PEOPLE who care about preserving historic buildings and the environment are being urged to attend a meeting.

A civic trust for Darlington is to be formed at the event, at 7.30pm tonight, in the Dolphin Centre.

An initial public meeting to gauge support for relaunching the trust, which folded several years ago, attracted 65 people.

The idea was first mooted after a string of controversial planning applications which led to the loss of old buildings.

Anyone unable attend, but who wants information, can call (01325) 244389.