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New First World War memorial bench part of Find and Fix project at Gilesgate
Published January 12, 2021 11.51am
A brand new tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War has taken up pride of place on a County Durham village green.
100 cherry trees to blossom at Riverside Park
Published January 06, 2021 9.12am
One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK.
National award for council's climate initiative
Published December 18, 2020 11.55am
Our plans to tackle climate change have earnt us a top national award.
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.
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.
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.