I joined Darlington MP Alan Milburn and local ward councillors Chris McEwan and Geoff Walker this morning in a street surgery on the Red Hall estate.
It was a busy surgery, with issues of speeding traffic, grafitti and roads and footpaths raised.
We got a good reception - Chris and Geoff work hard with residents on the estate, and their regular newsletter is well-received.
After that, it was on to Red Hall Community Centre, which gave Alan his first chance the improvements. Costing over £400,000, they have transformed the Centre. It's due to be formally opened early next month.