Durham County Council

Councillors And Stakeholders To Discuss The Future Of DLI Collection And Archive

Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection. Durham County Council is holding a meeting next week at which its members and invited interested parties will be given the chance to feed into the review of options for the display and […]
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Fun Activies For Youngsters Across Durham This Summer!

A fun-filled summer awaits County Durham youngsters with more than 100 free activities with healthy food lined up for the school holidays. Following on from successful schemes over Easter and spring half-term, the Fun and Food programme will return this summer to offer a variety of activities and healthy food during the school holidays. The […]
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Visitors Welcomed To Binchester Roman Fort As It Reopens On July 1st

Visitors can once again discover what life was like in Roman times as a historic County Durham fort prepares to reopen. Binchester Roman Fort, cared for by Durham County Council, will be reopening to the public on Thursday, 1 July. Located on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland, the site will be open daily between 10am […]
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Durham’s Gala And Empire Theatres To Reopen After Renovations!

Two popular theatres in County Durham will reopen their doors next week, ready to welcome visitors back with a new look. Durham County Council has completed renovation work at the Gala Theatre, in Durham, and the Empire Theatre, in Consett, which will both reopen on Monday, 21 June. Over the last year, Consett’s Empire Theatre […]
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Celebrating Selfless Volunteers Across County Durham!

The work of selfless volunteers who have kept County Durham communities blooming during the coronavirus pandemic is to be celebrated. Individuals and groups are being encouraged to share their stories and pictures of environmental improvements, such as litter picking or planting, in the areas where they live that they have undertaken in the past year. […]
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Council Approves Plans For Durham Business Hub

Durham County Council has granted planning consent to Citrus Durham for the delivery of the next phase of employment accommodation at its £300m mixed-use Integra 61 development at J61 of the A1(M). The new business/industrial hub, Evolution@Integra61, will be delivered speculatively by Citrus and will add up to a further 23 flexible units totalling 52,142 […]
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Visitors Encouraged To Help Protect The County’s Coastline

Visitors to County Durham’s coastline are being encouraged to help protect the local environment as restrictions continue to ease. Durham County Council is asking everyone to follow the new Countryside Code, which has recently been updated to allow people to enjoy the heath and wellbeing benefits of nature whilst giving it the respect it deserves. […]
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Flood Prevention Works For Chester-Le-Street Worth £6 Million Now Complete

A £6 million flood prevention scheme for Chester-le-Street is now complete. The project has seen the opening up of a 90m stretch of the Cong Burn which, for more than 50 years, has run underneath the town’s Market Place. As well as reducing the risk of flooding, the re-opening of the watercourse has enabled the […]
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Council Cabinet Approves New Leisure Centre Sites

Durham County Council’s Cabinet has approved the preferred sites in Seaham, Chester-le-Street and Bishop Auckland, which will support the county’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, regenerate local communities and improve the physical and mental health of residents. The new build centres are part of the council’s multi-million-pound leisure transformation programme, which aims to develop […]
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Mp Richard Holden Calling For Council To Bid For Levelling Up Funds For County Durham

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, Paul Howell for Sedgefield and Dehenna Davison for Bishop Auckland are calling for Durham County Council to work alongside them to bid for levelling up funding for County Durham. Announced at the Spending Review, the £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund will provide funds to invest in […]
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