Search begins for public representatives to join Teesdale Action Partnership (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Search begins for public representatives to join Teesdale Action Partnership
THE search is on for public spirited people to join a group responsible for spending thousands of pounds on projects to improve life in Teesdale.
However, the system for appointing public representatives to the Teesdale Action Partnership (TAP) board came under fire at its final meeting before the local government elections.
The TAP board is made up of seven elected councillors, seven service partners and seven public representatives.
The public representatives are now due to stand down after completing their terms and replacements are being sought.
TAP co-ordinator Craig Morgan said to date he had received a number of expressions of interest and one application.
Anyone interested must apply by April 2, after which interviews will be held – but criticism of the make-up of the interview panel was levelled by TAP board member Councillor Barbara Harrison.
“The outgoing public representatives don't have a voice,” she said.
“One of them would be really useful on the panel – they have been there, know what it's like and know what the position entails.”
To serve on TAP, candidates must be over 16 and live, work, volunteer or study in Teesdale.
To request an application pack, or for more information on what the role entails, contact the TAP Team on 03000-260817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.