POLICE AUDIT: A police audit of the Harrowgate Hill area of Darlington noted problems with dog fouling, speeding on Thompson Street East, obstructive parking on The Leas junction and evidence of fly tipping on Whessoe Road. The council’s StreetScene team have been alerted to deal with the dog fouling and enforcement action will be taken against those who park inconsiderately.

PILATES CLASS: A new weekly pilates class led by Mel Hutchinson will start on Monday, January 13, at The Kings Church Centre, in Whessoe Road, Darlington, at 11.15am. The session is £4 per person, with no need to book. For more details contact Ms Hutchinson on 07751067455.

YOGA GROUP: Darlington Yoga Group will host a Dru Yoga session, taken by Gillian Howells, on Saturday, January 11, at All Saints Church, in Ravensdale Road, between 10 am and 12.30pm. Entry £7. Further information is available on 01325-356126.

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WARD SURGERY: Councillors Anne Marie Curry, Fred Lawton and Alan Macnab, who represent the North Road ward at Darlington Borough Council will hold a ward surgery on Wednesday, January 8, at 6 pm in the car park entrance hall at Morrisons, North Road.

MUSIC NIGHT: The Copper Beech pub, in Neasham Road, Darlington, will hold an open mic night featuring folk music from the 1960s on Thursday, January 9, from 8pm.