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 11th January||Teesside University, Vicarage Road|
|Wednesday 8th March||The Dolphin Centre|
|Wednesday 10th May||Broken Scar, Conniscliffe Road|
|Wednesday 12th July||Darlington Memorial Hospital|
|Wednesday 13th September||The Dolphin Centre|
|Wednesday 8th November||Teesside University, Vicarage Road|
|Bill Dixon||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|
|Ada Burns||Chief Executive, Darlington Borough Council|
|Miriam Davidson||Director of Public Health, NHS Darlington|
|Mike Barton||Chief Constable, Durham & Darlington Constabulary|
|Ron Hogg||Durham Police and Crime Commissioner|
|Stuart Errington||Chief Officer, Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service|
|Sue Jacques||Chief Exec, Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust|
|Kate Roe||Principal, Darlington College|
|Jane Turner||Pro Vice Chancellor, Teesside University|
|Andrea Jones||Chair, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group|
|Ali Wilson||Chief Officer, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group|
|James Keating||Chair, 11 to 19 Group|
|Suzanne Joyner||Director of Children & Adult Services, Darlington Borough Council|
|Carol Daniell||External Relations Manager, Job Centre Plus|
|Jane Spraggon||Chief Superintendent, Durham & Darlington Constabulary|
|Gillian Routledge||Head of Strategic Demand Management, Durham & Darlington Constabulary|
|Ken Ross||Public Health Principal, Darlington Borough Council|
|Elaine Hooker||Head of Employer Partnerships, Teesside University|
|Neil Campling||Community Representative|
|Jan Cossins||Community Partnerships|
|Alan Macnab||Representing Darlington Association of Parish Councils|
|Mohammed Quader||Chair, Islamic Society representing faith groups|
|Barbara Gubbins||County Durham Community Foundation|
|Gillian Peel||Age UK Darlington|
|Nick Barker||Priest in Charge, Holy Trinity|
|Rita Lawson||Chief Officer, Tees Valley Rural Community Council|
|Michelle Thompson||Chief Executive Officer, Healthwatch|
|Simone McNeill||Programme Manager, Darlington Cares|
|Mike Airey||Branch Manager, HandelsBanken|
|Alasdair MacConachie||Managing Director, Sherwoods|
|John McGovern||Head of Investment Delivery, Northumbrian Water|
| Rachel Anderson
||Policy Representation Manager, NECC|
|Colin Fyfe||Chief Executive, Darlington Building Society|
|John Clayton||Managing Director, Star Radio|
|Andy Richardson||Editor, The Northern Echo|
|Simon Crowe||Owner/Director, Nivern Architects|