Another busy week, including two important council meetings and some interesting ‘community’ messages … plus lots of great things to do next weekend.  Read about all the following headlines on my blog at:

COUNCIL BUSINESS • DCC Cabinet meeting report, 13th September. • Award for County Durham Children & Families Partnership. • Fantastic DCC and livin response. • DCC Equality and Diversity training. • Management changes at the Locomotion. • Great Aycliffe Town Council Environment and Recreation meetings report. • Latest roadworks information.

COMMUNITY NEWS • Police seat belt campaign. • Standing up to racism. • Aycliffe Business Park Community rebrand. • Friends of the S&DR AGM. • Harming the Ducks. • Are you interested in being a Special? • Woodham Community Centre Activity Timetable.

NEXT WEEKEND’S ATTRACTIONS • Xcel Church 50th Celebrations, and their ‘Birthday Bash’, 6.30pm, Saturday 23rd September. • S&DR 192nd birthday celebration, Stockton, 23rd September. • X-rays on Egyptian mummies, Durham Oriental Museum, drop-in 1-3pm, Saturday 23rd September. • Military Musicals & the DLI, Palace Green Library, drop-in 1-3pm, 23rd-24th September. • Hands-on heritage skills at Beamish Museum, 10am5pm, 23rd-24th September. • Steampunk Spectacular, Locomotion Museum Shildon, 10am-5pm, 23rd24th September.