REGARDING Hans Raj Kukreja’s comments about the Darlington Walk for Peace (HAS, Dec 1).

It was good to read that Mr Kukreja has written into Hear All Sides thanking the organisers of the Walk for Peace and the different religious organisations who welcomed the walkers into their place of worship.

However, I must correct him on his comment that there were no police or councillors present. There was a Darlington PCSO and three Darlington councillors on the walk, Cllr Cyndi Hughes who entertained us in St Augustine’s RC Church, Cllr Dawn Storr and myself Cllr Gerald Lee.

I was there as a ward councillor and in my position as Chair of Celebrating Communities. Celebrating Communities was formed four years ago with the objective of reducing suspicion and fear between all people throughout Darlington. It is based on the simple but true premise that if religion and politics are put to one side people around the world share and accept the same important values of life – family, friendship, trust, honesty loyalty etc and it is this message that we promote at events that we organise to help bring people together.

Our next event is on December 14 in Darlington where for only £2 per head our guests will be served with a two-course dinner and be entertained by a wonderful singer from Stockton.

The cost of admission is deliberately kept low so cost does not become a barrier to anyone. Celebrating Communities meets every month in Darlington and we would welcome anyone who believes in what we are trying to do to contact me to discuss what we do and/or want to buy a ticket to our December event.

Cllr Gerald G. Lee, Heighington & Coniscliffe Ward, Darlington Borough Council