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Statutory Protection for Precious Green Lung

Council Process Formal Declaration of the Ponderosa as a ‘Local Nature Reserve’ Following a request from Cllr Jonathan Elmer, Durham County Council are processing the declaration of the Ponderosa (and all areas bounded in red above) as a Local Nature Reserve. This is a statutory designation made under the National Parks Act, 1949, that will […]

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Happy Birthday REfUSE Café

The environmentally-conscious REfUSE community café in Chester–le-Street is celebrating its 5th birthday this Friday (April 14th) – five years of producing nutritious meals from food that would normally go to waste. To celebrate, the café has commissioned a new window painting by local artist Lisa Malia. County Durham Green Party co-ordinator Fiona Shenton says: “We […]

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Getting help in the cost-of-living crisis

If you are affected, please reach out and ask for help Record inflation and energy prices have added £hundreds onto monthly household bills, and the crisis is set to bite this winter. This may push some residents into serious financial hardship and some may have to choose between staying warm or eating. If this is […]

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Become a Green councillor

Are you interested in Green issues? Are you worried about the future for your grand-children? Join us and help “build back better” from your local village/town to further afield. If the video doesn’t show below, either click this link to go to the video on YouTube or allow cookies. Be a Green Councillor video […]

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