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Pick and collect library service rolled out
Published July 31, 2020 12.08pm
A collection service introduced to help people in County Durham access library books is to be extended.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks continues
Published July 15, 2020 2.53pm
Dozens more play parks, skate parks and multi-use-games areas (MUGA) across County Durham are due to reopen within the next fortnight with new measures in place to promote social distancing.
Community Action Team engagement sessions go virtual
Published July 14, 2020 10.52am
Residents are being invited to a series of virtual engagement sessions to help identify and tackle housing and environmental issues in their community.
Phased reopening of County Durham play parks to begin
Published July 09, 2020 4.13pm
Play parks across County Durham will begin to reopen this weekend as part of the nationwide easing of lockdown restrictions.
Pick and collect library service to launch in County Durham
Published July 03, 2020 1.24pm
Bookworms in County Durham will be able to take advantage of a book collection service from next week.
Cameron Gosling's family's safety plea five years on
Published July 03, 2020 11.32am
The family of a County Durham teenager who died after jumping into a river has urged young people to be safe around water, five years on from his death.
Still chance to grab a gardening prize
Published July 01, 2020 11.43am
There's still time for County Durham gardeners to win a £30 National Garden Voucher in our photography competition.
Cabinet asked to support Bluebell Meadow Primary children being taught on one site
Published June 30, 2020 4.33pm
Councillors in County Durham are being recommended to approve the consolidation of a school onto a single site in order to offer the best possible learning environment for children.
Elective home education reviewed in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
Councillors will hear of ways to improve the elective home education system in County Durham next week.
SEND services improved in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
SEND services in County Durham have improved significantly in the last three years, a latest Ofsted and CQC inspection has shown.
Council-funded projects cater for residents in need
Published June 23, 2020 10.46am
Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership.
Skills service continues to reach hundreds of families
Published June 17, 2020 11.40am
A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children.
Council launches virtual music lessons for adults
Published June 12, 2020 10.41am
New adult music lessons are offering talented performers and total beginners an opportunity to improve their musical skills.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.
Making music and memories in lockdown
Published May 06, 2020 11.08am
Videos helping children to hone their music skills at home have received more 5,000 views on YouTube.