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!

 

Have Your Say on where you live

All Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. There are 14 AAPs that cover the whole of County Durham.

Across all 14 AAPs, local people are asked to vote on what priorities they would like to see their AAP work towards. In order to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to vote on their local priorities, we conducted a countywide survey/campaign. The last survey was carried out in 2016 and we had just under 8,000 responses from across the county (including the views of over 3,000 secondary school pupils). As a result of these responses, each AAP was able to work with partners and local organisations to develop a range of projects and schemes to meet the priorities and issues raised by residents. During 2017/18, the AAPs allocated over £2.5 million and helped bring into the county over £2.3 million of matched investment to deliver 825 local projects across the county.

In order to ensure local AAPs continue to work towards current and relevant local issues, we would now like to once again hear from you on your issues and priorities. It is essential that we receive YOUR views on YOUR community, therefore we would like to encourage you, your friends and your family members to complete one of our surveys.
To vote on your priorities for your area then follow either of the links below:

• Adults - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1920Priorities
• Young People (11-16yrs) - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1920schools

Schools Litter Superhero Poster Competition

I’ve been approached by a colleague in the Civic Pride Team who is coordinating a litter superhero poster competition. The end goal is to have a winning anti-litter poster per AAP area which will be turned into a sticker, and placed on DCC bins in the littering hotspots around each AAP area.

Each school in the County is being asked to provide three posters (the best three from their pupils) which will be judged by a small panel of representatives from the local AAPs. It isn’t anticipated that every school in the County will be taking up the campaign offer, so the judging shouldn’t be long or onerous. With this in mind, I’m looking for a couple of representatives to judge entries that may come in as part of a judging panel in late January.

Further information on the campaign can be found here:

http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/19603/We-want-your-school-to-help-us-stop-people-littering

and the press release for the campaign can be found here: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/19617/New-campaign-rges-people-to-be-litter-Heroes-

If you could let me know if you’re interested ASAP then that would be great. I think it sounds like a fantastic project!

Kind Regards

Jane Bellis. AAP Co-ordinator. (PLEASE NOTE I’M NOT IN THE OFFICE ON FRIDAYS)
Tel: 03000 261128
Mobile: 07818 510373

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP,
The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, TS21 2BW

East Durham Rural Corridor AAP Meeting

Our next AAP meeting will be Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 5pm – 7pm, at Bowburn Community Centre, Co. Durham, DH6 5AT.

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.

In order to access further information about how we use your personal data then please see www.durham.gov.uk/dataprivacy.

BASH E-Bulletin November 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 Ebulletin - November 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 – November 2018

Welcome to the November 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.

Spennymoor AAP - Board meeting 15.11.18

The next Spennymoor AAP Board Meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at Middlestone Moor Community Centre, Albion Street, Middlestone Moor, DL16 7AP, starting at 6.00pm – 8.00pm (doors open at 5.30 for light refreshments).

Could you please get back to me if you intending to attend the meeting With thanks

Lynn 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.

The next Mid Durham Board meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th November 2018 in Hamsteels Community Centre, Esh Winning, DH7 9LS

The next Spennymoor Board meeting will be held on Thursday 15th November 2018 in Middlestone Moor Community Centre, Albion St, Middlestone Moor, DL16 7AP

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

Click for the Bulletin

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.

Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group

A 'Development Day' took place yesterday as part of the Supporting Chester-le-Street & District Task Group. Can I just thank everyone who took part, we now have a much clearer idea of where people think we should be focussing in the forthcoming year. Jane and I will now work to bring together an updated action plan, with more focussed actions, to the next meeting. Please find attached extra information that was discussed at the meeting as part of the 'Development Day', which will inform further discussions at future meetings.

