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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2017 pdf icon PDF 84 KB


To receive any declarations of interest from Members


Chairman's Announcements


Leader's Report


Questions from Area Action Partnerships pdf icon PDF 109 KB


Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 109 KB




Report from the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 131 KB


County Durham Youth Offending Service Youth Justice Plan 2017/19 - Report of Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:


Elected Member Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks - Joint Report of Corporate Director of Resources and Director of Transformation and Partnerships pdf icon PDF 527 KB


Honorary Aldermen - Report of Interim Head of Legal and Democratic Services pdf icon PDF 117 KB


Adoption of the Great Aycliffe Neighbourhood Plan and the Whorlton Village Neighbourhood Plan - Report of Corporate Director of Regeneration and Local Services pdf icon PDF 91 KB


Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2016/17 - Report of Director of Transformation and Partnerships pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Statement of Returning Officer - Dawdon By-Election pdf icon PDF 70 KB


Motions on Notice

Councillor L Hovvels to Move


The Rural Services Council is calling on local authorities in rural areas to support a motion calling on the Government to provide extra funding to attract rural GPs. Whilst Clinical Commissioning Groups in County Durham have not identified GP pay as an issue in recruitment within the County, there have been other challenges, for example, an ageing GP demographic.


As GPs get older and wish to retire, it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract, recruit and sustain new GPs as there is a national shortage, which needs a national solution.


Local Clinical Commissioning Groups are taking forward a range of initiatives to support General Practice.


There is the potential that the challenges in GP recruitment may create additional pressures on other parts of the health care system, such as Accident and Emergency in the future, although local CCG’s have provided assurance that patients across the County are able to access GP services in a timely way. To further support this, in County Durham, plans are progressing to introduce Teams Around Patients (TAPs) where local GPs work more closely together in order to improve access to services, however, this work is in its infancy.


I urge this Council to call on local Members of Parliament to lobby the government for the further development of initiatives for the continued recruitment and retention of GPs, which may include a weighting system to support areas across the country where there are difficulties in recruiting GPs. Such a system will create a positive incentive for the GPs to work across the north east, including County Durham, bringing benefits to individuals, as well as our entire communities. 


Councillor K Thompson to Move


That Durham County Council begin immediately to video all Full Council Meetings, and make them available for the public to view.


Questions from Members


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Durham County Council
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