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Derwent Valley 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.

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

Follow Derwent Valley Partnership 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. Our Board meetings are held in person but we may change them to an online meeting during the winter months.

Future DVP board meeting dates

All our Board meetings will be held in the Salvation Army Hall, Sherburn Terrace, Consett, DH8 6ND at 6.00pm.*

  • Wednesday 30 November 2022
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023
  • Wednesday 29 March 2023

* Please note the above dates/times/venue may be subject to change.

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

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 members

Derwent Valley AAP is made up of seven public representatives, seven partner representatives and seven county councillors. They are:

Public representatives

  • Susan Mellor (Vice Chair)
  • Helen Marley
  • Linda Acres
  • Vacancy
  • Lea McConnell
  • Fraser Neill
  • Vacancy

Partner representatives

  • Philip Pollard (Karbon Homes) 
  • Craig Farrage (County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service)
  • Joanne Waller/Alison Lazazzera (Durham County Council)
  • Insp Dave Stewart (Durham Constabulary)
  • Mark Clelland (Derwentside Trust) (Chair)
  • Rachel Rooney (Integrated Care Board)

County representatives

  • Cllr Kevin Earley
  • Cllr Veronica Andrews
  • Cllr Stephen Robinson (Vice Chair)
  • Cllr Kathryn Rooney
  • Cllr Alan Shield
  • Cllr Michelle Walton
  • Cllr Alex Watson
Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Derwent Valley
03000 260 723
Our address is:
  • Customer Access Point
  • 36-38 Front Street
  • Consett
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 5AQ