Find out about the work of Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP), including details of upcoming events and our priorities.
The AAP board has 21 members - seven public and seven partner representatives, six county councillors, one parish council representative and representatives from the Young People and County Durham Housing Group.
Please note that a board meeting could be cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances therefore you should contact your AAP to notify them of your intent to attend so that should they cancel they can contact you accordingly.
Find details of Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) board members.
Mid Durham AAP is made up of seven public representatives, seven partner representatives, six county councillors, one parish council representative and representatives from the Young People and County Durham Housing Group. They are:
Sophie Marston (Co-opted member - Young Person's representative)
Paul Moralee (Housing - Karbon Homes)
Vacant (Police - Consett Division)*
Mark Mallatratt (Police - Durham Division)*
Lee Brown (Fire and Emergency)
Tina Maclellan (VCS)
Peter Mackie (Business - NE First Credit Union)
Amanda Healy/Helen Lynch (Durham County Council)
Rachel Edmunds (Co-opted member Housing - Believe)
Juliet Carling (Health - North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group)
* These officers will alternate depending on which division the board meeting is held in.
The forum meets twice a year and is open to local people, businesses and organisations. It sets the AAP's priorities which it seeks to address through its projects and monitors the progress of these.
Get involved with your local community!
Forum members can share their opinions and ideas with the AAP team and take part in task and finish groups to help achieve the priorities. Please contact us for the latest meeting dates and let us know beforehand if you'd like to attend so that we can make sure there's enough paperwork and seating available.
Joining the AAP
Get involved with your local community!
If you would like to have a say and influence decisions that affect your area join your local AAP. As a local forum member you'll be invited to meetings and events to discuss community issues.
The Mid Durham AAP small grants fund for community groups continues to award funding. The scheme aims to support local groups working within the Mid Durham AAP area (see map) to improve the lives of local people. The minimum grant is £200 and the maximum is £400. Groups can apply for one grant per financial year.
Task and finish groups meet on a regular basis to discuss relevant issues and develop projects to address the AAP's priorities. Each task group is made up of forum members, board members, and representatives of those organisations whose co-operation is needed to get the job done.
Children, young people and families
This task group will examine anything which can support our children, young people and their families to live a happier and healthier life.
This task group was formed to look at key issues to support and create opportunities for children, young people and families. Some of the key issues include activities to do in the school holidays, risky behaviour and children's physical, emotional and mental health.
For more information on our next meeting please contact us.
Our community safety group focuses on anything that would help residents to feel safer at home, at work and when they are out in their community.
Anti-social behaviour, safe places for children to play, substance misuse and making sure people feel safe in their community are top priorities this task group will look at to ensure everyone can enjoy their community safely.
Please contact us for information about our next meeting.
This task group is about helping older residents live a happier and healthier life.
The older people task group will aim to support older people to make sure their welfare comes first, highlighting key issues such as access to activity/facilities, mental health, protection against fraud and keeping warm.
Please contact us for more information about our next meeting.