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Temporary road closure February 17th

by Owen Temple on 27 January, 2011

On Thursday February 17th Shotley Grove Road will be closed to enable tree-pruning and a diversion will be in place. A plan of the closure and the diversion route can be seen here

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Link2 bus service

by Owen Temple on 2 June, 2010

On June 1st Durham County Council launched its new “dial-a-ride” minibus service, Link2. The service is designed for people making local journeys for which there is no other suitable bus –  particularly aimed at people in remoter communities. Full details can be found on the following leaflet: Link2 dial-a-ride bus service 

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Loading Bay for Front Street, Consett

by Owen Temple on 26 February, 2010

A special meeting of the Highways Committee of Durham County Council will next Thursday (March 4th) be asked to designate an area at the top end of Front Street as a Loading Bay.  By banning the existing parking of cars in this lay-by the move is intended prevent the traffic disruption which occurs when lorries […]

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A result

by Owen Temple on 14 January, 2010

A correspondent who was caught out by the parking charges at the Victoria Centre and with whom I have been in correspondence wrote to let me know what had happened in his case. He is a blue badge holder, and after writing to the company and sending them a copy of his blue badge they […]

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I have received notification that Hilary Armstrong MP will be holding and chairing a public meeting on the issue of local bus services and transport issues in Consett at the Empire Theatre on September 10th at 6.00 pm. The meeting will include a panel of representatives taking questions from members of the public. I understand […]

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Not me, guv

by Owen Temple on 17 June, 2009

Consett’s first experience of a county council cabinet meeting today was pretty astonishing. As a spectacle of political hand-washing it will take some beating. “Not me, guv”, said the cabinet, looking the other way. The issue in question was the contract for the Durham Park and Ride bus service, a service well used by Consett Residents. […]

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North East economy in the Slow Lane

by Owen Temple on 11 June, 2009

The Headline isn’t mine. It those revolutionaries at the North East Chamber of Commerce who have accused the government of spending a third less on the North East’s transport than they spend in the rest of the country. Not that it’s evenly spread, of course. According to the NECC government spends more than three times as much […]

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Temporary Road Closure May 10th

by Owen Temple on 6 May, 2009

On Sunday parts of Albert Road, Church Street, Parliament Street and Middle Street will be closed to vehicles. This is to allow the construction of a raised table to slow traffic amd make crossing easier for pedestrians. For a map of the diversion click here: Diversion May 10th

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Unadopted roads

by Owen Temple on 11 November, 2008

Consett readers may recognise this unadopted road, or unadopted lake as it might be referred to. Throughout the district there are many such roads, and many of them look just the same. It’s a huge problem which blights the lives of many residents, and that’s why Nigel Martin, our Group Leader at Durham County, moved […]

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Possible traffic delays: Pemberton Road

by Owen Temple on 30 October, 2008

Pemberton Road will have two way traffic lights operating on November 3rd and 4th  for work on electricity supply cables.

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