When can you book a personal safety course in Darlington – dates and times

A PERSONAL safety course for women and girls at Darlington was so successful that more sessions were added.

The first session last Sunday (May 1) at the Dolphin Center had a great response that now the May 8 session is full, but more classes have been added on May 15 and 22.

The events are free but booking is essential so don’t delay if you are interested.

Classes will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with tickets released a few weeks before each event.

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Women will learn self defense and other thresholds to protect themselves with an excellent martial arts teacher.

This is in response to the police’s Call It Out survey of 1,300 people about their sense of safety in the city.

Inspector Dean Haythornthwaite of the Darlington Neighborhood Police Team said: ‘We want everyone to feel safe when they come to Darlington and will not tolerate any form of harassment, violence, inappropriate behavior or of sexual offence.

“Through the Safer Streets Project, we have worked hard to help keep people safe while making the streets a more hostile place for people who seek to commit these offences.

“We are hosting personal safety sessions as a result of the Call It Out survey, in which a number of respondents suggested they were interested in learning personal safety and self-defense techniques.

“We hope attendees find the sessions beneficial and provide them with useful skills to help protect themselves.”

To book for May 15, click here.

To book for May 22, click here.

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Kristen T. Prall