What treasures are in your garden?

What treasures are in your garden?

This year, Durham County Council is running a Garden Treasures competition for residents to share the outdoor spaces they have created during lockdown and celebrate how gardening is helping people cope during this challenging time. Our gardens can also improve our...
Love your seasonal veg

Love your seasonal veg

You may remember VegPower from the #EatThemToDefeatThem in schools, encouraging children to tackle more veg. This summer we can all get involved in the campaign to promote seasonal vegetables. There is a glut of fresh UK grown veg and eating seasonal veg is delicious...
Increasing Uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers

Increasing Uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers

Women who are pregnant or have a child under the age of four could be eligible for Healthy Start Vouchers to help buy some basic foods including vegetables. This important scheme provides the vouchers to spend with local retailers. Pregnant women and children over one...
Markets Reopen

Markets Reopen

Responding to the Government announcement that open air markets could reopen, the management committee of Barnard Castle Farmers’ Market decided to reopen on Saturday 6 June 2020. Durham County Council’s nine regular outdoor markets will also restart across the County...
Free School Meals during lockdown

Free School Meals during lockdown

Many of you will have heard about the Government’s vouchers scheme to ensure families that qualify for free school meals continue to have access to good healthy food whilst schools across the county have been closed. The voucher scheme wasn’t without its problems but...