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Our Housing Officer for Cockerton Naomi Walker was joined by the Mayor of Darlington at the monthly Cockerton Community Hub.

The Hub runs on the final Friday of each month from 10am – 12 noon and Naomi attended to discuss any housing issues that had arose with local council tenants.

The next event will take place on Friday 27th May so if you are around why not call in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.

We are also planning to attend similar event all over Darlington so keep your eyes peeled for events in your area.

In April we crowned more Housing Hero’s.

We said goodbye to a member of the Oban Court catering team who had worked for Darlington Borough Council for a combined 24 years.

Tenants from Oban were on hand to say a fond farewell with cards and flowers, and we wish Jane all the best for the future.

We also heard about Craig; a dedicated carer based at Rosemary Court who has recently taken on the task of reopening a shop for tenants. Craig (affectionately known as Arkwright) spends his time shopping for bargains, ensuring the shop is fully stocked and spends his lunchtime opening the shop for the residents.

As part of the ongoing jubilee celebrations across Darlington the Housing Team as well as some tenants were on hand to help plant trees at Heighington alongside an army of volunteers from the Council and E.E.

As part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ 3,470 tress were planted in locations across the borough. Well done to all those involved and look out for more jubilee celebrations throughout May.

April saw some big changes in the Housing Team with our Housing Management Officers changing patches. Throughout the month we introduced the team and showcased their plans for their new areas as well a little bit of information about what makes them tick.

Have you met your new Housing Officer yet, if not why not come down to some of the Engagement Events that we have planned over the next few months, with more information available on our community events page.

Finally you may have seen that we welcomed some big stars to the Town Hall. On the 12th April Darlington Borough Council welcomed the cast and crew of Vera who were filming on location in the building.

The Housing Team will be hoping for a small cameo when the episode airs.

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