Update - Stroke Services and Ward 6 Consultations

Yesterday the three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in County Durham and Darlington (NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG (DDES), Darlington CCG and North Durham CCG) will relaunch their two public consultations to ask local people to share their views and ideas on Stroke Rehabilitation Services and Inpatient Rehabilitation (Ward 6) at Bishop Auckland Hospital. They will both run until Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

The initial consultations, which started in October 2019, were paused due to the announcement of the general election and therefore lead to a period of purdah.


Please see below details of how you can find information for both consultations. Also included below are details of how you can get involved and the link to our websites for all of the consultation materials.


We are holding four public events for each consultation, if you wish to attend one, please register on the Eventbrite links below or by telephoning 0191 389 8609 and leave your name, email address or home address and phone number and which event you would like to attend or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stroke Rehabilitation public events







Saturday 25 January 2020

Weekend 10am-12noon

Bishop Auckland Football Club

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Evening 6pm-8pm

Durham Town Hall

Thursday 6 February 2020

​Weekday 10am-12noon

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Weekday 1pm-3pm

St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington



Ward 6 public events





Thursday 30 January 2020

Saturday, 8 February 2020



Durham Town Hall

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Wednesday 12 February 2020


Bishop Auckland Football Club, Bishop Auckland


Tuesday 25 February 2020                1-3pm                                                    St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington


Please feel free to share the briefing document and if you could put our consultation details on your website and social media pages, it would be much appreciated.

Ways in which people can get involved




1. Visit our websites for full details on the consultations and to read the stakeholder briefing and full consultation documents: Stroke Rehabilitation Services and Ward 6


2. Complete the Stroke Rehabilitation consultation survey and Inpatient Rehabilitation (Ward 6) consultation survey You can also and share they survey via your contacts, networks and social media channels



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Thank you for any assistance that you might be able to give to us.


If you have any questions please call 0191 389 8609 and leave your name, email address or phone number or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can provide versions of the consultation document in other languages and formats such as Braille and large print on request. Please contact the NECS Communications Team on 01642 745401.


Proposed new bus station in Durham City

An information event will be held Friday 17 January 1pm-6.30pm and Saturday 18 January 10am-2pm in North Road Methodist Church, Durham. Officers from Durham County Council will be there to answer any queries regarding the proposals.

The aim of the event is to get the views of County Durham residents and commuters relating to the new proposals.

From Friday 17 January until 9 February, the below website will be updated to show all internal and external images and there will also be the opportunity to take a short survey on views about the proposals.



DVP Board Meeting - January 2020

Happy New Year on behalf of the Derwent Valley Partnership and we hope you had a lovely Christmas break.

January Board meeting

Please note that our first Derwent Valley Partnership Board meeting of 2020 will be taking place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 from 6pm-8pm in the Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett, DH8 6ND.

This meeting will include an update in relation to Shotley Bridge Community Hospital (SBCH) and the current consultations linked to Ward 6 and Stroke Rehabilitation services. In addition, a representative from The Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner will be attending to provide information regarding the annual Policing precept consultation – an opportunity for questions will also be provided.

If you would like to attend the Board meeting, we politely request that you book a seat in advance as this helps us with our refreshment and paperwork preparations.

All of our meetings are open to members of the public to attend and everyone is welcome so please feel free to share this information via your own networks. Refreshments are provided and there are parking facilities adjacent to the main hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting and/or would like to receive a copy of the Board meeting papers once available, please contact a member of the Derwent Valley Partnership Team on 03000 260 725 or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope you can make it along to our first meeting of 2020.





Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses 13-17 January 2020

Services 45, V3, V4, X5, X15, X45 and X46 in Consett from 13 until 17 January 2020

From 8am on Monday 13 through to 5pm on Friday 17 January, there will be three-way traffic signals on the junction of Felltop and Park Road junction for Virgin Media works.

During this time, services in the Park Road area will be subject to delays.




Go North East Changes to Some Bus Services


Go North East will be making changes to a number of bus services, from 26 January 2020.


Details of the changes can be found here: