Consultations / Surveys

Gambling Act consultation

The Gambling Act 2005 statement of principles which was introduced in 2019 is now due for review. 

Durham County Council is asking residents in County Durham to tell us of any changes or additions they feel should be made to the current statement. We are also hoping for residents to highlight any issues with gambling premises in their locality which they feel should be included too.

The consultation ends at 5pm, Sunday 1 August 2021.

Click here to access the consultation Durham County Council Gambling Act consultation

Aged 16 - 30 years old?

If you've got a few minutes spare and you're aged between 16 - 30yrs, you could win a £50 Amazon voucher by completing the online Healthwatch County Durham survey.

The NHS is doing everything it can to deliver COVID-19 vaccines across County Durham, but there might be things that can be improved. We'd love to hear what you think about the COVID-19 vaccine here ????

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Car Club Survey Shotley Bridge


The Derwent Valley Car Club is a community-based car club, set up by Blackhall Mill Community Association. The pay-as-you-go electric car club offers hourly and daily rates, with no mileage fees and full insurance cover. Thanks to funding from Innovate UK, we plan to install a double EV charge point in Shotley Bridge. The new EV charge point will be available for residents, the public and members of the Car Club.

We are seeking your views on the location of the charge point, information on Electric Vehicles and potential demand for the car club. We have prepared a short survey at:

You can also find the survey on the Village Trust’s webpage or the Car Club’s Facebook page: or

If you cannot complete the survey online but would like to take part, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 07970 706696 and we will get one to you.

Please complete your survey by Sunday 21 March 2021.

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Call it Out survey

A survey to gather the views of women and girls on personal safety in County Durham and Darlington has been launched by the police.

‘Call it Out’ seeks to listen to the concerns and lived experiences of women and girls across the force area and understand how safe they feel.

Durham Constabulary will use the results of the survey to tackle safety concerns by working with the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council.

The survey will run until Wednesday, May 5 and is completely anonymous. To take part, visit

May be an image of one or more people and text that says "NO WOMAN SHOULD EVER FEEL INTIMIDATED, HARASSED, OR UNSAFE Call out unacceptable behaviour and help us make County Durham and Darlington safer. #callitout"

If you have suffered any type of crime, please contact 101, or report it online through 101 Live Chat

Always call 999 in an emergency.

To independently access support services, contact the Victim Care and Advice Service on 0303 040 1099, or visit

The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre offers support to those who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Call 03333 448283 or visit

Active Through Football Durham Residents Survey

Dear County Durham Resident,  

Active Through Football (ATF) is an exciting new programme from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery and delivered by the Football Foundation.  

The ATF County Durham Consortium are currently working on a funding application to bring investment into the County which would create a range of new activities over the next 5 years based on residents' needs (if funded).   

As part of their application, they are gathering information direct from residents living in the areas listed below, to be included as evidence that there is a need to deliver the ATF programme in Durham. They would like to hear from as many people as possible, even if you have never kicked a football in your life.  

North Durham (Consett, Stanley, Leadgate, Annfield Plain, Dipton, Kip Hill) 

East Durham (Dalton-le-Dale, Easington Colliery, Easington Village, Haswell, Horden, Seaham, Shotton) 

They are particularly keen to hear from people who currently do less than 30 minutes of activity a week. 

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will help them strengthen their application. All those completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw and ten people will be drawn at random to win a £25 Amazon voucher. 

The survey will close on the 30 March 2021. 

To access the Durham Active Through Football Survey please visit:    

They are also seeking the views of residents through small online focus groups. 

Focus groups will take place via Zoom w/c the 8th and 15th March and will last no more than 60 minutes. Please complete the relevant section of the survey if you are interested in taking part in an online focus group. All those taking part in a focus group will be entered into a prize draw, including 5 x £50 Amazon vouchers.