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Civic centre closing for the last time
12:11pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
CHESTER-le-Street Civic Centre is closing on Thursday (October 31).
The futuristic-looking building in Newcastle Road that was the seat of local government in the town for almost 30 years is now surplus to Durham County Council’s requirements.
From Monday (October 4) council customer services will be based in the Cestria Community Housing Hub on Front Street.
Councillor Brian Stephens, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships at Durham County Council, said: “We hope that having housing and council customer services based in the same building will be more convenient for people.”
Cestria’s customer relationship manager, Lisa Coverdale said: “Having extended the Hub last year we are really pleased to now welcome Durham County Council to share the space with us.
“From Monday, local people will be able to access an even wider range of services from the Hub – something we feel will really benefit the local community.” All council customer services will be available at the Cestria Hub, including housing advice on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
The future of the Civic Centre has yet to be decided. Nearby are the town’s police station and its now-closed magistrates court
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