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Eight out of ten Hartlepudlians happy with their town, survey
EIGHT out of ten Hartlepool residents are content with their local area as a place to live and nearly six out of ten are satisfied with the way Hartlepool Council runs things, according to a survey.
The council’s own Hartlepool Household Survey, of 6,000 residents revealed that 71 per cent of people felt fairly or strongly that they belonged to their local area.
The top concerns for residents were the condition of roads and pot holes (63 per cent), dog fouling and other dog-related issues (56 per cent), employment prospects (51 per cent) and litter and rubbish (38 per cent). The full survey can be viewed online at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/hartlepoolhouseholdsurvey
LITTER PICKERS: Volunteers prepared to rid a beach of litter are asked to meet
outside the Tuned In building on Majuba Road, Redcar at 10am on Friday, September 20 and collect rubbish until 12noon. This annual event is led by the Marine Conservation Society and takes place throughout England.
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Seven purpose-built toilets with disabled access have now been opened in Middlesbrough. The campaign for Changing Places toilets began in 2010 when the first facility was opened at Middlesbrough Bus Station by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Since then, a further six of the better equipped toilets have been opened across the town the latest at Stewart Park. Middlesbrough council has announced a new toilet will open later this year at the Rainbow Leisure Centre.
WAGGY WALK: Dog lovers are being urged to bring family and friends to a sponsored 3km ‘waggy walk’ around Preston Park in Eaglescliffe, Stockton in support of the Dogs Trust. The walk takes place on Sunday, September 22 from 11am to 3pm and free microchipping will be offered. If you would like further information, please call 01325-333114 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk. Sponsor forms are available from www.stockton.gov.uk, or www.dogstrust.org.uk
SCRABBLE SUCCESS: Craig Beevers, who is in his early 30s and from Stockton, got through to the semi-finals of the National Scrabble Championships in Cardiff last weekend, September 14 and 15. Mr Beevers, who won TV show countdown in 2007, has played tournament scrabble for ten years once representing the UK in Malaysia.
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