A health official went to see for herself the good fun children are having in Colburn.

Sue Young, chairman of Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust, called in to Colburn Health and Recreation Centre to take part in a Sure Start stay 'n' play session.

The sessions, held every Wednesday morning and afternoon at the centre, are for families with children aged four and under.

Parents can drop in to meet other mums and dads, while the children enjoy the ball pools, climbing frames and toy library.

She said: "I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Colburn, meeting the children and parents and helping the children dress paper dolls.

"The Sure Start scheme is certainly proving a very worthwhile and valued service to the community."

For further information, call Colburn Health and Recreation Centre on (01748) 835660.