The Lego Movie – Sunday April 27th 3pm


The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall with The Lego Movie on Sunday 27th April at 3pm.

The film follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.

Find out exactly why “Everything is Awesome!”

Once again, tickets are just £2 on the door. A range of refreshments will be available including hotdogs, popcorn and hot and cold drinks.

Job Vacancy – Village Hall Attendant

Pittington Community Association are looking to employ a Village Hall Attendant. The job will be part time, for 20 hours per week including some weekend and evening work. Some of the work will be suitable for working from home but the majority will require regular visits to Pittington Village Hall.

The salary will be £15,000 per annum pro rata (approx. £8,100 per annum or £7.75/hour actual).

General Duties:

  • To oversee the running of the hall and manage hall bookings
  • To ensure that the village hall is an attractive property for hirers
  • To open and close the Village Hall as required both during the week and at weekends
  • To maintain the cleanliness of the village hall and deal with running repairs and maintenance
  • To provide a positive experience for all hall users

Download the full job description here – PCA Hall Attendant Description and Conditions

Download an application form here – Hall Attendant Application Form

Questions can be emailed to the treasurer at

UPDATE – Closing date for applications is now Friday 13th June 2014

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 16th June 2014 with a proposed start date of 1st July 2014

Pittington Village Hall Community Survey

Pittington Voluntary Community

As part of the Asset Transfer process that we are currently going through to try and keep the hall open we need to know what you all think about the Hall, how you use it and what else you would like to see us doing. This all goes to help us make the case to Durham County Council that we have a viable business model for the future. Please help us to keep the hall open by completing this survey and letting us know how we can improve what we are doing.

Please complete the survey by clicking here.

Your time is much appreciated and could make all the difference to keeping the hall open!

Christmas Market 23rd November 2013 10am – 2pm

Following a very successful launch last year, the Pittington Village Hall Christmas Market returns on Saturday 23rd November.

Come and find that perfect Christmas gift!

Stalls already confirmed include:

Phoenix cards
Body Shop at Home
Vintage Crafts
Word Art
Jams and Preserves
FM Cosmetics
Eden Gift Company
Children’s books
Vintage treats Cart

Plus our own Raffle, Tombola and Refreshments in aid of the Village Hall.

Autumn Show – Saturday 21st September 2013

Pittington Voluntary Community

Pittington Village Hall will be holding it’s Autumn Show on Saturday 21st September 2013.

Competition entries need to be in by 11am, the show opens at 1:30pm and the presentations will be held at 3.30pm. Entry to the show and all competitions are free of charge!

Competition Categories

All entries to be brought to the committee room by 11 am on Saturday


All vegetables to be grown in the parish

  • Best Leek – freshly pulled, maximum two, any size
  • Best Onion – white onions, freshly pulled, maximum two.
  • Best Carrot – maximum of 3, any size
  • Best Bloom – single flower.
  • Funny shaped vegetable – single item, any vegetable.


  • Best sponge cake – not iced.
  • Best scone – maximum of 3.
  • Best home-made jam – single jar, any flavour.

Childrens’ competitions (prize for each entry)

  • Painting – a picture in paints, on paper.
  • Decorated paper plate – own choice of decoration.
  • Decorated cup cake
  • Decorated sponge cakeHandwriting – sheets available in village hall. Primary school children only.


  • Best Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.
  • Best Pet Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.

Entries for the gardening categories must be grown in the parish. Children’s classes will be split into primary and secondary age groups and are open to children living or attending school within the parish.

Judging will take place from 11am.

Activities and Entertainment

Pittington Brass Band will open the show and following them there will be demonstrations from regular Village Hall users including Bokwa, Judo and Dance Fusion.

We will be running children’s crafts in the canteen including decorating biscuits.

There will be a range of refreshments available in the hall including Cream Teas and ice creams. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.

Weather permitting we will have the bouncy castle, tuck shop and other activities running outside.

As this is the first year for quite some time that we have run this type of event, feel free to let us know what you think of the format and if there are other things you would like to see!

Green Dog Walkers Event with free microchipping


Durham County Council are running a Green Dog Walkers Event at the Village Hall to promote responsible dog ownership. There will also be free microchipping available courtesy of Stray Aid. The event will be held on Tuesday 6th August from 10am to 2pm and is part of the County Councils Responsible Dog Ownership campaign.

More information on the Green Dog Walkers campaign can be found on the County Council website.

During the campaign Pittington will also see increased patrols from dog wardens targeting dog fouling ‘hot spots’.

Business Opportunity – Pittington Village Cafe

Pittington Voluntary Community

Pittington Village Hall Association is looking into the possibility of running a cafe from the hall. This is one of a range of opportunities that we are considering to help secure the financial stability of the hall as well as improving and extending the services we offer to the community.

We are looking for an individual or company to work with us to set up and run a cafe using the existing kitchen and canteen areas of the Village Hall following any required modifications. The details of the working relationship are up for negotiation, possibilities include a commercial lease, a joint venture community interest company and a profit share agreement.

As well as running the kitchen as a cafe there could also be opportunities for catering for parties and other events as a service to users of the hall. We would also be looking at ways of making the most of the times the cafe was open by providing additional benefits such as free internet access and a community book library.

At this stage we are inviting anyone interested in this opportunity to get in touch with the committee with their ideas of how we can take this forward together. Please email with your comments and questions or to arrange to come and talk to us.

Northumbria in Bloom 2013



Littletown, Low Pittington and High Pittington are taking part in Northumbria in Bloom again this year.

Judging for Low Pittington and Littletown will take place on 15th July. Judging for High Pittington is on 16th July.

The new Parish Council are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in helping the three villages prepare for judging in any way they can. A meeting of volunteers will be arranged shortly. The Parish Council can be contacted through their new facebook page or through the Clerk Amanda Sutherland – 07415009431 – or the chairman Cllr Andrew Sowerby – 07514431867 –


Mobile Cinema – Wreck-It Ralph, Sunday 2nd June 3pm



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.

Spring Market

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.