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Find the latest 'For the record' exploring, in more depth, a particular subject or issue that is topical.

What is it?

For the record is a new web feature which we hope to use to bring you a regular interview with the Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig or other nominated officer or councillor to explore, in more depth, a particular subject or issue that is topical.

Latest For the Record - Beat the Street

Hear from Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig about Beat the Street - the fun new scheme to help people get more active in Chester-le-Street and Ferryhill.

Ask a question

We have been bringing you interviews with the Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Henig, and members of our Cabinet since October 2016 and we are now expanding the For The Record feature to allow you to email in questions that you would like us to raise.

We will pick a selection of the emails we receive and put them to either the Leader or the Cabinet member with relevant responsibilities and continue to publish the videos on our website for you.

You can email in your questions, along with your first name and the area of the county you live or work in to ForTheRecord@durham.gov.uk

We will also continue to let you know when we have a new For The record by promoting them on our social media platforms so please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Thanks for your help - we look forward to hearing from you.

Previous For the Records

For the Record - New dog control plans

After overwhelming public support, new powers will allow the council to better tackle irresponsible dog owners. Hear Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig talk about the measures and why they're so important.

Find out more at Enforcement powers for irresponsible dog owners.

For the Record - New dog control plans video transcript (PDF, 60kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - 28 February 2017

Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig talks at the groundbreaking for NETPark Explorer, the latest expansion to County Durham's cutting edge technology park.

For the Record 28 February 2017 video transcript (PDF, 62kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - 16 February 2017

From wildflowers on the roadside to increased prosecutions for flytipping, hear Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig, talk about how we're working hard to make sure County Durham stays beautiful.

For the Record 16 February 2017 video transcript (PDF, 328kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - 3 February 2017 - Regeneration

Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of the council, talks about the developments currently underway in Durham City and how major investment is not just coming into the city, but across the whole county.

For the Record 3 February 2017 video transcription (PDF, 180kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - 23 January 2017 - Fostering with Durham County Council

Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig looks ahead to what's in store for County Durham in 2017.

Could you offer a child a loving home? In County Durham we need more foster carers to come forward and look after children in care. Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Henig, looks at the important role our carers play and, if you are interested, how you can find out more about fostering in Durham.

For the Record 17 January 2017 video transcription (PDF, 58kb)

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For The Record 6 January 2017 - Looking ahead to 2017

Leader of the Council, Cllr Simon Henig looks ahead to what's in store for County Durham in 2017.

For the Record 06 January 2017 video transcription (PDF, 105kb)

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For the Record 16 December 2016 - Year In review

As the end of the year approaches, Cllr Simon Henig reflects on some of the many successes County Durham has seen in 2016, and what we can look forward to in the next 12 months.

For the Record 16 December 2016 video transcription (PDF, 65kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - Christmas

Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Henig, talks about the range of exciting seasonal events and activities on offer across County Durham this Christmas.

For the Record - Christmas video transcript (PDF, 60kb)

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - Monday 21 November 2016

As some County Durham teaching assistants prepare to take industrial action for a second time our Cabinet member for corporate services, Cllr Jane Brown, explains why their contracts must change to remove a multi-million pound equal pay risk and what the council is doing to resolve the dispute.

For the Record 21 November 2016 video transcription (PDF, 63kb)

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For the Record - Friday 18 November 2016

Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Henig talks about why Durham is a place of light at a celebration of this new brand, showcasing everything that County Durham has to offer.

For the Record 18 November 2016 video transcription (PDF, 59kb)

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For the Record - Thursday 10 November 2016

At the opening of Salvus House in Durham City where we launched our cutting-edge incubator for local businesses, a group of highly influential industry leaders heard from Cllr Simon Henig on how the future is looking very bright for County Durham.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For the Record 10 November 2016 video transcription (PDF, 64kb)​​​​​​​

If you are having problems watching this video (for example if you're viewing from an Apple device) you can watch it directly on our YouTube channel.

 

For the Record - Tuesday 25 October 2016

This week we have passed two important milestones in providing young people in the county with the best possible chance in life. As a council we helped our 1,000th apprentice into employment by working with the private sector and our DurhamWorks initiative has seen more than 1,000 16-24 year olds sign up for our help already.

Latest figures show almost one in seven 16-24 year olds in the county are not in employment, education or training. The DurhamWorks Programme complements our apprenticeship scheme and is focussed on working with 17 organisations including training providers and the voluntary and community sector.

We've also recently increased our support for care leavers to help remove the barriers to work and to assist them in reaching their full potential.  So why is this approach good for the county and the county's businesses?

For the Record 25 October 2016 video transcription (PDF, 60kb)

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For the Record - Wednesday 19 October 2016

Our Cabinet have agreed unanimously to be part of the ECB's proposed financial rescue package for Durham County Cricket Club. But why is this the best option for residents, the council, the North East and the future of 1st Class cricket in the region?

For the Record 19 October 2016 video transcription (PDF, 64kb)

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For the Record - Friday 14 October 2016

This week there have been some huge announcements regionally linked to securing major cultural events in the north and north east. Here in Durham we support a really wide ranging cultural programme but why is culture so important?

For the Record 14 October 2016 video transcription (PDF, 61kb)

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