Crossgate Community Partnership
Crossgate Community Partnership is a forum for the people of the Crossgate area of Durham to work together to conserve and improve its environment and amenities, and to promote a strong, safe, healthy, and balanced community.
We meet monthly, in the North Road Methodist Church; anybody and everybody who lives in the area is welcome to attend our meetings. However, the April meeting, scheduled for Thursday 2nd April, has now been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Subsequent meetings must also be in doubt for the same reason.
The minutes of our March meeting are now available to read online (but note that some of the issues discussed are now on hold for the duration as the County Council concentrates its resources. THere is also an extensive archive of minutes of past meetings. The email list (see below) remains at your disposition to share news and thoughts.
Our AGM in January 2020 appointed the following trustees for 2020: Liz Brown, Roger Cornwell, Ann Evans, Simon Priestley and Simon Squires.
Our schedule of meetings for 2020 is: Tuesday 7th January, Thursday 6th February, Tuesday 3rd March, Thursday 2nd April, Tuesday 5th May. Thursday 4th June, Tuesday 7th July, Thursday 6th August, Tuesday 1st September, Thursday 1st October, Tuesday 3rd November, Thursday 3rd December.
City of Durham Parish Council
Members of the public are entitled to attend all meetings and Committee Meetings of the Council, and there is an opportunity to speak during the Public Participation section of the agenda.
The Full Council meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of each month. This may sometimes be subject to change and the Council may elect to call extraordinary meetings. The Agendas for these meetings are published giving three clear days notice, so that residents are aware of when and where our meetings will be held and what topics are on the Agenda for discussion. Copies of Council Agendas and Minutes can be found here (scroll down the page for latest in date).
To contact the Streets Warden (previously the Neighbourhood Warden) for routine issues, phone the call centre on 0300 026 1000 (and choose option 3 from the menu); for urgent problems, email . In order to establish the value of a dedicated neighbourhood warden, we need to be able to measure the warden's effectiveness. Part of that is ensuring that all requests are routed through the council recording system. Please therefore use the phone number above if possible - it will also be useful if we can record details of issues and their resolution.
A handy guide to useful contacts has been produced by Unite Students (who manage Rushfors Court) and John Snow College (who currently occupy it) in conjunction woth nearby residents. View it online here.
We no longer start our meetings with a PACT (Police and Communities Together) session; there are regular PACT meetings covering the whole of the Durham City area. There is a list of forthcoming PACT meetings on the Police website, but unfortunately it does not list meetings for Durham City.
Any complaints of antisocial behavious by students should be referred to the police: excessive noise after 23.00 is unacceptable and should be logged (dial 101, and take note of incident number). The University no longer takes responsibility for the behaviour of students living outside colleges. Calling the police enables them to log incidents, so that there is a public record.
The University Liaison officer is now Sean Tindale, e-mail: .
There is a police information system at www.keepintheknow.co.uk where you can sign up to receive e-mails with information about crime trends, fraud etc.
For non-emergency matters, the police contact number is now 101; if this does not answer, try 0345 60 60 365.
Living out in Crossgate? Download the Council's Student Life App for information on rubbish and recycling (including bin collection dates for your street), accommodation, events in Durham, personal safety, health, wellbeing and lots more!
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Crossgate Community Partnership is a charity whose objects are:
- to promote the conservation and improvement of the physical and natural environment of Crossgate and the surrounding area in Durham City
- to promote the establishment, continuation, and improvement of local amenities
- to build and maintain a strong, safe, healthy, and balanced community by encouraging the residents of Crossgate and neighbouring areas to participate in community activities.