All the latest council news, press releases and customer notices in one place.
Published November 29, 2022 9.28am
Families will be able to discover a whole new world and see their wishes come true with the return of a popular family pantomime.
Published November 29, 2022 9.21am
We have committed to making County Durham filming friendly.
Published November 28, 2022 9.21am
A strategy which will help determine future planning applications for quarrying and waste management facilities in County Durham is out for consultation
Published November 25, 2022 9.35am
Children can make the most of traditional Christmas stories from across Europe next weekend.
Published November 25, 2022 5.00am
Sign up to a Black Friday gym membership deal and receive 25% off your monthly Direct Debit payments for an amazing 12 months.
Published November 24, 2022 9.29am
We have been given top-level accreditation for our work to become greener - and have also scooped a national award.
Published November 23, 2022 9.52am
Residents across County Durham are being urged to stand together in the fight against domestic abuse ahead of Friday's White Ribbon Day.
Published November 23, 2022 9.27am
People in County Durham are being encouraged to have their say on potential new local council boundaries in the area
Published November 23, 2022 8.46am
A former County Durham coal mine could be used to grow food and support local businesses in Horden.
Published November 22, 2022 10.34am
A brand new Christmas production is set to entertain youngsters and their families when it opens at two County Durham venues this month.
Published November 22, 2022 10.25am
Parents and carers in County Durham are being reminded of the importance of parking safely when dropping children off at school.
Published November 21, 2022 9.57am
Communities across County Durham can make the most of some free festive fun this winter.
Published November 21, 2022 9.53am
Solar panels and ground source heat pumps have been installed at The Story as part of a series of low carbon measures.
Published November 18, 2022 3.01pm
Improvements are planned to a site used for parking in a County Durham coastal town.
Published November 16, 2022 11.49am
Pupils in County Durham have joined schools across the globe during COP27 to pledge to protect the environment.
Published November 15, 2022 10.52am
Residents in County Durham are being reminded to have their say on proposals to balance council budgets.
Published November 15, 2022 10.42am
Work to enhance a County Durham neighbourhood and address anti-social behaviour is underway.
Published November 15, 2022 10.19am
Today marks one year until the return of Lumiere, the UK's light art biennial.
Published November 15, 2022 9.17am
County Durham residents are being reminded of the dangers posed by fraudsters during a week of action to fight fraud and raise awareness.
Published November 11, 2022 10.54am
We have been recognised for our social work at a national awards.
Published November 11, 2022 9.09am
Access to vital water safety equipment at a community pond in County Durham is being put at risk due to incidents of anti-social behaviour.
Published November 11, 2022 9.07am
A night hub in Durham City will continue until at least next autumn following the success of a funding bid.
Published November 10, 2022 10.49am
Work to provide improved leisure facilities and a new library for a County Durham town is to begin this month.
Published November 10, 2022 9.31am
Two men have been ordered to pay over £1,000 for selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco in County Durham.
Published November 10, 2022 9.15am
A County Durham man who used an unlicensed vehicle to transport children to school without appropriate insurance has been ordered to pay over £450 and given six points.
Published November 09, 2022 10.46am
A County Durham wood has been declared a Local Nature Reserve, helping to secure its future and use for generations to come.
Published November 09, 2022 10.34am
Councillors at a North East authority will hear how partnership work has helped provide vital support to communities.
Published November 09, 2022 9.21am
Making sure children grow up in a safe, happy, and healthy environment will be at the heart of a new partnership strategy, councillors will be told.
Published November 08, 2022 4.55pm
Councils across the North East have joined forces with the NHS to help lower levels of smoking and reduce its impact on the health of the population.
Published November 08, 2022 3.04pm
An updated action plan to help tackle poverty and support those struggling with the current economic climate will be discussed next week.
Published November 08, 2022 3.01pm
A fund which has invested more than £10m in County Durham businesses has brought about an additional £30m of spend and created or safeguarded more than a thousand jobs.
Published November 08, 2022 11.33am
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of a final chance to give their views on proposed changes to constituency boundaries.
Published November 07, 2022 10.41am
An online talk is offering people in County Durham the chance to learn about their Methodist ancestors.
Published November 07, 2022 9.31am
Workshops to help people with disabilities grow confidence and find employment are coming to Bishop Auckland.
Published November 04, 2022 1.35pm
Organisations across County Durham will be supported in delivering key cultural events and attractions after being successful in bids for funding.
