A light week in terms of Council meetings, but an important article on the new NPPF, some information tweets, and lovely things to do next week! Find out more on my blog at: bit.ly/CNB54


• The proposed new National Planning Policy Framework – the key changes.

• Healthwatch County Durham has published its April newsletter.

• #HelpDurhamShine – tell DCC what you love most about the county for a chance to win a free VIP pass.

• You can check driving conditions all over the county by viewing DCC’s online weather cameras.

• You can monitor flood levels in local rivers on the Environment Agency’s interactive map.

• Could you sponsor the Aycliffe Business Park ‘Make Your Mark’ awards event – contact hello@aycliffeawards.co.uk.


• Whose Poo? (5-11s) Exploration at Hardwick Park, 11am-3pm, Wednesday 11 April, £4.

• Wizard School (5-11s), Low Barns Nature Reserve, 1-3pm, Wednesday 11 April, £3.

• Horses at War, Beamish Museum, 13-15 April, (entrance fee).

• Durham Cathedral History Walk, starts 10:30am, Saturday 14 April, £3, phone 0191 3387 178.

• The DLI Collection touring exhibition – When The Bugle Calls – is open at Bishop Auckland Town Hall library.

• There is a ‘Brief History of Aycliffe’ with a car tour of the main sites on my website.