Monday’s DCC Council meeting was very interesting (especially on housing). Please engage with the two important transport strategies affecting our town, and don’t forget to support High Force. Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol is also worth discussion. In the meantime, 8 March is International Women’s Day, and 11 March is Mothering Sunday.

All this week’s stories are on the internet and you can find out more about them on my blog here:


• DCC Economy Scrutiny Committee, Monday 26 February (Housing & Homelessness, private sector housing, Investment Pipeline, Industrial Strategy White Paper).

• Council leader Simon Henig explains the 2018/19 budget.

• Two region-shaping transport consultations.

• Council newsbits from around the country.

• DCC Pest Control team achieves European standard.

• PCVC Ron Hogg is calling for minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

• Durham Community Action February Newsletter.

• Aycliffe Angels online – a list of online information sites.

• Please help High Force win Landmark of the Year.


• Incredible deals now available for families at Kynren.

• ‘Hear My Voice’ women’s exhibition at Bishop Auckland Library.

• International Women’s Day activities, Beamish Museum, 8 & 10 March.

• Durham Duck Race, Elvet Bridge, 2pm, Saturday 10 March.

• Powerful Pyramids (5-11s), Durham Oriental Museum, drop-in 1-3pm, Saturday 10 March.

• Make an Anglo-Saxon bracelet using a lucet weaver (5-11s), Palace Green Library, drop-in 1-3pm, 10-11 March.