Latest news from the Northern Durham Liberal Democrats
The National Lottery Community Fund are delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives: to […]
Durham County Council’s Bulky Waste Collections will re-start on May 18th and can be booked from 9am on Tuesday 12 May at www.durham.gov.uk/bulkywaste or by calling 03000 260 000. Bookings cannot be taken until this date. Items should be placed at your kerbside bin collection point, where your rubbish bins are collected from, ready for […]
All 12 of the main Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will reopen on May 18th. The council will also resume its bulky waste goods collections from this day. Please be considerate. There may be more demand than can easily be catered for so initially at lease please only take waste to HWRCs if it […]
You may be doing this already. If so polish your halo and read no further, but less than 5% of the population are doing this so a lot of readers could usefully latch onto it. There’s a health tracker which you can put on your mobile phone just to report in once a day to […]
Only in Westminster could they dream up a system which offers parents of children on free school meals (on the occasions when there head teachers can acces them) vouchers for Waitros and M&S Food. For people who live in remoter parts of North West Durham the local Co-op foodstore would be a lot more use, […]
Services are holding up well, including collections over the Easter period, a very busy time for the council. Extra vehicles and crew (including from garden waste and bulky goods rounds) as well as volunteers from highways, leisure, clean and green and neighbourhood protection are being used to help meet social distancing requirements. Staff have really […]
What you need to know about coronavirus and food It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food. Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging. Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for […]
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.
The Grey Horse pub in Consett has been announced as the pub of the year in the North East category in CAMRA’s nationwide search for the best pub in Britain. Dating back to 1848, the Grey Horse is the oldest pub in Consett and one of the oldest pubs in the North East. Ales on offer at the Grey Horse include Consett Red Dust, Consett Steel Town Bitter, and Consett Steelworkers Blonde. Since 2005 these and other award-winning beers have been brewed on-site at the Consett Ale Works brewery located at the back of the pub.
Labour are celebrating road improvements in preparation for the 10th July's Durham County Council's Cabinet. Liberal Democrat County Councillor Craig Martin calls this into question as the data tells a story of failure and worsening roads. That the Labour Portfolio Holder also needs questioning on their competence to do the position.
From 19th May Chester-le-Street Railway station will have an extra weekday service to Newcastle. The 2.15pm to Newcastle will operate all throughout the week rather than just Saturdays. Lib Dem County Councillor Craig Martin has been campaigning for improved rail services and welcomes the change.
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