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.

We are excited to note that from 17 May 2021, groups which meet the Covid-19 Step 3 requirements will again be able to use the centre. We welcome ‘old’ and ‘new’ groups, who are able to do that, to our Covid-19 secure community centre.

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 info 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.

Hello Friends & Residents,

The Community Association always adheres to Government guidelines, which means that from 17 May 2021 certain groups may restart using the centre.

Our Centre Manager and Covid-19 Coordinator, Jim Pendrey, and Assistant Centre Manager and Covid-19 Coordinator, Carol Callum, will be working in the office each morning to support this. Other employees are still furloughed.

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, when we are able to reopen to all groups.

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