Pittington Brass at Durham Miners’ Gala

Pittington Brass at the Miners Gala

Saturday 14th July sees Pittington Brass Band take part in the 128th Durham Miners’ Gala. The parade gathers in the Market Place from 8:30am before beginning the march to the Racecourse Field.

The organisers expect up to 50 bands to take part with around 70 banners.

This year sees Labour leader Ed Milliband accept an invitation to speak.  The Racecourse Field will host musical and other entertainment throughout the day with the speeches starting at around 12:15pm. The annual Gala Cathedral service begins at 3pm and will include the blessing of a number of new banners.

Visitors are recommended to use the Park and Ride service as road closures and restrictions will be more wide spread than in previous years due to the Labour leader’s presence.

 

PTA Summer Fair – Saturday 23rd June 2012

Due to ongoing building work in school, the PTA have booked Pittington Village Hall for the Summer Fair. The fair will be held on Saturday 23rd June from 10 – 12:30. The theme will be the 2012 Olympics.

We have many ideas for our summer fair, but we need more!!We would like you all to be involved …… there will be something for everyone!

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Village Hall Association March Report

At the March meeting of the Pittington Village Hall Association it was decided that a summary of the meeting including actions agreed would be published on the website to help keep the community up to date with the current issues facing the committee. To help increase community participation at committee meetings it was decided that future meetings would be held on the third wednesday of every month except for August and that meetings would start at 7pm in the Village Hall Committee Room.

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Northumbria in Bloom 2012

This year Low Pittington (Silver Award 2011) and Littletown are entered in the same smallest community category/size and High Pittington (Bronze 2011) in the next larger category.

I am inviting any residents of High Pittington who are interested in undertaking some initial planting to meet me at the Pittington Village Hall at 10:00 on Saturday 31st March and/or Monday 2nd April for a couple of hours to begin the process of planting up the all of the planters.

The 36 new wooden planters were made available to us last year as a result of Taylormade Timber generously donating the materials, being built by Gordon Brown and myself and then filled with compost and located with the very considerable efforts of Stafford Smith from Littletown around the three Villages.

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Community Buildings Review – Your Questions Answered

Durham County CouncilWhat is the Community Buildings Review?

In September last year the County Council began a consultation process aimed at determining the best way to manage the funding of their community buildings in the future. The consultation ran until December and the resulting report was published and agreed by the Council’s cabinet in February.

The Community Buildings Strategy is to target investment totalling £2.15 million to selected community buildings on condition that they undertake a process of asset transfer. Community buildings not selected for investment would also have the option of going down the asset transfer route but without any resulting investment. Community buildings that choose not to undertake asset transfer would face closure.

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PVC Meeting – Tuesday 31st January

Pittington Voluntary Community

Pittington Voluntary Community P.A.C.T. Meeting (Police & Communities Together) with Sgt. Ian Madsen followed by a P.V.C. Meeting to discuss the Neighbourhood Plan & the threat of closure to Pittington Village Hall.

7 p.m. Tuesday 31st January 2012
Hallgarth Manor Hotel 

It’s YOUR community! Come along and find out what we are doing and how YOU can help  YOUR community.

Happy New Year

Ok, so we’re a little late, but Happy New Year to all from Pittington Village Hall!

With the consultation period of the Community Buildings Review now completed we are now waiting to see which approach the Council decides to take. The Community Buildings Strategy is scheduled to be presented to the Council’s cabinet on 8th February. Following that we should find out exactly how the decision will affect us and our funding.

Whichever route the Council takes it is almost certain that there will be less direct funding for the Hall. To compensate, this year will see us looking hard to find new ways of attracting support for the Hall and, in return, making sure that we are providing our community with the most useful set of resources that we can offer.

This is where you can help! We want to know what you want from your Village Hall! At the moment, you can comment on this website or use our Facebook page to let us know what you think. You can also send us a private message using the Contact Us feature of this site.

Annual General Meeting

If you have questions you’d like to ask face to face or want to get more involved in the running of the Village Hall the committee has it’s annual general meeting on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 6:30pm in the committee room of the hall. All are welcome to attend. Due to changes in personal circumstances we will be looking for at least two new committee members at the AGM. If you are interested in joining the committee or want to find out more please use the form on the Contact Us page.

 

Zumba!

One of the most asked for classes in our recent survey was Zumba so we are very pleased to announce that Zumba classes are now running.

EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:00PM – 9:00PM, £4.

The Zumba programme is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness system.

DITCH THE WORKOUT JOIN THE PARTY, GET FIT THE FUN WAY!

For any more information, Contact Ashleigh Cleary on:

07852924909

ACleary1006@aol.co.uk

OR POP DOWN TO THE CLASS AND JOIN THE FUN!!