An amazing week – some important meetings, a 192nd birthday, a rising star … and some interesting things-to-do. Read about all the following on my blog at:


• DCC Economy Scrutiny Committee, Tuesday 26 September.

• DCC Consultation. Short Breaks For Parents/Carers of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

• DCC Labour Group meeting to discuss next year’s budget.

• Living independently – get help at home.

• Fantastic news on Chapter Homes broadband.

• GAMP Board meeting, Tuesday 26 September.

• Newton Aycliffe teenager Owen Dickinson hit the political highlights this week.

• Aycliffe Business Park networking event celebrates second birthday.

• 192nd Anniversary Celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.

• Horndale Infants School is leading a savings revolution.

• Car parking changes in Durham City.

• Latest local roadworks information.


• Singing Kids of Africa, coming to the Mormon Church, 7pm, Friday 6 October.

• Durham Book Festival, 7-15 October.

• Historic Durham Tour, meet at Palace Green Library, 12.30 and 14.30, Saturday 7 October.

• Wildlife Watch (5-11s), Low Barns Nature Reserve, 10am-noon, Saturday 7 October.

• West Asia Window (5-11s), Durham Oriental Museum, drop in 1-3pm, Saturday, 7 October.

• Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition, Locomotion Museum Shildon, 10am-5pm, 7-8 October.