Post Office

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW OPENING HOURS FOR THE POST OFFICE – THURSDAY 11.00am to 1.00pm

PLEASE WEAR A MASK THE WHOLE TIME YOU ARE IN THE HALL.

ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN HALL DOORS, SANITIZE YOUR HANDS and CROSS THE MAIN HALL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE POST OFFICE then PLEASE LEAVE BY THE WEST ROOM DOOR.

ALL SERVICES THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT AT A FULL TIME POST OFFICE ARE AVAILABLE and CASH WITHDRAWALS ARE AVAILABLE FROM MOST BANK ACCOUNTS.

Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19

THE VILLAGE HALL & SPORTS PAVILION ARE NOW FULLY OPEN FOR EVENTS. COVID 19 HAS NOT DISAPPEARED SO YOU ARE REMINDED THAT BOTH VENUES ARE SUBJECT TO SOME SOCIAL DISTANCING and THE WEARING OF FACE MASKS IS STILL ADVISED WHILST MOVING AROUND.

ALL EVENTS WILL REQUIRE A COVID-19 SECURE RISK ASSESSMENT* TO BE CARRIED OUT AND SUBMITTED TO STAMFORDHAM PLAYING FIELD & VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS WE ASK THAT YOU STAY WELL AWAY FROM EITHER OF THE PREMISES.

* Covid-19 Risk Assessment INFORMATION for HIRERS CLICK HERE. INSTRUCTIONS for HIRERS CLICK HERE

CONTACT US at stamfordhamhall@gmail.com for any further advice if necessary.

UPDATES WILL FOLLOW AS WE RECEIVE FURTHER ADVICE.

Many thanks. Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall Charity No. 502613

Pop Up Cafe

POP UP CAFE – Next – 9th JULY from 2pm until 4pm

JOIN US ON THE 9th July 2022 IN THE POP-UP CAFE at the VILLAGE HALL – 2pm until 4pm – Homemade Cakes/Scones, Traybakes etc. Tea / Coffee / Soft drinks.

Eat In or Take Away.

First Saturday each month 10am to 3pm

AGM

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall Trustees held the last AGM on Thursday 22nd July 2021 in the Main Hall at the Village Hall.

NEXT AGM – Thursday 16th JUNE 2022 – more information to follow nearer the time

The last AGM was on Thursday 22nd July 2021 in the Main Hall at the Village Hall. The draft minutes from the 2021 meeting are available here.

The 2021 AGM was followed by the first committee meeting at which the newly elected committee members appointed the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Secretary for 2021-22. For details of the current committee please check ‘Our Charity’ and click on ‘Our Organisation’ from the drop down menu.

All the committee members/trustees are volunteers. Some members represent individual clubs or groups that use either the village hall or playing field/pavilion and other members are either elected at the AGM or are co-opted on to the committee. ALL committee members are Trustees of the Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall Charity. If you can find a little bit of time to join the committee to help make decisions or offer practical skills you will be most welcome. Please contact one of the committee in person or send an email via stamfordhamhall@gmail.com

If you would like to find out more about what being a trustee means go to www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

MUGA

The MUGA behind the Village Hall is available to all our local residents free of charge. Please check the DIARY on this website for availability as there are a few regular users.

Any other time you are welcome to use it.

If you would like to make it a regular event please contact the Bookings Secretary at stamfordhamhall@gmail.com We can then book the diary out so it will be available for you and avoid disappointment. Donations toward the upkeep are always most welcome. Please ask for details of how to make your donation.

Village Hall Improvements

VILLAGE HALL IMPROVEMENTS

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN & RESTRICTIONS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY OUT SOME MUCH NEEDED REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VILLAGE HALL. Read on for more news.

THE WHOLE STAMFORDHAM PLAYING FIELD & VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO THE COVENANT SCHEME, MADE A DONATION OR SUPPORTED ANY OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS.

