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Consultation on future of quarry applications in County Durham
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.
Exploring the possibility of mine water heat in Horden
Published November 23, 2022 8.46am
A former County Durham coal mine could be used to grow food and support local businesses in Horden.
County Durham schools join Climate Conference during COP27
Published November 16, 2022 11.49am
Pupils in County Durham have joined schools across the globe during COP27 to pledge to protect the environment.
Enhancing County Durham communities
Published November 15, 2022 10.42am
Work to enhance a County Durham neighbourhood and address anti-social behaviour is underway.
New nature reserve for Durham City
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.
Work begins to clear debris from Durham's main weir
Published October 31, 2022 8.21am
Work is underway to remove debris from the main weir in Durham City.
Residents encouraged to know what goes in which bin
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.
Man fined for dumping waste in lane behind his house
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.
Reminder of what goes where as part of Recycle Week
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.
Fined for failing to assist with fly-tipping investigations
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.
Enhancing Wheatley Hill through community action
Published October 07, 2022 3.28pm
People in Wheatley Hill can share their thoughts on how to enhance their community from next week.
County celebrating success at In Bloom awards
Published October 06, 2022 9.09am
A city, towns and villages are celebrating after winning honours in a regional contest which recognises areas being kept colourful and inviting to residents and visitors alike.
County Durham to have more electric vehicle charging stations
Published August 26, 2022 9.22am
County Durham will be one of nine areas to benefit from a £20 million scheme to improve electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
Prestigious accolades for council's environmental projects
Published July 01, 2022 10.08am
The largest local authority in the North East is celebrating rounds of success after being recognised three times for its work to tackle climate change.
Sprucing up Durham City
Published June 22, 2022 9.20am
Durham City's riverbank has been spruced up as part of an annual project to keep the city tidy.
Council reveals new plan for net zero by 2030
Published June 16, 2022 12.04pm
The largest local authority in the North East has reviewed its climate change targets to produce an even more ambitious plan to achieve net zero in less than a decade.
Council sets out new targets to tackle climate change
Published June 07, 2022 3.35pm
A new set of ambitious climate targets are to be discussed by councillors, as we prepare to outline our next steps to achieving net zero.
Man fined for dumping waste over neighbour's wall
Published May 06, 2022 12.13pm
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay over £800 after he was caught throwing rubbish over his neighbour's wall.
Electric vehicle car hire launches in County Durham
Published April 14, 2022 9.16am
Residents in County Durham can now hire an electric vehicle for the day, as part of a new car club service.
Community wildlife park receives Chairman's Medal
Published April 11, 2022 9.24am
A County Durham wildlife park has been recognised for its commitment to the local environment.