This week’s County Newsbits include a DCC Cabinet and Environment Scrutiny meeting, a meeting with livin, a police enforcement campaign, livin’s new grass-cutting contract … and some ideas of things to do next week. Find more information on my blog at:

And don’t forget to join me on POLITICAL / Aycliffe Radio, 6-7:30pm, Sunday 14 April, when the ‘Big Story’ is: ‘Is Politics Broken?’:


• DCC Cabinet meeting, Wednesday 3 April (Council activity, transport functions, Think Autism, safeguarding children).

• DCC Environment Scrutiny Committee, Friday 5 April (Performance management, fly-tipping, EU funding).

• Meeting with livin, Wednesday 3 April.

• Joint statement on regional inequality.

• Police to carry out mobile phone enforcement campaign.

• New livin grass-cutting arrangements.

• Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway meeting, Thursday 4 April.



• Travel advice for the Bishop Auckland Food Festival, 13-14 April.

• Easter Eggs (5-11s), Palace Green Library, drop-in 1-3pm Tuesday 16 April, FREE.

• Woodland Easter Crafts, Hardwick Park, 10am-3pm Wednesday 17 April, £3 per child: 03000 262 899

• Japanese Cherry Blossom (family activity), Durham Oriental Museum, drop-in 1-3pm, Wednesday 17 April, FREE.

• As You Like It, Gala Theatre Durham, 7pm Wednesday 17 April, £15.

• Easter Fun at Beamish Museum, 19-22 April (entrance fee).

• Easter Bunny in the Park, Hardwick Park, Saturday 20 April, £8.50 per child: book on 03000 262 899

• Iron Age Round Houses, Palace Green Library, drop-in 1-3pm Saturday 20 April, FREE.

• Pony Walk, Low Barns Nature Reserve, 10:30-noon Sunday 21 April, £5.

• An evening of Eric & Ern, Gala Theatre Durham, 7:30pm 19-20 April, £20.50.

• Stories from the Durham Light Infantry archives for family historians, County Record Office, 10am and 6pm, Thursday 25 April, £10.

• Live Music Festival coming to Aycliffe, 8-9 June.