A Darlington action group is looking for more members to get involved in its decision making process.

The Cockerton Area Action Group (CAAG), which has campaigned on behalf of residents since 2001, needs more volunteers to be involved in its committee.

It is holding a meeting next month to vote in new committee members.

The group has campaigned against the planned move of the Alderman Leach Primary School, in Cockerton, and backed the fight against crime in the area earlier this year, with a poster campaign to encourage people to phone the police every time they witness a crime.

But at CAAG's annual meeting this week there were not enough residents willing to take part in the decision making process.

At least six people are needed to be on the committee, otherwise it could be dissolved.

Chairwoman Liz Easby said yesterday: "I think we now have about six people who want to be involved, so we hope we have actually got enough, but we are always looking for more people. We are now trying to build up partnerships with other areas and groups in Darlington."

Anyone interested in standing for the committee should attend the meeting in Bowen Road Community Centre, Bowen Road, off Bates Avenue, Cockerton, at 7.30pm on April 2.