Employability Durham adviser, Emma West.

Tailored support to help County Durham residents get job-ready

Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their...
Household Waste Recycling Centres are set to reopen across County Durham on Monday 18 May.

Household Waste Recycling Centres set to re-open from Monday

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham are set to reopen next week in line with government guidance.
Neighbours delivering packages during coronavirus lockdown.

How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council have teamed up with emergency services to encourage residents to be good neighbours during the...
Durham County Council logo with rainbow

County Durham garden waste collections set to start

Garden waste services in County Durham will now be able to go ahead with changes to collection dates after they were initially...
Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. Photograph by House of Hues, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

Planning submitted for Auckland Castle Gardens transformation

Planning permission is being sought to revitalise the 1,000-year-old Auckland Castle gardens and make them more accessible for centuries to come.
Children playing at Selby Cottage Childcare Centre before the Coronavirus outbreak.

Early years funding to help key workers keep working

County Durham’s early years team is working hard to keep provisions open for key workers and vulnerable children during the Coronavirus outbreak.
County Durham Care Academy launch.

New opportunities in County Durham’s care sector

New job opportunities are being created in County Durham’s adult social care sector as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Durham County Council staff packing and preparing food boxes.

Council staff redeployed to help most vulnerable

Staff at Durham County Council are being redeployed to help those in the community who are most vulnerable during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Happy Easter and stay at home.

Residents asked to stay at home to save lives over Easter holidays

Residents in County Durham are being reminded about the importance of staying at home during the Easter bank holiday.
Durham County Council logo with rainbow

Maintaining support to unemployed and young people

Durham County Council is continuing to provide employment and skills training during the Coronavirus pandemic. The council is offering...
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Katie and Mark from the North East Maskateers wearing face masks

North East Maskateers come to the rescue

A local non-profit organisation has been working to make and supply face masks and other equipment which provides protection to key workers...