In brief

RESIDENTS can highlight their crime concerns during police drop-in sessions taking place this week.

A Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting will be held at Thornley Methodist Church, in Dunelm Road, Thornley, tonight from 6pm-7pm.

A similar meeting, for Shotton Colliery residents, will take place at Shotton Community Centre, in Bridge Road, tomorrow from 6pm-7pm.

Peterlee Neighbourhood Policing Team will also hold an online forum on Monday, April 23.

It will be held from 6.30pm until 7pm and will include Inspector Dave Coxon and other members of the team, along with Durham County Council wardens, being available to answer questions and hear people’s views.

The forum will be available to access at

l STEP back in time during a night of nostalgic music.

Easington Social Welfare Centre, in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, will host a 1940s swing dance night next month.

It will be held on Saturday, April 14, with doors opening at 6.45pm.

Admission is £2 on the door.

For more information, call the centre on (0191) 5270635.