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Have your say on PSPO consultation
Published March 31, 2020 10.33am
Members of the public are being asked to share their views on whether controls to tackle dog fouling and irresponsible dog ownership in County Durham should be extended.
Bin crews says a big thank you for messages of support
Published March 27, 2020 2.42pm
A North East council has thanked kind-hearted residents for the flurry of messages of thanks received by its bin crews during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Changes to our services following government announcement
Published March 24, 2020 3.35pm
A number of temporary changes are being made to our services in line with latest government guidance during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Essential services for residents maintained
Published March 23, 2020 5.25pm
Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure essential services for residents continue to be provided during the Coronavirus pandemic.
County Durham parks and beaches open
Published March 20, 2020 5.50pm
County Durham's parks and beaches remain open.
Let's get Litterfree, from land to sea
Published March 06, 2020 12.55pm
The ultimate clean-up in County Durham is now underway, as the Big Spring Clean launches.
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.
Team effort transforms Langley Park
Published February 18, 2020 9.58am
We united with our partners and residents to smarten up a County Durham village.
Iconic artwork receives overhaul
Published February 12, 2020 10.47am
A Durham City sculpture has been returned to its former glory with a full refurbishment.
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.
Still time to sign-up for 2020 garden waste collections
Published February 06, 2020 10.16am
County Durham residents are being reminded to sign up soon to ensure they receive all available garden waste collections.
Switched on and saving through solar energy
Published January 31, 2020 2.42pm
A new solar farm in County Durham is set to save money and reduce emissions.
Teams unite to improve Ferryhill Station
Published January 31, 2020 2.16pm
A range of organisations have joined forces to improve Ferryhill Station, tackling the housing and environmental problems which residents say most affect them.
Man in doghouse for failing to get pet microchipped
Published January 17, 2020 3.38pm
Failing to get his dog microchipped has left a County Durham man with a criminal conviction and financially worse off.
National award for a County Durham cemetery
Published January 16, 2020 9.25am
A County Durham cemetery that offers a beautiful place of rest has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.
County Durham energy saving work shown off to Swedes
Published January 13, 2020 1.23pm
A Scandinavian delegation has visited County Durham to learn about pioneering energy efficiency techniques.
Review welcomes proposed allotment policy
Published January 08, 2020 12.49pm
A countywide approach to the management of allotments has moved a step closer following completion of a review.
A County Durham theatre has a green wish granted
Published January 07, 2020 11.32am
A County Durham theatre is setting the stage and leading the way by switching to power-saving lighting.
Durham strikes gold at Britain In Bloom's Champion of Champions
Published October 29, 2019 11.23am
Judges from Britain In Bloom agreed that Durham was bloomin' marvellous as they awarded the city with gold in the Champion of Champion's category at this year's awards
Pest control experts achieve European standard for second year
Published October 03, 2019 10.05am
Our pest control team has again achieved a prestigious European standard for its work to rid County Durham of rats, wasps, fleas and more.