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Stanley sets a record with youngest ever AAP Chairman

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 15.32.20One the youngest chairmen in the history of Durham County Council’s Area Action Partnerships has been appointed in Stanley.

Twenty-two year old Cllr Thomas Nearney, was appointed as the chair of Stanley AAP for 2016/17 at its AGM earlier this month. He joins newly appointed vice chairs Nerise Oldfield-Thompson (for the Public/Community Section) and Susan Tron, MBE of Durham Community Action and Wellbeing for Life (for the Partner Section of the Board).

Cllr Nearney said: “It is an honour to be elected chairman of Stanley AAP for 2016-17. Having been on the AAP Board since 2013, I have seen first-hand the fantastic work the AAP does in supporting our communities in the Stanley area.

“The AAP is focused, targeted and local in its approach; basing its priorities on public consultation. I aim to build on this over the following year, improving our communication and outreach. I will do my utmost to ensure Stanley AAP best serves the needs of our area, and becomes a model for others to follow.”

Stanley AAP brings the council and its partners together with local people and organisations so they can have a greater say on how services are provided in the area.  

If you would like to be kept up to date about the work of the AAP or would like to join one of its Priority Task Groups you can join the Stanley AAP Forum. Anyone who lives, works, volunteers or studies in the area is eligible to join the forum. For more information, contact the Stanley AAP Office at the Louisa Centre, Stanley either in person or by calling 03000 265323 or email stanleyaap@durham.gov.uk

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