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Projects supported by Teesdale Area Action Partnership

Find out about the range of activities and events that we support in our community.

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All the projects supported by the AAP and the local councillors over the last year are listed in Icon for pdf Teesdale AAP Annual Report 2022-23 (PDF, 1.6mb) .  Some examples of projects are detailed below.

Montalbo Primary School - community wellbeing project

Montalbo Primary School are developing a project to raise awareness, remove stigma and promote wellbeing, helping children and adults to improve their mental health.

This project will be delivered through several activities that will involve pupils, staff and the wider school community. They will offer taekwondo activities provided by a local instructor outdoor activities with Brightwood's Forest School. Parents will be involved through activities that include their own children, such as drama performances.

These events will be held during school time and in the local area, to make sure childcare and transport does not stop people being involved. Staff will be given opportunities to get involved in wellbeing events during time usually allocated to staff meetings to limit increases in workload or issues around childcare.

Middleton Wanderers - walking football club equipment

Middleton Wanderers Walking Football Club have bought a pair of 12ft by 6ft portable stadium goals and a line marking machine. The goals have 360 degree wheels which make them easy to move and provides flexibility as the sports field is used by other clubs.

The goals will be used by the primary school for after school training sessions on Mondays, and for games arranged by the school. Middleton Wanderers Senior Football Club would also use them for their training sessions and for the village galas and fun days that run from this site. The line marking machine will be used for marking out both senior and walking football pitches, the cricket outfield and for our 5k fun run which takes place each Saturday morning.

Durham County Council - access improvement tees railway path

This project is part of a larger scheme to improve the access from the B6277 onto the Tees Railway Path. This route heads roughly south east towards Barnard Castle and links with sections of the Public Rights of Way network to create an off-road route linking Cotherstone and Barnard Castle.

The current access has steep wooden steps that are in a very poor condition, making it very difficult for those with movement issues. The scheme will look to improve access by using funds to employ contractors to remove trees, and add new timber steps, handrails, boundary fencing.

Blaize - arts for the brain

Blaize have been running fortnightly singing sessions in Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale for over eight years.

Both sessions are for dementia sufferers and their carers, and this funding will also support a further session in Cockfield/Evenwood.

Sessions are about an hour long with a short interval. Refreshments are served. The group's leader and volunteers will also work with Dr Richard Coaten, a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist to learn how to use dance as well as singing in the group sessions. A total of 50 people will benefit, and we hope to increase this to about 80.

For a full list of projects supported by the AAP please contact us.

Projects supported by your local county councillors

You can find out more about the local projects supported by your local county councillors through their Neighbourhood Budget on the Your councillors page.


Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Teesdale
03000 260 818
Our address is:
  • 2 Hall Street
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL12 8JB