The Parish Council has always been committed to Speedwatch and has now been allocated dedicated equipment by Durham Police.
This means that we will be able to conduct Speedwatch exercises at times that concern us most - most notably school drop-off and pick-up times.
The Council has a small core of volunteers who are able to operate the equipment but would welcome help - details can be found in the latest newsletter which has been distributed through the village and is available in the Newsletter section of the website.
Theft from property
The police report that there have been a small number of thefts recently from unoccupied property. Residents are reminded of the need for continued vigilance and to remember the good habits that make things difficult for those with ill-intent - checking that vehicles, sheds and out buildings are secure, that valuable items are marked and that security lighting is used where appropriate.