A PARISH council has created a new plan for a city as it moves forward.

The City of Durham Parish Council, which was formed last May, has come up with plan with five priorities to guide how it works.

Chairwoman Elizabeth Scott said: "Since our formation in May 2018, the City of Durham Parish Council has been working to identify its key strategic priorities which will preserve, support and enhance our community for years to come.

"As chair of the parish council, I am proud to have overseen this work and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has participated in helping us identify these priorities.

"The parish council will always value your participation and would welcome any comments on the priorities we have chosen."

The five priorities are enhancing the wellbeing and prosperity of the parish, creating a neighbourhood plan and representing the parish on planning matters, being a voice for the city and working with key partners, supporting the business community and encouraging tourism and enhancing the physical environment of the parish.

The council says it will look at thinks like supporting a 20mph outside Durham Johnston School, improving road safety on the A167, investigating the number of student houses in the city and providing temporary screening in vacant shops.

The full report can be read on the council's website and it will be discussed at a parish meeting, which takes place at Durham Town Hall tonight, at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome.

At the meeting, the parish's first good citizen awards will be handed out.