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Ben Ord RIP

by deanranyard on 17 March, 2021

It is with great sadness that we bring to you the news of the passing of Alderman Ben Ord. Ben was a great servant to the people of Spennymoor since the 1980’s, serving as a Liberal Democrat councillor on Durham County Council, Sedgefield Borough Council and Spennymoor Town Council until as recently as 2013. He […]

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Durham County Council are undertaking a second phase of consultation on their proposals to merge Ox Close Primary and Nursery Schools and to relocate the new school onto the Durham Road site of the former Tudhoe Grange Comprehensive School. The new school is to have a capacity nearly double that of the existing schools, making […]

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Spennymoor marks Holocaust Memorial Day

by deanranyard on 27 January, 2021

Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day. We remember the atrocities committed by the Nazi Regime in World War 2 where genocide numbering an estimated 11 million murders were committed including the killing of around 6 million Jews. We remember those who suffered so much at the hands of this evil regime and the millions who had […]

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Demolition work to start on Festival Walk site

by deanranyard on 26 January, 2021

Work to demolish an outdated former shopping centre so that the area can be redeveloped begins this week. The first phase of demolition at Festival Walk in Spennymoor will see the town’s former Kwik Save supermarket razed to the ground to make way for a new, free to use town centre car park. The plans, […]

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Primary School Applications Deadline

by deanranyard on 13 January, 2021

Time is running out to apply for Primary School places in County Durham starting in September 2021. If your child turns five between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 then you have until this Friday 15 January 2021 to make your application for a Primary School place. A late application greatly reduces your chances […]

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Dean delivers ‘Meals on Wheels’

by deanranyard on 12 January, 2021

Cllr Dean Ranyard has continued to be a community volunteer helping to get emergency food parcels to local residents each week who have been affected either socially or financially due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  In addition to delivering food parcels, Dean has also been helping to deliver hot meals to residents who need them from […]

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Fallen tree removed

by deanranyard on 11 January, 2021

Cllr Dean Ranyard would like to thank the grounds staff of Spennymoor Town Council who responded quickly to his report of a fallen tree in the Cow Plantation Nature Reserve that had completely blocked one of the main footpaths. Cllr Ranyard commented, “When out with the children enjoying the snow at the weekend I was […]

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Holborn/Festival Walk – Temporary Road Closure

by deanranyard on 17 December, 2020

Durham County Council have confirmed that a 65m length of road on Holborn in Spennymoor which runs underneath the existing Festival Walk precinct will be closed from 4 January 2021. The closure is necessary to enable the long awaited redvelopment works to be undertaken at Festival Walk that will see part of the precinct demolished […]

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As Christmas approaches residents in County Durham are being urged to keep up the area’s excellent recycling effort. Durham County Council is reminding people to only use the council-provided glass recycling boxes when recycling glass and not use other receptacles such as crates, or cardboard boxes, helping collection teams in the process. Over the upcoming […]

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Sign Up For 2021 Garden Waste Collections

by deanranyard on 14 December, 2020

Residents in County Durham can now sign up for the Garden Waste Collection scheme for 2021. The first collection from the Durham County Council service takes place in late March or early April, followed by fortnightly collections until November when the season ends. Those who sign up before Sunday 14 February will receive all 17 […]

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