Latest news from the North West Durham Liberal Democrats
What follows is a statement from the Clinical Commissioning Group for County Durham, lead organisation in the replacement project. It has been confirmed that the delays mentioned will result in the first spade in the ground being six months later than originally planned. “Everyone at NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) hopes that […]
Following County Durham Lib Dem campaigner Michael Peacock’s complaint to parliamentary authorities that former North West Durham Labour MP Laura Pidcock had broken House of Commons expenses rules on using, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has told Ms Pidcock she must repay back £3.8k to the public purse.
Many of us, myself included, were taken by surprise this morning by an array of cones preventing parking in parking bays and loading bays across the town. Following clarification from County Hall the changes across the county and the reasons for them can be seen here. I remain concerned that changes in some streets will […]
If someone contacts you claiming to be from the NHS track and trace, please remember the following. Contact tracers will never: ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087) ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind […]
The National Lottery Community Fund are delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives: to […]
Durham County Council’s Bulky Waste Collections will re-start on May 18th and can be booked from 9am on Tuesday 12 May at www.durham.gov.uk/bulkywaste or by calling 03000 260 000. Bookings cannot be taken until this date. Items should be placed at your kerbside bin collection point, where your rubbish bins are collected from, ready for […]
All 12 of the main Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will reopen on May 18th. The council will also resume its bulky waste goods collections from this day. Please be considerate. There may be more demand than can easily be catered for so initially at lease please only take waste to HWRCs if it […]
You may be doing this already. If so polish your halo and read no further, but less than 5% of the population are doing this so a lot of readers could usefully latch onto it. There’s a health tracker which you can put on your mobile phone just to report in once a day to […]
Only in Westminster could they dream up a system which offers parents of children on free school meals (on the occasions when there head teachers can acces them) vouchers for Waitros and M&S Food. For people who live in remoter parts of North West Durham the local Co-op foodstore would be a lot more use, […]
Services are holding up well, including collections over the Easter period, a very busy time for the council. Extra vehicles and crew (including from garden waste and bulky goods rounds) as well as volunteers from highways, leisure, clean and green and neighbourhood protection are being used to help meet social distancing requirements. Staff have really […]
What you need to know about coronavirus and food It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food. Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging. Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for […]
The Grey Horse pub in Consett has been announced as the pub of the year in the North East category in CAMRA’s nationwide search for the best pub in Britain. Dating back to 1848, the Grey Horse is the oldest pub in Consett and one of the oldest pubs in the North East. Ales on offer at the Grey Horse include Consett Red Dust, Consett Steel Town Bitter, and Consett Steelworkers Blonde. Since 2005 these and other award-winning beers have been brewed on-site at the Consett Ale Works brewery located at the back of the pub.
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