A COUNCILLOR has called on his Government to reinstate his authority on a list of rural areas to share in £8.5m of extra funding.
As reported in The Northern Echo today (Thursday, February 7), within 24 hours Durham County Council was told it would receive £224,000, then removed from the list.
The Department of Communities and Local Government said the original list was incorrect.
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Now Liberal Democrat councillor Mark Wilkes has written to ministers asking for Durham to be “re-instated”.
“If Weardale and Teesdale and much of the rest of the county are not considered rural then I would appreciate a copy of the definition of the word rural,” he said.
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