Durham County Council

Almost £800,000 Worth Of Fraudulent Activity Prevented By Durham County’s Corporate Fraud Team

Councillors have heard today how attempted coronavirus frauds with a value of almost £800,000 have been prevented since the start of the pandemic. Durham County Council’s corporate fraud team has helped to prevent 58 attempted frauds since the start of the pandemic, with a value of around £785,000. The council’s audit committee has been told […]
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Roadworks At Dragonville Completed To Improve Traffic Flow

A major roadworks project has been completed to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion around Durham City. Durham County Council’s highways team has finished the development of a new link road between Renny’s Lane and Damson Way. The work began in July 2019 and, earlier this year, the council also started work to create a […]
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Durham County Council to Represent the UK to Climate Change Conference

A North East council will represent the UK at an international conference on climate change. Durham County Council’s climate change team will play a part in the upcoming virtual conference for the Renovation for Energy Efficient Buildings Scheme (REBUS), on Tuesday 10 November. The REBUS project, which began in 2016 and is funded by Interreg […]
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Council Prioritises Essential Activities Amid Latest COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

Durham County Council has today announced details of how its services will be affected during the latest lockdown period which begins on Thursday 5 November. Durham County Council has announced details of how its services will be affected during the latest lockdown period which begins today (Thursday 5 November). The council is continuously reviewing emerging […]
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North East Council Among Top 100 UK Apprenticeship Employers

A North East council has been acknowledged as one of the top employers in the country for its apprenticeship opportunities. Durham County Council was awarded a place in the government’s Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers list announced last week, joining ten other local authorities who have made the list. Made up of employers from the public […]
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John Hewitt Appointed Interim Chief Executive of Durham County Council

Durham County Council has named a member of its senior management team as its new interim Chief Executive. John Hewitt, corporate director of resources, will take over from current Chief Executive Terry Collins, who announced his intention to retire from the role last month. John joined the authority in 2016 and has overseen the council’s […]
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A Coastal Community Hub And Café To Be Built At Beauty Spot

A new coastal community hub is set to be built at a County Durham tourist spot for residents and visitors to enjoy when taking a trip to the seaside. Working with the Heritage Coast Partnership, Durham County Council is investing £250,000 to attract £1.35 million funding from the government’s Coastal Community Fund for a new […]
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Revamped Hall Attracts New Community Activities

County Durham residents will be able to enjoy a range of sports and leisure activities in a newly refurbished community venue. Coundon and Leeholme Community Centre has been fully renovated, with the finishing touches added with financial support from Durham County Council. The council’s Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership (AAP) administrated a contribution […]
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Jobs And Homes A Step Closer As Inspector Publishes Final Report On County Durham Plan

Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector’s findings. Durham County Council’s County Durham Plan envisages over 300 hectares of land being allocated for business and industry development and almost 25,000 homes being built. This would all […]
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Chief Executive Of Leading Council Announces Retirement

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. Mr Collins joined the council in February 2009 as a corporate director for neighbourhoods, two months before the new unitary authority became operational. He has been chief executive for the […]
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