Darlington Neighbourhood Watch Association is looking for new members.

The group would like to hear from anyone interested in running a scheme, but also from people who may have less time and just want to be a member.

Association members receive regular updates about crime in their neighbourhood as well as crime prevention advice.

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For more information contact 01325-346823.

BIKE RIDES: Weekly cycle rides are taking place in South Park and the next meets at the Clock Tower on Thursday from 10am to noon.

The sessions are organised by Darlington Borough Council and cost £4 - under 16s free with an adult - and bikes and helmets are available at no extra cost.

A weekly ride also takes place on Sundays from 10am to noon.

RHYME TIME: North East authors Mark Robinson and Anna Woodford are hosting a free poetry workshop at Crown Street Library on Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3pm.

It is part of a series of events running at Crown Street and Cockerton libraries this week in celebration of National Libraries Day on February 8.

For more information about the various activities, contact 01325-462034.