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Residents invited to express concerns to multi-agency group in Shildon
12:49pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
RESIDENTS in a County Durham community are being urged to get involved in a scheme to improve their neighbourhood.
The Community Action Team (CAT) is to visit Shildon to help address issues regarding the environment, housing, health and well being.
The CAT scheme is run by Durham County Council and it involves groups including local landlords, the police, fire service, businesses and health services.
A series of weekly drop-in sessions are to be held at Harrison Close communal area on Wednesdays between September 25 and October 16.
They will be between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday (September 25) and October 9 and then from 1pm to 3pm on October 2 and 16.
Residents can report any new concerns or provide information on issues such as the sale of illegal tobacco or underage sales of restricted goods.
Joanne Waller, head of environment, health and consumer protection at the council, said: “The partners involved in the CAT will work with local residents, landlords and businesses to deal with housing and environmental issues.
“This is the fourth phase of the CAT in County Durham and feedback from residents so far indicates that it has been successful in making a positive difference to communities through people working together.”
Details can be obtained from the council on 03000-261016, email email@example.com or visit www.durham.gov.uk/cat.
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