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New Bus Depot to be built in Consett

by Owen Temple on 11 December, 2017

An artist’s impression of the new Consett depot Go North East is relocating its Stanley depot after nearly 100 years in the town, to a new facility in Consett. The company has received planning approval from Durham County Council to build a new high-specification depot on Hownsgill Industrial Estate in Consett. The purpose-built 11,585sq/ft depot […]

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I will hold the council to account

by Owen Temple on 25 November, 2017

Last week’s Highway Committee decided that you will all be safer with the new speed limits I described in the last post. I attended the committee to express my concerns, and those of people who I had spoken to, but my arguments fell on deaf ears. Instead they preferred the arguments of council officers who […]

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Take a look at the two diagrams below where the key element is that the areas coloured green on the second plan represent the new proposals for areas which were formerly 30 mph areas but which will become 40 mph areas. Plan 1 Plan 2 The central reason for the plan is that people are driving at well […]

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Public Meeting re Biogas Plant

by Owen Temple on 25 October, 2017

There will be a public Meeting at Consett Methodist Church (at the crossroad of Sherburn Terrace/Front Street and Medomsley Road/Station Road for local residents to raise their concerns and issues regarding this plant, particularly the bad smells that local residents have experienced over a prolonged period. The meeting is from 4.30 till 6.00 and is […]

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A question of Consett’s Heritage

by Owen Temple on 6 September, 2017

Can you place this archway? Can you remember what previously lay behind it? Do you know how it originated? Probably most readers will recognise it as being on Delves Lane, opposite the entrance to B&M Superstore (formerly Tesco). Many will remember that it used to front Lister’s scrapyard. Fewer will know that it was once […]

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Meeting regarding Faster Fibre links in Consett

by Owen Temple on 5 September, 2017

I don’t normally do adverts, but if Virgin are going to improve communications access in Consett they’ll have my backing. Here’s the information they sent me: I am writing to formally invite you to our Community Information Event. You may see our posters up and around your ward so we can inform and invite as many […]

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Free Heritage Open Days

by Owen Temple on 29 August, 2017

72 venues across County Durham are offering free access to all residents to mark ‘Heritage Open Days’ annual celebration. Venues and events range from castles, gardens, museums and churches to open air music concerts, stone carving demonstrations and guided walks. You can find the full details here. The Heritage Open Day events run from Thursday […]

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Consett’s Art Life

by Owen Temple on 13 July, 2017

There are lots of artists in Consett, ranging across the spectrum, and it’s a delight to welcome a new initiative from some of the town’s younger artists in an exhibition called “Conny”. You can find all the details their website.

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Some lights saved on Consett Bypass

by Owen Temple on 12 July, 2017

Readers will know that we keep a careful eye on, and campaign for, some of the local road lights threatened with removal under the Street Light Energy Reduction Pavement. After representations by a number of people, ourselves included, some lights have been saved on the Consett bypass (Rotary Way) stretch between the Villa Real and […]

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Local Road Closures

by Owen Temple on 6 July, 2017

Re-surfacing work on local roads begins at Villa Real on Sunday 9 July, running for four nights. It will be carried out in two phases, the first of which will require the closure of the A690/A691/Leadgate Road roundabout. A diversion route will be in place via Leadgate Road, Front Street, the B6309 and the A692. […]

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