Councillors Andy Scott and Chris McEwan demonstrate contrasting ways of getting to the meeting...
First meeting of Whinfield Residents' Association since the election at Whinfield Primary School tonight. After an update on improvements to Beech Wood, and the potential for an education centre there, members reviewed progress on the Skerningham Community Woodland project - if you would like to be involved, come along to the next meeting.
A new Interpretation Site and Countryside Events Outdoor Theatre are to be built here - this new feature is being built to help new groups to enjoy the community woodland at Low Skerningham. Set in a really lovely location, this new facility will give people a focus for community walks as well as allow a whole series of Countryside events to take place. It will also be the site of a community arts project which will be aimed at exploring the historical significance of the Ketton Ox, important for our area in particular and for Darlington as a whole.
We also had a report from our beat police officers. Most of the crime in the Whinfield area is related to ASDA (thefts and anti-social behaviour for example), but there have also been two thefts from garden sheds in the last three months. If you would like to purchase a shed alarm at an incredibly low price of £3 (they cost £20 in Tesco apparently) then contact any one of our beat officers PC Sally Suleiman (firstname.lastname@example.org), PC Jonathan Stoker (email@example.com) or PCSO Eileen McElroy (eileen.McElroy@durham.pnn.police.uk) and leave your contact details. They will be able to take it from there.