Helping our local community

By Raising the Rural Voice we aim to enable and encourage people to develop their rural communities, working towards a sustainable future.

TVRA’s aim is to promote inclusion and equality by working towards improving the social, economic and environmental well being of rural communities within the Tees Valley, from Advice and Information, Community Action and our Community Transport .

About Us

What We Do

Raising the rural voice

Advice & Information

TVRA offer free and impartial advice - speak to us today to see how we can help.

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Community Action

We help raise awareness of important rural issues giving your local community a voice.

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Community Transport

We provide vital transport to the elderly, isolated and all community groups.

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Meet The Team

Our specially trained staff are here to help

Rita Lawson

Chief Executive

Janice McColm

Rural Development Manager

Julie Thornton

Business Support Officer

Hugh Jackson

Chair

Latest News

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Best of Darlington 2019 Awards Evening

June 25th, 2019

  The Best of Darlington Award Ceremony was held on the 14th June 2019. Congratulations to all winners and finalists – you really are the […]

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TVRA Launch a Roaring Success @ Rushpool Hall

June 25th, 2019

We would like to say thank you to all those who have attended our launch and networking event at Rushpool Hall Saltburn. We are extremely […]

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The future of civil society in Tees Valley: A seminar to discuss the way forward for stakeholders in the voluntary sector, charitable foundations and the public sector

June 25th, 2019

The future of civil society in Tees Valley: A seminar to discuss the way forward for stakeholders in the voluntary sector, charitable foundations and the […]

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IT’S TIME FOR A RURAL STRATEGY: A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK WITH LOCAL DELIVERY – NEWCASTLE REGIONAL ROADSHOW

June 25th, 2019

  IT’S TIME FOR A RURAL STRATEGY: A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK WITH LOCAL DELIVERY Please join us for The Rural Strategy Regional Roadshow; Thursday 11 July […]

“Your volunteer driver, was fabulous with staff, carers and clients – very friendly and helpful when assisting people onto the bus with the wheelchairs”

Groundwork North East

“We hold the invaluable bus service close to our heart. It has changed so many lives to the elderly people who look forward to getting out of the village”

Sadberge Day Trippers

“Many thanks for the generous gift we received from the “Our Community Matters” project team recently. It was such a lovely surprise and totally unexpected. Voluntary work brings rewards of its own, not least in making us feel that we are still contributing something to the communities we live in. Knowing it is appreciated by those who live and work in the communities is a real bonus! We hope that TVRA will continue to be able to offer it’s much needed support and assistance to these communities.”

Volunteer