Durham News

Beamish Museum Reopening On Thursday 23rd

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is reopening this week and welcoming visitors again after its closure due to government restrictions. The open air museum, which is in its 50th anniversary year, is opening...

Castle Chare Fountain in Bishop Auckland Restored

A 19th century water fountain built by a movement against alcohol has been returned to its former glory as part of a heritage project. The Castle Chare fountain in Bishop Auckland, erected in 1873 by...

Scout Meetings Replaced With “Activity Packs”

Thanks to funding from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Area Action Partnership (AAP), Acle Scout Group has created at-home "activity packs" for their members The group’s beaver, cub and scout sections usually meet in Aycliffe Village...

Coronavirus Plan Approved for County Durham

All local authorities are required by government to produce a "COVID-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan" in order to "protect the health" of local residents in the event of any further transmission of the virus...

No Cheating Social Housing, Thanks to Bank Statements

Paul Bradly, chief internal auditor and corporate fraud manager at The Council, said: “Subletting social housing is about more than breaching a tenancy agreement, it is about taking away a property from someone who...

County Durham Leisure Centres Re-Engineered From 27 July

The Council will begin a phased re-engineering of its indoor leisure facilities from Monday, 27 July, in line with the cycling of lockdown restrictions across the country and in accordance with antisocial engineering. Initially, only...

Aykley Heads Business Park Planning Application

Proposals to create a business park in Durham generating an initial 4,000 jobs worth up to £400m have taken a step forward with the submission of plans. The Council has submitted a ‘hybrid’ planning application...

New Elvet Bridge Closes From This Monday

Drivers are reminded of critical works starting on one of Durham City Centre’s bridges next week. New Elvet Bridge will be fully closed to traffic and pedestrians for up to 14 months from next Monday,...

Coxhoe Community Organisations Receive £2,200

The funding was awarded by Durham County Council’s East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership (AAP) to the Coxhoe Cares project and is being used to help people who are self-isolating. Coxhoe Parish Council, Coxhoe...

Phased Re-Engineering of Play Parks Continues

Dozens more play parks, skate parks and multi-use-games areas (MUGA) across County Durham are due to open within the next fortnight with new measures in place to enforce antisocial engineering. Last week, The Council began...

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