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.
Crossgate Community Partnership's first meeting of 2024 will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 11 January at Rushford Court, and will be our AGM.
There is an extensive archive of minutes of past meetings. The email list (see below) also remains at your disposition to share news and thoughts.
Our AGM in January 2023 appointed the following trustees for 2023: Roger Cornwell, Ann Evans, Chris Hugill, Simon Priestley and Sarah Wilkinson.
After a lengthy period of vacancy, the September 2023 meeting appointed Simon Priestley to the office of Secretary.
Our meetings for 2024 will take place on the following dates, all at 7.30pm in Rushford Court - with our thanks, as ever, to Unite Students for making this facility available to us:
- Thursdays: 11 January (AGM), 7 March, 2 May, 4 July, 5 September, 7 November
- Tuesdays: 6 February, 2 April, 4 June, 6 August, 1 October, 3 December
AntiSocial Noise Procedure
Durham University, Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary have collaborated to put in place a new Anti- Social Noise Procedure, codifying the action that can be taken when noise from student properties causes a disturbance.
This confirms that the first step in dealing with noise is to report it to the police non-emergency number (101). Efforts are being made to ensure call handlers are aware of student areas and the bespoke protocol in place by which Durham Constabulary handle calls relating to noise in these areas - but you may find it helps to mention the University's has a Community Response Team.
You are also encouraged to log the incident using the PinPoint tool (see below) as well as the County Council's Noise Complaints system.
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).
There is also a PinPoint map which shows where earlier incidents have been reported.
This is not a substitute for reporting incidents via 101. Its purpose is to gather evidence so that Parish Council actions and policies are based on sound evidence.
Neighbourhood wardens work to improve the quality of life for residents by reducing the level of anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime. There is more information on the County Council website.
To reach the Neighbourhood Wardens, telephone 03000 26 0000, e-mail or use Do It Online.
Any complaints of antisocial behaviour 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 Sean Tindale, e-mail: .
The Inspector in charge of the City team is now Dave Clarke, who says "Contact me if I can help with anything at all."
Tel: 0345 6060 365 (ext.200993)
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.
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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.