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Fishermen tackle riverside rubbish
Published May 21, 2019 9.35am
Chester-le-Street anglers have cleared a riverside of waste in a community clean-up.
Slow to 20 road safety scheme set for 6 more schools
Published May 07, 2019 3.48pm
A successful scheme to improve road safety by introducing part-time 20mph speed limits around schools looks set to be rolled out to a further six sites.
Show off your gardening skills in Chester's Best competition
Published May 03, 2019 1.05pm
Gardening enthusiasts are invited to enter their green spaces into a local contest.
Still time to sign up for garden waste service
Published May 03, 2019 11.43am
County Durham residents can still sign up to have their garden waste collected.
Cooling the climate this Compost Awareness Week
Published May 01, 2019 9.39am
As part of International Compost Awareness Week, we are offering discounted compost bins to encourage residents to recycle their kitchen and garden waste.
Environment awards celebrate 30 years
Published April 26, 2019 2.50pm
Businesses and community groups are being offered the chance to support an awards scheme which celebrates County Durham's 'green giants' in this its 30th year.
Community action team invites residents to help improve their area
Published April 26, 2019 12.24pm
A community action scheme aimed at improving housing and the environment for County Durham residents has taken to another village.
Durham welcomes Northumbria In Bloom judges
Published April 26, 2019 10.01am
Green fingered groups, volunteers and residents are hoping for horticultural success after a visit from competition judges.
Area Action Partnerships celebrate ten years of success
Published April 25, 2019 11.21am
The contribution Area Action Partnerships make to communities across County Durham has been recognised at a special event marking their tenth anniversary.
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers left £700 worse off
Published April 24, 2019 11.40am
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers operating in County Durham have been left more than £700 worse off and with criminal records.
Derwent fish populations set to improve
Published March 28, 2019 5.18pm
Fish will soon be able to access parts of the River Derwent that they haven't been able to reach since the industrial revolution.
Revamped recycling centre opens new trade waste facility
Published March 28, 2019 11.17am
Small businesses can now make use of the improved facilities on offer at a revamped household waste recycling centre.
Still time for a Big Spring Clean
Published March 28, 2019 10.47am
Litter pickers at the ready - there is still time to be part of the annual Big Spring Clean.
Operation Spruce Up visits more County Durham villages
Published March 15, 2019 11.41am
A campaign which encourages residents to get together to ensure their neighbourhoods look their best is showing no signs of slowing down in 2019.
Dog owners ordered to pay hundreds for falling foul of law
Published February 27, 2019 1.22pm
A dog owner who twice fell foul of the law by failing to pick up her pet's mess has been left hundreds of pounds worse off after failing to pay fixed penalties.