Discussion also took place regarding the following:
* Terms of Reference (TOR) - These were circulated to group members, and it was noted that these were a generic TOR, and could be focussed in more. Jane and I will work on these for the next meeting.
* Monthly Meetings - Due to the Supporting Group being newly formed, it was though that for the first 6 months, meetings should be monthly - I will be writing out to you with further dates for your diary.
* Time Limited Sub Groups - It was agreed that there was a need to form a couple of sub groups - these being: o A Communications Sub Group - which would meet a couple of times to understand how we communicate better, and what information is missing. o A Funding Sub Group which would meet more regularly and act as an 'assessment panel' to look at approaches for funding - especially helpful when we may have a number of applications that will be submitted for a named fund e.g. Older People's Social Isolation Fund and Youth Fund. Due to time limitations within the Task Group setting, these would not be able to be dealt with, and given the time needed to assess.

AAP Priority Survey Now Open

Your Area Action Partnership’s Need Your Help… Over the years the AAP’s have asked residents and partners to provide them with their thoughts on where their AAP should concentrate its work in the future. In 2017 we carried out the AAP Priority Survey across the county and gained just under 10,000 responses. This enabled us to provide invaluable information, not only to AAP’s but to a variety of partners on what residents thought where the key areas for improvement in their communities. This has supported various Services, Partnerships as well as voluntary groups to provide evidence of need to substantiate funding bids and service development. The new online AAP Priority Survey has gone live on the Durham County Council website and we are now asking you to pop online and fill in a 10 minute electronic survey:

http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/19031/Have-your-say-on-Area-Action-Partnership-AAP-priorities-for-2019-2021

Please pass this link onto anyone you think may be interested. AAP’s will publicise this on Facebook and in the press, we’ll also be looking at opportunities over the next couple of months to engage people in the voting, so as usual we’ll be seeking help from our partners, and we’ll be attending various local events where we can to gather votes. We had an excellent response rate when we carried this out 2 years ago and fully appreciate the support from yourselves in terms of engaging with groups and individuals so please help us to break the 10,000 barrier.

The survey will be open until 30 November 2018, but we are asking people to provide feedback as soon as they can.

Spennymoor AAP - WE NEED YOU!

All Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. There are 14 AAPs that cover the whole of County Durham. Across all 14 AAPs, local people are asked to vote on what priorities they would like to see their AAP work towards. In order to give as many residents as possible the opportunity to vote on their local priorities, we conducted a countywide survey/campaign. The last survey was carried out in 2016 and we had just under 8,000 responses from across the county (including the views of over 3,000 secondary school pupils). As a result of these responses, each AAP was able to work with partners and local organisations to develop a range of projects and schemes to meet the priorities and issues raised by residents. During 2017/18, the AAPs allocated over £2.5 million and helped bring into the county over £2.3 million of matched investment to deliver 825 local projects across the county. In order to ensure local AAPs continue to work towards current and relevant local issues, we would now like to once again hear from you on your issues and priorities. It is essential that we receive YOUR views on YOUR community, therefore we would like to encourage you, your friends and your family members to complete one of our surveys.

To vote on your priorities for your area then follow either of the links below:

• Adults - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1920Priorities
• Young People (11-16yrs) - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/1920schools

We really appreciate your time in completing this brief survey……………please pass it on to as many people as possible.

South Durham CLLD Local Action Group Vacancy

South Durham Community Led Local Development- vacancy for the Local Action Group The South Durham CLLD Local Action Group (LAG) meets regularly and allows representatives to be actively involved in being responsible for setting the strategic direction of the programme, monitoring activity against the Local Development Strategy (LDS) and managing the approval process of applications.

The LAG is currently made up of 14 members and the ‘public sector’ element of that can only be a maximum of 49% of the membership. We are currently seeking representatives from the Private sector as well as representatives that have experience within our ERDF priority themes – for more detail on these themes please see attached document. The LAG also needs to be balanced geographically across the South Durham area. Essentially we are looking for people who are involved in economic development, skills and work sectors. The more the LAG reflects these key areas and is also representative of the target CLLD communities, the more likely we are to deliver successful outcomes through the programme.

