Public alerts

Last updated: 18/01/2018 10:19:43

We want to let you know when we need to make temporary changes to the services that we provide.
This page is kept up to date during normal office hours, and where possible we will update our Facebook and Twitter feeds outside of normal office hours with the latest information.


Eastbourne Sports Complex access

Please be aware, from Monday 14 August to Monday 4 September, the entrance to Eastbourne Sports Complex from Bourne Avenue will be closed due to construction work for the completion of a new housing development.


Access will be maintained to residents along Bourne Avenue while access to the sports complex will be via The Fairway and Lapwing Drive. A diversion will be signposted.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Updated: 12/01/2018 09:09:05

B6275 Roman Road B6279 junction resurfacing

The junction of the B6279 and B6275 Roman Road, known as the Denton/Summerhouse Crossroads, will be closed this weekend, Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 June, for essential maintenance work. This will affect access to Denton and Summerhouse as well as access between the A67 and A68 roads.  

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Updated: 12/01/2018 09:09:09

Darlington Together

Darlington Together

The next edition of Darlington Together will arrive through doors in the middle of June.

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Updated: 12/01/2018 09:09:09

Hollyhurst Road resurfacing

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From Monday 14 August, roadworks will begin on Hollyhurst Road although the road will remain open with traffic controls in place as and when required.


However, Hollyhurst Road will be closed for resurfacing works on Saturday 19August until Fri 25 August, Inclusive.

Access will be maintained for the hospital, businesses and residents along Hollyhurst Road, and a diversion route will be signposted.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.




Primary Schools

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⚠️ School closures ⚠️
Bishopton/Redmarshall CE Primary School; Gurney Pease Academy, Heighington CE Primary School; 
St Mary's Cockerton CE Primary School and Whinfield Primary School will also be closed today.
Beaumont Hill Academy will be closing at 2pm. #dbcalert

Refuse and Recycling Changes

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Problems with Collection


Any refuse and recycling collections that were missed on Thursday and Friday (18 and 19 January) of last week should be collected today (Monday 22 January). However, this will depend on ongoing weather and road conditions. Thanks again for your patience and cooperation.


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Updated: 22/01/2018 09:01:50

Emergency contact numbers

Please visit contact us for emergency contact details

Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip)

Although we will publicise closures as soon as we are made aware of them, you may want to call 01325 354867 to check before you head off.

The Household Waste Recycling Centre only closes on Christmas day and New Years day.

Road closures and public transport

More information about roadworks taking place in Darlington.

Winter Gritting routes.

The A1(M) and the A66 are maintained by Highways England. Please visit the Highways England website [external link] for more information about planned and current roadworks. Real-time traffic information on Highways England-maintained roads are available at the Traffic England website [external link].

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


Find out about water supply in your area on the Northumbrian Water website [external link]

Find out about powercuts and report electricity problems on the Northern Powergrid website [external link]

Rain and flooding

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

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