Active Durham: Moving Forward Together event

Places are still available for the Active Durham: Moving Forward Together event on Thursday 19 September at The Durham Centre, Belmont, DH1 1TN starting at 9.30am.

Stakeholders who are working to increase physical activity levels in County Durham can share good practice and contribute to the future direction of the partnership.

If you would like to attend the event, please confirm by Monday 16 September via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Active Durham


Arrive 9.00am - 9.20am

9.30am    Welcome and introduction

9.35am    Sport England national context - presented by Joel Brookfield, Strategic Lead Local Delivery

9.55am    South Tees Local Delivery Pilot - presented by Mal Fitzgerald, Programme Director

10.10am  Place based working across County Durham - presented by Chris Woodcock, Public Health Strategic Manager

10.30am  Break

10.45am  Local context and journey so far

11.00am  Active Durham working groups

  • Active Children
  • Active Workforce
  • Evidence Based
  • Active Places
  • Active Ageing

12.05pm The way forward and integrated approach -  presented by Nigel Barton, Chair County Durham Sport

12.15pm Lunch is provided

12.40pm–1.00pm – Lunchtime walk for all that would like to attend (Please bring suitable footwear and clothing)

1.10pm  Welcome back and guest speaker - Allison Curbishley, former British athlete

1.35pm  Evidence Based Approach workshop

2.00pm  Partner workshops

  • Active Places
  • Active Children
  • Active Ageing
  • Active workforce
  • This Girl Can

3.25pm Questions and close of day

Dementia Memory Cafe - St Patrick's Hall, Consett

St Patrick’s Hall Dementia Memory Café is opening on Wednesday 24 September between 1.30 – 3.00pm.

The Memory Café is open to anyone living with dementia, their carers, friends and families where they can meet in a friendly and relaxed environment.

The Café will be open every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Dementia St Pats

Unwell? Not sure who to call?

If you are unwell and not sure who to call, see the information sheet on the ways to contact the relevant service.

NHS unwell

Walker Leader Training

As part of the 'Go Green in Derwent Valley' project funded by the Derwent Valley Partnership, a 'Walk Leader' training course is available to anyone who is interested in leading guided walks in their community.

The training is FREE and is at The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park on Thursday 10 October 2019, 10am - 1pm.

To book a place contact Natalie Whitworth at Groundwork on 01325 464270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blackhill Walk Leader

Are you interested in learning how to lip read?

Durham Deafened Support is running Lip Reading taster sessions with one of the sessions being held in the Consett area in Citizens House on 10 September between 2 and 4pm.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel 0191 5183358, visit  or 7463 259216 (Text only).

Lip Reading