EXTERNAL LIGHTING – AS A DIRECT RESULT OF YOUR GENEROSITY, AND WITH A CONTRIBUTION FROM STAMFORDHAM W.I., WE WERE ABLE TO INSTALL NEW LED LIGHTING ALL AROUND THE EXTERIOR OF THE VILLAGE HALL DURING 2020. IT IS MOVEMENT SENSITIVE AND IS PROVIDING MUCH IMPROVED LIGHTING IN THE CAR PARK AND DOORWAYS AS WELL AS ROUND THE BACK AND SIDE OF THE HALL. The change to LED lighting will help us to reduce both our electricity bills and carbon footprint.

As part of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) refurbishment, and with the grant from LEADER, CCTV has been installed and is now live. Together with the improved lighting around the hall and new LED floodlights on the games area (also funded by the LEADER grant), we will have a safer place for our younger residents to spend time together.

NEW CENTRAL HEATING BOILER – WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT, HAVING BEEN AWARDED A GRANT FROM THE SIR JAMES KNOTT TRUST, WE WERE ABLE TO INSTALL A NEW CENTRAL HEATING BOILER AND CONTROL SYSTEM IN MAY. This should enable us to reduce our fuel bills and carbon footprint.

REPLACEMENT OIL TANK – Thanks to a grant from Councillor Veronica Jones the old heating oil tank has also been replaced with a bunded tank following concern that any leak from the old tank may have contaminated rainwater flowing into the river. New gates have been installed to screen the tank and rubbish bin enclosure.

A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND HAS ENABLED US TO COMPLETELY RE-FURBISH THE MAIN HALL TOILET FACILITIES AND ALSO PROVIDE BABY CHANGING IN OUR ACCESSIBLE TOILET. The project is now complete and ready for our re-opening during 2021.

The Cooker in the Main Hall kitchen has been replaced and a dishwasher for the West Room kitchen has been purchased. The electricity supply had to be upgraded to install both these appliances. We are very grateful to the William Leech Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and St. Mary’s Church Community Fund for their grants and for other smaller donations which have enabled us to complete this project.

ALL THIS, PLUS THE RE-POINTING OF BOTH THE WEST AND EAST GABLE ENDS IN 2020, HAS VASTLY IMPROVED THE FABRIC OF THE HALL AND ALL OF THE WEST ROOM WINDOWS WERE REPLACED during the Summer of 2021. We also replaced the small square windows in the main hall. NONE OF THIS WORK COULD BE DONE DONE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE AND GENEROUSLY GIVEN GRANTS. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. The Contractors, ERW, also gave us a discount of £1,000 as we have charitable status.

COVENANT SCHEME

COVENANT SCHEME

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to the covenant scheme. It has been very much appreciated by the trustees. As a result we have raised sufficient money to carry out some of the essential repairs to the Village Hall. However, the ongoing maintenance is extremely costly and we would welcome your continued support. It would be a disaster if the Village Hall had to close because it became a risk to those who use it.

YOUR SUPPORT IS MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER.

A FEW THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE VILLAGE HALL

*  The Hall is an old building costing, on average, over £1,000 per month to run. (electricity, insurance, oil, essential maintenance etc). There are further costs associated with the Sports Pavilion too.

*  Urgent and essential repairs are needed at the Village Hall. We have achieved a great deal with your help but there is always more to do. The roof, bell tower and chimneys are in urgent need of attention with cast iron gutters and pipes needing to be replaced as soon as funds allow.

*  The facilities need bringing up to date.  (curtains/blinds, re-decoration, lighting repairs, carpets etc.)

There is not enough money in the kitty to do this essential work so your support is still needed.

Since November 2018 the Trustees, with your suppport and successful grant applications, have been able to carry out some of the essential repairs to the roof, electrical wiring/fittings, lighting and central heating boiler all of which required immediate attention. In 2021 the windows in the West Room were replaced and in 2022 other essential maintenance is continuing.

The Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall charity, which owns the hall, is run by a small committee of trustees who volunteer to give some of their spare time to do what is possible with limited resources and they are asking for your help.

