Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Grant funds essential County Durham coronavirus deliveries
Published July 08, 2020 10.31am
Creating scrubs for the NHS, distributing groceries to people in food crisis and collecting prescriptions for self-isolating residents are just some of the ways a Consett organisation is using council funding to support its community.
Popular cycle route to receive a makeover
Published July 07, 2020 10.05am
Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Village venue receives funding for elderly residents' wellbeing activities
Published July 01, 2020 9.28am
A council grant is funding activities for older people in Trimdon Village and Trimdon Grange, to improve their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Support for bus services during coronavirus pandemic
Published June 30, 2020 4.15pm
Bus services in County Durham have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but close working between operators and the county council has helped ensure vital services have continued.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Drive-thru birth registration service introduced
Published June 26, 2020 12.29pm
A special 'drive-thru' service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births.
Vital community projects awarded coronavirus support fund
Published June 24, 2020 11.26am
Key community groups across a County Durham town have received funding to help them continue supporting people in their local area during the coronavirus outbreak.
Council-funded projects cater for residents in need
Published June 23, 2020 10.46am
Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership.
Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready
Published June 19, 2020 10.28am
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham.
More County Durham businesses being supported by grants scheme
Published June 16, 2020 12.13pm
Business owners across County Durham have spoken of their relief at further financial support being provided during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Team effort to prevent isolation in the deaf community
Published June 16, 2020 9.45am
Council funding is helping a Durham school to work with a charity, to provide support to people with hearing impairments during the coronavirus pandemic.
Temporary Chief Executive appointed for PCVC's office
Published June 15, 2020 4.36pm
The Police and Crime Panel for County Durham has confirmed Sharon Caddell as temporary Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (OPCVC.)
Social work students praise training support through pandemic
Published June 15, 2020 10.30am
Two student social workers have shared their experiences of training with our council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Council grant will give small businesses a boost
Published June 10, 2020 9.48am
Companies in and around Consett will receive backing through the current economic crisis and beyond, thanks to a council grant.
Funding secured for Durham, Shildon and Consett food delivery
Published June 05, 2020 9.24am
Partnerships continue to offer financial backing for grocery shopping and delivery schemes across County Durham during the coronavirus outbreak.