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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Chester-le-Street in Bloom

Chester-le-Street in Bloom brings together environmental initiatives which, over the years, have encouraged impressive horticultural displays and important environmental improvements. The group's aim is to create a better and more attractive place in which people can live, work, visit and play.

2019 competition

This year Chester-le-Street took will take part in the Large Town category of the Royal Horticultural Society Northumbria in Bloom competition and was awarded a silver gilt accolade.

If you, your school, business or organisation would like to get involved with Chester-le-Street's In Bloom campaign, please contact us.

Chester's Best gardening competition

The new Chester's Best competition encourages environmental improvements in Chester-le-Street and surrounding areas. The competition also contributes towards the town's entry into Northumbria in Bloom.

Residents, groups, organisations and schools, within the competition area, can enter to showcase their gardens, horticultural schemes, floral displays, hanging baskets or planters.

Chester-le-Street in Bloom group

Chester-le-Street's In Bloom bid is supported by the following organisations:

About Chester-le-Street

Chester-le-Street is a market town, most famous for its international cricket ground, Durham County Cricket Club, and Lumley Castle. With something for everyone, including a splashpad, it's no wonder Chester-le-Street Riverside Park attracts thousands of visits, per year, from all over the region.

The town also played its part in history as not only was the Bible translated first here, it was also the resting place of St Cuthbert for 112 years.

Northumbria in Bloom logo
Northumbria In Bloom Logo

In partnership with

  • Northumbria in Bloom
  • Northumbria In Bloom
Contact us
Civic Pride
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Chilton Industrial Estate
  • Chilton
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL17 0SD