Community Action Scheme - previous projects
The Community Action Scheme, led by our Community Action Team (CAT), has been tackling housing and environmental issues across County Durham since 2013, following a successful pilot programme in 2012.
The Community Action Scheme has been commended by the judges for the Trading Standards and Environmental Health category in The Municipal Journal Local Government Achievement Awards 2013.
What does the programme include?
Since the success of our pilot scheme we have continued to deliver eight to ten weeks programmes across various locations in County Durham which include:
- issue identification and planning
- clean ups
- resident meetings
- drop-in sessions providing information and advice
- a review of the work carried out
At each location, we work with residents and partner agencies to improve the local community by dealing with a range of environmental and housing issues. We encourage local residents and community groups to get involved by asking them to complete surveys and attend residents' meetings, following which, priorities for improvement are agreed and a strategy is put in place to tackle these concerns.
In addition, drop-in sessions are held throughout our programme, giving residents the opportunity to talk to a range of professionals who give advice on areas including housing, energy efficiency and healthy living.
Our Community Action Scheme's current project page explains where the CAT are currently working.
The areas targeted as part of the 2013-17 programme are listed below, along with links to provide further details on each project area's specific aims and results.
|Chester-le-Street||23 October - 15 December|
|Dawdon||25 August 2017 - 20 October 2017|
|Wheatley Hill||5 June 2017 - 28 July 2017|
|New Kyo||3 April 2017 - 2 June 2017|
|Easington Colliery||23 January 2017 - 31 March 2017|
|Coundon||24 October 2016 - 23 December 2016|
|Horden Central||15 August 2016 - 23 October 2016|
|Shotton||23 May 2016 - 17 July 2016|
|Blackhall Colliery||18 January 2016 - 24 March 2016|
|Ferryhill South and Station||29 March 2016 - 22 May 2016|
|Bishop Auckland||6 April 2015 - 31 May 2015|
|South Moor||1 June 2015 - 26 July 2015|
|Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane||26 October 2015 - 20 December 2015|
|Grange Villa||13 January 2014 - 9 March 2014|
|Spennymoor||10 March 2014 - 4 May 2014|
|Leadgate||5 May 2014 - 29 June 2014|
|Easington Colliery||1 September 2014 - 26 October 2014|
|Durham City||27 October 2014 - 21 December 2014|
|Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane||11 February 2013 - 21 April 2013|
|Murton||22 April 2013 - 16 June 2013|
|South Moor||17 June 2013 - 25 August 2013|
|New Shildon||9 September 2013 - 3 November 2013|
|Trimdon Station and Deaf Hill||4 November 2013 - 29 December 2013|
Between July 2012 and January 2013, the Community Action Scheme was successfully piloted in three County Durham locations -, and .
Contact us to find out more about our work.
In partnership with
- Municipal Journal 2013 Achievement Awards - Commended