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Proposals to close a rural primary school considered
Published July 05, 2022 3.53pm
Proposals to close a primary school that has the lowest pupil numbers of any school in County Durham are being put to councillors next week.
Ensuring best possible response to major incidents following Storm Arwen
Published July 05, 2022 3.51pm
A new plan sets out actions to ensure the best possible response to major incidents in County Durham on the back of Storm Arwen.
Councillors to discuss budget pressures and council tax support scheme
Published July 05, 2022 3.37pm
The region's only scheme to provide a 100 per cent discount on council tax payments to all financially vulnerable households could be extended for another year - despite unprecedented and significant pressures on the local authority's budget.
Investment plan in development for UK Shared Prosperity Fund money
Published July 05, 2022 3.30pm
Councillors at a North East local authority will next week hear proposals of how it could use its allocation from the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
Council reveals new plan for net zero by 2030
Published June 16, 2022 12.04pm
The largest local authority in the North East has reviewed its climate change targets to produce an even more ambitious plan to achieve net zero in less than a decade.
Fortieth anniversary of end of Falklands War marked
Published June 14, 2022 12.01am
Forty years ago today, one of the largest major conflicts since the Second World War came to an end with the cessation of hostilities in the Falklands.
Partnership working helping residents
Published June 08, 2022 8.28am
Partnership work is helping to create a new plan to boost County Durham's economy, bolster the response to climate change issues and assist residents with the current cost-of-living crisis, councillors will hear this month.
Council sets out new targets to tackle climate change
Published June 07, 2022 3.35pm
A new set of ambitious climate targets are to be discussed by councillors, as we prepare to outline our next steps to achieving net zero.
Levelling Up bids would see £117m investment across County Durham
Published June 07, 2022 3.16pm
More than £117m worth of schemes that would enhance transport, regeneration, town centres and culture are being developed across County Durham.
Residents' views wanted for upcoming Levelling Up bid
Published May 27, 2022 9.19am
Residents in County Durham are being urged to have their say on £20 million Levelling Up plans for Horden.
Future of HQ building to be discussed
Published April 19, 2022 3.49pm
Our Cabinet will discuss proposals for our headquarters and civic and office accommodation requirements at a meeting next week.
Councillors to be asked to declare ecological emergency
Published March 29, 2022 3.25pm
Councillors will be asked to declare an ecological emergency in County Durham as part of plans to do more to stop the decline of wildlife and natural habitats.
County Durham's UK City of Culture 2025 bid remains on track
Published March 18, 2022 10.30pm
County Durham is now a step closer to being named UK City of Culture 2025 and securing the colossal social and economic benefits this would bring.
County Durham community engagement services to undergo review
Published March 08, 2022 4.02pm
We are looking to review our community engagement services to ensure support continues to be provided for residents.
Proposal to support bus services in county
Published March 08, 2022 3.05pm
A scheme to support bus services at risk due to reduced passenger numbers will be considered by the North East's largest council.
Councillors to consider new tenancy strategy to meet needs of residents
Published February 02, 2022 9.22am
Plans to implement a new tenancy strategy will be considered by County Durham councillors next week.
Changes to school loan scheme to support energy efficiency projects
Published January 11, 2022 4.06pm
Leaders of a North East council are being asked to consider changes to a loan scheme which will encourage schools to make energy efficiency improvements.
MP debate on water safety being taught in swimming lessons welcomed
Published July 09, 2021 10.34am
A North East council which campaigns to raise awareness of the need to be safe around water has welcomed the prospect of a forthcoming parliamentary debate on the subject.
Review proposed for the future display of the Durham Light Infantry Collection
Published June 08, 2021 5.44pm
The future of a treasured regimental collection will be discussed by councillors next week.
Woodland in County Durham to be increased in plan to tackle climate change
Published March 17, 2021 1.13pm
A North East council's Cabinet has heard today about the range of measures underway to expand County Durham's tree cover and contribute to tackling climate change.