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Weardale AAP


Find information about the work of Weardale Area Action Partnership (AAP) including current priorities for the area, latest news and meetings.

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AAP area

The map below shows the area covered by the Weardale AAP.

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

Partnership news

For the latest information subscribe to the Area Action Partnership (AAP) news page.

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.

AAP board

The board oversees the progress of the AAP. It has 21 members - seven public, seven partner, and seven county / parish council representatives. Find out more on our board member and meetings pages.

Board meeting dates

The following meetings will be held at Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm:‚Äč

  • Thursday 18 May 2017
  • Thursday 13 July 2017
  • Thursday 14 September 2017 
  • Thursday 23 November 2017

If you would like to come along to any of these meetings to observe, please contact us beforehand.

AAP forum

The forum meets twice a year and is open to local people, businesses and organisations. It sets the AAP's priorities which it seeks to address through its projects and monitors the progress of these. Forum members can share their opinions and ideas with the AAP team and take part in task and finish groups to help achieve the priorities.

Small grants fund

The Weardale Action Partnership (WAP) has set up a small grants fund to help support local community and voluntary groups working within the WAP area. If you would like to apply for support from this fund, please contact us.

Annual report

Download our latest Weardale Action Partnership Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF, 2Mb). For previous year's reports, please contact us.

Tackling priorities 2016/17

The priorities which have been agreed for 2016/17 are:

  • support to groups in Weardale
  • employment, job prospects and tourism
  • health, wellbeing and support for all
  • Activities for children and young people

If you have a particular interest or expertise in any of these areas and would like to be involved with a task group, please contact us