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Church View Patient Group will meet in Church View Medical Centre, from 5.30pm on Wednesday, December 14. This will take the form of a Christmas party and include a raffle to raise funds enabling the group to continue to subsidise the alternative therapy sessions provided at the centre. More patients are welcome.

Sacred Dragon Martial Arts Tae-Kwon-Do and kickboxing classes are held in Doxford Park Community Centre every Sunday from 4pm to 5.30pm for those aged five and over. There is also a class on Wednesdays for those aged 13 and over from 6pm and 7pm. For further details, contact Gordon on 07828 230669.

Residents only have until December 5 to respond to the proposed boundary changes that will put Doxford into the Easington constituency. That means we will have Sunderland councillors but an Easington MP. There is another proposal that the Doxford ward should stay part of Sunderland and Birtley should move out. Many people think this is more sensible. You can put forward your views at the boundary commission website www.bce2018.org.uk. There is also a new Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/Dofordsaysno/ if you are against the Easington proposal.

Good news for campaigners who want the number 4 bus to revert to the old East Herrington and Durham road route. Stagecoach is asking for passengers views about a change to provide the service that Doxford residents and councillors have been pushing for. For more information and a chance to have your say go to www.stagecoachbus.com

Lingotots – languages for life - sessions in Spanish and French are held in Oak Tree Farm , Doxford International, on Thursdays for babbies, toddlers and young children from the age of six months. French classes take place at 9.30am and Spanish at 10.15am. For further details or to register for the sessions visit www.lingotot.com or phone 08456808148.

Every Sunday St Wilfred’s Church meets in Doxford Park Community Centre and everyone is welcome.

The community centre plays host to a number of activities through out the week including: A photographic class, which meets on a Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Weightwatchers classes are held every Friday from 9am-11.30am and Slimming World meets Mondays from 9am-11am and Tuesdays from 3.30pm-9pm. Line dancing is on every Wednesday from noon-1.30pm and sequence dancing on Wednesdays from 7.15pm -8 15pm. For more information on these and other activities, ring Val on 5979227.

Zumba sessions are held on Mondays in the community centre at 8pm. All are welcome to go along. Dance sessions are suitable for all abilities.

Doxford Park Stay Healthy Group’s B Active N B Fit class with Diane is held every Thursday at 1pm in Doxford Park Community Centre Hall. Sessions cost £3 and include Zumba Gold, circuits, dance and movement. New members are welcome.