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3 Towns 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 3 Towns Area Action Partnership on Facebook for the latest meeting information.

Minutes and summaries of previous meetings

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 meetings

Anyone can attend a board meeting but we need you to register beforehand.

Future AAP board meeting dates

  • 7 July 2022, 6.00pm
  • 15 September 2022, 6.00pm
  • 10 November 2022, 6.00pm
  • 19 January 2023, 6.00pm
  • 9 March 2023, 6.00pm

If you would like to attend, you are advised to contact us beforehand to confirm arrangements.

Board members

3 Towns AAP is made up of seven public representatives, seven partner representatives, six county councillors and one town councillor. They are:

Public representatives

  • Allan Coleman 
  • Mary Hall (Chair)
  • Fiona Nicol 
  • Robbie Rodiss 
  • Chris Ebdon
  • Jay Conlon
  • David Dixon

Partner representatives

  • Liz Bradley, Believe Housing 
  • Gordon Elliott, Durham County Council
  • Jill Matthewson, DDES CCG 
  • Paul Cummings, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue
  • Graham Tomaszko, Business Representative 
  • Insp. Ed Turner, Durham Constabulary (Vice Chair) 
  • Helen Ward, VCS Representative  

County and parish representatives

  • Councillor Paul Stokes (Tow Law Town Council) 
  • Councillor Olwyn Gunn (Vice Chair) 
  • Councillor Patricia Jopling 
  • Councillor Richard Manchester
  • Councillor Mike Currah
  • Councillor Anne Reed 
  • Councillor Fraser Tinsley 
  • Co-opted Councillor Margaret Elgie (Greater Willington Town Council)     
Contact us
Area Action Partnership - 3 Towns Partnership
03000 267 539
Our address is:
  • Civic Centre
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES