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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Attend a Better for Everyone 2020 virtual event


In October and November 2020 We invited people across County Durham to have their say on the future of their local area at a series of virtual events, where residents were thanked for their good work during the pandemic.

Between 20 October and 12 November we hosted virtual meetings through our 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAP) to gather views on a wide range of issues.

By attending residents found out more about how groups and individuals in their area had been supporting their community during the pandemic.

Priorities and goals for the next 15 years

Attendees also found out from Cllr Simon Henig, leader of the council, about the priorities and goals for the next 15 years set as part of the vision for the county. These aims were based on feedback gathered from the public during a consultation carried out last year.

Attendees had opportunities to shape the county's future activities including £20 million of work to make towns and villages around the county more vibrant - one of the key priorities of the Vision.

Become a community champion

An update from Amanda Healy, County Durham's Director of Public Health, was provided on the coronavirus pandemic and details on how residents could play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by becoming community champions.

Since the pandemic began, the AAPs had provided more than £1.1 million to almost 300 community groups and organisations working to support the county's most vulnerable residents, this was along side the support given to groups through agencies such as Durham Community Action and the County Durham Community Foundation.

Everyone attending the events had the opportunity to show their appreciation for this joint effort and raise awareness of all those who had given their time to help others.

Events held

  • Derwent Valley - 20 October
  • Teesdale - 21 October
  • Spennymoor - 22 October
  • Weardale - 26 October
  • 3 Towns - 27 October
  • East Durham Rural Corridor - 28 October
  • East Durham - 29 October
  • Durham - 2 November
  • Mid Durham - 3 November
  • Stanley - 4 November
  • Bishop Auckland and Shildon - 5 November
  • Chester le Street - 10 November
  • 4 Together - 11 November
  • Great Aycliffe and Middridge - 12 November
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