Compiled by County Councillor John Clare

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• DCC has been honoured for the support it gives to armed forces personnel:
• DCC has set up a Scrutiny Group to review Skills in County Durham:
• Last chance to book – churches and faith groups are invited to attend the GAMP ‘Engaging with Faith Communities’ event, Friday 4 December, 10:30am-2pm at the Xcel Centre: email or phone 01325 327441. is the new DCC website listing a wide range of care and support services – see the video at:
• County Durham Emotional Wellbeing Network meeting, Thursday 3 December, 12.30-3.00pm at the Durham Leadership Centre, Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, DL16 6YP:
• Is it snowing in Weardale? You can SEE the weather with DCC’s road weather station cameras:
• Time to sign up for next year’s Garden Waste collection service:
• Upcoming roadworks of which I am aware:
• Cinderella panto is on at the Gala Theatre, Durham, 26 Nov-3 Jan (oh yes it is):
• Free Gym weekend at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, 28-30 November:
• On 30 November you can swim for just 25p at Teesdale Leisure Centre (may be busy):
• Woodham Academy Christmas Fair, Saturday 12 December 10:30am:
• The annual Christmas Community Concert organised by the Rotary Club is on Tuesday 15 December at 1pm in the Leisure Centre
• Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December is Durham City’s Traditional Christmas Festival:
• Sunday 6 December 10am is the Butterwick Hospice Santa Run:
• Bewick Crescent and Peaseway GP Surgeries have won NHS Stop Smoking awards. There is a stop smoking clinic every Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm at Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre – contact: 01207 523624 or 0800 011 3405
• CQC want to hear about experiences of maternity care – good or bad – for their January media campaign: email yours to, and CQC will contact you to discuss next steps.
• Newton Aycliffe Police are consulting on changes to the PACT meetings – have your say: