Compiled by County Councillor John Clare

The focus this week is on consultation, along with some interesting community news and things to do. Find out more about all the following on my blog at:


• Have you commented yet on the County Durham Plan’s proposals on Transport?

• The DCC Digital Durham Phase 2 consultation on superfast broadband.

• The DCC ‘Summer Fun Guide’ is published.

• Electronic Waste Permits will make it easier to use the Household Waste Recycling Facility at Heighington Lane.

• The GAMP annual report published.

• Last Saturday’s Women’s Gala celebrated 100 years of Votes for Women.

• Memorial to Durham Pals installed in Bus-Les-Artois in France.

• HealthWatch County Durham AGM report and July newsletter.

• Greenfield School won best environmental business at the prestigious ‘Future Business Magnates’ awards.

• New specialist school proposed for Newton Aycliffe.

• Your chance to combat loneliness and isolation.

• The ‘Station Park’ development will be a great addition to Aycliffe Business Park.

• Aycliffe Business Park encourage to join a ‘Business Watch’ scheme.


• Durham Brass, 13-22 July.

• Aycliffe Festival, 13-29 July.

• The 134th Durham Miners’ Gala, Saturday 14 July.

• Roma Antiqua are at Binchester Roman Fort, 11am and 2pm, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, £7.

• Toddler Tales – the Greedy Bee (2-5s), Hardwick Park, 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm, Wednesday 11 or Saturday 14 July, £4 per child, book on 03000 262 899.