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Cash on offer to villages From Durham Times

RESIDENTS of 16 villages are to be asked what projects they would like to receive funding.

The Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) has £80,000 to spend and is looking to give £5,000 to each of the communities it serves.

Earlier this year members of the partnership, the parish council and county councillors held surgeries in the villages across Mid Durham and using the views of 800 residents they created 16 Village Action Plans. From these Action Plans project proposals have been identified which would benefit from a £5,000 boost.

Events will be held in each village at which residents can vote on which local scheme should be funded.

The £5,000 per village has been funded by contributions from the Mid Durham AAP, the Northern Clinical Commissioning Group and county councillors’ neighbourhood budgets.

Attendees will also be asked to help Durham County Council shape its budget in the coming years.

The sessions are: Burnhope, Ivy Leaf Club, Thursday, October 10, 4.30pm to 6.30pm; Lanchester, Community Centre, Saturday, October 12, 10am to noon; Castleside Village Hall, Saturday, October 12, 2pm to 4pm; New Brancepeth Village Hall, Tuesday, October 15, 4.30pm to 6.30pm; Langley Park, Woodview Community Centre, Saturday, October 19, 10am to noon; Quebec and Esh, Quebec Village Hall, Saturday, October 19, 2pm to 4pm; Ushaw Moor and Broompark, Ushaw Moor Catholic Club, October 23, 4.30pm to 6.30pm; Brandon, Meadowfield and Langley Moor, Meadowfield Leisure Centre, Saturday, October 26, 10am to noon; Esh Winning and Waterhouses, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church Hall, Saturday, October 26, 2pm to 4pm.

For more information call the partnership on 01207-529085 or e-mail mdaap@durham.gov.uk

via Cash on offer to villages From Durham Times.

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