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

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David Freeman is new Mayor of Durham!

by Group Office on 13 June, 2022

The Focus team is delighted that Elvet & Gilesgate Councillor David Freeman was elected Mayor of Durham last week. David said: “I want to thank my colleagues for giving me this wonderful opportunity. “It is a great honour to be Mayor of the city I have always lived in. “I look forward to meeting lots […]

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St Margaret’s Allotments Open Day

by Group Office on 13 June, 2022

St. Margaret’s Allotments on Margery Lane, Durham, are holding their annual open day on Sunday 10th July 1.30- 5.30pm. Visit over 100 allotments, spread across 5 acres, set against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. On a site that has been cultivated since the Middle Ages enthusiastic gardeners, many using organic methods, cultivate plots which […]

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Crook Hall to reopen this summer

by Group Office on 28 March, 2022

Great news, the National Trust has announced the re-opening of Crook Hall and Gardens this summer. The Hall was closed during the pandemic and has recently been taken over by the National Trust.  More details here:

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Still time to sign up for garden waste collections

by Group Office on 9 February, 2022

Spring is on its way and there is still time for Durham residents to sign up for garden waste collections. Durham County Council’s Garden Waste Collection scheme is due to start next month and those who sign up before Monday 14 February will receive all 17 collections. Cllr Carole Lattin, Chair of the parish council’s […]

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Deep clean for Elvet Bridge

by Group Office on 4 February, 2022

Durham County Council is planning to clean and protect Old Elvet Bridge following receipt of funding as part of the recovery from covid. Lib Dem Cllr Rob Hanson said: “The area will be pressure-washed. Once the cleaning is complete a specialist treatment will be applied that will seal and protect the area. This will make […]

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Time to get walking!

by Group Office on 31 January, 2022

John Harris from Walking England writes: At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks? The Walking in Durham website has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also […]

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Happy new year

by Group Office on 4 January, 2022

Councillors David Freeman, Richard Ormerod, Carole Lattin, Helen Weston and Rob Hanson wish all residents a happy, peaceful and successful 2022!

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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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