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Chair's Announcements


The Chair informed the Council that she had received a letter from the Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand in response to a message of support sent by the previous Chair following the terror attacks in March. In the letter Mayor of Christchurch expressed his gratitude to the Council for their support.


The Chair congratulated those people throughout County Durham who had been recognised in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours, including the recently retired Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, Mike Barton.


The Chair informed the Council that Councillor Peter Brookes would soon be commencing his charity cycle ride. The cycle ride would cover 500 miles over four days, through England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic and Wales to raise money for Age UK County Durham, which was the Chair’s good cause for her year in office. The Chair expressed her delight that Cllr Brookes was kickstarting her fundraising appeal with an inspirational challenge and wished Councillor Brookes and his team the very best of luck.


The Chair reminded the Council that a Member briefing on Corporate Parenting would be given immediately following the Council meeting.


Finally, the Chair informed the Council that the next phase consultation for Durham History Centre would be on display in the Durham Room following the meeting. The consultation would detail the proposed designs for the new Durham History Centre and Members were asked to contribute to the consultation.


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