Published November 04, 2022 10.32am
A Durham City theatre is preparing to get into the festive spirit as rehearsals begin for its popular annual pantomime.
Published November 03, 2022 10.42am
New cameras have been installed at a rural bridge to help a council streamline enforcement of weight restrictions.
Published November 03, 2022 9.57am
A Ukrainian teacher has thanked a service which helped her continue her dream job after leaving her home country.
Published November 02, 2022 9.35am
Applications are now open for traders to be part of one of the North East's most popular food festivals.
Published November 02, 2022 9.13am
A map which depicts thousands of miles of public rights of way which residents and visitors can make use of has reached its 70th birthday.
Published October 31, 2022 9.27am
A member of staff at the North East's largest council has claimed a national award for helping to put data at the heart of the digital transformation of adult social care.
Published October 31, 2022 8.21am
Work is underway to remove debris from the main weir in Durham City.
Published October 28, 2022 11.35am
Residents and businesses in Bishop Auckland are being urged to have their say on a range of projects aimed at helping to regenerate the town centre.
Published October 28, 2022 9.13am
Park and ride customers in Durham City will be able to make contactless card payments from next week.
Published October 28, 2022 9.12am
Residents in Cornforth looking to trace their family tree can find out where to begin with a free course.
Published October 27, 2022 10.16am
A council team has won a national award for its work to help residents save money on their heating and energy bills.
Published October 27, 2022 8.11am
Vulnerable households across County Durham can access additional support to help them cope with the rising cost of living this winter.
Published October 26, 2022 3.06pm
Currently less than half of materials able to be recycled are recycled, warns a North East council as it encourages residents to be mindful when placing items in their bins.
Published October 26, 2022 2.12pm
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay over £800 for dumping waste in a lane behind his home.
Published October 25, 2022 3.39pm
A North East council is asking residents to have their say on proposals aimed at balancing its budget next year, including a range of potential savings.
Published October 25, 2022 10.56am
Essential works to a County Durham road have reached the next key phase of construction.
Published October 24, 2022 3.33pm
Members of the public can have their say on plans to redevelop the former Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum and Art Gallery into an exhibition centre, gallery, café and restaurant.
Published October 24, 2022 9.30am
Parents in County Durham are being reminded they are running out of time to apply for secondary school places for their children.
Published October 21, 2022 3.12pm
A community rail partnership based in Darlington and South Durham has achieved success at the national Community Rail Awards.
Published October 20, 2022 10.25am
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay over £800 after operating a private hire vehicle without having a current private hire operators' licence.
Published October 20, 2022 10.16am
A week of free activities is taking place at a historic mining attraction this October half-term.
Published October 19, 2022 1.05pm
The region's only scheme to provide a 100 per cent discount on council tax payments to all financially vulnerable households will be extended for another year.
Published October 19, 2022 9.29am
Roads across County Durham have been resurfaced as part of a network improvement scheme.
Published October 17, 2022 9.34am
Residents across County Durham are being encouraged to share their thoughts and insights into becoming active and staying active.
Published October 17, 2022 9.23am
Fans of the popular Horrible Histories series will have the chance to meet its author at a spooky theatre production this half term.
Published October 14, 2022 2.09pm
The tenth annual Gordon Burn Prize was awarded at Durham Book Festival to a writer whose unflinching work of narrative non-fiction blurs genres and form to understand terror, trauma and grief. The winning title is Aftermath by Preti Taneja (And Other Stories, 2022).
Published October 14, 2022 2.01pm
A bid to create a new Investment Zone on two sites in County Durham has been submitted.
Published October 13, 2022 10.28am
Residents in County Durham are being reminded of what rubbish goes in which bin as part of Recycle Week.
Published October 13, 2022 10.13am
Two men from County Durham have been ordered to pay more than £2,500 between them for failing to assist in separate fly-tipping investigations.
Published October 12, 2022 9.16am
Colourful artworks created by young adults who need additional support have gone on show as part of a free exhibition.
Published October 12, 2022 9.04am
Voluntary and community groups in the Crook, Willington and Tow Law areas can apply for a slice of thousands of pounds in funding to support a range of initiatives.
Published October 10, 2022 10.00am
An online talk is offering people in County Durham the chance to find out more about their Scottish ancestors.
- Press Office
Our address is:
- Communications and Marketing
- Durham County Council
- County Hall
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