Thursday, 3 October 2013

Your Money, Your Village, Your Views... Your Vote

You may remember the mid-Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP), the Parish Council, and the County Councillors coming to Esh as part of a region-wide project to hear residents' thoughts on life in their villages. Each village came up with an Action Plan to get to work on some of the issues highlighted by residents (you can see the Esh Action Plan by clicking here) and now the Partnership has dedicated £5000 to each village in mid-Durham to help move things along even further. 

The AAP is holding a joint meeting with Quebec village in the Quebec Village Hall on Saturday 19th October, from 2-4pm. They ask that as many residents pop in as possible to contribute their thoughts to how the money could be best spent. 

Of the projects flagged by Esh residents, the only project currently eligible to receive the funding is the renovation of the children's play area but the AAP are keen to hear what we might like to see developed on the site. They are also working together with the two village schools to collect their views. Further funds to support and maintain the project are in the pipeline and one of the objectives of the October meetings will be ask for residents' input into how Durham County Council shapes their budget allocation in the coming years. 

For more information, please see the village noticeboard, or contact the AAP team at or telephone them on 01207 529085/ 529844. 

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