THE next meeting of Darlington Gardening Club takes place on Wednesday (February 19) at 7.30pm at Bondgate Methodist Church Hall, in Darlington.

Cath Proud will be talking about the plants and flowers of South Africa. All are welcome.

PANCAKE TOSSERS WANTED: The organisers of Darlington Sunday People’s Market are appealing for pancake tossers to help raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance by taking part in a charity pancake cook-off. The event will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 11am to 4pm. For more information or email

PACT MEETING: A Police and Communities Together (Pact) meeting for Cockerton East will be held at Bowen Road Community Centre, in Cockerton, from 6.30pm on Wednesday (February 19).