Hutton Henry is a small village in the east of County Durham, adjacent to the A19 north and located between the towns of Hartlepool & Peterlee.
The village has a brilliant primary school rated outstanding by Ofsted, a welcoming and friendly pub and most recently the Community Association has secured a lease to run the former church as a community building; St Francis Village Hall.
The Association’s aim is to support and provide community activities and facilities within the village, the centre of which will be the St Francis Village Hall. The intention is to revive old and new community events and to offer the building for hire as a venue for family celebrations, children’s parties, meetings and training events.
In October 2013 the Association secured registered charity status as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) number 1154083, for further information please click here.
The running and ongoing management of the village hall would not be possible without the help of our volunteers who give their time and many skills free. If you wish to help in any way and want to be part of a very active team of people please contact the Secretary, Lynda Wardle (email).AGM 2018
The objects of the CIO are:
The provision and maintenance of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Hutton Henry without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for:
(a) Meetings, lectures and classes, and
(b) Other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants.”Read the HHCA Constitution
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
Our project – “A Glorious Garden for St Francis Village Hall” came second in the voting and we are the proud and happy recipients of a £10,000 grant award! Further news coming soon - a tendering document is being prepared for gardening/landscaping companies to bid to carry out the work, which should commence by late Spring. For more information about this national initiative, please see the Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Container gets a facelift thanks to some very artistic villagers and great help and advice from Pat Milsom who gave her time freely in lieu of a donation to her chose charity Smile Train.
Opening of the St Francis Village Hall-Work commences...
We asked for villagers' views
Clearing the building-Out with the old...
New toilets plus new servery installed. Ready to serve best tea & cake in Hutton Henry
Painting begins, Forth Bridge comes to mind!