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Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP Board meetings


We hold regular Board meetings where we put plans and actions in place to help community groups and local organisations develop projects that meet our AAP priorities.

Due to Covid-19, all Board meetings are currently being held online.  For further information on how to attend the online Board meeting please contact us.

The Board also looks at how those projects are progressing and gets involved in consultations on local issues. 

Follow Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership on Facebook for the latest meeting information.

Board meetings

Anyone can attend a board meeting but it does help us to organise things if you are able to let us know beforehand.  Whilst we are still holding online meetings you will need to register as you will need a link to access the meeting. For further information and to check meeting arrangements please contact us.

Future AAP board meeting dates

All meetings start at 4.00pm. If you would like to attend you are advised to contact us beforehand to confirm arrangements. 

  • Thursday 15 September 2022 - Bishop Auckland Football Club, Heritage Park
  • Thursday 20 October 2022 - Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 17 November 2022 - Civic Hall, Shildon
  • Thursday 15 December 2022 - Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 26 January 2023 - Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday 23 February 2023 - Bishop Auckland Football Club, Heritage Park
  • Thursday 23 March 2023 - Microsoft Teams

Board meeting minutes

For previous notes please contact us.

We aim to publish minutes once they are approved at the following meeting. For copies of meeting minutes not listed above, please contact us.

Board members

Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP is made up of seven public representatives, seven partner representatives, six county councillors and a representative from the local parish councils.

Public representatives

  • Bernadette Crooks
  • Tony Bird
  • Stephen Nicholson
  • Andrew Coxon
  • Kirstie Hutchinson
  • Philippa May
  • Peter Quinn

Partner representatives

  • Robert Milner (Health)
  • Rachel Edmunds (Housing)
  • Insp Peter Lonsdale (Durham Constabulary)
  • Colin Davies (Fire and Rescue Service)
  • Vacant (Voluntary Sector)
  • Andy Palmer (Durham County Council)
  • Steven Robson (Business Representative)

Councillor representatives

  • Cllr Andrew Jackson
  • Cllr  Charlie Kay
  • Cllr Cathy Hunt
  • Cllr George Smith
  • Cllr Samantha Townsend 
  • Cllr  Shirley Quinn
  • Cllr David Bell (town and parish council representative)
Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Bishop Auckland and Shildon
03000 268 663
Our address is:
  • Hackworth Park Rest House
  • Central Parade
  • Shildon
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL4 1DL