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Durham PCC visits Dene Valley One Stop Shop


Dene Valley One Stop Shop, Eldon Lane

PCC visits Dene Valley One Stop Shop

Ron Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham met with local residents and had a guided tour of Dene Valley’s One Stop Shop on the morning of Thursday 7 March. The One Stop Shop is run by Dene Valley Community Partnership and is based at the High Street in Eldon Lane near Bishop Auckland.

This excellent community facility offers a range of activities for local people of all ages. The facilities include an I.T suite, gym, café, youth clubs, laundry service, meeting rooms and the centre also hosts local police meetings.

Commenting on the visit, Ron said:

“I was pleased to have been invited along to the One Stop Shop on Thursday, not only does it have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and is a great place for local people to go to every week, it is vital in driving down crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

Dene Valley Community Partnership are doing a fantastic job and they are an example to other community groups across County Durham and Darlington who are trying to achieve similar goals”

Patricia Wilson, Operations Manager for Dene Valley Partnership said:

“We were delighted that Ron took time out from his busy schedule to visit us at the Dene Valley One Stop Shop to meet with members of the local community.

During his time with us Ron clearly communicated his role as Police and Crime Commissioner, his objectives and the manner in which he would achieve those objectives.

Ron patiently listened to questions relating to various personal and community issues. His ‘plain speaking’ responses proved him to be well informed and committed to addressing the concerns of local communities. The honest and open discussion which followed, left us feeling that he does really care about our local area”.

Posted on Friday 8th March 2013
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