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Media Relations

Verbal Update by the Overview and Scrutiny Officer.

Minutes:

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: the Durham City Retail Awards, celebrating the achievements of shops and restaurants across Durham City; Refuse café, a valuable asset since opening in Chester-le-Street, Members having visited the café as part of the Retail Support Review; “Powered by people” a new scheme to bring more investment and jobs to County Durham by stressing the opportunities the region offers including connectivity to other parts of the country; and The Salvation Army and Four Places of Worship have launched a pilot scheme aimed at giving rough sleepers and the homeless a place of safety, a bed and something to eat in Durham City, linking to Item 7 - Homelessness/Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

 

Resolved:   

 

That the information be noted.

 

 

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