 January, 2020

The funeral of Ron Hogg, former Police & Crime Commissioner, is tomorrow (7 January). The roads below will be closed between 09:30 and 13:00: Palace Green, Owengate, North Bailey, South Bailey, Saddler Street, Market Place, Elvet Bridge, Silver Street/Framwelgate Bridge, Dun Cow Lane, Bow Lane and Claypath (between Prince Bishops mini-roundabout and the junction with […]

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Small Business Saturday

by Group Office on 7 December, 2019

It’s Small Business Saturday! Which Durham County Council recognises, since Lib Dem Cllr Richard Ormerod shamed them into it in 2013! All of DCC’s on and off street car parking will be free after 10am today (Dec 7), so take the opportunity to shop local and support small businesses in your community! Find out more […]

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Labour push through flawed County Plan

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 21 June, 2019

Despite opposition from Lib Dems, Labour councillors have pushed through their County Plan. This is the development plan for County Durham. In Durham City it will see the ripping up of Durham’s green belt. Labour’s overall approach is similar to the last plan which they were forced to withdraw after the Planning Inspector threw it […]

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Labour’s Herongate Scandal!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 8 June, 2019

Section 106 funds are money paid by developers to the council to mitigate the effects of developments. Elvet & Gilesgate division currently has around £130,000, much of which came from the conversion of the former DLI pub in Gilesgate into student accommodation. This money had been set aside to do up the bowling green and […]

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Durham For Refugees Festival

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 4 June, 2019

15 June 2019, 1:30pm to 10pm St Chad’s College, Durham Music – Drama – Talks – Art – Stalls Tickets from £6. Sanctuary seekers and under-12s free! Book here: More info: [email protected] @durhamforrefugees

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Deep clean for North Road

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 1 June, 2019

North Road is to be revitalised with a deep clean and treatment. The City of Durham Parish Council has approved a proposal to carry out the work in a bid to give the area a much-needed boost. The council has been working closely with Durham County Council’s Clean and Green team to assess what actions […]

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River Cleanup Success

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 21 May, 2019

On Sunday 19 May Durham Kayak Club organised a clean-up of the River Wear between Prebends Bridge and Framwelgate Bridge. We had 11 paddlers out at various times during the day supported by 7 bank-based support pickers (including Councillors Liz Brown, Richard Ormerod & Mandy Ross). 14 bags of “small rubbish” were collected along with […]

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Riverbanks litter pick 19 May 10am

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 14 May, 2019

Riverbank and riverside litter-pick, Durham City  CHANGE OF DATE – now on SUNDAY 19th MAY (not Sat 18th) Volunteers welcome, giving any time you can manage, starting at 10am, to help with litter clearance on footpaths along the River Wear.  This will support Durham Kayak Club (DKC), who will be out in canoes collecting rubbish […]

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Durham United in cup final!

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 17 April, 2019

Congratulations to Durham United FC on reaching the final of the League Challenge Cup. The final will be on Good Friday (19 April) at New Ferens Park, Belmont, DH1 1GG. Kickoff 2:30pm Tickets are an absolute bargain at £2 for adults and £1 for children. Please get along and support our local team.

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