Time for a new poll, and with crime and anti-social behaviour high on the list of people's priorities, time to consider Durham Constabulary's recent reforms which stripped Darlington of its status as a Basic Command Unit.
Sounds trivial? Well the result in 2004 was to amalgamate the Borough's policing units with those across south Durham. That's why now if you have a problem, you no longer ring the Police Station on St. Cuthbert's Way, but instead are put through to a call centre in Bishop Auckland. Residents across Darlington have recounted stories of their phone calls to this number going unanswered. Darlington is the only unitary authority in the North East which doesn't have its own BCU.
So were the Police right to pool resources across South Durham? Or should decisions about policing in Darlington be taken closer to the people whose lives are affected by them? Have your say.