Crossgate Community Partnership

Spring in the Avenue

Spring in the Avenue

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; our next meeting will be on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7.45 pm. Anybody and everybody who lives in the area is welcome to attend our meetings. The minutes of our May meeting are now available to read online; if you can print off a copy and bring it to the meeting with you, this will reduce the load on others.

Our AGM in January 2019 appointed the following trustees for 2019: Liz Brown, Roger Cornwell, Ann Evans, Simon Priestley and Simon Squires.

Our schedule of meetings for 2019 is: Tuesday 8th January, Thursday 7th February, Tuesday 5th March, Thursday 4th April, Tuesday 7th May, Thursday 6th June, Tuesday 2nd July, Thursday 1st August, Tuesday 3rd September, Thursday 3rd October, Tuesday 5th November, Thursday 5th December.

Discussion group

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).

Council website

Streets Warden

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.

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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 meeting for Neville's Cross and Crossgate is on Thursday 16th June at 6.00 pm in the Ustinov College Community Room, Sheraton House. There is a list of forthcoming PACT meetings on the Police website, but unfortunately it does not list meetings for Durham City.

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; 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:


Minutes of past meetings     Additional documents