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You are the eyes and ears of the community

by Owen Temple on 27 February, 2016

An email from a local resident alerted me to the cutting down of trees between Bramwell Terrace and the allotments to the rear. It’s quite a secluded spot and as such it would be easy for County Hall never to hear of it. At present I don’t know whether County Hall was already aware of […]

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An Introduction to Hedgelaying course is being run as part of the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership Field Boundary Programme, which is aimed at anyone keen to gain a greater appreciation of ancient rural crafts and practical conservation, and will take place at Deepdale Wood Nature Reserve, Barnard Castle on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 […]

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Latest figures from Durham County Council’s neighbourhood protection team show that 73 fixed penalty notices were issued for littering. Three were given out for dog fouling, five for untidy yards and gardens and failing to comply with litter clearing notices and two to waste carriers who did not have the correct paperwork. Twenty-six Community Protection […]

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Recycle your Christmas Tree

by Owen Temple on 2 January, 2014

  Real Christmas trees can be recycled at the Annfield Plain tip. You may find it easier to call 03000261000 and book the council to collect yours – if so you must do it before January 6th.

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Working to improve your town

by Owen Temple on 22 September, 2013

Neighbourhood Wardens and the Antisocial Behaviour Team report back on the Consett area for August 2013. This is a shortened version of their report which also includes the work of the Civic Pride Team. If you want a full copy just email us. NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDENS  Dog fouling Dog fouling is one of the major issues […]

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Household waste Recycling Centre Winter opening times

by Owen Temple on 21 September, 2013

The Annfield Plain Household waste Recycling Centre (aka tip), which is now our nearest one, moves to winter opening hours with effect from October 1st. It will be open seven days a week from 9.00 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.

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Altogether Greener in Consett

by Owen Temple on 9 May, 2013

Wednesday 5 June 2013 1.30pm – 4.00pm St Patrick’s Hall, Victoria Road, Consett, DH8 5AX The Churches Regional Commission has been working in partnership with Durham County Council to consider the distinctive contribution faith communities can and do make to the life of our County. The publication of ’Faith in Sustainable Communities’ outlines some of […]

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Bad habits cost the earth

by Owen Temple on 1 April, 2013

But a Northumbrian Water water-saving kit is Free! I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a Northumbrian Water consultation and I guess I’ve become living evidence that consultation can work (are you listening Durham County Council?) By making me think about my attitudes on water use, the consultation led me to apply for a […]

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Nice to be ahead of the game

by Owen Temple on 10 October, 2012

Adopting Derwentside’s twin bin scheme county-wide has boosted County Durham’s recycling rates. Figures show that, following the introduction of twin-bins, between April and July householders in County Durham recycled 3,965 extra tonnes – the equivalent of 793 extra lorry-loads – compared to same period last year. That’s an increase of 34 per cent. The expectation […]

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Environment Awards

by Owen Temple on 7 June, 2011

If you think any local company, group or individual should be entered for one of these awards, please get in touch with them and encourage them to enter via the website. The link to the application criteria and form is here .

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