FAMILIES are being invited to book up for half-term activities at a country park in Hartlepool. Summerhill, a 100-acre site run by the Hartlepool Borough Council, will hold twig sculpting, wellie wandering, archery, climbing and other events between February 18 and 22. For prices and more information and to book call (01429) 284584 or e-mail summerhill.enquiries@hartlepool.gov.uk .

HOME SAY: Residents in a number of parishes across Stockton are being encouraged to have their say in a rural housing survey. Stockton Borough Council has commissioned Arc4 to undertake a survey to identify annual need for affordable housing in rural areas over the next five years. Drop-in sessions will be held. Find out more by calling 0800 6129133.

THREE DOGS: An appeal for new recruits to join Cleveland Police’s Dog Section has resulted in three new dogs being recruited. The three dogs, Milo, Gunner and Dex, are currently undergoing training in the hope that they will be operational in mid-February.

BOOK IT: Reading lovers now have a whole new range of books at their fingertips thanks to new e-book services being offered by Stockton Borough Council. Members of Stockton library need a library card to create an account and should log on to www.stockton.gov.uk/ebooks