Agenda item

Leader's Report


Councillor A Hopgood, Leader of the Council also congratulated and gave a warm welcome to Councillor June Watson.


Last month had seen the return of Lumiere to County Durham.  It was great to see so many people coming into Durham City and Bishop Auckland with around 160,000 people attending over four cold November nights.  Their photographs, videos and stories will have reached many hundreds of thousands more.


Looking ahead to the Christmas season there was lots going on across County Durham.  There were markets, carols, pantomimes, and visits from Santa, which the Leader was sure many Members would be visiting.  Additionally, as mentioned, the Chair’s Christmas celebration would be taking place on 7 December.


This was the last County Council meeting before Christmas and the Leader wished all Members a happy and restful festive period and all the best for the new year.