SNOWBALL WARNING: Police say they will take action against anyone caught throwing snowballs from the grounds of The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, at passing motorists.

NEW CHAIRMAN: An expected influx of new public members to the board of Teesdale Action Partnership (TAP) in May has led to a change in rotation of how a chairperson is elected for 2013-14. Next year's chairperson should have been a public member of the board but at its last meeting, members agreed the position should be filled by a partner member.

WARD SURGERY: County councillors Richard Bell and Barbara Harrison will hold a ward surgery at Middleton-in-Teesdale Village Hall on Friday (Friday, January 25) between 5pm and 6.30pm.