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Archive for the ‘Transport’ 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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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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Parking “Free After 3” up to Xmas

by Group Office on 4 December, 2020

An annual scheme to support businesses during the Christmas period has returned this month. Durham County Council has brought back its ‘Free after 3’ parking offer which will see free parking available in all council-owned car parks and on-street Pay and Display after 3pm, every day in December. As well as ‘Free after 3’, on […]

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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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20mph limit for Crossgate

by Group Office on 17 September, 2020

Along with local residents we wish to see a 20mph limit for traffic on Crossgate. We do not believe that it is safe for motorists to travel at 30mph on a residential street on which parked cars have to reverse out across the full carriageway when pulling out of parking spaces. We are happy to […]

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New bus station imminent

by Group Office on 28 July, 2020

We are very pleased to announce that the planning application for the new bus station will be approved later this month. The planning officer’s report is recommending approval and both of your Lib Dem councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod are (unsurprisingly) backing the recommendations of the report to approve the planning application.  The decision […]

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New Elvet Bridge – major work starts 20 July

by Group Office on 4 June, 2020

Major work on New Elvet Bridge is due to start on 20 July 2020, for which the bridge will have to be closed. The works will last approximately 14 months. The County Council hopes to reopen the bridge in September 2021. Cllr Richard Ormerod said: “Clearly this will cause major upheaval for residents and visitors […]

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North Road Cameras

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 March, 2020

After Lib Dem County Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod urged action to stop drivers illegally entering North Road, Durham County Council placed a mobile bus lane camera there. We can now announce that the camera has made nearly £42,000 in fines after catching almost 1,400 motorists in just two months. A total of 1,395 […]

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