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Welcome to the City of Durham

Durham City Council is committed to encouraging consultation and involvement between ourselves and local people. Transparency and accountability are key to this aim and because of this we will publish details, on the website, of strategies, plans, policies and initiatives to ensure that local people are empowered to play a full role within their communities, and so that they are able to participate in and influence the decision-making processes which affect their lives.

Youngsters making nests for future residents

Friday 14th July 2006

Youngsters from a school in the City of Durham are helping to keep the wildlife in their Dene with the help of the local Neighbourhood Wardens.

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Important information -New number for Coxhoe Leisure Centre

Friday 14th July 2006

Due to telephone difficulties, Coxhoe Leisure Centre has changed the main contact number for the Centre to 0191 301302

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Crowtrees Heritage Trails project launch

Friday 7th July 2006

Residents in one Durham village are taking a step in the right direction by launching a walks project to celebrate the diverse local history and heritage.

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Tumbling to success

Friday 7th July 2006

Young gymnasts will be hoping to tumble to success this weekend as Deerness Leisure Centre hosts the first City-wide Acrobatic Gymnastics competition.

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Consultation process starts for Centenary Village

Tuesday 4th July 2006

Bowburn Village, South East of the City centre, is looking to redevelop land for the whole community to use and want the views of the residents on the project.

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Fyndounne Business Magnates shine through

Monday 3rd July 2006

After some long, hard work over the past nine months, Fyndounne Community College came out on top in the first Future Business Magnates competition in Durham

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Future Business Magnates on last leg of competition

Friday 23rd June 2006

After some long days and hard work the final of the Future Business Magnates is set for the finale with an awards night to grace any at the Ramside Hall Hotel on the outskirts of the City.

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More safety talks to be held around the district

Friday 23rd June 2006

Such has been the success of the “Community Safety Carousel” workshops, they will be rolled out across the City in the very near future.

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Durham gets ready to go Continental

Wednesday 21st June 2006

The Mayor of the City of Durham, Cllr Jeff Lodge, will formally welcome the largest continental market to come to the City this Thursday.

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Judges back to learn from the best

Friday 16th June 2006

Top horticultural judges from across the country will descend on the City of Durham to see what gave the City top marks in last years Britain in Bloom competition.

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Flourishing Community funding has helps dream become reality

Monday 12th June 2006


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Friday 9th June 2006

City Of Durham Council is looking for horticultural event organisers who would like to tap into funds to help with running horticultural shows.

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Sensory Garden open for all at Coxhoe

Wednesday 7th June 2006

After lots of hard work by the Community Partnership of Coxhoe, the new sensory garden, next to the Leisure Centre, will have its official opening this weekend at 11.00am

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It's a dog's life

Wednesday 31st May 2006

Over 4,000 residents have signed up for a responsible dog ownership scheme to help reduce the number of strays on the City's streets.

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Former Leader joins Race for Life in Durham

Tuesday 30th May 2006

Former Council Leader, Cllr Sue Pitts started training with staff from the City Council last week in preparation for the charity event Race for Life, which is being held in Durham for the first time this year

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Housing Licenses improve living conditions in Durham City

Wednesday 17th May 2006

The Cabinet at the City of Durham Council will today endorse a report regarding the introduction of mandatory licences for certain houses in multiple occupation.

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City of Durham Bus Passes

Thursday 11th May 2006

Between 4th April and 8th May, the City of Durham's Customer Services team has been out and about in the district issuing bus passes to the elderly and disabled residents of our communities.

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Partners put Health and Safety first

Friday 5th May 2006

The City of Durham Council is signing up to a County-wide partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ensuring commitment to safe and healthy work places.

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