Arthur Christmas – Sunday 23rd December 2pm

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!

Asset Transfer Update

Durham County Council

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!

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Pittington Post Office move consultation

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;
or through the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Pittington Christmas Market – Saturday 24th November 10am – 1pm


Pittington Christmas Market 2012

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 –

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!