Partnership Meeting: At the Crook Community Part-nership Meeting on Thursday, secretary David Neil reported that residents in Foundry Fields, Crook, were concerned about access to the area.

The partnership will take the matter up with Durham County Council.

A meeting has been organised in the partnership office tomorrow to discuss this year's funding for the Christmas lights.

Ross Cowling, a regeneration assistant with Wear Valley District Council gave information on intended projects in the Crook area following the community appraisal. Geoff Mowbray and David Neil are to represent the partnership on the community network while Inspector Ledger in his police report said that although crime figures were low there had been a rise in burglaries in non-dwellings which included a break-in at Crook Cricket Club.

The partnership has rec-eived £925 from Wear Valley District Council to help with this year's carnival, which will be opened by North West Durham MP Hilary Armstrong. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 4.

School's Competition: The Crook Carnival Committee is organising an art competition based on the Queen's Jubilee, which will involve the pupils of Hartside Junior School, Crook Junior School, St Cuthbert's RC Junior School and Peases West Junior School. There are three categories: pre-school, key stage one and key stage two with individual trophies for the winners and a shield donated by Hays Travel for the overall winner. Presentations will be made at the Crook Carnival, at the Peases West Sports Ground on Saturday, July 6. Raffle tickets with a first prize of £100 are on sale as well as programmes and information on stalls. Details are available from Peter Clough on (01388) 765941.

Jubilee Concert: The Crook and Weardale Choral Singers present Happy and Glorious for a Jubilee Gala Concert which will be held in the Methodist Church, Dawson Street, Crook on Tuesday, June 11 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2, £I for concessions.

Child Care: County Durham's Early Years Development and Childcare partnership have been working for the past three years to increase both child care provision and career opportunities in child care. To find out more, visit Crook Library tomorrow between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Refresh-ments and children's activit-ies will be available as well as Mr Twister and the Mobile Angels. Details are available on 0191-383 3955 or visit website