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.

Learn More
Community Action

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

Learn More
Community Transport

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

Learn More

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

Read Post

Skelton Townscape Heritage Project – Summer 2019

September 12th, 2019

This last period has seen TVRA’s role in the Project permanently memorialised as part of the Mosaic Trail.   The Trail has been completed with a […]

Read Post

Charities and Brexit Regardless of Outcome, Preparation is the Key – Update from NCVO

September 12th, 2019

NCVO has published guidance to help charities prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Despite a tumultuous few days in parliament, it is vital that charities are […]

Read Post

Step Forward Tees Valley Takes a Step into Rural Communities

September 12th, 2019

People living in the rural areas are being helped by an innovative project to support them to find work or training. Tees Valley Rural Action […]

Read Post

Our Community Matters Project – Heaven Scent Wynyard

September 12th, 2019

A sensory garden has been created outside Wynyard Woods Care Home to improve the outlook from rooms and give residents and wildlife a refuge.  The […]

“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.”