01207 780382 / 07835 577721 burnhope.cc.2017@gmail.com

Reopening & have your say survey

The Community Centre has recently reopened after closures due to Covid-19.

We are now in the process of planning new activities and groups, but we want to know what you think is needed. Please help us by providing answers to this survey. The information used will help support applications for funding so that we can continue to provide activities and groups that meet the wants and needs of local people.

Thank you so much for completing this. We really appreciate it!

Here’s the link : Take our survey now

Lockdown Support

Burnhope Village Support Group has helped many families, all with differing needs and backgrounds, over the time of the pandemic.

For support call Cindy Brockington on 07749 756364 or Julie Williams on 07949 622205.


As part of a grant from County Durham Community Foundation and National Emergencies Trust, Burnhope Village Support Group has stocks of essential household items and food to give to anyone in our village who finds themselves with less in the purse due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.


You do not have to choose between shopping and paying a bill. Let us do the shopping for you!


To order a parcel from us call Cindy on 07749756364. You can also order on behalf of someone else who might not want to ring themselves.


Here are some of the responses we received from our food parcel service:


“Hi, it is amazing. I can’t believe it. We’re over the moon. I’m so grateful! Thank you xx”
“Thank u and I mean it. u done more for me than any one has done xxxxxx”
“It’s a great comfort to know that there is someone to talk to and people who care. Xxxxx”
“It made my uncle feel good that someone thought about him. We were really happy with what was in the box and the service was very good.”
“I am very great full for the group when I felt like I was alone and failing and there was no way forward this lovely group provided me with hope food support and most of all friends it give me the strength to see a way through the volunteers have been helpful and friendly and not in anyway have I been judged for seeking help I am greatly honoured to be part of such a amazing village xxxx”


Again, this service would not be possible without the generosity of our villagers, funding from County Durham Community Foundation and National Emergencies Trust – THANK YOU

For support call Cindy Brockington on 07749 756364 or Julie Williams on 07949 622205.

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

Community, News, Residents

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/

Burnhope Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show Monday 26th August – come and meet Community Centre Team

From 11.30am on Monday 26th August hosted by Burnhope Partnership at Burnhope Cricket Club

Big thanks to Burnhope Cricket Club for hosting the Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show again this year – with live music and barbecue later in the afternoon. Something for everyone!

Come and meet representatives from Burnhope Community Centre and Age UK County Durham who are running the Intergenerational Heritage Project 2019-2020.

The Fayre will be opened at 11.30am. Come and enjoy:

– Fun Dog Show
– Kids’ Fancy Dress Competition
– Kids’ sports and Penalty Shoot Out
– Bouncy Castle and inflatables
– Face Painting
– Tug ‘o’ War
– Welly Hoying Competition

For those who like a try at winning something:

– Grand Prize Raffle
– Tombola
– Sweet Hamper Draw
– Prize Every Time
– Kids’ Lucky Bags
– Bottle Stall – will you win a bottle of wine or a bottle of tomato sauce??

Stalls and refreshments include:

– Hot dogs and burgers 🌭
– Cake Stall 🍰
– Cricket Club stall with soft drinks and snacks for the kids
– The Cricket Club bar will be open for liquid refreshment.
– Lots of stalls

All dogs must be kept on a lead. Please clear up after your dog.

Details and times are subject to change on the day.

All funds raised on the day will be put back into our community.


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