Latest news from the Chester-le-Street Liberal Democrats
Household waste recycling centres have re-opened (handy for those of us who have been decorating or doing DIY during lock down!). There are occasionally queues depending on the tip, so do check online to see if there is a wait time before you head out to one.
Young people across County Durham have been recognised for their commitment to their communities. More than 1,500 youngsters from across the county signed up to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award between April 2019 and 31 March this year. Between them, they gave almost 15,000 hours of their time to the award – volunteering within their […]
There’s still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in a council photography competition. The Garden Treasures contest has been organised by Durham County Council and encourages people to share why their beautiful outside spaces are important to them. Residents have until Monday 17 August to submit images of their […]
An application to renew planning permission to build a bungalow in the garden of 27 Blind Lane was received. A number of residents raised concerns resulting in myself referring this to a planning committee and speaking on it so that further scrutiny of it could take place. The concerns raised during the meeting were: Lack […]
A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births. Local authorities were forced to suspend birth registrations in March in response to Government guidance on preventing the spread of coronavirus. Changes to the rules mean that councils are now able to restart […]
More than 30 apprenticeship vacancies at a North East local authority will offer new career opportunities for people looking to earn as they learn. Durham County Council is recruiting apprentices across a wide range of occupations, with roles available from entry-level to degree-level apprenticeships. People have until Sunday 19 July to apply for the following […]
Kitchen, dining, bedroom and en-suite extension to rear and alterations. Full details of the application are contained in the following link and search using the reference DM/20/01278/FPA: https://publicaccess.durham.gov.uk/online-applications/ Further information on how to comment on planning applications can be found: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/Find-a-planning-application
A section of Camperdown Avenue’s footpath will be resurfaced by the Council. This is a continuation of the footpath work that has been ongoing over last few years. There has not been a date confirmed when this will take place but it will occur before March 2021. Durham County Council are only beginning highways work […]
People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham. Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their chances of finding work. The council’s Employability Durham Team is urging people to contact […]
A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children. 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 Durham County Council’s Adult Learning […]
Poppies have been fixed to the street lights around the North Lodge area of Chester-le-Street. This marks the beginning of the Remembrance period and the creation of the North Lodge Remembrance Group started by Christopher Veitch, a resident concerned that following last year's centenary we will see a climb down in the significance of 11th November.
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