01207 780382 / 07835 577721 sarahgrey@burnhopecommunitycentre.co.uk
 

Closed for lockdown

As you probably expected, the Community Centre will be closed from tonight until at least 2 December 2020.

All the groups, the youth club and the gym will be closed.

It is sad when things were just starting to pick up but the safety of our members, volunteers and staff are more important.

We will be doing some Zoom based activities so keep an eye out on the page for that.

Also our AGM next Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 6:00pm will be on Zoom – please message the Centre for joining instructions.

Take care and stay safe everyone.

Easter Fair – Sunday 5th April

Easter fun for all the family! Come along and enjoy:

– Easter bonnet competition
– Decorated egg competition
– Coloured picture competition
– Stalls
– Refreshments

Stalls available to rent for £10. Email us if you’re interested, telling us what you’d like to sell.

Valentine’s Evening

Join us for Pie & Peas, Bingo and raffle.

Bring along your spouse, partner or friend and take part in ‘The Perfect Match’ our own version of the well known game show Mr & Mrs. Will you know enough about each other to win the top prize?

Over 18’s are welcome to bring their own alcohol.

Tickets are priced at £3.50 each and are available from the community centre.

27th November Christmas Lunch with Age UK County Durham

Age UK County Durham is coming to Burnhope Community Centre on Wednesday 27th November 2019 12-2.30pm.

Age UK County Durham will be providing information for the over 50’s about Keeping Safe and Well in Later Life, giving away lots of information packs, providing an update on our Heritage Project.

They will also be asking local residents what they would like to see happening regularly in Burnhope in the New Year.

People are invited to arrive from 12pm to chat to staff and peruse the information stalls, and a 2 course subsidised Christmas lunch will be provided at 1pm for just £2 per person.

Residents can enjoy a Turkey Dinner followed by Christmas Pudding and a fun festive quiz will follow.

All attendees will receive a FREE Recipe Book as well.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Places must be booked for lunch but residents can chat and view the information stalls on a drop in basis from 12-1pm.

Please contact 0191 374 6577 to book a place.

Annual General Meeting – 19 Sept at 6pm

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
19TH SEPTEMBER 2019 at 6PM

All members are invited to attend. All positions are open to Interested individuals.

Registrants are entitled to 1 vote per family and must be 19 years or older to vote.

Please submit any interest in positions and any topics for consideration in writing before 9th September 2019

Email: Burnhope.cc.2017@gmail.com or deliver to Burnhope Community Centre, Langley Avenue, Burnhope, DH7 0AG

Burnhope: The village that refused to die Project Drop In Session 20th August

Drop In Session Tuesday 20 August, 1.00pm – 4pm at Burnhope Methodist Chapel Hut

Burnhope: The village that refused to die is an intergenerational social history project exploring life in the village from the 1840s right through to the present day.

The project aims to bring together younger and older members of the Burnhope Community with a range of exciting events and activities. Time Detectives will work together to investigate the dramatics ups and downs of Burnhope’s history to better understand the village as it stands today.

The project will include research on:

  • Mining and the birth of Burnhope in 1840
  • The growth of Burnhope and the Co-op movement
  • The General Strike, smallpox and the 1926 Miner’s Gala
  • Social history and engineering accomplishments, 1927-1950
  • The Category ‘D’ notice 1951-1977
  • How Burnhope became the village that refused to die

All member of the community are invited to get involved throughout the project.

The success of any community project relies on the enthusiasm, skills and generosity of its residents.

How to get involved

There will be opportunities for all Burnhope residents to get involved in this intergenerational project and Age UK County Durham is particularly looking for volunteers aged over 50, or under 25 to support research and activities alongside local children.

These activities may include:

  • Research in the Durham County Record Office
  • Arts, crafts and photography
  • Outdoor exploration
  • Event organisation or support
  • Visits to museum and heritage sites

Regular volunteering is great but if you can only offer a few hours, Age UK County Durham would still really appreciate your time.

