GOOD NEIGHBOURS: The Yarm and Eaglescliffe Good Neighbours Scheme is an ecumenical initiative which was launched this year.

It is run from Yarm's Methodist Church and offers home visits as well as lifts to hospital or other local destinations for elderly people who do not have other means of support and transport. The service, which has a rota of volunteers from churches in the area, is available to residents in Yarm and Eaglescliffe. Anyone interested can call the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to noon on 01642 791980. For more details, contact Marj Brown on (01642) 780550 or the Reverend David Van Berg on (01642) 782147.

FELLOWSHIP HALL: Yarm Fellowship Hall in West Street, Yarm, is used by groups such as senior citizens and local churches. The hall is available for weddings, functions and groups needing conference facilities or a hall. The main hall holds 150 people and the rear holds 50. For details call Peter Monk on 01642 888786.

BEST SCHOOL: Egglescliffe School has been named the best arts college in the country. The school was awarded the Anne Rumney Award for its outstanding contribution to the arts. The judges from the Technology Colleges Trust said that the standard was exceptionally high and the school made an outstanding achievement to be awarded the trophy.

NEW SHOW: Centre Stage's new production is Pinocchio. The performances run from Monday, January 27 to Saturday, February 1 at the Egglescliffe Community Centre, Durham Lane. Tickets, costing £3.50 for adults and £3 for concessions, are available by telephoning (01642) 651268 or (01642) 782649.

WI MEETING: The Links WI will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 4. Ladies are welcome to join this friendly WI group which meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the main hall at All Saint's Church, Swinburne Road, Eaglescliffe from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. They listen to guest speakers, make crafts and discuss local and national matters. For details, call Kath Richardson on 01642 782711.

CPRE MEETINGS: Meetings of Stockton Council for the Protection of Rural England take place at the Yarm Youth and Community centre on the second Tuesday of every month, at 7.30pm.

GOOD DOGS: The Kennel Club-registered Egglescliffe and district dog-training club has moved to bigger premises. It now meets in the St John's Scout Hall, Croft Road. The classes, for all breeds, in basic obedience are held from 8pm to 9pm, on Thursdays. For details, call Andrew or Debbie Short on 01642 893480, or Sheila Ewing on 01642 648191.

HOSPICE FUNDS: The ladies' section of the Egglescliffe Community Centre, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe wish to thank everyone who attended the carol service. It raised £231 for the Stockton Butterwick Children's Hospice.

CARPET BOWLS: Egglescliffe community centre, Durham Lane offers carpet bowls sessins. Mixed classes are on Mondays at 7pm and the ladies' sessions on Tuesdays at 2pm. Admission is £1. For details, call (01642) 652530.

DANCE CLASS: Sequence dancing is offered at Eggles-cliffe Community centre, Durham Lane, on Tuesdays from 8pm. Admission is £1. For details, call (01642) 890311.