Keep It Out campaign on illegal tobacco

Tobacco is a lethal addiction that keeps smokers hooked for far longer than they’d like. The sale of cheap illegal tobacco can make quitting harder. If you know where it’s being sold, report it anonymously at #KeepItOut

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Derwent Valley Partnership ‘Call for Projects’ - Round One

Funding is available from the Derwent Valley Partnership for projects that meet at least one of the 2 priorities and subthemes:

Priority: Environment

  • Theme one: Environment, transport, resource use and air quality.
  • Theme two: Nature, woodlands and habitats.
  • Theme three: ‘Green’ employment, training and skills opportunities.

Priority: Health and Wellbeing

  • Theme one: Mental health.
  • Theme two: Suicide prevention.
  • Theme three: Social isolation.
  • Theme four: Bereavement support.

Each of the above priorities also link to our overarching ‘Community Recovery’ work which aims to support our communities recover from the impact of Covid-19.

The minimum grant that can be applied for is £5k and projects must take place in the Derwent Valley Partnership area / benefit its residents.

Applicants are eligible to submit a maximum of one expression of interest under both the ‘Environment’ and ‘Health and Wellbeing’ priorities.  If proposals cover both, then applicants need to outline which one they feel their project best fits in to, please note however the DVP Team have overall discretion with regards to which category your proposal is best placed in.

Closing date for expressions of interest is 12pm, Tuesday 31 August 2021.

For further details or to request an ‘Expression of Interest Pack’ for either the Environment or Health and Wellbeing priority (stating which priority you are interested in), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07818 510365.

Round Two, with a specific focus on ‘Employment, enterprise and/or training’, will be launched in due course.  Keep an eye on here and our Facebook page for details.

Walk-in centre for Covid-19 jab

Walk in clinic for Covid-19 jab at Arnison Large Vaccination Centre, Durham, DH1 5FA


  • 21 July – 31 July 2021 from 8:15am until 7:20pm

First & second doses AZ & Pfizer


  • Monday 2 August – 31 August 2021 from 8:15am until 7:20pm

First & second doses Pfizer

(Same second doses must be at least 8 weeks from first dose)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus in children

Coughs and colds can be caused by a virus called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). It is a common virus but can be more severe in some children and cases are higher than usual for this time of year as COVID-19 restrictions ease and children mix more.

Find out more about the symptoms and what to do if you’re concerned here


Take a lateral flow test

As restrictions are lifted we are encouraging everyone to do regular lateral flow tests even when no symptoms are present to help protect yourself, your family and your community.

Remember you still must self-isolate if you have symptoms, book a PCR test and continue to self-isolate until you receive your result.

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