Crossgate Community Partnership


Snowdrops in St Margaret's churchyard

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 4th April 2019 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 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

The first year's meetings are scheduled for Thursday 26th July, Thursday 23rd August, Thursday 27th September, Thursday 25th October, Thursday 22nd November and Thursday 20th December 2018; and for Thursday 24th January, Thursday 28th February and Thursday 28th March 2019. The time and place of meetings is subject to confirmation, and Extraordinary meetings may also be called.

Members of the public are entitled to attend all meetings and Committee Meetings of the Council.

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.

PACT logo

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 the next meeting for Neville's Cross,Crossgate Moor and Whitesmocks will be on Thursday 21st March at 6.00 pm in the Ustinov College Community Room and the next meeting for Durham City will be on Wednesday 3rd April at 6.00 pm in Elvet Riverside 1. 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 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!

All you wanted to know about HMOs and licensing in Durham: Cllr Liz Brown answers your questions!

Crossgate Community Partnership is a charity whose objects are:

Minutes of past meetings     Additional documents