Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman & Mandy Ross

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Phil Layton chosen for Durham South

by Group Office on 21 April, 2021

Liberal Democrats have chosen lifelong local resident Phil Layton as their candidate for the parish council in Durham South. Phil says: My name is Phil Layton. I live in Hallgarth Street in Durham City. I work for St Oswald’s church, which I have attended since I was a child. I have lived in Durham for […]

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The Lib Dem Team for the parish council elections

by Group Office on 9 April, 2021

The Liberal Democrats have a full slate of six strong candidates for the Elvet & Gilesgate ward of the City of Durham Parish Council. We say goodbye to the excellent Councillor Mandy Ross, who has moved to her native Northumberland. Big thanks to Mandy for her excellent contributions and hard work over the years. Cllr […]

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Big new year survey

by Group Office on 22 January, 2021

We want to know what local residents in Elvet and Gilesgate think. Most grateful if you can spare a few minutes to complete this survey (please follow the link)

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Merry Christmas!

by Group Office on 22 December, 2020

We wish all residents of Durham City a very happy Christmas and new year! Christmas is, of course, very different this year for all of us and even up to last weekend, now not what we were hoping for. We will all miss seeing members of our family and friends. The new year (and vaccine) […]

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The Sands street lighting

by Group Office on 11 December, 2020

Thank you very much to the many residents who have raised concerns about the lack of street lighting in the area. Much of the Sands is plunged into darkness after 4:30 at the moment and many residents understandably feel unsafe.  Your councillors have had a response from Durham County Council indicating that there is a cable fault in the area. Northern Powergrid are responsible for repairs as the power supplier and […]

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Gilesgate roundabout planting

by Group Office on 9 December, 2020

The next stage of the Gilesgate Bank Improvement Project (started in 2014) is planting of trees and grasses to make the roundabout look better. Funding for the work was secured by Councillors Richard Ormerod and David Freeman. Focus Team member Carole Lattin, who lives in Gilesgate, said: “There are 14 new great white cherry trees […]

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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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No councillors’ surgery this month

by Group Office on 3 November, 2020

Regrettably there is no councillors’ surgery this coming Thursday because of the Covid-19 restrictions, which mean that Alington House is closed. Your councillors very much regret not being able to speak to residents face-to-face but the matter is of course out of our hands. We look forward to cllr surgeries being able to start again […]

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Congratulations to Ed Davey

by Group Office on 28 August, 2020

Congratulations to Sir Ed Davey, new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Local connection: his wife Emily studied in Durham and helped former Lib Dem councillor Sue Pitts. Well done to both candidates on a very constructive and good-natured campaign. Politics can be grown-up!

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Happy Easter!

by Group Office on 12 April, 2020

Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman and Mandy Ross wish all residents a very happy Easter!

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