A COMMUNITY Easter egg hunt is taking place to try and get people together.

The event in Neville’s Cross, Durham, takes place on Sunday, March 25, from 3pm-5pm at the Scout hut behind St John’s Church.

Organiser Mandeep Smith, who also put on a Christmas festival for the neighbourhood last year, said: “Many people have relocated to Neville’s Cross from all over the world and our activities are designed to give people an opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. It’s wonderful to see everyone working together and help build a strong community spirit.”

Among those volunteering will be Durham University PhD student Lucinda Murphy, who is telling stories, Durham Johnston pupil Imogen Coxon, who is hosting arts and crafts tables, setting the egg hunt and RSPB trails, baker Mona Saleh, who is teaching people how to make fondant icing characters, and Councillor Elizabeth Scott, who is organising an egg and spoon race for parents.

There will also be refreshments by Merryoaks Women’s Institute and children’s entertainment.