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Opportunity for people to plant trees in their area
Published December 02, 2020 11.48am
People hoping to make a difference to green spaces can plant trees in their area with the help of a new funding grant.
Helping communities become cleaner and greener
Published December 01, 2020 1.47pm
County Durham community groups can now apply for funding to help make their neighbourhoods cleaner and greener.
Council praised for its climate action plan
Published December 01, 2020 11.49am
A North East council has been praised for having one of the top climate change action plans in the country.
Flytippers risk being stripped of vehicles this Christmas
Published November 23, 2020 1.31pm
Enforcement officers are warning flytippers that they risk being stripped of their vehicles this Christmas.
Cemetery wins national award second successive year
Published November 19, 2020 2.55pm
A County Durham cemetery has won national recognition for the second year in a row.
Council makes energy efficiency switch to reduce carbon footprint
Published October 26, 2020 1.13pm
A North East council has been rolling out energy efficient measures across buildings in its area as part of a commitment to improving the environment.
County Durham Plan adoption agreed by full council
Published October 21, 2020 5.46pm
A strategy which envisages more than 30,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes has been endorsed by full council.
Fly-tipper left more than £1,000 worse off after being caught on camera
Published October 15, 2020 2.56pm
A man who borrowed his brother's vehicle without asking and used it to fly-tip has been left more than a thousand pounds worse off and with a criminal conviction.
Jobs and homes a step closer as inspector publishes final report on County Durham Plan
Published September 21, 2020 3.49pm
Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector's findings.
Helping households make savings on their energy bills
Published August 28, 2020 11.29am
County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made.
Takeaway receives support to reduce carbon footprint
Published August 25, 2020 12.07pm
A County Durham food business has worked to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of a scheme to make businesses more energy efficient.
Entries open for 31st Environment Awards
Published August 07, 2020 2.15pm
A prestigious County Durham award, which celebrates groups and individuals who are championing a greener environment, is looking for entrants for its 31st award ceremony.
Council leads drive for greener highways by rolling out rubber roads
Published February 21, 2020 10.15am
A North East council is using rubber waste from worn tyres to create more durable and environmentally friendly road surfaces.