One Darlington Partnership Board meet bi-monthly to identify issues and opportunities facing Darlington and promote action to address them.
This is a relatively informal body that draws together groups and individuals from across the Borough. Some of the organisations are beneficiaries of the Partnerships work, whilst others contribute time and talent to it. Most of the people involved do it because they can see their work contributing towards a better Darlington.
Importantly, the Partnership has no statutory or legal powers - it's strength and ability to make things happen comes from the combined will of all those who participate.
The Partnership has two formal bodies that guide and organise its work.
The most important of these is the Board. It's a relatively large body that represents four key 'faces' of the Borough: public sector bodies for the likes of health, education and policing; community groups; the voluntary sector and business. The Board sets the Partnership's objectives and priorities and, every 2 months, it's meeting provides an opportunity for all parts of the community to debate a wide range of issues and agree actions.
The Executive of the Partnership is a much smaller body that meets monthly and looks after the management of the Partnership in that it deals with 'what are we doing', 'who's doing it' and 'when will it be done'! Once again, all 4 'faces' of the Borough are represented and you can see who sits on the Executive by visiting the Executive page here.
To read the minutes of Board meetings, visit the Document Archive.
|Date of Meeting||Location|
|Wednesday 24th January||Darlington Memorial Hospital|
|Wednesday 14th March||Broken Scar, Conniscliffe Road|
|Wednesday 11th July||Teesside University, Vicarage Road|
|Wednesday 26th September||Hippodrome, Darlington|
|Wednesday 28th November||Broken Scar, Conniscliffe Road|
|Stephen Harker||Leader of the Council|
|Andy Scott||Cabinet Member for Health & Partnerships|
|Heather Scott||Leader of the Opposition|
|Cyndi Hughes||Councillor and Chair of the Children’s Collective|
|Jenny Chapman||Honorary Member|
| Mike Barton
|| Chief Constable, Durham & Darlington Constabulary
|Michelle Cooper||Chief Executive, County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF)|
|Miriam Davidson||Director of Public Health, Darlington Borough Council|
| Stuart Errington
||Chief Officer, Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service|
|Adrian Green|| Chief Superintendent, Durham & Darlington Constabulary
|Ron Hogg||Durham Police Crime & Victims Commissioner|
|Sue Jacques||Chief Executive, Darlington Memorial Hospital|
|Andrea Jones||Chair, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group|
|Suzanne Joyner||Director of Children & Adult Services, Darlington Borough Council|
|James Keating||11 – 19 Group Representative|
|Seth Pearson||Director of Darlington Partnership|
|Paul Robson||Partner & Social Justice Manager - Darlington, Job Centre Plus|
|Kate Roe||Principal and Chief Executive, Darlington College|
|Jane Turner||Pro Vice Chancellor, Teesside University|
|Paul Wildsmith||Managing Director, Darlington Borough Council|
|Alison Wilson||Chief Officer, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group|
|Sue Robinson||Chief Inspector, Durham & Darlington Constabulary|
|Laura Woods||Director, Teesside University|
|Neil Campling||Community Representative|
|Jan Cossins||Community Partnerships Representative|
|Chelsea Johnson||Programme Officer, Darlington Cares|
|Rita Lawson||Chief Officer, Tees Valley Rural Community Council|
|Gillian Peel||Chief Executive, Age UK Darlington|
|Mohammed Quader||Chair, Islamic Society Representing Faith Groups|
|Michelle Thompson||Chief Executive, Healthwatch|
|Cllr Lorraine Tostevin||Representing Darlington Association of Parish Councils|
|Rachel Anderson||Head of Policy and Representation, NECC|
|Simon Crowe||Owner / Director, Niven Architects|
|Ryan Fenwick||The Northern Echo|
|Colin Fyfe||Chief Executive, Darlington Building Society|
|Alasdair MacConachie||Managing Director, Sherwoods|
|John McGovern||Head of Asset Investment, Northumbrian Water|
|Charlotte Nichols||Owner, Harvey & Hugo Ltd|