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Media Relations

Verbal update by the Overview and Scrutiny Officer.


The Overview and Scrutiny Officer, Diane Close referred Members to the recent prominent articles and news stories relating to the remit of the Economy and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee (for copy see file of minutes).


The articles included: a major step in the development of the site at Forrest Park, Newton Aycliffe, with the installation of a new junction to better access the A1(M) and A167, as well as a new electricity sub-station; Ronco Engineering in Stanley winning orders with help from a £100,000 loan from the UK Steel Enterprise, helping to create an additional 6 jobs; delegates from across the country attending a “Revive and Thrive” Conference supported by Durham County Council (DCC); tourists were urged to “go wild” in County Durham, a campaign by Visit County Durham (VCD) aimed at showcasing rural attractions and activities to try to drive overnight stays.    


Members noted that there were links to items on the Committee Work Programme, with a Special Meeting to be held on 7 December 2018 in relation to transport and VCD would be in attendance at the February 2019 meeting of the Committee. 




That the presentation be noted.


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