Welcome to One Darlington

Welcome to One Darlington – the partnership which brings you the One Darlington magazine.

One Darlington - formerly Darlington Partnership - grew out of the Employers’ Forum, formed in 1992 by Darlington’s MP and the Leader of the Council, to engage and work with the main private sector companies in Darlington. The forum was renamed and launched by Tony Blair as Darlington Partnership in 1997. Recognised by government as a model of good practice, it has expanded under the chairmanship of Alasdair MacConachie, to include broader representation from the public, community and voluntary sectors.  

Darlington Partnership has two purposes: 

  • to agree what the major issues and opportunities are for Darlington
  • to ensure action is being taken to address them.

The partnership is a broad network of strong relationships based on the core values of respect, openness and a willingness to act.  These personal relationships are the partnership’s greatest strength and they enable honest and effective communication.  The partnership has no resources of its own and relies on the people and the organisations involved with it to take the actions needed to achieve its goals. The partnership has a long term vision called ‘One Darlington Perfectly Placed’ and in addition, when urgent problems or opportunities arise, the partnership can issue an immediate call to action.

The value of the partnership is that so much more can be achieved when everyone is focused on the same objective and is prepared to work together. The partnership strives to involve as many people as possible from the community and the private, public and voluntary sectors who share the ambition of the best possible future for Darlington. 

We are keen to hear your thoughts.

Please get in touch by calling 01325 405836, emailing seth.pearson@darlington.gov.uk or writing to One Darlington, Room 101, Town Hall, Feethams, DL1 5QT. 


One Darlington
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