CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU TAKE ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO AVOID THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA VIRUS WHILST USING THE PAVILION OR VILLAGE HALL.

THE COMMITTEE ARE COMPLYING WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASK THAT ANY & ALL USERS OF THE PREMISES DO SO TOO.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ENTER EITHER OF THE PREMISES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

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

FURTHER UPDATES WILL FOLLOW AS WE RECEIVE ADVICE FROM THE CHARITY COMMISSION.

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

PAVILION CAR PARK & SURROUNDS – URGENT PLEA.

With all the rain there has been lately the area round the pavilion at the playing field has been churned up by vehicles running over very soft and muddy ground.

For the forseeable future, please do not take any vehicles across ANY of the grassed areas. Hopefully the ground will dry out in a few weeks !!! Thank you.

Stamfordham Jumble Sale

STAMFORDHAM JUMBLE SALE POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR

From 10am Cafe open for teas, coffees, soup, cakes, traybakes, etc.

Donations of items for sale will be accepted during the week before the sale. To arrange a drop off at the hall please contact us by email at stamfordhamhall@gmail.com

Thank you in advance.

Village Hall Improvements – Update

BRIGHTER & SAFER – then 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 WE NOW HAVE NEW LED LIGHTING, WHICH IS MOVEMENT SENSITIVE, ALL AROUND THE EXTERIOR OF THE VILLAGE HALL PROVIDING MUCH IMPROVED LIGHTING IN THE CAR PARK AND DOORWAYS AS WELL AS ROUND THE BACK AND SIDE. 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 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. Toilet facilities will still be available near the West Room of the Village Hall.

POP-UP CAFE

OPEN EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 April 2020

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.

AGM

AGM

Stamfordham Playing Field & Village Hall held their AGM on Thursday 25th July 2019 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

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.

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 work to the roof is still required. The wooden window frames, particularly those in the West Room facing the Village Green, have started to rot and need replacing. The central heating boiler needs replacing with one that is more fuel efficient and less polluting.

*  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 supports still needed.

Since November 2018 over £10,200 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. 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.

CRICKET CLUB

STAMFORDHAM CRICKET CLUB

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

email stamfordhamcricketclub@gmail.com.  for more information

2020 FIXTURES

18 April 2020 Saturday Hexham Leazes CC A WTL League

25 April 2020 Saturday Humshaugh CC H WTL League

02 May 2020 Saturday Haydon Bridge CC A WTL League

07 May 2020 Thursday Humshaugh CC Corbridge CC Mid-Week League

09 May 2020 Saturday Wylam CC H WTL League

14 May 2020 Thursday Matfen Hall CC A Mid-Week League

16 May 2020 Saturday Haltwhistle CC A WTL League

21 May 2020 Thursday Humshaugh CC A Mid-Week League

23 May 2020 Saturday South North 1864 A WTL League

30 May 2020 Saturday Belsay CC H WTL League

03 June 2020 Wednesday Medomsley CC H WTL Cup

04 June 2020 Thursday Benwell Hill CC H Mid-Week League

13 June 2020 Saturday Matfen Hall CC A WTL League

17 June 2020 Wednesday WTL Cup 2nd Round H WTL Cup

18 June 2020 Thursday Allendale CC A Mid-Week League

20 June 2020 Saturday Newton CC A WTL League

25 June 2020 Thursday Stocksfield CC Corbridge CC Mid-Week League

27 June 2020 Saturday Den Haag CC (NED) A Tour Match

01 July 2020 Wednesday WTL Cup Semi Final A WTL Cup

02 July 2020 Thursday Allendale CC H Mid-Week League

04 July 2020 Saturday Haydon Bridge CC H WTL League

09 July 2020 Thursday Stocksfield CC A Mid-Week League

11 July 2020 Saturday Benwell Hill CC H WTL League

12 July 2020 Sunday Benwell Hill CC A WTL League

16 July 2020 Thursday Benwell Hill CC A Mid-Week League

18 July 2020 Saturday Haltwhistle CC H WTL League

19 July 2020 Sunday WTL Cup Final Tynedale CC WTL Cup

23 July 2020 Thursday Matfen Hall CC H Mid-Week League

25 July 2020 Saturday Wylam CC A WTL League

01 August 2020 Saturday Matfen Hall CC H WTL League

08 August 2020 Saturday Mitford Boars CC A WTL League

15 August 2020 Saturday Belsay CC A WTL League

22 August 2020 Saturday Humshaugh CC A WTL League

29 August 2020 Saturday Hexham Leazes CC H WTL League

30 August 2020 Sunday Mitford Boars CC H WTL League

05 September 2020 Saturday Newton CC H WTL League

12 September 2020 Saturday South North 1864 H WTL League

 

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

We hope that our grounds maintenance volunteers will be happy to continue helping with the playing fields maintenance again in 2019/20, and hopefully some more volunteers will join us as well. If you are able to help, please contact Ian Harkness at Stamfordham Cricket Club.