By donating to Stamfordham Playing Fields & Village Hall (Charity No. 502613) through the Covenant Scheme you could help fund the essential works to the Village Hall and ensure it continues to be there for your generation and the next. If you haven’t done so already, please consider signing up and, if you are a taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration. This allows the charity to reclaim 25% tax on your donation making every £10 you donate worth £12.50.  

PLEASE HELP TO KEEP YOUR VILLAGE HALL.

How can you help fund the work needed both now and in the future?

The Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall charity gets its normal income in 3 ways:

 Hiring the Village Hall or Sports Pavilion + Fundraising Events + Covenant Scheme Donations

It would be great if you hired the hall or pavilion for any events like birthday parties, family gatherings, wedding receptions, business meetings, etc.

It would also be great if you could get along to SUPPORT any of the fundraising activities that take place from time to time – even better if you would like to organise one yourself !!!

But, easiest and best of all – you could set up a standing order for a monthly or annual amount – whatever you feel you can contribute – there is no fixed amount. In this way you become a Member of the Covenant Scheme which will entitle you to a discount of 10% on any fees for hiring the hall or pavilion. Equally, a one off donation from time to time is perfectly acceptable.

If you are an existing Member of the Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall Covenant Scheme please take a moment to review your standing order – every £1 will make a difference.

If you would like to set up a new Standing Order please click here for the Standing Order Form or email our committee secretary, Sue Noble (stamfordhamsecretary@gmail.com), who will be happy to reply to your email with a form and a Gift Aid Declaration, if required.

The Standing Order form gives you details of the bank account for the Stamfordham Playing Fields & Village Hall charity.
Once completed the Standing Order form should be either returned to Sue via email or delivered to the Treasurer, Edward Trevelyan, at Low Cross House, 14 South Side.

If you would prefer to set up your Standing Order using Online Banking please use your surname as a reference when completing with your bank online.
You should still complete the form and write ‘Already Set Up Online’ across it and please return to Sue via email or hand deliver to the Treasurer, Edward Trevelyan, at Low Cross House, 14 South Side.

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall is a charity and, if you are a taxpayer, everything you donate will be worth 25% more if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration form. Forms for a single donation are available here or for multiple donations(e.g. monthly or annually) click here or from Sue as above. This form should be returned to either Sue or Edward, as above, in order that it can be recorded and sent to HMRC.

Thank you on behalf of the whole committee.

CRICKET CLUB

STAMFORDHAM CRICKET CLUB

HOME MATCHES – Please check the website diary for the 2022 season.

Stamfordham Cricket Club are always on the lookout for new players/scorers/tea providers. 

email stamfordhamcricketclub@gmail.com.  for more information

 

 

PLAYING FIELD MAINTENANCE

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall charity owns the playing fields at Grange Park. The grounds are maintained by volunteers from Stamfordham Cricket Club and they kindly donate their time and much effort providing a wonderful facility for their own club and for the whole village. They will be volunteering again in 2022, but more volunteers are always welcome as well. If you are able to help, please contact Ian Harkness at Stamfordham Cricket Club.

STAMFORDHAM W.I.

STAMFORDHAM W.I.

We are always pleased to welcome new members and visitors. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the West Room of the Village Hall at 7pm.

MEETINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

AGM

Click Here for more W.I.information

Suzanne Rutter Vice Chairman/Treasurer  07931 511098

Kathryn Rutter    Secretary
Caroline Reynolds  Correspondence   Secretary

Indoor Bowls

STAMFORDHAM INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

What better way to spend a Monday evening than trying indoor bowls? New members are always welcome. There are league matches at home or at other venues around the area, usually on a Tuesday evening. 

Monday evenings at 7pm until the end of March 2022.  Contact Steve Edwards via email – stamfordhamhall@gmail.com

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

Stamfordham Football Club has been suspended for the time being as more players are needed. If you fancy a game and getting involved please contact Ross Hunter on 07901 119282. 

The team plays in the Hexham Sunday League, Division 2. Home games take place on Sunday mornings during the football season at the Playing Field the usual time is 10am for 10.30am kick-off.