Governance

Blurred shoppers in Darlington town centre with town clock and indoor market in background

To date the Board first met in January 2020 and has met on a regular basis ever since.

This has provided agreement to the direction of intervention proposals, and in July, the submission of our Town Investment Plan to Government on the 31st July 2020.

Future meetings

December 12 2022.

Terms of Reference [pdf document].

Darlington Towns Fund Board minutes of meetings and agendas

The Darlington Towns Fund Board members

  • Angela Howey (Chair), BT (formerly EE), Member of the Tees Valley LEP, Member of Darlington Cares, Large Local Employer
  • Kate Roe, (Deputy Chair) Principal, Darlington College
  • Jonathan Dulston, Leader of Darlington Borough Council
  • Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington
  • Sarah Walker, Head of Development and Delivery, Tees Valley Combined Authority (Julie McCartney, deputy)
  • Chris Farlow, Associate Director, Carver Commercials, Town Centre Reference Group Member, Local Business
  • Adam Suleiman, BEIS
  • Mark Pickering, Chief Finance Officer, Tees Valley CCG
  • Awaiting replacement, Chief Executive, YMCA
  • Yvonne Richardson, Community Representative
  • Richard Allen, T/Chief Superintendent, Local Policing Command, Durham Police
  • Stephen Humphrey, General Manager, Arriva
  • Christopher Mains, Towns Fund Programme Manager, Darlington Borough Council
  • Mark Ladyman, Assistant Director, Economic Growth, Darlington Borough Council
  • Nathan Pearce, Towns Fund Programme Officer, Darlington Borough Council

Key Support Officers

  • Ian Williams, Director of Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services, Darlington Borough Council
  • Brett Nielson, Assistant Director Resources, Darlington Borough Council
  • Katy Tate, Senior Marketing Officer, Darlington Borough Council

For more information about the Towns Fund:

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