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Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
Investing £500,000 in 11 new neighbourhood wardens
Published September 02, 2020 1.23pm
We have employed 11 new neighbourhood wardens to help us keep enviro-crime and anti-social behaviour under control.
Helping households make savings on their energy bills
Published August 28, 2020 11.29am
County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made.
Takeaway receives support to reduce carbon footprint
Published August 25, 2020 12.07pm
A County Durham food business has worked to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of a scheme to make businesses more energy efficient.
Man caught on camera fly-tipping twice in a week
Published August 14, 2020 4.03pm
A man who was twice caught on camera fly-tipping despite signs warning of the CCTV has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Entries open for 31st Environment Awards
Published August 07, 2020 2.15pm
A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its 31st award ceremony.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes
Published July 13, 2020 2.24pm
Residents in County Durham are being urged to check whether they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.
Search begins for County Durham's most improved gardens
Published May 27, 2020 11.20am
Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Council leads drive for greener highways by rolling out rubber roads
Published February 21, 2020 10.15am
A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces.
Thousands of trees to be planted to create greener urban areas
Published February 11, 2020 2.00pm
Thousands of trees will be planted across County Durham's towns and villages to create greener and healthier urban areas.