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


Latest News

Stay up-to-date with local news and events

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East Cleveland Villages Big Local Needs Your Help

August 15th, 2019

We are looking for a specialist who can work with East Cleveland Villages Big Local to support and identify their next steps that will drive […]

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Village Halls Week 2020 – Sign Up for your Free Marketing Pack

August 6th, 2019

Love your Village Hall? Want to showcase all the wonderful things that happen there and the fantastic facilities you can offer users in your community? […]

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The Village Survival Guide from The Prince’s Countyside Fund

August 6th, 2019

The Prince’s Countryside Fund – a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to help the British countryside to flourish – has launched their […]

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River Tees Discovered Heritage Festival – Piercebridge Saturday 17th August 11am-4pm

August 1st, 2019

Tees Valley Rural Action are super happy to be supporting River Tees Discovered at their  Heritage Festival – A FREE FAMILY FUN DAY! Saturday 17th […]

“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.”