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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.

Current project

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. 

2013-2017 programmes

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.

2017

LocationFurther informationDates
Wheatley Hill Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Wheatley Hill (PDF, 484.7kb) 5 June 2017 - 28 July 2017
New Kyo Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - New Kyo (PDF, 454.2kb) 3 April 2017 - 2 June 2017
Easington Colliery Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Easington Colliery (PDF, 255.5kb) 23 January 2017 - 31 March 2017

2016

LocationFurther informationDates
Coundon Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Coundon (PDF, 288.7kb) 24 October 2016 - 23 December 2016
Horden Central Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Horden Central (PDF, 279.0kb) 15 August 2016 - 23 October 2016
Shotton Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Shotton (PDF, 624.2kb) 23 May 2016 - 17 July 2016
Blackhall Colliery Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Blackhall Colliery (PDF, 210.8kb) 18 January 2016 - 24 March 2016
Ferryhill South and Station Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Ferryhill South and Station (PDF, 294.6kb) 29 March 2016 - 22 May 2016

2015

LocationFurther informationDates
Bishop Auckland Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Bishop Auckland (PDF, 362.1kb) 6 April 2015 - 31 May 2015
South Moor Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - South Moor (PDF, 139.0kb) 1 June 2015 - 26 July 2015
Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane (PDF, 391.5kb) 26 October 2015 - 20 December 2015

2014

LocationFurther information Dates
Grange Villa Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Grange Villa (PDF, 265.4kb) 13 January 2014 - 9 March 2014
Spennymoor Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Spennymoor (PDF, 388.8kb) 10 March 2014 - 4 May 2014
Leadgate Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Leadgate (PDF, 277.1kb) 5 May 2014 - 29 June 2014
Easington Colliery Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Easington Colliery (PDF, 279.7kb) 1 September 2014 - 26 October 2014
Durham City Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Durham City (PDF, 298.1kb) 27 October 2014 - 21 December 2014

2013

LocationFurther informationDates
Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Coundon Grange and Eldon Lane (PDF, 340.8kb) 11 February 2013 - 21 April 2013
Murton Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Murton (PDF, 161.0kb) 22 April 2013 - 16 June 2013
South Moor Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - South Moor (PDF, 278.9kb) 17 June 2013 - 25 August 2013
New Shildon Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - New Shildon (PDF, 183.0kb) 9 September 2013 - 3 November 2013
Trimdon Station and Deaf Hill Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Trimdon Station and Deaf Hill (PDF, 212.8kb) 4 November 2013 - 29 December 2013

Pilot Scheme

Between July 2012 and January 2013, the Community Action Scheme was successfully piloted in three County Durham locations - Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - West Cornforth (PDF, 227.2kb) , Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Horden (PDF, 292.9kb)  and Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Horden (PDF, 292.9kb) .

Further information

Contact us to find out more about our work. 

 

In partnership with

  • Municipal Journal 2013 Achievement Awards - Commended
Contact us
Community Action
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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