Organisations, businesses, projects and groups that we think are doing great work and deserve some attention.
Claypath Delicatessen are a small independent cafe and deli with a large garden and polytunnel. They grow as much of their own fruit, vegetables and edible flowers as possible and are passionate about quality local produce. Continue reading →
Solar PV experts that are local to Durham, see their website here.
Transition Durham believes that the world would be a far nicer place if we got on with cooperating a lot more with each other. We also think that this extends to business and community action and legal structures so generally speaking we love coops and think they have a lot to offer when it comes to finding community owned solutions in our somewhat messed up world. Continue reading →
Durham Health Food Shop is a small independent shop and coffee house. They have a great stock of health supplements, whole foods, local produce, free from alternatives and vegan essentials. Continue reading →
Your local fair trade shop, great for presents, tea, chocolate and coffee, based at St. Nic’s Church in the Market Place.
A range of vegan items and if you just want a conversation, you’ll be pleased that they don’t have wifi …here is their Facebook page
Provide support for social enterprises that are bringing positive social, economic and environmental change to our region. Find them here.
A wonderful retro cafe / bar and in a launderette. We love the way they have combined the two functions and they are known to hold music events too.
A pop up community cafe that intercepts food before it becomes waste and serves it up to the community on a pay-as-you-can basis. Run as a social enterprise, they welcome help with cooking and washing up in lieu of payment so it really is inclusive.
It’s really worth finding this independent, radical book shop right in the centre of Durham. As well as having a wide range of books, it’s also a great meeting place to discuss ideas, get involved in community campaigns and learn more about the NE. Details of their opening hours are on their website.