Durham County Council

Resurfacing County Durham’s Roads and Reducing Plastic Pollution

Durham County Council has made strides towards reducing plastic pollution and improving road safety in County Durham, having resurfaced more than 126,000 square metres of roads in the past year. The sustainable asphalt solution used in the resurfacing programme is helping to make the roads of Durham smoother and safer for longer. The solution, which […]
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Durham County Council’s Commitment to Improving Employment Opportunities for Disabled People

The region’s largest local authority has been recognised for its for its forward-thinking work to improve employment opportunities for disabled people in County Durham. Durham County Council has once again been awarded Disability Confident Leader Level 3 status by the Department for Work and Pensions. As a Disability Confident Leader, the council aims to improve […]
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Keeping County Durham’s Highways Safe this Winter

With darker nights and more wintry weather, residents are being urged to report highways issues to help keep the county moving.  Durham County Council is delivering its annual programme of work to maintain the county’s roads and footpaths, with teams from across the authority also on standby to deal with any emergencies caused by bad […]
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Making Travel More Active across County Durham

Residents in County Durham now have even more opportunities to get on their bikes or enjoy their surroundings on foot. Durham County Council’s ambitious plan to create an active travel corridor in Newton Aycliffe is now complete following £650,000 in funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The corridor runs alongside the A167 between Moore […]
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Celebrating County Durham’s Volunteers

Volunteers who help run community events and activities across County Durham are being thanked for their hard work and commitment as part of National Volunteer Week. Durham County Council is recognising thousands of volunteers and the essential contribution they make to its services, during a series of celebration events to mark the occasion. Celebration activities […]
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Have Your Say on Plans to Protect Beauty Spots from Anti-social Behaviour

County Durham residents are being encouraged to share their views on proposals to introduce new enforcement powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in a popular Teesdale beauty spot. Durham County Council is seeking views on its plans to establish a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the area around Low Force, High Force and Gibson’s Cave. […]
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