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Projects supported by Teesdale Area Action Partnership

Find out about the range of activities and events that we support in our community.

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

All the projects supported by the AAP and the local councillors over the last year are listed in Icon for pdf Teesdale AAP Annual Report 2022-23 (PDF, 1.6mb) .  Some examples of projects are detailed below.

Free Wi-Fi and Smart Footfall Monitor

A £20,000 Teesdale Action Partnership-funded scheme to bring free Wi-Fi to Barnard Castle town centre. The project is part of Durham County Council's Digital High Street initiative which aims to help businesses and communities across the county recover from the Covid-19 crisis. As well as enabling visitors and residents to log on to the Internet for free, the system will monitor and track where visitors come from and provide information on the most popular spots.

YMCA (Youth & Community - Recovering from Covid)

TAP has allocated £18,341 to the YMCA to further support targeted youth work and senior lunch club activities in Barnard Castle, Cockfield and Evenwood areas. Targeted youth work will focus on engagement work with young girls and address risk taking behaviours. In addition, the project will also focus on community wide employment support and advice.

Durham Constabulary (Rural Community Speedwatch Vans)

£6,000 of funding from TAP along with additional Neighbourhood Budget funds from both TAP and Weardale Action Partnership will see the purchase of two Speedwatch Vans to be deployed across both AAP areas. The vehicles will enable the rural teams/neighbourhood officers and Community Speedwatch Volunteers to deploy in all weathers either with an officer or independently. They will be high-profile vehicles and a visible deterrent, targeting speeding complaints and associated issues across the Dales. The vans will also double up as mobile Police Stations at community events.

For a full list of projects supported by the AAP please contact us.

Projects supported by your local county councillors

You can find out more about the local projects supported by your local county councillors through their Neighbourhood Budget on the Your councillors page.


Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Teesdale
03000 260 818
Our address is:
  • 2 Hall Street
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL12 8JB