THE next meeting of Barnard Castle Town Council will be held at the council offices in Woodleigh, Barnard Castle, on Monday, June 18. The Planning Committee will meet at 5.30pm followed by a full council meeting a 6pm. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Viking talk

THE next meeting of Howden-le-Wear History Society will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday, at 7pm. The talk will be on The Viking Experience. Non-members are welcome.

Lunch club

THE Barrington Bites Luncheon Club meets at the Barrington Hall, Market Place, St John’s Chapel, every Tuesday from noon to 1.30pm for a hearty two-course lunch. Meals cost £4.50 and include tea and coffee. Special events are held throughout the year including fish and chip days and Christmas lunches. The club is a chance to make new friends and meet up with old friends. For details call Diana Sutcliffe on 01388-537287.