Each year we ask our members to vote on important decisions about how we operate. This is your chance to get involved and shape the way the Society is run.

Due to a record number of confirmed attendees at this year’s AGM, the Auckland Castle venue has reached capacity.

We invite members to join us digitally by contacting social@darlington.co.uk – joining instructions will be sent.

Alternatively, we are operating a waiting list for members. This will be filled five days prior to the AGM. If you are a member and would like a place on the waiting list for the in-person AGM at Auckland Castle, please contact social@darlington.co.uk

Event details

Where: Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NR
When: 12.30pm for buffet lunch, meeting begins at 1.15pm on Monday 29 April 2024.

As a mutual, we strongly believe in helping our local communities and promoting the benefits of online voting for the environment. We will donate £1 for every valid online vote and 50p for every valid postal vote made this year to My Sisters Place, a domestic abuse support service based in Middlesbrough.

Exclusive member benefits

All attending members at our AGM can enjoy:

  • Exclusive access to explore the castle and grounds following the meeting
  • A FREE annual pass for Auckland Castle, to continue exploring for a whole year

Who can attend?

Our AGM is a chance to celebrate all that our Society has achieved in the year prior, which includes our members.

We welcome all qualifying members at our AGM. Please note we have now reached capacity at the Auckland Castle venue. Members can join the waiting list by contacting social@darlington.co.uk

If you would like to attend virtually, please email social@darlington.co.uk and joining instructions will be sent before the meeting.

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Auckland Castle Map

Car parking available at North Bondgate car park. If using a sat nav, the postcode is DL14 7PG. Parking Charges apply. There are electric car charging points in North Bondgate car park.

Travelling by train or bus

The nearest station is Bishop Auckland, which is about a fifteen‐minute walk from the Market Place. Bishop Auckland has regular bus connections around the region.



Ask us a question

The very best part of the AGM is always your questions. Please submit your questions by email to

social@darlington.co.uk by 12 noon 25 April 2024.

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