As a volunteer, Age UK County Durham will provide training and travel expenses where applicable. Volunteers will be well supported throughout.

Other ways to get involved

There will also be opportunities to join Age UK County Durham volunteers for guided walks, craft activities, exhibitions and more.

For more information, contact Kirsty McCarrison at Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6560, email info@ageukcountydurham.co.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham/

FREE trip to Beamish Museum – Mon 12 August (Limited places)

Join Age UK County Durham’s Intergenerational Heritage Project 2019-20 for a trip to Beamish Open Air Museum

Monday 12 August, from 9.30am to 4.00pm

Explore the:

  • 1900s pit village and colliery
  • Edwardian railway station
  • Historic shops
  • 1940s farm and lots more!

All you need to do is get on the bus in good time and bring a packed lunch (transport and entry included – pick up/drop off point to be confirmed).

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Age UK County Durham would really like to encourage grandparents and great grandparents to come along too.

Please book early, places are limited and reserved for Burnhope residents (or those connected to residents).

To find out more information or to book places contact Kirsty McCarrison of Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6560 email Kirsty at info@ageukcountydurham.co.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham/

FREE Summer Activities every Wednesday during the School Holidays

A fun, weekly activity club held every Wednesday between 24 July and 28 August from 2pm – 4pm at Burnhope Community Centre

Keep up to date on the Facebook event post.

By making things, learning new craft skills, going out and about around the village and playing games Age UK County Durham will work together with you to understand what makes Burnhope so special!

The activities are suitable for adults, and children aged 5 and over – children MUST be accompanies by an adult. No advance booking is needed, just come along.

Please make sure you wear shoes suitable for walking and clothes you don’t mind getting messy – just in case!

To find out more information or to book places contact Kirsty McCarrison of Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6560 email Kirsty at info@ageukcountydurham.co.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham/

About the Project

Burnhope: The village that refused to die is an intergenerational social history poject exploring life in the village from the 1840s right through to the present day. The project aims to bring together younger and older members of the Burnhope Community with a range of exciting events and activities. An Age UK County Durham project.

 

Age UK launch Burnhope Intergenerational Heritage Project – fancy getting involved?

Burnhope: The village that refused to die is an intergenerational social history project exploring life in the village from the 1840s right through to the present day.

The project aims to bring together younger and older members of the Burnhope Community with a range of exciting events and activities.

Time Detectives will work together to investigate the dramatics ups and downs of Burnhope’s history to better understand the village as it stands today.

The project will include research on:

  • Mining and the birth of Burnhope in 1840
  • The growth of Burnhope and the Co-op movement
  • The General Strike, smallpox and the 1926 Miner’s Gala
  • Social history and engineering accomplishments, 1927-1950
  • The Category ‘D’ notice 1951-1977
  • How Burnhope became the village that refused to die

All member of the community are invited to get involved throughout the project.

The success of any community project relies on the enthusiasm, skills and generosity of its residents.

How to get involved

There will be opportunities for all Burnhope residents to get involved in this intergenerational project and Age UK County Durham is particularly looking for volunteers aged over 50, or under 25 to support research and activities alongside local children.

These activities may include:

  • Research in the Durham County Record Office
  • Arts, crafts and photography
  • Outdoor exploration
  • Event organisation or support
  • Visits to museum and heritage sites

Regular volunteering is great but if you can only offer a few hours, Age UK County Durham would still really appreciate your time.

As a volunteer, Age UK County Durham will provide training and travel expenses where applicable. Volunteers will be well supported throughout.

Other ways to get involved

Throughout the project Age UK County Durham will be looking for residents to share their stories and memorabilia including:

  • Photographs
  • Newspaper cuttings
  • Old diaries

There will also be opportunities to join Age UK County Durham volunteers for guided walks, craft activities, exhibitions and more,

For more information, contact Kirsty McCarrison at Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6560, email info@ageukcountydurham.co.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/countydurham/

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