On Friday 20 March, Kevan joined local Councillors, Durham County Council Chairman, John Robinson, and others at the unveiling of the new Pelton Plinth, which has been installed outside the Lavender Centre in the village.

The Plinth, which was designed by local historian Dorothy Rand and created by local sculptor Russ Coleman, celebrates the history of Pelton, and is inscribed with words and images connected with the village’s heritage.