Dan Myers - Durham County Councillor
Serving and representing the people of Seaham and County Durham
Seaham’s Daily Drinking water
On Friday 13th Nov 09 The Coal Authority [in conjunction with Local Authorities, the Environment Agency and other stakeholders] officially opened the Dawdon Minewater Treatment Works to prevent rising mine water contaminating the Permian Aquifier which provides the North East with 20% of our daily drinking water.
The £6.7m scheme will also protect our Durham Heritage coastline.
The scheme involves pumping contaminated water up from the Dawdon Colliery shaft, it s treated within a building so as to mitigate the impact on our heritage coast [ ie rather than using highly visible settling reed beds ]
The clear “treated water” is then released down a pipeline into the sea.
The main contaminant removed is iron pyrite which on reacting with oxygen produces ferric hydroxide [ ochre] with its noticeable orange staining colour.
Just below Foxcover roundabout / Pipelines under and across the road
Durham County Council has to save in excess of £125 million over the next four years of our Medium Term Financial Plan in order to achieve financial balance as the Govt slashes our money.
This will have a serious effect on many of your public services.
- 1600 staff will be lost. [ The Bankers have an awful lot to answer for ].
All Departments are affected by the Government cuts and the serious consequences for the public will be announced shortly. The Coalition Government has already stopped the vital rebuilding of our Seaham Northlea School.
AND the real culprits, the bankers, are still getting their bonuses.
I am so pleased we pushed on immediately with the regeneration of Seaham after the savage mine closures and before the Bankers wrecked the economy.
Coalition Government Cuts
Durham County Council - Seaham Office. - at Spectrum Park
Our new office accommodation - Staff to be transferred from the old Easington Office [Seaside Lane] which will be scheduled for closure.
Located just off the roundabout on the A182 ie the road which leads from Asda to Dalton Park [ The George Elmy Lifeboat Way ]
At the roundabout that has the link to Dawdon and the Seaham Port Entrance.
Also new Durham County Council offices in Town Centre next to Church Street
[ includes the new Library ] See St John’s Progress Page.
New 0ffice - Spectrum
back at Seaham
from Easington for
Durham County Council
View of Lighthouse from Spectrum Office.
No fishing from the pier on this occasion.
Seaham Contact Centre
Durham County Council
a further piece of the St John’s Sq. jigsaw.
Includes the new bigger library and
East Durham Homes etc.
Latest local buzz
The new Recycling and Rubbish Collection Service is starting soon.
In the East of the County ie the old Durham District and the former District of Easington [Seaham]
Deliveries of the new recycling bin will start April / May 2012.
Collection Service will change mid June 2012.
We will then have
New grey recycling bin with blue lid
Our old rubbish bin
Our old box.
No green bag The bag you can then have for your own use or recycle.
One week will be recycling / next week rubbish
Recycling bin and box glass contents go in on one side of new bin motor
Rubbish bin in on the other side of the vehicle and then on to landfill.
Government landfill tax is rising by about £1m per year, hence recycling will save you money. Plus we are running out of holes in the ground.
Collection days may change but will still be Tues - Fri ie No Bank Hols
You will receive a sticker and a calendar with your new bin
Note: the sticker on the bin picture above will NOT be on the actual bin.
The reason for this is that if market conditions change and recycle firms no longer want certain items then we do not have to “change each Bin”
a leaflet to inform the public will do.
You can start using the new blue lidded grey bin as soon as you get it
Garden waste residents will receive a calendar before the service starts in the Spring. Note : Days may not match up with Recyling/rubbish days.
Seaham’s Regeneration Latest
1st Electric Car Fuel Point
Situated at the very popular
Seaham Terrace Green Car Park
on the Seafront.
Opposite the “Black Truffle” and
The North East is leading the UK in the development of electric vehicles and has an international reputation in this field. eg Nissan/Sevcon/Smiths/Avid/Liberty.
Users pay no road tax and fuel costs are 75% less than diesel.
Seaham Contact Centre
The Chairman of DCC.
Councillor Denis Morgan
performs the opening ceremony
at Seaham Contact Centre
along with Seaham Mayor
Councillor Barbara Ramshaw
County Councillor Dan Myers
Chair of Seaham Regeneration Gp.