I had thought that last week’s would be my last County Newsbits before Christmas, but some issues have arisen which may interest you. If you want to find out about any of the following please go to my blog at: bit.ly/CNB147


• Christmas and New Year Bin collection changes.

• DCC Cycling and Walking Infrastructure workshop, 17 January 2020.

• The CCGs have reopened their consultations on Bishop Auckland Hospital Ward 6 and Stroke Rehabilitation Services.

• Have you signed up to an alcohol-free Dry January?


• I announced on last week’s POLITICAL / Aycliffe Radio that the Show is not being renewed after Christmas, but make sure you don’t miss this Sunday 22 December’s ‘Christmas Special’ POLITICAL, when Andy and Rev Carol Harris will be discussing the meaning of Christmas, and the politics of the Visit of the Magi and the Flight into Egypt: bit.ly/ARLIVE


• This really will be the last ‘County Newsbits’ column until after the holidays – so may I (again!) wish everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.