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LA7 statement: The return to Plan A
Published January 20, 2022 11.46am
Coronavirus rates across the region have fallen considerably in the last week and the data points towards us having passed the peak of the latest wave of infections. However, our local rates still remain above the national average.
Vacancy for co-opted member on Police and Crime Panel
Published January 20, 2022 9.04am
The Durham Police and Crime Panel is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual to become an independent co-opted member.
New lighting project for historic Durham Cathedral
Published January 19, 2022 10.46am
A revamp project is set to shine new light onto historic Durham Cathedral.
Early bird offer for Gala panto following Robin Hood success
Published January 14, 2022 9.22am
Organisers at a County Durham theatre have hailed the success of its recent Christmas pantomime, and are already looking forward to entertaining audiences once again next December.
Work begins on new transition unit at children's home
Published January 13, 2022 9.07am
Work is underway to create a new unit at a secure children's home in County Durham to help support young residents when they leave the centre.
Funding available to help tackle loneliness and isolation
Published January 12, 2022 9.15am
Up to £25,000 in funding is available for organisations working to address social isolation in residents aged over 50.
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.
Council to set out financial forecast for next year
Published January 11, 2022 4.05pm
Councillors will hear of our latest budget and medium term financial planning forecasts as we gear up to set our budget and council tax for 2022/23 next month.
Popular family history talks return this month
Published January 10, 2022 9.17am
Those wanting to uncover the secrets of their family history can find out how to get started with the return of a series of popular online courses.
Council seeks views on what library services people want for themselves, their family and their community
Published January 07, 2022 11.22am
Residents across County Durham can have their say on the future of local library services.
Castle restoration work takes regional award
Published December 23, 2021 9.33am
Work to revitalise a medieval castle in County Durham has won a regional award.
Council claims top award for custom build housing work
Published December 22, 2021 8.39am
We have won a national award for our work on a pilot project which helps buyers custom build their own homes.
Accessible pantomime performances available for families over Christmas
Published December 21, 2021 9.08am
With pantomime season in full swing, two County Durham theatre venues are providing accessible performances of their Christmas shows, so that all audiences can share in the festive fun.
Scheme to enhance access in seaside town to begin in new year
Published December 16, 2021 8.38am
A scheme to deliver public space improvements in a County Durham seaside town will begin early in the new year.
Works to prevent flooding in Chester-le-Street win award
Published December 14, 2021 9.20am
A scheme to prevent flooding in Chester-le-Street has won an award for protecting businesses and homes from water damage.
£30m transformative programme for county detailed to Chancellor following successful Levelling Up Fund bid
Published December 10, 2021 2.22pm
Council leaders have been detailing how more than £30million of investment secured from the Government's Levelling Up Fund and match funded by Durham County Council and the Science Museum Group is set to provide vital investment in transport infrastructure and culture-led regeneration to County Durham during a visit to the area by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP.
Selective licensing scheme set to improve housing in County Durham
Published December 07, 2021 4.34pm
A scheme which aims to drive up standards across County Durham's private rented housing sector has been approved by the government.
Councillors to consider plans to help low-income households
Published December 07, 2021 4.22pm
Councillors will next week discuss the progress of schemes to help tackle inequalities in County Durham and decide on the future approach for supporting vulnerable residents and their families.
Chance to find out more about £1m street revamp
Published December 02, 2021 10.30am
Members of the public can find out more about an extensive planned improvement programme for a County Durham shopping area at two information sharing events.
Taking action against gender-based violence
Published November 23, 2021 9.11am
County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
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