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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.

Civic Pride team

Our Civic Pride team helps residents, community groups, schools and businesses take action to make their neighbourhoods a cleaner and greener place to live. Unfortunately most of our events are on hold at the moment as we follow Government guidance around Covid-19.

Encouraging pride in our communities 

Tackling environmental crime such as street litter, flytipping, dog fouling and graffiti is not just about enforcement. We also need to encourage and educate everyone to do the right thing and 'do their bit' to make County Durham cleaner, safer and greener.

We can help and support people in developing activities that will make real improvements. As well as helping to organise activities, we can provide activity packs and equipment.           

How can we help your local community? 

Environmental education

We offer various educational packages tailored to the needs of different groups. This include packs featuring County Durham's litter-free mascot Tidy Ted. For more information, please visit our environmental education page.

Environmental campaigns

To tackle many of the environmental issues which affect our local communities, we run several different campaigns every year to encourage and support people to improve their neighbourhoods:

Community support

We can provide support to the community in a number of other ways, including providing equipment for litter picking and support for County Durham in Bloom groups. For more information, please visit our support for the community page.  

Apply for a grant

When we seize vehicles which have been used for flytipping, we donate the money raised from their sale back to the community. A grant of up to £500 is available in each of the 14 Area Action Partnership areas and can be used on projects designed to tidy up the area. Contact us to apply. 


If you'd like more information on any Civic Pride activity or campaign, please contact us.

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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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