Dear Friends & Residents,

The Community Centre is a 140 year old historic Building serving the communities of Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall.

In normal times with over 40 classes and activities each week, attracting over 1,000 different users.

Presentation of the cheque to Ian Rudd by the Coop manager on 20 November 2021

Breaking news: our Wellbeing Open Days are starting at the centre on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm. The first Open day in on 16 November – more information on the News page.

Can you help please. We are recompiling the history of the centre. Do you know any ‘little gems‘ of information about the building. Please send via

Amazon Smile – charitable donations

The Community Centre is now a registered and approved charity with Amazon’s charitable section, called Smile.

If you choose to buy from Amazon and select the community centre as your chosen charity, then for each purchase you make, Amazon will donate money to the centre. For further details please see the Corporate Supporters page from the ‘Join us’ tab.

If you are a Coop member and shop at the Coop please support our Community Centre. The link here shows our profile page: The Local Community Fund closes on Saturday 23 October.

We are pleased to note that from 19 July 2021, groups can meet again in the centre.

However in order to continue to keep our members safe we have set the following rules for the centre:

Please wear face masks/coverings in all public areas of the building;

Maintain social distancing;

Continue hand sanitising and follow our one-way system

Excellent news – the Association has again received Hallmark Level 1, 2 and 3 awards. We worked with the Durham Community Action team, as Hallmark Officers, to conduct a virtual inspection of the community centre premises, using photos and files to support our case. It was both helpful and interesting to carry out the inspection this way. Our Award certificates are shown at the bottom of this page. Please check the Hallmark report

Please note that the AGM took place on Thursday 25 March 2021 – further information is on the GOVERNANCE – Reports/Minutes page

December 2020, the Association is pleased to announce that they have received a grant of £5,355 from the Sir John Priestman Charity Trust to complete the work on developing the multi- media system in the main hall.

November 2020, the Association is pleased to announce that they have received a grant of £4,645 from County Durham Community Foundation towards the new multi-media development in the main hall.

Our Community Centre

Hello Friends & Residents,

The Community Association always adheres to Government guidelines, which means that from 19 July 2021 most groups may restart using the centre.

Our Centre Manager, Jim Pendrey, and Assistant Centre Manager, Carol Callum, will be working in the office each morning (9am-1pm) to support this.

We hope you continue to look after your physical and mental wellbeing during lockdown and we look forward to welcoming everyone back later in 2021.

To learn more about our 5 steps to safer working together, please click here

Hallmark certificates are above

To learn more about our the Centre’s Heritage please click here.

You may wish to meet our Trustees or read our Chairman’s Welcome please click here