Carpet Bowls group leaves – Colin Lowery, whose group have been carpet bowling at Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre for many years, has now finally retired. We wish him and his group well and appreciate the time that they have spent at the Community Centre.

The Exciting new venture has started – the Community cafe is opening from 1000 to 1500 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and most Thursdays each week  for the sale of tea/coffee, refreshments and a chat. See our Latest News page. Special events to follow ….



Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre, is a Historic Building that was originally built as a School, and dates back to 1878. More recently it has been home to a thriving Community Centre.  Originally belonging to the Local Authority, in 2014 it was secured on a 30 year lease as part of Durham County Council’s asset transfer program. It is now managed and maintained by the Framwellgate Moor Youth and Community Association, as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and in 2013 the Building underwent an extensive £240,000 refurbishment programme.


nouveaux dance adn fitnessWe currently host over 40 fun, educational and inspirational classes or activities each week, across a wide range of subject matters, including fitness, culture, and learning. So whether you’re looking to expand your skill set, or reduce your waistline, we’re sure to have something for you.  Every age range catered for, from our baby and toddler groups, to evening youth clubs, through to painting for 50’s plus.

Our classes currently attract up to 1000 different users a week, totalling in excess of 45000 visits a year. We aim to continue and expand the number of users in the future, as well as delivering a calendar of community events that will engage with the whole community, even more!


external 5We have ambitious plans for the centre, for which planning permission has been authorised already. The plans we are proposing, are aimed at delivering activities relating to health, leisure, education and social inclusion including a Community café, dance studio, teaching areas, 2 main halls and offices. We are continually planning to bring the whole building into full use for our current and future users by developing our current spaces into more flexible areas.

Our future generations deserve to have this facility and to feel a sense of community. It’s a feature that the North East is famed for. It’s an exciting journey for us, and we’d love you to be involved!

Warmest Wishes…