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Woodland in County Durham to be increased in plan to tackle climate change
Published March 17, 2021 1.13pm
A North East council's Cabinet has heard today about the range of measures underway to expand County Durham's tree cover and contribute to tackling climate change.
Council reduces carbon emissions by 16 per cent in one year
Published March 11, 2021 1.32pm
A council's Cabinet will hear about the extensive work carried out in County Durham in the last year to combat climate change.
Free town centre parking after 2pm proposed to support coronavirus recovery
Published March 09, 2021 3.57pm
We are proposing to introduce free town centre parking after 2pm as part of a package of measures to support residents and businesses in the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Delight as new £34 million school campus moves a step closer
Published February 22, 2021 11.20am
Headteachers and the Bishop of Durham have welcomed an important step forward in plans to create a multimillion-pound campus for two North East schools.
Council sets out further commitments towards the environment
Published February 03, 2021 11.07am
A North East council's commitment to tackling climate change will be strengthened by its senior Cabinet members this month with a pledge to address all its environmental impacts alongside its low carbon activities.
Three councils join to provide large-scale adoption service
Published November 11, 2020 11.49am
A partnership between three local authorities to provide high-quality adoption and support services will be discussed this month by a council's Cabinet.
Cabinet to be asked to help residents continue to enjoy allotments
Published October 06, 2020 4.02pm
Councillors are being asked to approve the use of compulsory purchase powers to ensure residents can continue to enjoy tending to their allotments.
Council sets out plan to deliver 500 new homes and secure £70m investment
Published October 06, 2020 3.42pm
Plans for a council to become directly involved in the build of new affordable homes will be discussed this month by members of its Cabinet.
Selective licensing scheme approved for County Durham
Published September 17, 2020 10.40am
An initiative which aims to improve communities in County Durham by raising housing standards and management in the private renting sector has received backing by senior council members and two MPs.
Chief executive of leading council announces retirement
Published September 15, 2020 4.31pm
Terry Collins, chief executive of Durham County Council, has today (15 September) announced his intention to retire after a successful 43-year career in local government.
Proposals to improve housing in County Durham
Published September 08, 2020 3.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards in the private housing sector and improve communities across County Durham is being considered by senior council members.
County Durham welcomes investment for Northern rail upgrades
Published July 23, 2020 5.16pm
Our Cabinet member Cllr Carl Marshall has welcomed an announcement from government to invest in upgrading rail services in the North.
Decision on supporting school's academy conversion
Published June 30, 2020 4.01pm
A North East council has been asked to help secure the future of a County Durham secondary school as it prepares to join a multi academy trust.