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.

Exciting news

Jubilee celebrations at the Community Centre are planned for 4 and 5 June from 11am to 3pm each day

Charity Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our Community Centre has received the Charity Excellence Award

Terry Moderate our Vice Chair has decided to resign as a trustee after many years of service to the Association. We have appreciated his support and all the work that he has done for the Association. His expertise and local knowledge will be missed.

In preparing for a wonderful Summer of sunshine, we are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping the Community Centre gardens colourful and tidy. If you have an hour to spare from 10am onwards on the first Tuesday on each month, we would love to see you, please contact Jim or Carol on 0191 386 3356.

The Trustees of Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Association are are in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Many reputable charities will receive donations to support Ukrainian refugees.

Our Wellbeing Programme which started at the Community Centre from 22 February is on Tuesdays between 10am to 2pm. Please contact the centre (0191 386  3356) – more information is on the Wellbeing page.

Our trustees and members of staff hope that all our user groups and visitors continue to keep safe during 2022

Click on this link to see the work towards our green credentials

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

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.

We are pleased to note that groups can meet again in the centre.

However in order to continue to keep our members safe we have the following advice (please see above notice):

Please respect people wearing face masks/coverings in the centre;

Please maintain social distancing;

Please continue hand sanitising and allow people space when entering or leaving.

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 most groups have been able to 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 and we look forward to welcoming everyone back.

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