Area Action Partnerships

All of our partnerships have AAP pages on the Durham County Website.

Here you will find information on all the AAP geography, membership, priorities and the latest news from each area.
Some even have a facebook page for you to follow!

 

4 Together Board VCS Vacancy

As representatives of some of our most active VCS groups in the area I am writing to inform you of a vacancy on the 4 Together Partnership board. Since Gillian Fortune submitted her resignation our VCS representative role has been empty. The person who would be most suitable to this role would be someone who not only understands the issues facing residents and groups in our local area but has an overarching knowledge of the wider issues facing the VCS. The 4 Together Board wanted me to open the vacancy up to key local organisations in the first instance

Requirements would be:

  • To attend 6 board meetings per year – usually 6- 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month at Dean Bank Institute, Ferryhill
  • To participate in board discussions and decisions on things such as: direction of Area Budget Spend, Local Priorities, Local and County Consultation etc and wherever possible to bring in the views or concerns of the wider VCS 
  • We do have Task and Finish Groups which set the Aims, Objectives and Criteria for Area Budget Spend at the beginning of the financial year but involvement in these is not compulsory
  • Part of the role would be to promote the activity of the 4 Together Partnership and highlight potential joint working opportunities wherever possible

Those are really the main requirements. We need someone who has an understanding of what the main issues are that groups are facing across the wider VCS so they can ensure we incorporate those in to our decision making.

If you or someone in your organisation would be interested in the role could you drop me an email by 22nd August with a brief description of why you would be the best person for the role I would really appreciate it. If more than one of you are interested I’ll take the information to our Chair and Vice Chairs for them to make the final decision.

GREAT AYCLIFFE & MIDDRIDGE PARTNERSHIP (GAMP) E-BULLETIN 

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful.

Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message. 

AAP Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group

Please see below a forward plan of meetings for the Chester-le-Street & District AAP Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group for 2019/20, all meeting will be held on a Thursday at 2.00pm in The Lounge, Bullion Hall, South Approach, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham:

5th September 2019

7th November 2019

9th January 2020

5th March 2020

7th May 2020

2nd July 2020

3rd September 2020

5th November 2020

Allyson Rose

Community Development / Project Officer Durham County Council One Point Hub Burns Green Chester-le-Street Co Durham DH3 3QH

T: 03000 266145 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.durham.gov.uk/chesterlestreetaap

Spennymoor AAP Board Meeting

The next Spennymoor AAP Board Meeting will be held on Thursday 11th July 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm in Croxdale Community Centre, 13 Rogerson Terrace, Croxdale, Co. Durham, DH6 5HJ.

There will be displays ,presentations and consultations on both the Durham History Centre and the County Durham Vision 2035 in the main hall from 5.30pm (doors will open at 5.00pm for light refreshments) 

ALL WELCOME – come along, have a look at the plans and have your say

For more information on the plans for the new Durham History Centre and the County Durham Vision 2035  to get involved please follow the links below;

- Durham History Centre    http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/21569/Durham-History-Centre-phase-2-consultation

- County Durham Vision 2035    https://www.durham.gov.uk/vision .

Stanley AAP Board Meeting

The next Stanley AAP Board Meeting will take place on: 

Monday 8th July from 6.00pm – 8.00pm in The Venue, Wear Road, Stanley, DH9 6LU (formerly Stanley Day Care Centre).

The July 2019 Meeting will include:

Ø  Neighbourhood and Locality Policing Issues

Ø  ‘County Durham Vision 2035 – Our future is Durham’ Presentation with Council Leader Cllr Simon Henig and Lorraine O'Donnell, Director of Transformation and Partnerships, Durham County Council

Ø  Stanley AAP Area Budget Applications for Approval

Ø  Stanley AAP Priority Task Group Updates

Ø  Partner Work Update

To register to attend the Board Meeting please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 03000 265323.

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – June 2019

Welcome to the June .2019 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

DVP Board Meeting Reminder 

his is a gentle reminder that the next meeting of the Derwent Valley Partnership Board will be taking place on Wednesday 17th July 2019 from 6pm-8pm in Consett Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett, DH8 6ND.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for local residents to share their views on two key consultations which are:

  • Durham History Centre Phase 2 Consultation. Please see attached full details in relation to this consultation which will be seeking the views of residents in relation to the design of the centre and what services it may offer. An information stall and short survey will be available at the DVP Board meeting from 5.30pm – 6.00pm.
  • County Durham Vision 2035 – Our Future is Durham. This presentation will outline the newly proposed DCC vision which is that ‘County Durham is a place where there are more and better jobs, people live long and independent lives and our communities are well connected and supportive’. The consultation will provide an opportunity for residents to explore the ambitions underpinning the vision and to share their views as to whether this is the right vision for the County!

