The Parish Council is committed to engaging with its communities and taking its views into account, particularly in respect of producing the next Parish Plan. This page will provide details of opportunities to engage with the Parish Council and enable your views to be considered when we are developing our priorities. You can also find a link to Durham County Council on-line consultations. Finally if we become aware of any other important consultations from our partners or others we will try to report them on this page .
Coxhoe Parish Council Play Group Survey
We are reviewing how we provide our Play Group. We would like our communities’ views about how we run them. Please could you help? You can assist us by completing our short on-line survey by 9 October 2019.
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Coxhoe Creative Camera Competition
Coxhoe Parish Council are planning the production of a Community Calendar for next year. We would like people in the Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill communities to engage with us in its preparation. Accordingly, and as part of putting it together, we have held photography competition, open to all our residents, without age restriction.
We propose to include a community photograph for every month of the year. Effectively there will be 12 winners in the competition. Each winner will have their photograph printed in the Community Calendar. We were looking for photographs that celebrate either places or wildlife in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill. Photographs will be chosen on the basis of how reflective they are of the particular month of the year, where possible.
The competition is now closed. results will be published in due course
Merger of CCG”s
The local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) would like to know what you think about proposals to replace the five existing CCGs covering Teeside, Durham and Darlington (see below) with a smaller number of larger CCGs.
CCGs have responsibility for planning, buying and monitoring (commissioning) local health services. They work to ensure local people can get the services they need when they are unwell and to improve population health by tackling health inequalities. The types of services commissioned by CCGs include mental health services, learning disability services and planned hospital care.
Four options for CCG mergers have been proposed for consideration as possible ways to enhance current ways of working. The options are:
- A single CCG across the integrated care system, i.e. Cumbria and the North East.
- A single CCG across the five CCGs currently working together in our area, i.e. NHS Darlington CCG; NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG; NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG; NHS North Durham CCG and NHS South Tees CCG.
- A single Tees Valley CCG and a single Durham CCG with a continued shared management structure.
- A single CCG across each Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), i.e. the Southern ICP and the central ICP.
Which option do you think would provide the best balance of strategic direction and local focus? Do you have any concerns about mergers taking place?
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Expressing Your Views
If you wish to raise an issue with the Parish Council we would be happy to listen and respond. Contact your Local Councillor or raise the matter with the Parish Clerk.
Remember that there is a 15 minute public question and answer session at the start of each Monthly Coxhoe Parish Council meeting and you are welcome to come along and raise the issue directly to Members.
Durham County Council is consulting you!
Did you know that Durham County Council is consulting you? Well they are you can check out the latest Durham County Council online consultations.