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Discussion on taxi policy
Published January 25, 2022 4.05pm
The planned introduction of a new taxi licensing policy has been put back so that further consultation can be carried out over the impact that the Covid pandemic has had on the travelling public and the taxi trade.
Building a brighter future together
Published January 12, 2022 9.38am
Tackling climate change and raising the region's reputation as a cultural destination are just some examples of effective partnership work in County Durham, councillors will hear next week.
Changes to school loan scheme to support energy efficiency projects
Published January 11, 2022 4.06pm
Leaders of a North East council are being asked to consider changes to a loan scheme which will encourage schools to make energy efficiency improvements.
Volunteers needed to join our overview and scrutiny committees
Published January 10, 2022 10.53am
Residents can play a part in helping to shape council services in County Durham.
Live streaming to return for majority of council meetings
Published December 14, 2021 9.17am
We have announced a return to live streaming of the majority of our meetings in response to new guidance.
Considering the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review
Published December 07, 2021 2.58pm
The ways in which our budget and spending plans will be impacted by the government's Comprehensive Spending Review will be discussed next week.
MP debate on water safety being taught in swimming lessons welcomed
Published July 09, 2021 10.34am
A North East council which campaigns to raise awareness of the need to be safe around water has welcomed the prospect of a forthcoming parliamentary debate on the subject.
Review proposed for the future display of the Durham Light Infantry Collection
Published June 08, 2021 5.44pm
The future of a treasured regimental collection will be discussed by councillors next week.
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.
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.
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.