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Ashmore Residents’ Association held its annual summer luncheon in the gardens of the Elizabeth Woodcock Maritime Alms Houses, Gorse Road. The event was very successful being held, as usual, on a Sunday, with lovely sunny weather and entertaining music. Officers of the association, Liz Griffiths and John Tait were joined by fellow members, friends and residents, plus St Michael’s ward Councillors Michael Dixon and Peter Wood, who had helped support the event through the Council’s Community Chest Funding.

Ashbrooke Residents’ Association held its quarterly meeting last week at the Stockton Road premises of Age UK with Mary Todner in the chair.  In attendance were St Michael’s ward Councillors Michael Dixon and Peter Wood and representatives from Gentoo. The meeting discussed the latest Northumbria Police crime statistics for the area and whether future meetings should be held on a 10-weekly (rather than quarterly) cycle to facilitate police attendance.  Concern was expressed about antisocial behaviour and skips being left in streets for weeks at a time. Coun Wood gave an up-date on the position with the Council’s proposed CPMS (Community Parking Management) Scheme). The next meeting was, provisionally, agreed for Thursday, December 3.

Northumbria Police will hold its next PACT meeting at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, tonight, at 6pm.

The Sunderland Group supporting the Bible Society is holding a coffee

morning in St George’s Centre, Stockton Road, from 10.30am to noon, on Wednesday, September 30. There will be various stalls including jewellery, handbags, china, bring-and-buy, cakes and handmade cards. Tickets at £1.50 are available at the door. Everyone is welcome to go along to support the work of the Bible Society, which prints and distributes affordable bibles world-wide.

St Michael’s Residents’ Association held its latest meeting last week at Auckland Homes, Hill View. Chaired by Bryan Tuddenham, a very good attendance of local residents were joined by ward Councillors Michael Dixon, Margaret Forbes and Peter Wood, plus local police officers. Crime statistics were discussed, with special reference to some localities of concern for residents, in addition to various issues including traffic and parking. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21st October.