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

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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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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Good Neighbour scheme launched

by Group Office on 14 January, 2020

Students and the parish council are teaming up together to help clear paths during snowy weather.The “Good Neighbour” scheme has been launched by the City of Durham Parish Council to help people living in the city get out and about during bad weather.More than 100 students have already signed up to get involved and are […]

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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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Free Parking up to Xmas

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 3 December, 2019

An annual free parking period has returned to give festive shoppers a small boost to their Christmas budgets. Durham County Council is bringing back its ‘Free after 3’ offer which will see free parking available in council owned car parks after 3pm, every day in December. Off street car parks and on-street spaces will benefit […]

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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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No bus stop for Hallgarth Street

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 20 March, 2019

Lib Dem Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman are delighted that the council’s Highways Committee this afternoon threw out a proposal to have a bus stop at the top of Hallgarth Street. Arriva are wanting to re-route their buses out of Durham along Hallgarth Street rather than Church Street. But this would cause traffic chaos […]

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Demo against Sands HQ Sat 2 March 11am

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 28 February, 2019

DEMO AGAINST DCC SANDS HQ SATURDAY 2ND MARCH, 11AM-12NOON DURHAM CITY MARKET PLACE Over 850 individuals/groups have written to object to the proposed Sands HQ. Experts have condemned it on the grounds of traffic bottlenecks and congestion; business and tourism; environment; pollution; flooding; accessibility, especially disabled. But on February 20th DCC voted to continue with […]

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