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Bins over Christmas

by Owen Temple on December 19, 2014

Christmas bin collections: bins will be emptied as normal up to and including Wednesday 24 December with collection days then changing during Christmas and New Year. The following collection dates are in place: Normal collection days  Revised collection days: Revised collection days Christmas New Year Tuesday Collection as Normal 23 Dec Wednesday 31 December Wednesday Collection […]

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The law is an ass

by Owen Temple on December 18, 2014

Mr Bumble says so and so do I. Today at the planning committee we found ourselves in a position where we either agreed to grant a Certificate of Lawful Development, or risk making the council subject to an expensive legal case which it would almost certainly lose. And the subject? Back in 1973 Stanley Urban […]

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Licensing – application for change

by Owen Temple on December 4, 2014

The following application has been received/accepted by Durham County Council. Application Type – Application for a Minor Variation Applicant:  J Noble & Sons Ltd Premises – Nobles, 17 Middle Street, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 5QP Proposed variation – To change the layout of the premises and replace current conditions with new conditions. Date of Application – 04 […]

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Christmas comes early

by Owen Temple on December 1, 2014

Co-operate or fail

by Owen Temple on November 27, 2014

Consett is getting a shiny new Leisure Centre. That’s Good News. Consett is getting one which is co-located with the new Academy, and in a world where local authority leisure facilities are threatened by cutbacks, having one which has to survive because it’s integral to the school provides us with great protection! That’s Good News. […]

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Throwing light on the sculpture

by Owen Temple on November 26, 2014

Consett’s much talked about roundabout Art will be seen in a new light after tonight. That’s when the illumination of it will be switched on, from around 6.15. The project to create “gateway” artworks for Consett, started two and a half years ago. It was designed to pull in money from outside sources and to provide a […]

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New Licence applied for – Trafalgar Street

by Owen Temple on November 19, 2014

The following application has been received/accepted by Durham County Council: Application Type – Application for a New Premises Licence Applicant: –  Urszula Dabek Premises –  5 & 5A Trafalgar Street Consett County Durham DH8 5AP Date of Application –   19th November 2014            Last date for representations – 17th December 2014 Application details – Off licence in a […]

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Unemployment figures continue to improve

by Owen Temple on November 12, 2014

Whilst no-one can be happy whilst significant numbers of people across County Durham continue to be out of work, and locally the situation stands to worsen with the situation at KP Snacks and Hassockfield, there are still encouraging signs from the county council’s published figures that County Durham, along with the rest of Britain (though slightly […]

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Update on the road to Allensford

by Owen Temple on November 11, 2014

The detailed design for repair has progressed and is being reviewed with a view to going out to tender on 14th November. The tender period, evaluation together with award of contract should take four to five weeks.   The county council is therefore provisionally programming to start on site on 25th January 2015.

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Cancer Charity delight

by Owen Temple on November 7, 2014

  Nevilles Cross Friends of Cancer Research received a cheque for £3,333 from Mountsett Crematorium, a gift to further the fight to defeat cancer. Left to right. Greta Hodgson, Owen Temple, Anne Robertson “We hadn’t expected anything as generous as this,” said Greta Hodgson, the group’s treasurer, whilst the chairperson, Anne Robertson spoke of the great […]

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