The and links are shortened URLs; click the links below to go to the relevant webpages.

• My report on this week’s Cabinet meeting:
• My report on last week’s DCC Economy Scrutiny Committee (housing, spending, performance):
• The Durham devolution poll has gone out to registered electors: (you can read my summary of the proposals here:
• The deadline for people to apply for Primary School places for September 2016 is Friday 15 January – apply online at or phone 03000 265896
• Safer Communities exhibition at County Hall, 19-29 January (main dates 20th and 27th):
• Free Excelerate road safety training vouchers for young drivers:
• Sign up now for news on #‎DurhamRemembers – a series of events to commemorate the Battle of the Somme – and you could win free tickets:
• Funding has been released for the King’s Drive improvements:
• Report those potholes!
• DCC Countryside Service – January newsletter:
• Give your views on the police budget for 2016-17:
• Last week’s update from our MEP Jude Kirton-Darling:

• My report on the Horndale PACT meeting, 6 January:
• The Pioneering Care Centre will be closed 15-29 February for renovation work
• Introduction to Family History – a 5 week course at the Pioneering Care Centre from 16 January, 10-11.30am. Cost £25. To attend call 01325 321234
• MAD choir is recruiting:
• Norman Cornish Exhibition – Spennymoor Town Hall: 01388  815276