We would very much welcome your attendance at the meeting so we can have some local input in to the above consultations, if you would like to attend, we politely request that you book a seat in advance. All of our Board meetings are open to members of the public to attend and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided and there are parking facilities adjacent to the main hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting or would like to receive a copy of the full set of meeting papers once available, please contact a member of the Derwent Valley Partnership Team on 03000 260 725 or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP,

The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, TS21 2BW

Our next AAP meeting is due to be held on Thursday 18th July 2019, 5pm – 7pm at Trimdon Community College Association, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, Co. Durham, TS28 6JU.

Please come along and find out what’s going on in your local area!

The East Durham Rural Corridor AAP would like to continue to send you information about the work of the partnership, the work of partner organisations and information on local events etc. However if you decide you do not wish to receive this information then please contact us on 03000 261129/ 261128 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to the 48th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin 

We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

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Spennymoor AAP - Board meeting

The next Spennymoor AAP Board Meeting will be held on  Thursday 11th July 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, (doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments) in 

Croxdale Community Centre, 13 Rogerson Terrace, Croxdale, Co. Durham, DH6 5HJ  (doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments)

For information the agenda will follow the beginning of next week

Please note that if you have not already done so, can you please confirm your attendance or apols with me as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions you would like raising at the meeting please could you get them back to me by Thursday 4th July 2019

Lynn Cummings  

Project Support Officer Transformation and Partnerships Mid Durham AAP & Spennymoor AAP Durham County Council 03000 261134 (Spennymoor AAP only)

Mob: 07557541413 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.durhampoweredbypeople.co.uk/

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – une 2019

Welcome to the June .2019 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

BASH EBulletin June 2019

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Emma Walton

Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council
Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF
Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line) 

Spennymoor AAP Public Representative Board Vacancy

We currently have a Public Representative vacancy on the Spennymoor AAP Board.

This is an exciting opportunity for those with a keen interest in their local community to join a dynamic and proactive Board who have successfully delivered a number of projects throughout the Spennymoor AAP area since the formation of the Partnership in 2009.

The role is not onerous, in terms of time commitments.  There is a requirement to attend a Board Meeting every two months and preferably to have input to at least one of our Task & Finish Groups who take a lead in addressing our local priorities. The role is about sharing your valuable local knowledge and being passionate about your community……..helping to make a difference in our area.

If you would like more information or would like to receive the full application pack, please contact a member of the Spennymoor AAP Team on 03000 261135 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once we receive your completed application, a member of the Spennymoor AAP Team will be in touch to outline the next steps.

This is your opportunity to become directly involved in what’s going on in your local area and we look forward to hearing from you.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 28th June 2019.

Spennymoor AAP - AGM/Board meeting 30.5.19

Please find attached the Agenda for the  forthcoming Spennymoor AAP AGM/Board Meeting on Thursday 30th May 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, The Spennymoor Settlement, The Everyman Theatre, O'Hanlon Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6RY (doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments)

Please note that if you have not already done so, can you please confirm your attendance with me as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions you would like raising at the meeting please could you get them back to me by Thursday 23rd May

With thanks

Lynn Cummings 

Project Support Officer Transformation and Partnerships Mid Durham AAP & Spennymoor AAP Durham County Council 03000 261134 (Spennymoor AAP only) Mob: 07557541413

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East Durham AAP Bulletin

As people living in, working in, or representing communities or community groups, we rely on the local knowledge of yourself and your role(s) within the community to circulate/advertise information where appropriate. 

With this in mind please see below the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership e-bulletin, together with associated documents; could you circulate this around any community groups you may be involved in, display appropriately for example in community buildings, or note for information only if you don’t feel wider circulation is appropriate.

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GREAT AYCLIFFE & MIDDRIDGE PARTNERSHIP (GAMP) E-BULLETIN 

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful.

Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message. 

Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership AGM / Board Meeting

I am emailing to inform you that the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership AGM / Board meeting will be held on:

Thursday 24 May 2018 6-8pm Bishop Auckland Football Club, Heritage Park

The AGM will take place at the start of the Board meeting and will include the election of the partnership’s new chairperson and a presentation on the progress of the partnership over the last 12 months. The regular Board meeting will follow.

