Agenda item

Leader's Report


The Council noted a report from Councillor A Hopgood, Leader of the Council as follows:


Last week saw the official start of spring which would bring lighter nights and, hopefully, an improvement in the weather.  The change of season also marked the start of the festival programme in County Durham.


Over the coming weeks and months, there was much to look forward to, with an exciting line-up of events and activities for all ages and interests.


Firstly, the Bishop Auckland Food Festival would take place next month.  The festival was always a great day out which offered a fantastic boost to local businesses by attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the town.


In May, the country would celebrate King Charles III’s coronation and events would be taking place around the county.


Later in May Durham City would come to life to mark the 10th annual Durham Pride.


The summer would bring further fun with BRASS, Durham City Run and Seaham Food Festival before moving into the autumn, with Durham Book Festival and Lumiere.


The Leader hoped all Members would join her in making the most of the fantastic cultural offer across the County.