Links to other organisations

Durham County Council : telephone number 0300 026 0000/ website

Report it

Street lighting – remember when reporting street lighting please ensure you have the number which is shown on the post

Problems with the roads, footpaths, potholes, dog fouling, fly tipping, to report an empty salt bin, a council house repair.

Apply for it

Garden waste collection, school travel, bus passes, to register to vote, apply for benefit and more services.

 Neighbourhood Wardens work in our area to tackle environmental problems and antisocial behaviour

The wardens are on duty seven days a week.

  • Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm
  • Friday 11.00 am- 10.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 4.45pm- 10.00pm

To contact the wardens call 03000 261 000, if your call is not answered please leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

For immediate assistance with anti-social behaviour call Durham Police on 101


To keep up to date with current issues in the community visit the County Councillors Blogspot:



Advice in County Durham


Advice in County Durham is a new initiative to help you access the right advice and support.  It brings together six advice organisations to take the guess work out of which one can best help you.  You can get free, impartial and confidential advice on matters such as Housing, Education, Employment, Healthcare, Debt, Relationships, Benefits, Immigration, Community Care and Consumer at over 70 locations. Visit or telephone 0191 587 2695.

Debt Workers advice line

New contact details are as follows:

Switchboard: 0300 323 1000 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Debt Advice line: 0300 323 2000 (Monday – Friday 9am-12pm)

General Adviceline 03 444 111 444 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm)

In addition to this, debt appointments are no longer required and clients can be seen by a caseworker at the individual drop in sessions.  In the case of Peterlee, this is Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am – 1pm and Seaham on a Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 1pm.

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