A Mayoral afternoon tea was enjoyed by residents from a Peterlee care home.
Town Mayor Councillor Scott Meikle invited residents from Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, to the annual over 60s new year tea party.
Hot drinks and snacks were served throughout the event, at Shotton Hall, while the visitors enjoyed entertainment, bingo and a raffle.
Dawn Minto, activities coordinator at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, said: “We have been attending the Mayor’s new year afternoon tea for over 10 years.
“It is a highlight of our calendar in January and the residents always look forward to it.
“The event was very well organised and everyone had a great time. We’d like to say a big thank you to Mayor Councillor Scott Meikle for the invitation.”