Community Schemes

If you are organising a local community event please remember to contact the relevant council’s Safety Advisory Group for advice, guidance and support to ensure the event goes safely. You can find details on both the Durham County Council and Darlington Council websites.

Spotting Grot

Sacriston, West Pelton, Grange Villa and Fencehouses are to benefit from a week of action aimed at improving their environments.

Activities will include educational visits to schools, a dog micro-chipping event, a community skip day and associated enforcement activity.

In addition, the Area Action Partnership (AAP) team is working with colleagues from the council’s development management and regeneration functions to consider options for targeting more complex issues such as derelict buildings, abandoned sites and vacant shops.

An action plan was drawn up after a team comprising local PCSOs, community liaison officers, neighbourhood wardens and officers from the council’s civic pride and technical services functions carried out 18 walkabouts in Chester-le-Street to address environmental issues such as graffiti, fly tipping and street litter.

They used information collected and data from the council’s customer relationship management system to identify areas they felt would benefit from a week of

Community Wardens

Local community wardens are working hard in the Chester-le-Street area to deal with environmental issues. To report problems with litter. dog fouling or collection of used needles call 0300 0260000 or Durham County Council 0300 1237070 or the general county council Wardens number 0300 0260001 (cost of a local call).

To report problems on the highway (streetlights, blocked drains, roads and pavements, traffic lights and permits) call the Highways Action Line on 0191 370 6000.