MARK WILKES

Lib Dem Durham County Councillor for Framwellgate & Newton Hall Division - Working all year round for local residents - Learn more

My Important Pages

by Mark Wilkes on October 6, 2014

Links to various pages on my website:

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Every now and then I go and check out the jobs advertised at the Council, which also advertises school jobs in the County. Right now there appear to be 68 positions. Finding the link is not so easy so I have asked for us to promote it better on the website – in the meantime […]

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You can park for free after 3pm in Durham City in December on-street and in Durham Council car parks. This is to help promote businesses in the City centre – this comes after your Lib Dem councillors pushed in previous years for action to promote our city centre businesses. This will include other council owned […]

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I am delighted to be able to confirm that 2500 staff in our schools and council offices will now get paid a minimum of £7.43 an hour. A LOCAL LIVING WAGE. We have been challenging the Council on this for two years and in July I tried to force this through the Council but Labour […]

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Good day to check the drains or go to M&S

by Mark Wilkes on November 14, 2014

If it does happen to stop raining today. Please check any pavement or road drains outside your house and if the water isn’t going down a while after it has stopped raining either report it to hal@durham.gov.uk or send me an email. I have today reported the flooded mini roundabout inside the Arnison centre and […]

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How many times does Durham County Council repair potholes before realising that perhaps a better job would save money. Well, looking at this bit of Featherstone Road in  Newton Hall it would seem that at £30 every time they repair a pothole, several hundred quid might have been spent by our esteemed Labour run council on […]

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Durham County Council is appealing for brothers and sisters to stay together when they are adopted and are asking people to step forward. It comes at a time when some ten sibling groups, two or more, are waiting for caring homes in County Durham. A drop-in session all about adoption is being held at New […]

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  A rather odd and unsatisfactory repair to part of the footpath on the Avenue in Pity Me is just a top coating. The area is going to get properly repaired later in the week. However what is less clear is just how much of these pavements are going to be repaired. Earlier in the year […]

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A streetlight on a path which allows residents access to Front St from the estate in Pity Me has been on day and night for a number of months. I raised this with an officer in September and a resident also asked for action to stop the waste of electricity on 24th October. Usually the […]

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Mobile Phone Saving Website by Oxford Geniuses

by Mark Wilkes on November 7, 2014

A while ago I was trawling the internet to try and figure out if I was getting the best deal on my mobile, and came across a site called Bill Monitor I was a bit dubious at first, but having used the site for a while I am quite impressed with it. You tell it […]

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Residents had requested the running of a new consultation on some streets in Framwellgate Moor due to parking problems from people coming from outside the area causing inconvenience to local residents. A consultation was carried out some time ago. Statutory consultations then occurred. No further objections were forthcoming in respect of the extension of the residents […]

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