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Working with housing provider to tackle anti-social behaviour
Published September 23, 2020 11.45am
We have partnered with a housing provider to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in areas of the county.
Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership appoints new chair
Published September 22, 2020 1.19pm
A former assistant chief constable has been appointed as the new independent chair and scrutineer of Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership (DSCP).
Grandmother to pay nearly £1,000 for Blue Badge misuse
Published September 11, 2020 1.12pm
A County Durham woman who falsely claimed her grandson was visiting a doctor while using his Blue Badge to park in a disabled space has been left nearly £1,000 worse off.
Waste carrier fined for collecting scrap metal without licence
Published September 11, 2020 12.36pm
A waste carrier who claimed not to collect metal, despite visiting a scrap yard 64 times in just three months to cash it in, has appeared before magistrates.
Views sought on proposed changes to taxi policy
Published September 11, 2020 11.24am
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their views on a review of the policy relating to hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators licensed by us.
Protecting County Durham residents from illegal products
Published September 08, 2020 3.43pm
Almost 15,000 illicit cigarettes have been seized as part of enforcement work to protect the residents of County Durham, councillors will hear.
Pair fined after counterfeit cigarettes found in home
Published August 14, 2020 12.53pm
A County Durham couple has been fined after they were caught possessing counterfeit and illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Thousands to be repaid to council following tax fraud
Published July 24, 2020 1.23pm
A man has been fined after falsely claiming around £2,000 in council tax reductions through using a forged payslip.
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.
Scrap metal dealer prosecuted
Published February 14, 2020 2.40pm
A Bishop Auckland man who operated as a scrap metal dealer for two years without a licence has been fined by magistrates.