Crackdown on yobs launched

A MAJOR crackdown is being launched targeting anti-social behaviour.

Dog owners can have their pets chipped at a free session today that will see the charity Stray Aid is running the sessions at Easington Social Welfare Centre, Easington Colliery, between 10am and 2pm.

Dogs must be at least 10-weeks-old and have had their first injections.

The session is part of a major crackdown on anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood nuisances in East Durham.

Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and other members of the Safe Durham Partnership have joined forces with residents to tackle a range of issues.

Representatives from a range of partner organisations will also be on hand at the centre from 12.30pm to 2pm to answer questions and discuss residents’ concerns.

Other activities include an estate walkabout tomorrow where residents from the Wembley area of the village are invited to join street wardens, PCSOs, safer neighbourhoods officers, the council’s private landlords team and representatives from other organisations.

Anyone who would like to take part in the walkabout should meet at the Parish Rooms, in Crawlaw Road at 10.30am.

For more information, contact Durham County Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods Unit on 03000 268885.