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Everyone is welcome to a coffee morning at St Aidan’s Church hall, Ryhope Road, on Saturday from 10am to noon, in aid of Sunderland Armed Forces Network. There will be stalls and a raffle plus a guest speaker. Entry will be £1.

Saint Michael’s Councillors, Michael Dixon, Margaret Forbes and Peter Wood, will hold their next ward surgery on Thursday in St Cecilia’s Church hall, Ryhope Road, from 10am to 11am.

Friends of Backhouse Park and Barley Mow Park will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, October 20, at the Back on the Map Building at 7pm.

Sunderland Women’s Conservative Organisation has a busy week coming up. Its next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 21, at 2pm. Guest speaker will be Gemma Dyer, who will be talking about The Prince’s Trust. A few days later on Saturday, October 24, there will be a coffee morning from 10am to noon. Cost is £2. There will be a raffle and stalls. Both events take place in the community centre, Stannington Grove.

Rotary Clubs around the world are committed to the eradication of Polio. The Rotary Club of Sunderland will celebrate World Polio Day on Saturday, October 24, with the good news that Nigeria, the last country in Africa with polio, has had no recorded cases for a year. The two remaining countries in with polio are Pakistan and Afghanistan and their numbers are down compared to last year. Rotarians and others will be administering the polio vaccine to those people, particularly children in areas of the sub continent most at risk. The goal of a world free of polio is within our grasp, no more leg braces, no more iron lungs, no more blighted lives, a true cause for celebration.

Northumbria Police will hold its next PACT meeting at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, on Tuesday, October 27, at 6pm.

Saint Michael’s Residents Association will next meet on Wednesday 21st October at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, commencing 6-30pm

Thornholme Residents’ Association holds its next meeting at Ashbrooke Sports Club on Monday, October 26, at 6pm