One of our Trustees, Cllr Mike Renton, has kicked off a new area group to help care for the Stockton & Darlington Railway. This group will cover Darlington and will be centred around the Arnold Road underpass on Tornado Way; consequently the group has a temporary name of the Arnold Road Underpass Community Action Zone Group (alternative name suggestions welcome!). This week he met with the Police and Civic Enforcement team to discuss measures that can be put in place to mitigate the vast amount of anti-social behaviour experienced in this area.
The underpass is an original feature of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, but is not well treated by some individuals. So Mike hopes to create this group, in partnership with community groups, street scene and community safety teams etc, in order to make this area the best it can be in time for 2025!
He hopes to kick things off with an event in July (details to be confirmed) but in the meantime, if you fancy getting involved in the transformation of this area, please let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org.