Posts Tagged ‘Mid Durham Area Action Partnership’

Cash on offer to villages From Durham Times

October 5, 2013 Leave a comment

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

via Cash on offer to villages From Durham Times.


Have a Wild Summer – learning outdoors – From The Northern Echo

August 5, 2013 Leave a comment

CHILDREN are invited to learn about wildlife this summer.


A series of sessions are being staged to teach youngsters aged five to 13 about the great outdoors.


Events are being held in New Brancepeth, Brandon, Burnhope, Castleside, Lanchester, Langley Moor, Esh, Esh Winning, Langley Park, Ushaw Moor, Meadowfield and Waterhouses until Wednesday, August 28.


The events are being paid for by Mid Durham Area Action Partnership and the Big Lottery: Awards For All and delivered by environment specialists Oases.


For more information, call 03000-260535 or email:

via Have a wild summer learning outdoors From The Northern Echo.

Road Safetly Campaign – The Village Gateway Project

Published April 11, 2013

Drivers are being reminded that they need to slow down as part of a road safety campaign involving local residents.


People living in Castleside, Lanchester, Maiden Law, Ushaw Moor, Satley, Burnhope, Esh Winning and New Brancepeth are helping to design and promote road safety schemes in their villages.


Measures including road markings, signs, speed visors and fencing have been installed, or are being considered, on roads at the entrances to the communities as part of a project being led by Mid Durham Area Action Partnership.


Andy Coulthard, co-ordinator of the AAP, said: “The ‘village gateway’ project was set up after the issue of road safety was raised as one of the top three community concerns by residents in the AAP area.”


The measures will be monitored for a year to establish their impact on the speed of traffic.


To support the scheme a promotional campaign, involving local people, has been launched in partnership with Get Carter Productions.


Residents from the areas and students from St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College are starring in a radio advertising campaign running until June 8 with the key message being the importance of sticking to the correct speed limit.


Adverts will also appear on buses travelling on 40 routes in the AAP area between April 15 and June 15, reminding drivers that there are pedestrians and children playing in the village communities.


Alan Kennedy, road safety manager at Durham County Council, said: “This campaign is designed to ensure drivers stick to the speed limit to help keep themselves, other road users and pedestrians safe.”

via Press release.