Mike Hill MP: Mindless vandalism of our parks is annoying and costly

At long last summer has arrived, or so it seemed at the weekend. Record-breaking temperatures brought people out in their droves to enjoy the seaside, our visitor attractions and our public parks and green spaces.

Hartlepool's Central Library on York Road.

Half-term activities for children at Hartlepool libraries

A packed programme of children’s activities have been lined up for half-term week across Hartlepool.

Lib Dem campaigner Bailey Barker at the entrance to Barnes Park in Sunderland.

Decision to leave Sunderland parks open 24/7 sparks vandalism fears

Campaigners say they are concerned that a historic Sunderland park will now become a target for vandals after council chiefs said it will no longer have its gates locked at night.

Youngsters and their parents enjoying an outdoor activity at Summerhill Country Park and Visitor Centre.

Hartlepool country park is offering pre-school fun

A Hartlepool country park has successfully launched a new series of storytelling and activity sessions aimed at pre-school children.

An annual event lets visitors see Greatham's snowdrops.

Rare chance to see Hartlepool snowdrops wood

People can enjoy the splendour of Greatham’s snowdrops in an annual event this weekend.


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