Local elections will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021, please see below the list of nominated persons for each ward:
Following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, we know that many people will want to express their condolences. We are following national guidance and would ask the public to be mindful of the national public health advice too. During the current public health situation there will be no physical books of condolence available. Instead anyone wishing to express their condolences can do so through an online book of condolence available to sign on The Royal Family website at The Royal Family.
The Royal Family has suggested that members of the public may wish to consider making a donation to a charity of their choice in memory of His Royal Highness, instead of leaving floral tributes. More information is available at Royal Family: charity donations.
It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.
Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.
Ferryhill Town Hall will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021, the office will be open to members of the public on Mondays and Fridays from 10.00am until 2.00pm.
Covid Secure arrangements have been put in place to enable the Town Hall to re-open. There is a one way system in place:- enter through the front door and exit out of the rear door. The rear door will also be used for disabled access.
When visiting the Town Hall please adhere to the following:
- Only one customer to be in the reception area at any time.
- Please use the hand sanitiser provided when entering and exiting the building.
- Please wear a face mask or covering.
- Do not enter if you have Covid symptoms.
Staff will continue to work from home when the Town Hall is closed and can be reached by calling 01740 652157 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re responding to an increase in coronavirus cases in the Ferryhill and Coxhoe areas. Everyone can play their part by practising ‘hands, face, space.’
To increase access to testing for people who think they may have coronavirus a mobile testing unit will be based at Ferryhill Sport and Education Centre car park from Monday 29 March for a minimum of seven days, from 9am to 3pm daily.
Testing will be available for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense or taste – or those who have been asked to get tested by a health professional.
People without symptoms should not seek a test at this site unless they have been specifically advised to do so by a health professional.
Anyone with one or more of the coronavirus symptoms should book a test as soon as possible by calling 119 or online at Get-Coronavirus-Test
Following the rules around household mixing is also really important – not meeting anyone from another household in private indoor places such as your or their home; and only meeting one person from another household outdoors.
It is really important everyone follows the really simple steps we can all take to limit spread of the virus. These include regular and thorough hand washing, and wearing face coverings and practising social distancing where appropriate.
Anyone who has coronavirus symptoms should take a test immediately.
Anyone without symptoms can access Durham County Council’s community testing programme, details of which can be found online at Durham County Council – Covid LFT
Durham County Council offers support to people who are having to self-isolate through its community hub, details of which can be found online at Durham County Council-Covid19help
From Monday 29th March, a COVID-19 Testing site will be situated on the Car Park at Ferryhill Sport & Education Centre, inside the area outlined in red on the photograph. In order for this to run as smoothly as possible, members of the public are asked not to use the main car park. Access to the car park will still be fully permitted for staff, parents and visitors to Childs Play Private Nursery, so parents will still be able to drive in and pick up/ drop off as normal. Please do however be mindful that there may be more traffic going in and out of the car park than normal as part of the testing process.