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This week you will be particularly impressed by DCC’s response to Tuesday night’s wild weather. There are two consultations you may wish to respond to, and there are a couple of crime issues to beware of.

• Cllr Simon Henig looks ahead to what’s in store for County Durham in 2017: bit. ly/DCCSH2017

• DCC responds quickly to weather disruption: DCCWD17

• Pothole-Spotting and Streetlight-Lookout: DCCPHSL

• DCC Consultation on Direct Payments to disabled young people: DCCDYDP

• GAMP Board meeting, 6pm Tuesday 17 January at the Oak Leaf Complex; public welcome – phone 01325 327441

• Middridge Parish Council’s January meeting: MPC9117

• Latest Roadworks information:

• Congratulations to our MEP Jude Kirton-Darling, on the birth of her son, Natan


• A chance for 16-19 yearolds to make 2017 the start of their future:

• Police And Crime Commissioner Consultation on the 2017-18 police budget:

• Bleach burglar strikes again:

• Amazon email scam: AES117

• Horndale Residents’ Association January meeting:

• Friends of the S&DR newsletter:

• Friends of the S&DR January meeting: FSDRM117