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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Neighbourhoods and Climate Change

Information about our Neighbourhoods and Climate Change directorate.

The Corporate Director of Neighbourhoods and Climate Change is Alan Patrickson.

Icon for pdf Neighbourhoods and Climate Change Management Structure (PDF, 180.7kb)

There are four service areas within Neighbourhoods and Climate Change:

  • technical services
  • environment
  • community protection
  • partnerships and community engagement

Our services are delivered through the following areas:

Technical services

Technical services has responsibility for delivering strategic roads, roads operations and design services and functions. Services include:

  • road maintenance
  • winter maintenance
  • local traffic management
  • street lighting
  • major road projects
  • road repairs
  • architectural and building design
  • civil engineering design
  • contract management


Environment has responsibility for refuse and recycling collections, neighbourhood protection, street scene, building and facilities maintenance, and management of our vehicle fleet. The core purpose and aims of the service are to work closely with the community in providing a clean, safe, accessible and sustainable built and natural environment through delivering cost-effective direct services which are responsive to local needs. Services include: 

  • street cleaning
  • Rubbish and recycling collections
  • Parks and grounds maintenance
  • children's play areas
  • bereavement services
  • pest control
  • stray dogs
  • neighbourhood wardens
  • civic pride
  • building repairs and maintenance
  • catering and cleaning
  • vehicle maintenance and inspections
  • North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • heritage, landscape and design (includes Archaeology teamLandscape and Arboriculture team)

Community protection

Partnerships and community engagement

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