Sharing local informationWe’ve set up this temporary page to enable us to share relevant local information during the current Corona virus crisis. The information is shared in good faith – the situation is changing so rapidly that we can’t guarantee accuracy, please check with each source directly. Items are added in the order that we find the info, so please browse through the list. If you have any news or information to add, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outdoor Market reopened on 13th June and the Thursday Farmers’ Markets have also restarted.
The indoor market is due to open soon.
Remember that there are a number of independent retailers in the Market ready and able to deliver things like food and other essentials in Durham. (25 Mar only 2 food retailers delivering) Find more details here:
Local businesses delivering around Durham
Christopher Doppelhofer has started to collate a spreadsheet of local County Durham Businesses who are willing to deliver. You’ll find his list at
Businesses wishing to be added to the list can add their details using this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9zCZJlTsVrk31xNyS9g-eMfvG2xtUk_2pYDOiBOx1lp39pQ/viewform
Save Your Indie High Street is another site listing local businesses which will deliver https://saveyourindiehighstreet.uk/durham/
Poplar Tree Garden Centre are now offering “essential Gardening items” on their new website www.thegardenflorists.co.uk
Self isolation signs
CitySafe have hundreds of self-isolation signs to be distributed around Durham and the north east. They can be contacted on 07594253313 24/7
Local business advice
Visit County Durham have a page summarising support for local businesses at https://www.visitcountydurham.org/covid-19
NextDoor Durham - community help and supportNextDoor is an online community neighbourhood group, set up with the aim of connecting neighbours and building communities. If you join, you’ll find messages from local people offering to help those in social isolation by shopping, dog walking etc. You can access it online or via an app on your mobile device. There’s even a new group which has just been set up called Durham City Sing Outside! https://nextdoor.co.uk
A local taxi firm is offering the elderly of Belmont/Carrville area only free taxis to the Local Tesco Extra Store at Gilesgate and back on a Monday morning between 8 -10 am call Peter: 07884 307489
Offer Community Aid – essential food delivery, prescription drop off and essential home supplies www.citysafedurham.co.uk call 0191 359 2365 0r 03301200981
Parking In Durham from 29th June 2020
Parking charges will be reintroduced at all Council and on street parking from 29th June 2020.
The Park and Ride services at Belmont and Sniperley will also reopen then, all customers on the buses will have to wear a face covering. Howlands P&R will remain as a Park and Stride site
Riverview carpark is free of charge until the end of August.
We understand the bus station is now open
Durham Locate - help and support
If you don’t have a family member, friend or neighbour who can collect shopping, medicines or just have a chat, there are a number of organisations and groups in the local area who can support you at this difficult time
NHS First Responders
If you’ve been accepted as a NHS first responder/Volunteer you may wish to join this Facebook group for responders in the NE to have an informal way to keep in touch.
City of Durham Contact List
The City of Durham Parish Council also has a list of help and support available. Further details can be found on the Parish Council website here:
County Durham Volunteering Unit
A new volunteering unit has been set up in County Durham to provide more support to local organisations and charities during the coronavirus pandemic.It will provide a central location where organisations needing additional help or practical resources can go to register that need.The aim of the unit is to help manage offers of support from businesses and individuals who have volunteered their services and resources in County Durham. Find out more at http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/23219/County-Durham-volunteering-unit-launches