For further information on the CLLD programme itself and a map of the South Durham CLLD area please visit our website at http://www.durham.gov.uk/SouthDurhamCLLD

For more information or an application pack please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spennymoor AAP - Mapping exercise

Spennymoor Area Action Partnership (AAP) would like to update the information we may or may not hold concerning organisations, groups, activities delivered etc. in our AAP area. The reason for updating and compiling this information is so we can create an extensive and up-to-date area profile of what is available and what is being delivered in our locality.

In order to facilitate this piece of work we would encourage you to inform us of/update us on the following information:
· Group/Organisation Name
. Contact Details
· Type of Activity/Activities Delivered
Availability e.g. venue, time, cost etc
· State if you wish this information/activity listing on www.gospenny.com Yes/No

*Please feel free to also add any other additional information that you feel will be relevant.

Please note that, once compiled, we will create a profile that will be able to inform the work of the AAP and its partners. Where relevant, we can also use the information supplied to publish on our community website www.gospenny.com (we will only do this is you give us permission to do so). We do understand that, as quickly as the information is gathered, it can become out-of-date, however we intend to ensure the information gleaned is kept as up to date as possible and therefore the profile is an ongoing piece of work. Overall we hope that this exercise will, amongst other things, enable us to continue to deliver a high quality service, avoid duplicating existing service delivery and provide up-to-date and worthwhile exposure of what our local groups and organisations are currently delivering.

We hope you feel this work will be of benefit to yourselves and as a result we look forward to receiving your information. If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Regards Lynn Lynn Cummings BA(Hons) 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.

East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting 3 July 2018 Key Messages

The following are the key messages from the Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting held on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at Trimdon Community College, Elwick View, Trimdon Village, TS29 6JU:

● Everyone was welcomed to the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting.
● Councillor Maura McKeon was appointed as the new Chairperson for 2018/19. Ian Walker was appointed as Vice Chair (Partner Representative). Jen Straughan-Hawley was appointed as Vice Chair (Public Representative).
● Thanks were offered to the outgoing Chair (Chris Varty) and Vice Chairs (Roger Goodes) and (Councillor Stuart Dunn) for their commitment to the AAP.
● A warm welcome was offered to Tony Cutmore from The Cornforth Partnership who replaces Barbara Hind from Durham Community Action as the VCS representative on the Board.
● Councillor Jan Blakey was recognised and thanked for all of the work she had undertaken to support the Board. Jan has been a longstanding Board member who has stood down and has been a Board Member since the AAP’s inception in 2009.
● Michelle Robinson from the Planning Team, DCC delivered a presentation on the County Durham Plan – Preferred Options Stage. The County Durham Plan sets out a vision for housing, jobs and the environment until 2035 as well as the transport, schools and healthcare to support it. Further information on the County Durham Plan can be found on the following webpages - http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/7440/What-is-the-County-Durham-Plan- http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/7563/Have-your-say-on-the-plan The consultation period ends on 3 August 2018 at 4.30 pm.
● Councillor Stuart Dunn gave a brief overview of an update report on progress made through and following the Joint Priorities Task and Finish Group meeting held on 19 June 2018. The Board agreed to support the following area budget projects -  Keeping Safe and Well in EDRC – Age UK - £10,000.00  Revitalise – Foundation of Light - £6,040.00  Kicks – Foundation of Light - £13,000.00 ● Inspector Sarah Honeyman gave a verbal update on local policing information.
● The following Neighbourhood Budget project; was shared with the Board - Name of Scheme: Kelloe Bowling Green Improvements Councillor(s): Dunn / McKeon Interest Declared: No Amount: £1,227.00 (£613.50 per Cllr) The Board was happy for this project to go ahead.

● Date and time of next meetings - The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday 6 September 2018 from 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm at Sedgefield Methodist Church Hall, North End, Sedgefield, TS21 3BT. Subsequent Board Meeting Dates • Tuesday 2 October 2018 – Bowburn Community Centre • Thursday 6 December 2018 – St Alban’s Church Hall, Trimdon Grange • Tuesday 5 February 2019 – Kelloe Primary School • Thursday 7 March 2019 – Cassop Community Centre