Durham County Council

Councillors Approve £112 million Worth Of Investment Plans

A council budget that includes investing £112 million in frontline services and the most ambitious regeneration plans in a generation has been approved. Durham County Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan sets out spending plans and priorities from 2021/22 to 2024/25 and reflects the additional demands of the coronavirus pandemic. At a full council meeting held […]
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Archivist-Led Talk To Shed Light On Soldiers Of The Past

Family historians can gain top tips on how to discover their ancestors’ military past at an online talk this week. Durham County Record Office, which is run by Durham County Council, is continuing its successful Branching Out programme with an archivist-led talk about researching soldiers. Aimed at people who already have some experience of family […]
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New Programme Launched To Support Innovative Sectors In County Durham

Companies are being invited to find out more about a new programme that has been launched to support innovation in the construction, health and electech sectors across County Durham. Set up by Business Durham, the economic development arm of Durham County Council, the Durham Future Innovation Building (DFIB) programme is open to SMEs who are […]
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£3.6m Funding Boost For New Durham City Bus Station

Work to create a modern and vibrant new bus station for Durham City is set to press ahead after a multi-million-pound funding package was approved. The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has allocated £3.6million towards the overall £10.4m scheme following a successful bid from Durham County Council. The funding will be of vital importance […]
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Fun Arts Program For The Elderly To Continue Enriching Lives in 2021

A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts. Artful Age provides opportunities for older people in East Durham to make friends and grow their appreciation of the arts, from singing and dancing, to creating their own art […]
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Work Being Undertaken At Durham Town Hall To Preserve Its History

Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage. The building has attracted almost 16,000 […]
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County Durham Businesses To Benefit From £5 Million Grant To Boost Recovery

Businesses are set to benefit from a new £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the economy and recovery is likely to take time, particularly with the current lockdown and potential […]
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Citrus Durham Submits Application For Industrial Development At Integra 61

Citrus Durham has submitted a reserved matters application to Durham County Council for the delivery of the next phase of industrial development, to be known as Evolution@Integra61, within its £300m mixed-use development at J61 of the A1(M). Evolution@Integra61 will comprise of 24 new industrial units totalling 50,921 sq ft and ranging in size from 1,205 […]
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County Durham Schoolchildren Get Creative With Covid-19 Caution Poster Designs

School pupils in County Durham got creative to design posters aimed at reinforcing the important handwashing message as part of the fight against coronavirus. Durham County Council’s competition for primary schools and early years settings across the county asked youngsters to come up with ideas for how best to raise awareness of the message about […]
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Trace Ancestors With Durham County Record Office’s New Online Sessions

People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions with Durham County Record Office. Following a series of successful online taster sessions last year, the Record Office is running an online family history course aimed at people who’ve thought about […]
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