Tag: CountyDurham

‘Plastic roads’ trialled in County Durham

Durham County Council is the first local authority in the North East to try out a new technology as part of recently completed work to resurface a section of the A689 with hot rolled asphalt. John Reed, our head of technical services, said: “We have a continuous programme of resurfacing to maintain the condition of… Read more »

Durham sees record growth in tourism with an £867m boost to the economy in 2017

Tourism is now worth £867m to Durham’s economy, which exceeds county’s targets three years ahead of schedule, according to newly published research. Commissioned by Visit County Durham, the STEAM economic impact model came to this figure after assessing data from attractions, accommodation, events, transport and visitor expenditure. The record growth reflects a 15% increase from… Read more »

One Sports Warehouse enjoys continued growth

Specialist sports retailer has expanded its range of goods as part of its strategic focus to grow the business. One Sports Warehouse, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, has announced it has struck a deal with ASICS Group to feature its sporting footwear range in their store. The retailer, which specialises in hockey… Read more »

Durham Employment Skills

A five-year initiative to help match those unemployed, disabled or facing other health issues has been launched by Durham County Council. Durham Employment Skills’ Working Health programme aims to help and support both businesses seeking new staff and those looking for employment. It’s particularly aimed at those that are have been out of work for… Read more »

How to handle World Cup distractions in your workforce

Major sporting events such as the World Cup are internationally trending topics. So it’s quite possible that world cup conversation could trickle down into your workplace and grab the attention of your employees. Alison Schreiber from The HR Dept Durham shares tips on how to deal with major sporting events at work. Communicate your game… Read more »

Masterplan for Chester-le-Street

Durham County Council is calling on views on its plans for Chester-le-Street town centre. The local authority is seeking feedback on a draft document that outlines how the town should develop over the next seven years. The masterplan sets out the ways in which the council, by working with its partners, will aim to create… Read more »