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Alington House

A community hub on North Bailey in the centre of Durham City which hosts a range of interesting organisations and events, including some of …

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Bean Social Durham

Veggie/Vegan Cafe and community hub. Serving fresh coffee, fresh food and fresh banter.

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Bearpark Action Group

A group campaigning against crazy new road and housing developments on the western edge of Durham City.  Take a look at their …

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Brandon Community Garden

We were impressed by this community garden when we last visited, especially the solar powered rainwater harvesting system. You can visit their …

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Durham Co-Housing

The UK Co Housing Network defines co housing communities as intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a …

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Durham Health Food Shop

Durham Health Food Shop is a small independent shop and coffee house. They have a great stock of health supplements, whole foods, …

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Durham Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

They are always happy to share their skills including braiding, weaving on looms, tapestry weaving, spinning etc and members can borrow equipment …

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Friends of Bearpark Woods

Bearpark Colliery Woods were created in 1995 on the site of the former Bearpark Colliery, about a mile to the west of …

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Friends of Flass Vale

This group manage a lovely woodland valley in the heart of Durham City (just up the end of Waddington Street) and are also …

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Handcrafted Projects

Handcrafted is born out of a desire to see people who are disadvantaged due to crime, alcohol or substance abuse, unemployment, ill …

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