Supporters & Strategic Partners of
Prince Bishops and Tynedale Community Bank


Derwentside Homes is a not for profit charitable Registered Social Landlord which owns and manages approximately 6,800 homes across North Durham. The company was launched in December 2006 following a transfer of homes from Derwentside District Council. Derwentside Homes’ primary service is to provide affordable social housing for the residents of North Durham, namely the towns of Consett and Stanley and the villages to the west of Chester-le-Street.

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Overview and Scrutiny committees hold the council's Cabinet to account for its decisions. Committees contribute to evidence-based policy-making in the council and are also responsible for investigating services provided by a wide range of public, private and voluntary and community sector partners. We also have a number of boards and joint committees which involve other councils and organisations, including the Health and Wellbeing Board, the Police and Crime Panel and Combined Fire Authority for County Durham and Darlington.

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AAPs have been set up to give people in County Durham a greater choice and voice in local affairs. The partnerships allow people to have a say on services, and give organisations the chance to speak directly with local communities. By working in partnership we help ensure that the services of a range of organisations - including the county and town and parish councils, police, fire, health, and voluntary organisations - are directed to meet the needs of local communities and focus their actions and spending on issues important to these local communities.

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Pillarbox Media work with those looking to produce video content to promote their business, their project or their skills. As a boutique business, they offer quick turnaround video and editing services at a fair cost, and WordPress and marketing support. Pillarbox work closely with the Credit Unions and the County Councils.

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