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Help set the priorities for your Area Action Partnership (AAP) for 2017-18

For the last seven years, the AAPs have asked local residents to help them set their priorities for the coming year(s). This year, we want even more people and organisations involved so that we can work on projects that really matter in their local community.


AAPs have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. The partnerships allow people to have a say on services. By working in partnership we help ensure that the services of a range of organisations - including the county and town and parish councils, police, fire, health, and voluntary organisations - are directed to meet the needs of local communities and focus their actions and spending on issues important to these local communities.

Why take part?

The AAPs have an annual budget of £100,000 to spend in their area and in addition to that this budget helps them to bring in additional money to be spent in their local area. 

Every year we ask you what their priorities should be, and you help us to identify where money and resources should be spent first. We want to hear from people who live, work, volunteer or have an interest in a particular area.

Your answers will be linked directly to whichever AAP is your local one so you will be influencing what happens in your local community.

Have your say

  • attend a local AAP meeting (please contact us for more information and to book a place)

The closing dates for responses is Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Wednesday 2 November4 Together PartnershipWest Cornforth Community Centre
Thursday 3 NovemberBishop Auckland and Shildon AAPBishop Auckland Football Club
Monday 7 NovemberEast Durham AAPGlebe Centre, Murton
Wednesday 9 NovemberMid Durham AAPBrancepeth Village Hall
Thursday 10 November3 Towns Partnership - Crook, Willington and Tow LawCrook Civic Centre
Thursday 17 NovemberBishop Auckland and Shildon AAPLocomotion Museum, Shildon
Thursday 17 NovemberSpennymoor AAPSpennymoor Town Hall
Saturday 19 NovemberDurham AAPDurham Town Hall
Monday 21 NovemberTeesdale AAP (TAP)St Mary's parish hall, Barnard Castle
Thursday 24 NovemberWeardale AAPDurham Dales Centre
Saturday 26 NovemberEast Durham Rural Corridor AAPActive Life Centre, Coxhoe
Monday 28 NovemberChester-le-Street and District AAPParish Centre, Chester-le-Street
Tuesday 29 NovemberGreat Aycliffe and Middridge PartnershipGreenfield Community Arts Centre
Wednesday 30 NovemberDerwent Valley AAPConsett Academy
Tuesday 6 DecemberDurham AAPDurham Town Hall
Monday 12 DecemberStanley AAPThe Venue, Wear Road, Stanley


Contact us
AAP priorities consultation
03000 261 128
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