About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Durham County Council News

Durham County Hall

Durham county councillors to pledge their commitment to tackle alcohol harm

Durham County Council (27544074)

Child seat clinics held as part of Child Safety Week

DEAL: The Gala Theatre in Durham

Cinema could grow under outsourcing deal

RAPPED: Durham County Council

Council rapped after officer 'gazumps' land sale

TRIBUTES: Robin Todd MBE, who has died aged 74

Council vice-chair dies days after election

STREWN: Four events organised in County Durham to help clear up litter

Litter pickers invited to clean up their communities

CHAIR: New Durham County Council chairman Jan Blakey. Picture: MARTIN AVERY PHOTOGRAPHY

Meals on Wheels Jan elected council chair

SUPPORT: Durham County Council

Three firms join Durham council in legal battle over masterplan

THANKS: Durham County Council chairman John Robinson presents the Chairman's Medal to Major Denis Lomax from The Salvation Army, with others including Sue Snowdon, the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham. Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

Council chairman thanks volunteers

RUBBISH TEAM: Ian Hoult, Durham County Council's neighbourhood protection manager; Councillor Brian Stephens, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships; Oliver Sherratt, head of direct services; and Dave Riseley, neighbourhood protection en

17 flytipping cases investigated after council installs extra CCTV cameras

LEGAL FIGHT: Durham County Council is seeking a judicial review

UPDATED: Council launches legal fight to save ambitious masterplan

CLEAN-UP: One of the recent community clean-ups. Councillor Eunice Huntington (left) and Joyce Lovack, chair of Our Place community group and secretary of the residents association (right), take part in the litter pick in Shotton. Picture: DAVID WOOD.

Volunteer army springs into action to clean up communities

FEED: Make compost to use in the garden

Get composting

ADVICE: The report came from Durham County Council’s Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Block self-harm websites on council PCs - report

AT RISK: 124 County Durham children were judged to be 'at risk' of sexual exploitation

124 County Durham children 'at risk' of sexual abuse

FRESH START: Tenant Joyce Lovack, chair of the transfer project’s Customer Working Group, with Bill Fullen, County Durham Housing Group chief executive

Durham County Council sells its last 18,400 homes to not-for-profit housing group

Councillors to decide on taxi change consultation

Councillors to decide on taxi change consultation

ACTION: Durham County Council

Clean crackdown

BY-ELECTIONS: Four councillors have resigned from Durham County Council

By-elections planned as four councillors quit

PLEASED: Councillor Eddie Tomlinson

Minister's £214m pledge opens door to council housing transfer

REJECTED: Councillors turn down housing plan

Residents applaud as councillors reject open space housing development near Chester-le-Street

CONFIDENT: Durham County Council cabinet member Neil Foster

Council hopeful over future of economic masterplan

STRATEGY: The fate of Durham County Council's County Durham Plan remains uncertain

Warning to Osborne to keep hands off Durham's green belt

CLEAN-UP: Residents of Barnard Castle remove litter from around the town. Pictured are Jane Woodward, Aidan Woodward, five, and Councillor Frank Harrison Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Barnard Castle residents get behind Big Spring Clean campaign

FUNDING: Durham County Council has secured £3.2m in funding

Minister pledges £3.2m for vulnerable families

Director criticises 'unfair' decision at planning meeting

GROWTH: Durham County Council leader Simon Henig told delegates that devolution must be offered to all.

Economic growth must not be confined to the North of England's big cities, delegates told

28 of the county's children's centres to close despite hundreds of objections

28 of the county's children's centres to close despite hundreds of objections

VISIT: Chinese Consul General Li Yongsheng signs the visitors book at Durham's County Hall, with Consul Dr Zhao Jixian; Councillor John Robinson, chairman of Durham County Council; council leader Simon Henig; and Chairman's Consort Maxine Robinson. Pictur

Li-way for Chinese links after Consul's visit

SAVINGS: Durham County Council faces cuts topping £250m

Slashing children's centres to save £1m

FLYTIPPING: Residents flytipping are being targeted as part of a clampdown in County Durham

Flytippers in County Durham targeted by multi-agency taskforce's crackdown

SERVICE: Durham County Council are reminding residents they can sign up for green waste collections

Sign up for garden waste service, says Durham County Council

MINISTER: Penny Mordaunt

Minister tells County Durham local plan debate council's "ambition is right"

FUNDING: Durham COunty Council has been awarded almost £500,000 towards creating sanctuary

Government to fund sanctuary for child victims of exploitation

CRITICAL: Roger Cornwell, from the City of Durham Trust

Businesses demand Pickles rescues 'ridiculed' council growth plan

HORRIFIED: Millionaire businessman Sir John Hall

Ambition destroyed - Sir John hits out after council masterplan savaged

TRAINING: Instructor Andrew Richardson, Bikeability officer Colin Young, instructor Colin Murley, Durham County Council road safety manager Paul Watson and head teacher David Tait celebrate Bikeability reaching 20,000 children, with pupils at Shincliffe P

Bike training reaches 20,000

Coun. Neil Foster launches the County Durham Fairtrade directory at St Nicholas Church Durham. (18928660)

Business rallies to council's support, as fears grow over beleaguered masterplan

PLAN: Durham County Council

UPDATED: Inspector slams council's multi-billion pound blueprint for future of County Durham

DISAPPOINTED: Durham County Council cabinet member Neil Foster

Council 'beyond disappointed' at inspector's verdict

DEBATE: Durham County Council's head of planning and assets Stuart Timmiss, John Ashby from Friends of Durham Green Belt, Pam Barmby from Bearpark Action Group and Dr Douglas Pocock, from the City of Durham Trust, debate the County Durham Plan.

If not this, then what future for County Durham?

'This is no way to run a local authority' councillor hits out at the county council

DISRUPTION AHEAD: Milburngate Bridge

Motorists warned of Durham bridge disruption

'Double whammy' for crumbling County Durham schools missing out on repair fund cash again

'Double whammy' for crumbling County Durham schools missing out on repair fund cash again

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles challenged Durham County Council to avoid tax hikes and protect frontline services by selling off its £62m of “surplus assets”

Durham council cabinet backs 1.99 per cent council tax rise - just under two per cent that would trigger local referendum

'Historic moment' for council tenants

'Historic moment' for council tenants

SPAT: Durham County Council deputy leader Alan Napier hit back at Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

Councils must sell assets to freeze tax and protect services - Pickles

FLYTIPPERS: CCTV is being used to target flytipping hot-spots in County Durham

CCTV campaign to prosecute flytippers in County Durham launched

CHALLENGE: Durham County Council Conservative group leader Richard Bell, with the council's Labour leader Simon Henig

Durham challenged to freeze council tax

DECISION: Durham County Council cabinet will debate the issue

Final step in transferring council houses

Keep in touch with local news

Sign up for email alerts

Most read stories

  • 1

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

Research local amenities