Durham News

Durham’s Park & Ride Services Partially Reopen End of the Month

Park and ride services in Durham City will partially reopen later this month From 29 June, Durham County Council’s park and ride services will partially resume from Belmont and Sniperley, while Howlands will remain a...

Durham Deafened Support Receives Help from Framwellgate Moor School

Durham County Council’s Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) awarded grants to two organisations, helping them to collaborate on a project to help County Durham’s deaf residents. Durham Deafened Support received £920 to reduce isolation amongst...

Council’s Adult Learning Skills Service Helping Hundreds

The home delivery of learning packages means that, to date, 274 adults and 414 children have continued to engage with East Durham Trust, which delivers community learning on behalf of The Council’s Adult Learning...

Gilesgate Floral Tribute Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

Every summer, The Council plants a decorative carpet bedding display in Gilesgate, and this year has chosen to pay tribute to those who fought in the second world war. Low growing bedding plants with coloured...

More County Durham Businesses Being Supported

Business owners across County Durham have spoken of their relief at further financial support The Council extended the business rates grants scheme earlier this month, encouraging companies that were not previously able to access support...

Sharon Caddell Appointed Temporary Chief Executive of OPCVC

The Police and Crime Panel for County Durham has confirmed Sharon Caddell as temporary Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (OPCVC.) The panel unanimously recommended approval of the proposal...

Scams Awareness Fortnight 2020: The Scammers are Still Scamming

A County Durham woman whose elderly mother was scammed out of thousands of pounds has told her story in the hope of preventing others falling victim. Thea Khamis has spoken out about what happened to...

Student Social Workers Complete Training Through Lockdown

Two student social workers have shared their experiences of training with a local authority during the lockdown. 26-year-old Sally Elders and 37-year-old Hayley Pound, were both part-way through their Durham County Council placements when the...

Have Your Say on How (Not Whether) “Social Distancing” Infrastructure is Deployed

People in County Durham can submit their opinion online about how anti-social engineering is maintained as the new abnormal is  implemented in towns centres, and on countywide pavements and cycle routes. In response to government...

Town Centres in County Durham are Preparing to Welcome You Back

From 15th June, more shops will reopen and The Council is working in partnership with retailers and landlords to make sure businesses, staff, residents and visitors are all able to shop obediently. The council has...

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