The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm with the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.
Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?
Only £2 per person. Refreshments available, including hot dogs, popcorn and hot and cold drinks.
Following the huge success of the Christmas Market last year, the Village Hall will be holding a spring market on Saturday 2nd March from 10am to 1pm.
Come along to see stall with fantastic crafts including handmade soap, handmade gifts, fabric bags, jewellery, cosmetics, candles, personalised gifts and cards, nail art, foil balloons, crafty parties in a box and wooden toys - find that perfect gift for Easter or Mothers’ Day!
We’re expanding with a mouthwatering food hall – come and select from handmade confectionary, artisan breads and jams, cakes and our chocolate fountain
Refreshments will be available plus tombola and raffle with fantastic prizes including four tickets for ‘Ladies day’ at Ramside Hall.
The AGM for Pittington Village Hall Association will be held at the hall at 7:00pm on Wednesday 27th February 2013. All members of the Village Hall are invited to attend and to consider and vote on the following important items:
- The dissolution of Pittington Village Hall Association and the transfer of all assets to a newly formed incorporated charity to be called Pittington Community Association. The transfer to an incorporated organisation is a requirement of the asset transfer process put in place by Durham County Council.
- Election of the committee.
With respect to elections, the current Chairman and Bookings Secretary have both indicated their intention to step down so we do need new committee members. It is anticipated that the elected committee will become the first committee of Pittington Community Association if and when the transfer takes place.
The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall on 17th February with Madagascar 3 at 2pm.
Entry is just £2 per person, refreshments will be available.
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.
The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall on Sunday December 23rd at 2pm with a Christmas special showing of Arthur Christmas.
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to the question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole.
Entry will be just £2. Refreshments will be available. The film is rated a PG so all ages are welcome.
This showing is the start of a new long-term agreement with the mobile cinema following on from the successful pilot that finished earlier this year. Next year should see at least four visits from the mobile cinema and this can be increased if they prove popular so come along, enjoy a great Christmas film and show your support for the Village Hall!
Last month Pittington Village Hall Association agreed to a timetable for Asset Transfer with Durham County Council. The first stage was to commit to the process through a letter of intent which was also completed last month.
The next stage is to submit a five year business plan to show the Council that we can make the Village Hall an independent, sustainable organisation for the foreseeable future. The business plan needs to be completed by 17th January. Also by this date we need to have identified sources of funding for any necessary capital works, for example repairing the roof!
The Post Office is proposing to move the Pittington branch from its current location at 9 Graham Terrace, into the Village Shop to “create a modern open-plan branch with improved access and significantly extended opening hours for customers”.
The Post Office is inviting members of the public to give their comments on the move in a public consultation which closes on January 4.
Speaking to the Northern Echo Post Office regional network manager for the North-East, Sue Richardson, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in High Pittington and we are confident that this new modern branch will make it easier for our customers to do business with us and also secure services for the future.”
She added: “The proposed changes to the branch are part of a three-year investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, that will see around 6000 branches -about half the Post Office network – converting to new-style branches.”
Opening hours at the proposed new location will be from 6am to 8.30pm from Monday to Saturday and from 6am to 4.30pm on Sunday – an extra 63 hours a week.
Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd
National Consultation Team
Wealdstone Post Office
1st Floor Admin
2 Headstone Drive
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
or through the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.
In support of the Asset Transfer of Pittington Village Hall from Durham County Council to a new community organisation, we are holding a Christmas Market to help raise funds for the refurbishment of OUR Village Hall.
We have secured some really lovely, top quality stalls selling unique items at exceptionally good prices, including homemade soap, homemade candles, personalised gifts and decorations, jewellery, personalised word art, jams & preserves, wreaths & garlands, Usbourne Books, hand knitted baby and children’s wear, ‘on trend’ fingernail art (perfect for fashion conscious girls and women!) Perfect gifts for even the most discerning. There will be a cafe selling beverages, bacon butties, cakes etc.
Letters from Santa can be requested and we have ordered some Reindeer Food/Dust from our suppliers in the North Pole – in order not to upset the Reindeers’ tummies or harm the environment the dust is made from edible, non-toxic glitter. There will also be face painting, a raffle and much, much more.
Check out the event on our Facebook page for some great pictures from stall holders - http://www.facebook.com/events/516643881698189/
Please come along and help our fund-raising. Pittington is a great village, with a lovely community – we now have a wonderful take-away, the shop we have always wanted – lets try to have the nice and comfy Village Hall we deserve!
Pittington Village Hall will be hosting part of this years Kids for Kids UK Film Festival on Saturday 17th November.
The event starts at 2:30pm with a free film – ‘Once upon a time in Asia’. The film suitable for ages 5+ features a selection of some of the best animated shorts from Asia.
Following the film at 3:30pm is an Animation Workshop suitable for ages 8+ to give children a go a creating their own Asian inspired animated feature. The workshop will run for 2 hours and costs £2 per person. Booking is essential for the workshop – email email@example.com to book.