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VOLUNTEER groups are being encouraged to help brighten up their communities.

Residents in Chester-le-Street are being urged to take part in The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign, aimed at volunteer-led groups who work to clean up their area and make it more attractive using plants and flowers.

Amy Hartnell, civic pride officer at Durham County Council, said: “We’ve already had a great response with some fantastic projects due to go ahead this summer, but there is still some funding available.”

For details, contact the civic pride team on 03000 26 1000 or email