Public alerts

This page contains details of temporary changes to the delivery of Council services and issues that are affecting the local community.

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Page last updated: 15/04/14 at 16:18

School Opening and Closures

The decision for a school opening and closing is made by the school itself. If in doubt, we always recommend you contact the school directly.

School holiday dates


Primary Schools

Secondary Schools and Colleges

Other Schools and Colleges

Changes to Services

[05/02/14] The telephone number for making a payment has changed - 0300 456 2671.

Changes to Events

[11/04/14] #TheZone is cancelled on Friday 18 April due to the bank holiday.

Refuse and Recycling

Road Closures and Public Transport

The Durham Constabulary Facebook page [external link] provides road closure updates.

[07/02/14] Work on Stonebridge roundabout is begun on 17 February

More information about roadworks taking place in Darlington

The A1(M) and the A66 are maintained by the Highways Agency. Please visit the Highways Agency website [external link] for more information about planned and current roadworks.

Rights of way closures

No closures

Footpath Closures

[26/03/14] Notice of public local inquiry, public footpath No.63 [pdf document]

Bus Services

Arriva North East on Facebook [external link]

Rail Services

Please check the Live Departure boards [external link] to see if your journey is affected

Bad Weather

Rain and flooding

Visit our rain and flooding page for more information and the Met Office [external link] for weather alerts

Flood warnings in Darlington [external link]

Winter gritting

Please follow us on Facebook [external link] and Twitter [external link] for gritting notifications.

A list of gritted roads and the location of grit bins is available in the gritting section of the website.

We are unable to grit paths, apart from those in the Town Centre when resources become available. There are grit bins available in Darlington if you need to grit paths yourself.

Useful links

For more information about bad weather and how Darlington is affected, please follow Durham Police on Twitter [external link]