Owen Temple & Margaret Nealis

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I have been horrified to find that Labour controlled Durham County Council has left empty a 5,250 square foot unit which it is leasing at a rental of £62,760 a year until 2019. The building was vacated by the Youth Offending Team in February 2014 and has since lain idle, with the meter still running for the […]

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Want a poster?

by Owen Temple on April 21, 2015

I know it’s old fashioned in the age of the internet, but window posters remain a positive way of expressing support for the party or candidate of your choice. It’s also a very strong message. Anyone putting a poster in their window signals a much higher level of commitment than the average. Of course there […]

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There will be five candidates in North West Durham: Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP. The details are below and full details can be found here.

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What have the Lib Dems ever done for us?

by Owen Temple on April 6, 2015

New light on the issue?

by Owen Temple on March 26, 2015

In the ongoing discussions with the county council over the removal of lighting between Consett and The Grove, Councillors Hicks, Watson and I met this morning with the independent road safety auditor and a Highways officer to go over the original risk assessment. We were able to bring to the table a couple of bits […]

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Readers of this blog may remember my interest on meeting solar powered “Big Belly” bins in Lib Dem controlled Bath two and a half years ago. I blogged about it then. Now five are coming to Consett so let’s hope they prove successful in helping to control the litter problem in our “windy city”. The trial […]

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Still in the Dark

by Owen Temple on March 11, 2015

Concillors Derek Hicks, Alex Watson and I have now had a series of meetings about the black hole that has been created on the A692 between Consett and the Grove. We’ve met with the Director of Neighbourhood Services, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the portfolio holder (aka County Council Cabinet member responsible) and can […]

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Below is the text of a message I have sent to Mr Osborne, following a newspaper report that he is to “sit down” with the political establishment in Durham to talk through the Durham County Plan which was deeply criticised by an independent examiner. What Consett doesn’t need is Simon Henig and Sir John Hall bending […]

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by Owen Temple on February 25, 2015