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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Tidy Ted

Tidy Ted is our anti-litter mascot. He visits young people in primary schools, nurseries and One Point Children's Centres to help explain the problems of litter to young people.

Tidy Ted Star Jumping

Tidy Ted school assemblies

The Tidy Ted school assembly helps to explain what litter is and encourages children to think about the effects of littering on the environment and how they can be part of the solution. The assembly can be followed by an optional litter pick. The assembly is suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils (aged five to seven years).

Tidy Ted story sack

The story of Tidy Ted and the litter pickers uses interactive puppets to follow the lives of woodland animals living in a littered forest. The tale explains how they take steps to clean up the mess and how Tidy Ted comes out of hiding to take a job with the council, visiting schools and cleaning up the streets. The session is suitable for reception classes and years 1 and 2. The Tidy Ted story sack is also available for nursery schools and One Point Children's Centres.

Arrange a visit

If you would like to book Tidy Ted to visit your school for an assembly, or story sack, please contact us.


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