Post Office

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS FOR THE POST OFFICE

MONDAY 11.30am to 2.30pm & THURSDAY 11.30am to 2.30pm

KNIFE SHARPENING

BOB the KNIFE SHARPENER will be at the Village Hall Car Park from 10am on Saturday 28th November.

Bring your kitchen knives along for sharpening.

Loaf Shack

STAMFORDHAM LOAF SHACK – Open outside the Village Hall on Saturday 28th November

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES …….

Covid-19

CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19

CURRENTLY THE VILLAGE HALL & SPORTS PAVILION ARE OPEN FOR ORGANISED EVENTS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.

ANY AND 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 FIRTHER ADVICE.

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

AGM

AGM

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall held their AGM on Thursday 23rd July 2020 in the Main Hall at the Village Hall.

The draft minutes from the 2020 meeting are available here.

The 2020 AGM was followed by the first committee meeting at which the newly elected committee members co-opted 4 further committee members and appointed the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer and Secretary for 2020-21. 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

Village Hall Improvements

VILLAGE HALL IMPROVEMENTS

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SAY THAT DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN WE HAVE HAD THE VILLAGE HALL ROOF REPAIRED AND A NEW CENTRAL HEATING BOILER INSTALLED. 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 EARLIER THIS YEAR. 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.

IN ADDITION, WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND WHICH WILL ENABLE US TO COMPLETELY RE-FURBISH THE MAIN HALL TOILET FACILITIES AND ALSO PROVIDE BABY CHANGING IN OUR ACCESSIBLE TOILET – WATCH HERE FOR PROGRESS ON THE PROJECT. THE WORK BEGAN ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 2020 !! Toilet facilities are still available near the West Room of the Village Hall while work is in progress.

ALL THIS, PLUS THE RE-POINTING OF BOTH THE WEST AND EAST GABLE ENDS EARLIER IN THE YEAR, HAS VASTLY IMPROVED THE FABRIC OF THE HALL AND WE ARE AIMING TO REPLACE 3 OF THE WEST ROOM WINDOWS, SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION, BEFORE THE WINTER TO KEEP OUT THE WIND AND RAIN !! ONCE WE CAN START TO FUND RAISE AGAIN THE REMAINING 2 WINDOWS IN THE WEST ROOM WILL BE REPLACED. IT COULD NOT BE DONE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE AND GENEROUSLY GIVEN GRANTS. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.

Rainbow Packs

CORONAVIRUS – RAINBOW PACKS FOR CHILDREN

Northumbria Police have provided a Covid-19 Information pack – for children.

Should you wish to download a copy please click HERE

Stamfordham Jumble Sale

STAMFORDHAM JUMBLE SALE

Many people donated Jumble to be sold at the Stamfordham Jumble Sale on 28th March. Sadly the event could not go ahead because of the Coronavirus pandemic lock-down that was imposed on 23rd March.

However, during August we were able to have a Jumble Sale of sorts, allowing only 5 people at a time into the hall and ensuring they wore masks and gloves during their visit. As many items as possible were laid out for viewing. There was also a raffle which helped to raise a few extra pounds.

Volunteers from the Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall committee gave up many hours of their time to sort through all the items that had been donated and set up the hall to work in a way that adhered to the Government COVID 19 guidelines. The committee managed to raise a little more money through selling off items that were left after the sale.

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the sale.

Pop Up Cafe

POP UP CAFE Open Thursdays 2pm to 4pm

CANCELLED FROM THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

TO COMPLY WITH COVID19 RESTRICTIONS PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY WILL BE VIA THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND WILL FOLLOW A ONE WAY SYSTEM FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR TABLE AND WHEN YOU MOVE AROUND.

WHEN YOU LEAVE PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK AND OBSERVE THE ONE WAY SYSTEM TO EXIT VIA THE WEST ROOM ENTRANCE/EXIT.

JOIN US IN THE POP-UP CAFE at the VILLAGE HALL, MAIN HALL – THURSDAYS 2pm to 4pm. Tea / Coffee / Soft drinks / Homemade Cakes / Traybakes / Scones.

Covid-19 Safety Rules are in place in the hall and will be strictly adhered to.

Eat In or Take Away.

Thursdays 2.30pm to 5.30pm

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

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.

CURRENTLY, AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE UNABLE TO RAISE FUNDS IN THE NORMAL WAY SO 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, £1,000 per month to run. (electricity, insurance, oil, essential maintenance etc).

*  Urgent and essential repairs are needed. The wooden window frames, particularly those in the West Room facing the Village Green, have started to rot and need replacing.

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

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

Since November 2018 the Committee, with your suppport and successful grant applications, has 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.

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.  

As a member of the Covenant Scheme you will be entitled to a 10% discount on any fees when hiring either the Village Hall or Pavilion. Please see our new website for details about hiring or contact Charlotte Hancock to enquire about making a booking on 07554 614162.

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. If you prefer to telephone please call 01661 886223.

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.

Indoor Bowls

STAMFORDHAM INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

TEMPORARILY CANCELLED

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 2021.  Contact Steve Edwards via email – stamfordhamhall@gmail.com