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Summer Drama Project for Children

by Owen Temple on 18 July, 2018

During the school holidays free healthy snacks will be available to all children visiting any Durham County council swimming pool, library or community library every day they are open. Snacks on offer include bananas, satsumas, apples, popcorn and raisins etc. The snacks will help to ensure that children have access to something quick and healthy […]

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Today I got a letter from my doctor’s surgery explaining why they were stopping a prescription I receive in response to recent NHS guidelines. You can find these guidelines here . The guidance is for those medical conditions which the powers that be say will cure themselves, or you can easily treat yourself for. My surgery […]

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The Derwent Valley Partnership has set up a small grants fund to enable local groups to organise an event to celebrate the ending of the First World War. The fund will be available to local constituted community groups and organisations which meet the following criteria: – Event(s)/activities must represent a clear and distinct celebration of […]

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Front Street closure brought forward to June 18th

by Owen Temple on 18 June, 2018

The resurfacing work  on Front Street will now occur from tonight for four nights. The works are now planned to be undertaken over 4 nights between 7pm and 7am

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Front Street, Consett, will be closed for four nights between 7.00 p.m. and 7.00 a.m. to enable resurfacing work. The work starts on 27 June 2018.

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Puzzled at Planning

by Owen Temple on 29 March, 2018

At a Planning Committee Meeting today I discovered that one government body had disposed of a piece of government property to another government body, for a value “not available” on the Land Registry website, with the simple intention of getting that land planning permission in order to sell or transfer it on to another developer. […]

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Councillors are to be asked to approve the use of the former magistrate’s court on Ashdale Road as a site for 20 new homes. According to the report to the Area Planning Committee (North) notification letters were sent out to 3 local homes in the vicinity and two commercial addresses – Consett Leisure Centre and […]

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Health Walks

by Owen Temple on 20 March, 2018

These fairly gentle volunteer-led walks are ideal for those who want some reasonably gentle exercise in the company of friendly local people who will make sure you or your loved ones don’t get lost! https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/walk-durham

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As one of just five schools in the North East listed for this prize, St Mary’s could be successful if they can just garner enough votes from the good people of Consett and its neighbourhoods. Just log on to http://ultimateschooltrip.jet2holidays.com/ and vote for St Mary’s, and then get all your friends, relatives, acquaintances, to do the […]

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