CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19

PLEASE NOTE, THE VILLAGE HALL IS STILL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EXCEPT BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. THE SPORTS PAVILION IS NOW OPEN FOR CRICKET MATCHES hosted by Stamfordham Cricket Club only.

THE COMMITTEE ARE LOOKING AT THE BEST WAY TO RE-OPEN COMPLYING WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS.

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

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

FURTHER UPDATES WILL FOLLOW AS WE RECEIVE ADVICE.

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

AGM

AGM

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall will hold their AGM on Thursday 25th July 2020 in the Main Hall at the Village Hall. The AGENDA will be as follows:

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the previous AGM, Wednesday 25th July 2019.
  3. Matters Arising not covered elsewhere.
  4. Annual Report and Accounts – Chairman’s Report – Treasurer’s Reports – Account Details – Acceptance of Report and Accounts.
  5. Election of Four Committee Members and Representative Members.
  6. Any Other Business

The draft minutes from the 2019 meeting are available here.

The 2019 AGM was followed by the first committee meeting at which the newly elected committee members appointed the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer and Secretary for 2019-20. 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

CRICKET CLUB

STAMFORDHAM CRICKET CLUB

NEXT HOME MATCHES – WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY – FRIDAY 31ST JULY 2020

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

email stamfordhamcricketclub@gmail.com.  for more information

 

 

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.

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.

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 THIS SPACE FOR PROGRESS ON THE PROJECT. IT IS HOPED TO GET ALL THE WORK DONE DURING AUGUST 2020, Covid-19 restrictions allowing and subject to our preferred bidder being back at work. Toilet facilities will still be available near the West Room of the Village Hall when 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 AUTUMN 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.

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

POP UP CAFE

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – We are looking at how we might re-open in September – WATCH THIS SPACE !!

JOIN US IN OUR 2 HOUR TEA ROOM at the VILLAGE HALL, WEST ROOM – THURSDAYS 2PM TO 4PM. Tea /Coffee /Soft drinks /Homemade Cakes /Traybakes /Scones /Chocolate Bars /Crisps. Eat In or Take Away.

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

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

NEXT HOME GAME – ALL GAMES TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.

Refreshments available at the pavilion for spectators. 

FANCY A GAME or SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL CLUB?

Stamfordham Football club would like your support. Interested in playing, managing, supporting, coaching, making arrangements? 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. Just go along to watch, usual time 10am for 10.30am kick-off, or contact – Ross Hunter 07901 119282 for more details or to join the team.

 

The Sports Pavilion will be open before, during and after the match. Tea & coffee for sale also a range of chocolate bars and soft drinks. EVERYONE WELCOME.

NEXT HOME GAME  – Postponed.

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 LOCKDOWN, 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 is 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 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 Hall or 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, 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, 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

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS

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 2020.    Re-start September 2020.

EU LEADER GRANT

EU LEADER GRANT

Stamfordham Playing Field and Village Hall has benefitted from an EU LEADER grant of £11,731.72 to replace the old fencing on the area adjacent to the village hall, formerly known as ‘The Basketball Court’. LEADER is a community led approach to delivering EU funding into rural development and communities, and is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. We are most grateful for their support. The successful bid for funds has allowed for the replacement of the old, dilapidated fencing with very strong galvanised panels, posts and two gates. This now means that the area can be used as a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). We look forward to welcoming Stamfordham Primary School, Brownies, Holiday Club, Youth Club as well as all residents to the area in due course.
Our next tasks are to complete the installation of CCTV and mark out the area for a range of sports. Once these have been completed, we will be holding an Opening Event – watch this space.
REMEMBER: This is a community facility so please look after it. Any problems can be notified to the committee using the ‘Contact’ button above.