URGENT NOTICE

THE FLOODLIGHTS ON THE OLD BASKETBALL COURT – M.U.G.A. (Multi Use Games Area) HAVE BEEN SWITCHED OFF AS A PRECAUTION. THE OUTSIDE TIMER SWITCH HAS COME AWAY FROM THE WALL AND THERE SEEMS TO BE WATER INSIDE THE TIMER SWITCH.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE – WE WILL GET THIS FIXED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

VILLAGE HALL AUTUMN CLEAR-UP

Thanks to everyone who came to help at the Village Hall on Saturday 23rd November. It was a very wet morning but leaves were collected, drains unblocked, windows cleaned and carpets shampooed. If you didn’t have time to come – look out for the Spring clean in 2020 !!!

POP-UP CAFE

OPEN EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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.

NEXT MEETING 8th January 2020

Speaker – Mike Smith – Blagdon Gardens c1930s

Click Here for more W.I.information

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

STAMFORDHAM FOOTBALL CLUB

NEXT HOME GAME SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER.

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, crisps and soft drinks. ALL WELCOME.

NEXT HOME GAME  – Sunday 8th December.

AGM

AGM

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall held this year’s AGM on Thursday 25th July in the West Room at the Village Hall. The draft minutes from the meeting are available here.

The 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

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.

COVENANT SCHEME

COVENANT SCHEME

There exists a real possibility that there will not be sufficient money to carry out essential repairs to the Village Hall in the very near future. It would be a disaster if the Village Hall had to close because it became a risk to those who use it.

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).

*  The hall is in a poor state of repair and needs urgent and essential work to the roof and both gable ends. 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.

Since November 2018 over £3,000 has been spent on essential repairs requiring 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. 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 01661 886206.

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.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

We hope that our grounds maintenance volunteers will be happy to continue helping with the playing fields maintenance again in 2018/19, and hopefully some more volunteers will join us as well. If you are able to help, please contact Ian Harkness at Stamfordham Cricket Club.

Projector Hire

Stamfordham Pavilion features a projector and screen which are available to hirers. The projector is a “short throw” model. The automatic drop-down screen is attached to the wall at one end of the room allowing for up to 50 people to view. There is a small additional charge for using these facilities. Instructions for use are available on request.

INDOOR BOWLS

What better way to spend a Monday evening but trying indoor bowls? New members are always welcome. There are league matches around the area, usually on a Tuesday evening. Closed for the Summer – RE OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019