If you have any Neighbourhood Issues that you would like to be raised at the meeting please contact one of the team by Thursday 17 May 2018. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact a member of the team on 03000 268 663 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your place.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, would like any further information, or have any special requirements for attending the meeting.

Welcome to the 46th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin 

We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

More Information

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – May 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

Stanley AAP Annual General Meeting & Board Meeting

The next Stanley AAP Board Meeting will take place on:

Monday 13th May from 6.00pm – 8.00pm in The Venue, Wear Road, Stanley, DH9 6LU (formerly Stanley Day Care Centre).

The May 2019 Meeting will include:

Ø  Election of Stanley AAP Chair and Vice Chairs

Ø  Neighbourhood and Locality Policing Issues

Ø  Shotley Bridge Community Hospital Services – Public Engagement Phase Presentation

Ø  Stanley AAP Area Budget 2018/19 Quarter 4 Live Project Update

Ø  Stanley AAP Annual Report 2018/19 Update

Ø  Stanley AAP Priority Task Group Updates

Ø  Partner Work Update 

To register to attend the Board Meeting please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 03000 265323.

DVP Board Meeting (AGM) Reminder - 22nd May 2019

This is a gentle reminder that the next meeting of the Derwent Valley Partnership Board will be taking place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 6pm-8pm in Consett Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett, DH8 6ND.

Please note that this will be the Partnership’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), and as always, the meeting is open to members of the public to attend and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided and there are parking facilities adjacent to the main hall.

I attach for you a copy of the minutes from the previous meetings held on 16th May 2018 (AGM) and most recently on 13th March 2019 (draft minutes). To view the March 19 meeting minutes, please choose the ‘read-only’ option when opening the document. 

A copy of the agenda for the May (AGM) meeting will be available in due course.

If you would like to attend the meeting or would like to receive a copy of the full set of papers once available, please contact a member of the Partnership Team on 03000 260 725 or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GREAT AYCLIFFE & MIDDRIDGE PARTNERSHIP (GAMP) E-BULLETIN 

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful.

Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

BASH EBulletin March 2019

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Emma Walton

Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council
Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF
Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line) 

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – March 2019

Welcome to the Latest Edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

Welcome to the 46th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin 

We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

More Information

East Durham AAP Bulletin

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Stanley AAP e-bulletin – February 2019

Welcome to theLatest Edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

BASH EBulletin Jan 2019

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Emma Walton

Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council
Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF
Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line) 

Welcome to the 45th Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin December 2018

We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

More Information

GREAT AYCLIFFE & MIDDRIDGE PARTNERSHIP (GAMP) E-BULLETIN DECEMBER 2018

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful.

Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate.  If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of this message.

4 Together Partnership Ebulletin - November 2018

Welcome to the November Edition of the 4 Together Partnership E-Bulletin We hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you're aware of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the AAP team using the contact details at the bottom of the bulletin.

Stanley AAP e-bulletin – December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP e-bulletin – October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of the East Durham Rural Corridor (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in.
We hope you find it informative and worthwhile

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Stanley AAP e-bulletin – October 2018

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of the Stanley Area Action Partnership (AAP) e-bulletin. The e-bulletins will provide you with information to keep you up to date with the work being developed by the Partnership and its partners to address local issues in the area, along with items of information that we feel you or your networks may be interested in. We hope you find it informative and worthwhile.

AAP - Priority Survey

Once a year, each AAP must go through a priority setting exercise. This is to clearly identify a focus for the work of the AAP's but also this year it will be impacting the Council's Vision.

A document format is attached also if needed. http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/19031/Have-your-say-on-Area-Action-Partnership-AAP-priorities-for-2019-2021

BASH E-Bulletin Sept 2018

Please find attached the latest edition of the BASH Ebulletin

Thank You Emma Walton Area Action Partnership Support Officer Durham County Council Shildon Business Centre Dabble Duck Industrial Estate Shildon DL4 2RF Tel. 03000 268 663 (Direct Line)

Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership E-bulletin - Sept 2018

Welcome to the latest GAMP e-bulletin, we hope you find the information useful. Please feel free to circulate to any relevant contacts as appropriate. If you know of anyone who would like to join our Forum database, please don't hesitate to put them in touch with the GAMP team using the contact details at the bottom of the bulletin.