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Community Action Scheme - previous projects

The Community Action Scheme, led by our Community Action Team (CAT), has been tackling housing and environmental issues across County Durham since 2013, following a successful pilot programme in 2012.

What does the programme include?

Since the success of our pilot scheme we have continued to deliver eight to ten weeks programmes across various locations in County Durham which include:

  • issue identification and planning
  • clean ups
  • resident meetings
  • drop-in sessions providing information and advice
  • a review of the work carried out

At each location, we work with residents and partner agencies to improve the local community by dealing with a range of environmental and housing issues. We encourage local residents and community groups to get involved by asking them to complete surveys and attend residents' meetings, following which, priorities for improvement are agreed and a strategy is put in place to tackle these concerns.

In addition, drop-in sessions are held throughout our programme, giving residents the opportunity to talk to a range of professionals who give advice on areas including housing, energy efficiency and healthy living.

Previous programmes


2022 and 2023 

Location Dates 
Deneside     July to September 2023
Chilton April to July 2023
Easington Colliery January to April 2022
SpennymoorApril to July 2022
Wheatley Hill October to December 2022


             Location               Dates 
ShildonJanuary to June 2021
South Moor July to September 2021
HordenOctober to December 2021


Location      Dates  
Ferryhill StationJanuary to  April 2020
Blackhall CollieryJuly to October 2020
HordenOctober to December 2020


Location Dates 
Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland January to April 2019
Crook Central July to September 2019
Eldon and Dene ValleyOctober to December 2019


Easington Colliery October to December 2018 
SpennymoorJanuary to March 2018


Location Dates
Chester-le-StreetOctober to December
DawdonAugust 2017 -  October 2017
Wheatley HillJune 2017 - July 2017
New KyoApril 2017 - June 2017
Easington Colliery January 2017 -  March 2017


CoundonOctober 2016 to December 2016
Horden CentralAugust 2016 to October 2016
ShottonMay 2016 to 17 July 2016
Blackhall CollieryJanuary 2016 to March 2016
Ferryhill South and StationMarch 2016 to May 2016


Bishop AucklandApril 2015 to May 2015
South MoorJune 2015 to July 2015
Coundon Grange and Eldon LaneOctober 2015 to December 2015


Grange VillaJanuary 2014 to March 2014
SpennymoorMarch 2014 to 4 May 2014
LeadgateMay 2014 to June 2014
Easington CollierySeptember 2014 to October 2014
Durham CityOctober 2014 to December 2014


Coundon Grange and Eldon LaneFebruary 2013 to April 2013
MurtonApril 2013 to June 2013
South MoorJune 2013 to August 2013
New ShildonSeptember 2013 to November 2013
Trimdon Station and Deaf HillNovember 2013 to December 2013

Pilot scheme

Between July 2012 and January 2013, the Community Action Scheme was successfully piloted in three County Durham locations - Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - West Cornforth (PDF, 227.2kb) , Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Horden (PDF, 292.9kb)  and Icon for pdf Community Action Scheme - Horden (PDF, 292.9kb) .

Further information

Contact us to find out more about our work. 

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Contact us
Community Action
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Community Protection
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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