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Projects supported by the 3 Towns 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 the Icon for pdf 3Towns AAP Annual Report 2020-21 (PDF, 1.2mb) .  Some examples of projects are detailed below.

Willington Open Door Churchprovided hot takeaway food for people in the community along with activity packs for families throughout 2020/21. The activity packs were designed to help keep those isolating and shielding entertained when they could not leave their homes and the food was to help those who were isolating, vulnerable and shielding. The project has provided over 12,700 hot meals and supported over 400 families in the last year.

St Catherines Dementia Café provided a hot two course meal for the people in the community of Crook during the Covid-19 pandemic. 6745 meals were distributed to those self-isolating due to age, vulnerable, those suffering financial hardship and those who were in receipt of services such as day centres, lunch clubs etc which were not able to go ahead during the pandemic.

Jack Drum Arts provided Doorstep Gigs to a range of residents in the community. These gigs consisted of storytelling, family friendly street performers and musical performance to residents outside their homes to help improve mental health and wellbeing within the community. Over the financial year, Jack Drum Arts delivered 243 doorstep gigs.

Durham Wildlife Trust provided a range of activities outdoors for children and families. These allowed families to explore nature and learn about it. They were also provided with activity packs and a healthy snack. This really helped to improve the mental health and wellbeing as well as promoting physical activity. 329 individuals took part in the project over the summer.

St Catherine's Dementia Café will provide a selection of iPads to be used by various members of the Dementia Café. They will be loaned over a 12-week period along with tutorials to show members how to use them. After the 12 weeks the members will have the option to purchase an iPad at a discounted price via CS Computer Solutions in Crook. This will help to improve wellbeing as well as combatting social isolation.

Durham Constabulary will provide several youth hubs within the 3 Towns Area. These youth hubs will be a safe environment for young people to attend in which they can socialise and engage in activities. Each session will be 3 hours long and will also involve games. This will help improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people as well as providing them with entertainment.

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 - 3 Towns Partnership
03000 267 539
Our address is:
  • Civic Centre
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES