An important DCC meeting, a number of community messages, successes in the DCC Environmental Awards, and things to do next weekend. Find the vlog and more info on my blog at:
And why not join me on Aycliffe Radio, 7-8pm, Sunday 18 November, with my guests Samantha Townsend and Sam Forster, to discuss: “Is Politics just for Geriatrics” and other topical issues:
• DCC Environment Scrutiny meeting, Monday 12 November – Single Use Plastics.
• DCC’s response to the Homelessness Reduction Act.
• In this year’s DCC Environment Wards, Newton Press won ‘Greener Business’ of the year, and Horndale Residents Association received Highly Commended in the ‘Community Partnership’ category.
• Volunteer groups working on horticultural projects can still apply for a DCC Civic Pride grant of up to £500.
• Planning your 2019 holidays? School term dates for 2019/20 can be found on the DCC website.
• The Police have mounted ‘Operation Drive Insured’ to catch uninsured drivers.
• 10 November was ‘Equal Pay Day’ – which has fallen on the same day for the past 3 years; from now on, because of the gender pay gap, women are working for free.
• Last week was anti-bullying week.
• Last week was Trans Awareness Week.
• Excellent business results are coming out of last month’s EMCON exhibition.
• The Ancient Egyptians and Scarab Beetles (5-11s), Durham Oriental Museum, drop in 1-3pm, Saturday, 24 November, FREE.
• Breathe In, Breathe Out (5-11s) – as part of the new Palace Green Library exhibition, Catch Your Breath – drop in 1-3pm, 24-25 November, FREE.
• Snow White & the Seven Dwarves pantomime, Gala Theatre Durham, 22 November until 5 January, £6-17.

Compiled by County Councillor John Clare