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Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP


This page gives you information about the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership (AAP). You can find out about its actions, meetings, the partnership and a whole range of other information.

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Our area

The maps below give details of the area and settlements covered by the Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP:

You can find County Durham Partnership: INA - profiles on the County Durham Partnership website.

Partnership news

Find the latest news on our Area Action Partnership (AAP) news page.

Who's involved in the AAP?

The AAP is at the heart of our community, and brings as many people together as possible to improve our area. Our members include:

  • public organisations like councils, the police, fire and health
  • community organisations like community associations and residents' groups
  • voluntary groups
  • businesses
  • individuals interested in their community

Join your local AAP

If you would like to have a say and influence decisions that affect your area join your local AAP. As a local forum member you'll be invited to meetings and events to discuss community issues.

The AAP board

The Board has seven elected councillors, seven public representatives and seven representatives of partner agencies. It meets six times per year. It develops an action plan to make sure the AAP is effectively addressing the priorities identified by the Forum. It also oversees the spending of local AAP budgets.

Find meeting dates and more information about board activities on the board meetings page.

Task and finish groups

Task and finish groups meet on a regular basis to discuss relevant issues and develop projects to address the AAP's priorities. Each task group is made up of forum members, board members, and representatives of those organisations whose co-operation is needed to get the job done. 

There are task and finish group meetings for all the priorities identified. Please contact us for the latest meeting dates and to register your attendance.