Cleaning streets of trouble

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A WEEK of action is under way to address crime and bad behaviour in a village.

The Safe Durham Partnership, Durham County Council neighbourhood wardens, police, fire and rescue service and housing teams will be out and about in Horden as part of the crackdown.

Residents have already been invited to join a walkabout to highlight areas of concern with a host of agencies, while 17 handyman apprentices taken on through a scheme run by the East Durham Partnership has carried out a general clean-up and weeding.

East Durham Homes has also held a check of its properties and offered a chance to raise issues which stem from its housing.

Bike marking sessions are running during the week, with the next to be held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm tomorrow in St Mary’s Hall.

A free dog chipping event will take place with Stray Aid today from 10am to 2pm at Horden Welfare Centre.

It will be carried out by Strayaid, and dogs to be shipped must be over 12 weeks old and already had their first injection and owners to take along ID.