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East Durham AAP priorities


The Area Action Partnership (AAP) would normally set its priorities every two years. However over the past two years the AAP has been responding to the impact of coronavirus and the priority been focused on this. Earlier this year people were asked to respond to a survey and the AAPs priorities have been refreshed.

We are updating our AAP Facebook page with any local information regarding the coronavirus. This includes changes to services or support in your area.

Current priorities

The survey completed by people in the first part of 2022 showed that they were happy for the AAP to continue with the priority of Covid Recovery, which was supported by the Board to continue under the auspices of Maintaining the Social Fabric of Our Community.

As the AAP also has funding to support the Council's 'Towns and Villages' Programme the themes that come under this are also being considered by the AAP.

  • Local environmental improvements
  • Support to local businesses and attracting new businesses to an area
  • Attracting new people and tourists to an area
  • Public transport and disability access
  • Walking and cycling
  • IT Connectivity
  • Public safety
  • Improving community buildings

Priority Task Groups

We take actions on issues linked to our priorities. To do this, we have priority task groups. These groups are made up of board and forum members and representatives from relevant partner organisations.

At task group meetings, we identify and discuss issues linked to our priorities, and we consider project ideas and requests for funding linked to these issues. If we want to progress any project ideas, we then send them to the board for approval.

If you're interested in getting involved with one of the task and finish groups or would like to discuss an idea you may have for a project, contact us.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - East Durham
03000 262 054
Our address is:
  • Spectrum Business Park
  • Seaham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • SR7 7TT