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, alternating between the first Monday and first Tuesday in the month; our next meeting will be on Monday 9 April (2nd April is Easter Monday) at 7.45 pm. Anybody and everybody who lives in the area is welcome to attend our meetings. The minutes of our March meeting are now available for you to read online; if you can also print off a copy and bring them to the meeting with you, this will reduce the load on others.
Our AGM in February 2018 appointed the following trustees for the coming year: Liz Brown, Roger Cornwell, Alan Doig, Ann Evans, Simon Priestley and Simon Squires.
Our schedule of meetings for 2018 is: Monday 5 February; Tuesday 6 March; Monday 9 April (2nd April is Easter Monday); Tuesday 1 May; Monday 4 June; Tuesday 3 July; Monday 6 August; Tuesday 4 September; Monday 1 October; Tuesday 6 November; Monday 3 December. These fates have now been confirmed. All meetings 7.45 - 9.15 pm, at the North Road Methodist Church.
City of Durham parish council election
On May 3rd, residents of Durham City go to the polls to elect a new Parish Council. Crossgate Community Partnership supported the campaign to win representation for the previously unparished City of Durham, and while we are non-partisan and do not support any individual candidate(s), we are anxious to see a successful and well-contested election.
Crossgate residents live in the wards of Elvet and Gilesgate (which will have six councillors) and Neville's Cross (eight councillors). Further information about the election, how to stand and how to vote, can be found on the County Council website.
Nominations open on Tuesday 27th March, and close at 4.00 pm on Friday 6th April - a period of less than two weeks, which includes the Easter weekend. So if you are interested in standing, don't miss your chance!
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!
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. The next PACT meeting for Neville's Cross is on Thursday 19th April at 6.00 pm in Ustinov College Café; and there is a full list of PACT meetings on the Police website.
PCSO Rebecca Carey, University Liaison Officer, has confirmed that any complaints of antisocial behavious by students should be referred to the police, and that 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. Or e-mail Rebecca: ( ). Calling the police enables them to log incidents, so that there is a public record.
There is a new 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.
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.
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.